Alabama coach confirms interest in 2012 football game against Michigan in Texas
Alabama football coach Nick Saban expanded upon an idea Thursday night that Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon brought up weeks ago.
Michigan and Alabama could play each other in Texas at the new Cowboys Stadium during the 2012 football season.
“It hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re going to play Michigan in Dallas probably for sure,” Saban said on his weekly radio show.
That echoes comments Brandon made on Sept. 2.
“There’s certainly a possibility we’ll tee it up against Alabama, but that’s not a deal yet,” he said. “We’re having discussions and we’ll see where they go.”
On Friday afternoon, Michigan spokesperson Dave Ablauf said no deal has been reached.
The potential matchup of last year's national champ and college football's winningest all-time program was first reported by mgoblog.com on Aug. 8.