Saturday, July 18, 2015

Schedule News: Alabama and Clemson Agree to Home-and-Home Series

The Alabama non-conference schedule continues to take shape. Jon Rothstein (there's that man again) tweeted today that Alabama and Clemson have agreed to a home-and-home series. The first game will be played at Clemson, with the return game in Tuscaloosa the following season. Clemson returns four starters and four of their top six scorers from a team that finished 16-15 (8-10) a season ago.

This is another significant challenge for a young team with a new coaching staff. I am impressed by Avery Johnson's willingness to schedule aggressively in his first season, even if it possibly results in a less than attractive win/loss record. He's going to test this team. More impressively, he's going to test himself and his coaching staff. Bring. It. On.

1 comment:

Murray NA said...

It's better to play a tougher schedule. The team will improve more in the long run. Couldn't agree more with AJ strategy. I'm bullish on the Tide!