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Report: USC and Alabama to open the 2020 Season in Arlington, TX

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USC reportedly will get their rematch against the Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium to open the 2020 season.

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Who’s ready for USC and Alabama part two?

According to FBSchedules.com the Trojans will face Alabama in the 2020 Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The game is scheduled to take place on September 5th which is the opening date of the 2020 College Football season.

Back in March there were reports that both USC and Alabama were in discussions to face each other to open up the 2020 season. According to the report Alabama will be designated as the home team, while the Trojans will be the designated away team. The SEC also were assigned the broadcast rights to the game which means the game could air an ESPN Network or CBS.

Back in 2016 Clay Helton led USC into Arlington, TX to face the defending National Champion Alabama. The Trojans lost that game 52-6, however USC managed to make it to the Rose Bowl game to end that season. While Trojan fans groan at the thought of facing Alabama again, things could change between now and September 5th, 2020. Will Clay Helton or Nick Sabin be coaching by then? What will incoming USC Freshman quarterback JT Daniels look like by then? What about the rest of the 2018 class will be juniors by then? So many things can change by then.

The only thing that will be a downer about this game is that it won’t be a home and home series. It would be a sight to see the Crimson Tide come through the Coliseum tunnel or USC on the field in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The last home and home series between the two schools were 1977 and 1978.