“I’ll say that we are exploring some home-and-homes,” Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne told the Tuscaloosa News. Alabama has not played an out-of-conference home-and-home series since 2010-11 against Penn State.
Alabama and Notre Dame met six times on the football field from 1973-1987. They've only played once since, in the 2013 BCS National Championship. The last regular-season meeting for the once-dominant Irish and now-dominant Crimson Tide came in South Bend on Nov. 14, 1987. Notre Dame and second-year head coach Lou Holtz won a blowout, 37-6, on their way to an eight-victory season, their highest win total since 1980.
Their 1987 meeting was one of only four all-time regular-season games. Here's a look at the seven-game series, which Notre Dame leads, 5-2.
|Jan. 7, 2013||Miami Gardens, Fla. (BCS Nat. Champ.)||BAMA 42, ND 14|
|Nov. 14, 1987||South Bend, Ind.||ND 37, BAMA 6|
|Oct. 4, 1986||Birmingham, Ala.||BAMA 28, ND 10|
|Nov. 15, 1980||Birmingham, Ala.||ND 7, BAMA 0|
|Nov 13, 1976||South Bend, Ind.||ND 21, BAMA 18|
|Jan. 1, 1975||Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)||ND 13, BAMA 11|
|Dec. 31, 1973||New Orleans, La. (Sugar Bowl)||ND 23, BAMA 23|