Two of college football's biggest powers have officially scheduled a non-conference series. This is going to be fun.
Notre Dame and Alabama have officially set a non-conference series. We'll get one game in South Bend, Ind. and one game in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The games are a while away. They're set for 2028 and 2029.
Notre Dame will host Alabama in South Bend on Sept. 2, 2028. The Crimson Tide will then host the Fighting Irish on Sept. 1, 2029.
The South Bend program announced the news on Twitter.
"The monumental matchup is set," Notre Dame tweeted. "See you there."
Alabama's football program also announced the news on Twitter. You can view their release below:
A lot is probably going to change by the time these games happen. Nick Saban, for one, almost surely won't still be coaching the Crimson Tide in 2028. He'll be 76 by then. Brian Kelly will probably be gone from Notre Dame, too.
Saban did comment on the series, though. He says he's excited (maybe he will still be coaching by then...).
"We are excited to be able to add a home-and-home series with a team like Notre Dame," Saban said. "Alabama and Notre Dame represent two of the most storied programs in college football history. What a great opportunity for our team and our fans to be able to witness these teams play in two of the sport's most iconic venues in Tuscaloosa and South Bend."
Still, a home-and-home non-conference series between Alabama and Notre Dame is going to be really fun for both fan bases (and the rest of the college football world). We can't wait for these games.