Gopher Football Adds Alabama to Future Schedule

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In some eye-catching news that just dropped this morning, the Minnesota Gophers football team has added home/away matchups vs the Alabama Crimson Tide to their future non-conference schedule. Of course, college football teams schedule non-conference opponents a decade in advance. So, these two contests won’t be played until 2032 and 2033.

According to the athletic department’s media release, Minnesota Gophers football has only played Alabama one time, a 20-16 win in the 2004 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN). Minnesota is 9-8-1 vs teams that currently play in the SEC. Their last win vs an SEC opponent was the 2020 Outback Bowl, a 31-24 victory over Auburn.

Nick Saban will be 80 and 81 years old when these games takes place. If PJ Fleck is still coaching from the Gophers sideline in 2032, there will already be streets, buildings and practice facilities named after him by then.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan