Hurricanes setting up meeting with Nick Saban, Alabama, report says

Miami, Crimson Tide in talks for 2021 kickoff game


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The "go Canes" and "roll Tide" chants might once again be heard in the same stadium as the University of Miami Hurricanes and Alabama Crimson Tide are reportedly in talks to set up a kickoff classic in 2021.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that if talks are finalized, the two powerhouse college football programs would clash on neutral ground in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 

The meeting would be an interesting coaching matchup between Hurricanes coach Mark Richt and Alabama coach Nick Saban. Richt used to coach in the Southeastern Conference at Georgia, where he went 3-3 against 'Bama.

Miami and 'Bama last met in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, won by the Tide 34-13 to capture the national championship.