Don Williams of RedRaiders.com reported that ESPN is working on a deal for Alabama to play Texas Tech to launch the 2012 season. The game would be in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
“We’ve agreed to do it,’’ Myers told Red Raiders.com. “I think Alabama’s agreed to do it. But we haven’t gotten down to signing a contract or anything like that. …“Coach (Tommy) Tuberville is aware of the game and is in support of playing it,’’ Myers said. “I understand (Crimson Tide coach Nick) Saban is also on board for it. We’re in the talking stages, but we haven’t gotten down to talking contract with it yet.’’
This would be superb news for Alabama fans, and it looks like a nice deal for Texas Tech. If the game is finalized it will continue the trend of Alabama playing a strong out of conference opponent (unlike some schools in the SEC who dodge major opponents.)
For the Texas Tech fan reaction comes this from Red Raider Gridiron: “My gut reaction is that this is a good thing despite the fact that tough non-conference games can be an awful situation, especially if we lose. I do like the fact that head coach Tommy Tuberville is living up to his promise to play at least one BCS opponent in the non-conference schedule.”