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USA Today Article

Alabama, Michigan discussing 2012 matchup in Dallas

The matchup: Two stalwart college football programs. The site: Not where a fan would probably expect.

Michigan vs. Alabama in Dallas? It could happen.

The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register reported Sunday night that discussions between Michigan and Alabama have taken place regarding a potential 2012 non-conference tilt at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The report said, however, nothing had been finalized, refuting an MGoBlog.com report suggesting a contract would be signed Monday.

A Michigan spokesman stayed mum on details of any potential future foes.

"We are looking to fill open dates in our future schedules and have been in discussions with multiple schools," Dave Ablauf said. "Nothing is currently imminent."

The Wolverines and Crimson Tide have faced off three times - all bowl games - with Michigan winning two of the three meetings. The schools last met in the 2000 Orange Bowl where Michigan came away with a 35-34 overtime triumph after Alabama kicker Ryan Pflugner missed an extra point.

--Armen Terjimanian

Will help both teams recruit in Texas although I wish it was a home and home.

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I wonder what the Longhorns think of this, I bet they will not be happy about it.

Reminds me of this "Kickoff" crap we've got here in Atlanta. This crap hurts the home schools in recruiting and should not be supported. Now if you want to match the home schools against out of conference opponents in alternating years, then everybody would be OK with it. You are just trying to p**s off the home schools when you bring 2 out of state schools to your state in a BS match up. Should be interesting.

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I wonder what the Longhorns think of this, I bet they will not be happy about it.

Reminds me of this "Kickoff" crap we've got here in Atlanta. This crap hurts the home schools in recruiting and should not be supported. Now if you want to match the home schools against out of conference opponents in alternating years, then everybody would be OK with it. You are just trying to p**s off the home schools when you bring 2 out of state schools to your state in a BS match up. Should be interesting.

I disagree. I like the big time matchups in neutral sites. But that's just me.

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I think his point is it hurts the local schools.

Who cares?

If the local schools lose out on talent that they have had years and years to recruit because one team comes in on one night and plays one game in the Georgia Dome, then that is the "local schools" fault.

Georgia and Georgia Tech were offered a chance to play each other in that game, and they both declined, so they're only adding to it.

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I know, but it was great the first time and it would be great the third, fourth, fifth, etc.!

I really want a Oklahoma/Texas v Georgia/Florida/Alabama game...

Well it's never going to happen with the Gators because we've got no ball sack when it comes to scheduling OOC games away from the Swamp.

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Florida needs to get back to playing Miami...

Heck, FSU, UF, UM, and USF should all play each other every year...

Right now we play Miami every 6 years. I don't agree that we should play Miami every year because we'd be the only team in college football playing two annual OOC games, but I definitely think that the amount of years in between playing them should be cut down to 2 or 3.

USF scares me. As a Florida fan I should not have to say that, but they really do.

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Why would you pick Michigan? Heck, Alabama v Ohio State would be one for the ages...

For Jerry Jones who plays a key role in setting these up because his stadium makes money off it wants schools that have fans that travel well and are appealing to ESPN. Regardless how bad Michigan is or has been they will always be a huge draw and will pack a stadium. 2 traditional powerhouse programs and if you did a little research you will see Michigan does alright against the SEC.

Lol at this hurting Texas by Early September Texas will have every recruit committed that they want Texas locks up there recruits pretty early. This in no way will hurt local schools in recruiting.

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Right now we play Miami every 6 years. I don't agree that we should play Miami every year because we'd be the only team in college football playing two annual OOC games, but I definitely think that the amount of years in between playing them should be cut down to 2 or 3.

USF scares me. As a Florida fan I should not have to say that, but they really do.

to me usf is Florida, Miami, and FSU academic rejects.

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For Jerry Jones who plays a key role in setting these up because his stadium makes money off it wants schools that have fans that travel well and are appealing to ESPN. Regardless how bad Michigan is or has been they will always be a huge draw and will pack a stadium. 2 traditional powerhouse programs and if you did a little research you will see Michigan does alright against the SEC.

Lol at this hurting Texas by Early September Texas will have every recruit committed that they want Texas locks up there recruits pretty early. This in no way will hurt local schools in recruiting.

UM fans travel a good bit, i was at the capital one bowl and there was a good bit of their fans there for basically being a home game for florida

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