Mornin' Selma!!!It wouldn't matter, so I don't care.
It doesn't matter who we play, the whiners are gonna whine and hate.
If we blew out Clemson in September AT DEATH VALLEY, by November it would be, "I think Clemson would win a rematch, they've improved so much since that game."
That's EXACTLY what happened with USC in 2016. We beat them by 46 points in September with a first-game QB but by November, they'd have beaten us in a rematch.
And then there'd be the old annual TCU/Utah/Boise St/UCF group of phonies and it would become, "Alabama is afraid to play So and So," followed by a recitation of Boise beating OU, Utah beating us, etc.
So screw them all.
It's a privilege for YOUR team to play mine - period.
No insistence on the game being at your place.
None of this "month of November" garbage from folks who play their conference title game indoors and have a hissy fit about playing in Pasadena every January.
Alabama loses in September 2015, and it's the end of the dynasty.
USC loses in September 2016 and by November, they're the next big thing.
As far as that "won't play on the road" nonsense, since 2008, Alabama is:
43-6 on the road (.877) and half of those losses are to Auburn.
79-5 at home (.940), and two of those losses are to LSU.
27-6 at neutral sites (.818)
Oh and guess what? Saban and Alabama will get blamed by the riff-raff if the football season is canceled because, "He didn't want to play that tough schedule with USC and UGA and ATM back-to-back with Auburn."