Sep 6, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffen talks to head coach Nick Saban during the game against Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
SEC football: highly talked-about, and by extension, highly sought-after in terms of scheduling.
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Once upon a time, Boston College Eagles football used to face some of the teams in this conference on occasion. Boston College and the SEC seems like a strange match now, but the Eagles already play schools in the South through their ACC membership. Perhaps it is not so crazy to suggest that Boston College can face SEC football teams again.
What programs offer the most enticing scheduling opportunities? Which ones offer the most realistic ones? Are any schools a good fit for us?
Boston College SEC Football Schedule-A-Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
All-Time History With Boston College: 4 games (3-1-0)
Last Faced: 1984 (BC wins, 38-31)
Travel (if necessary): A few hours by plane down to Tuscaloosa.
Mutual Interest Factor: Somewhere between slim and none.
Intrigue Factor: At least I think it would be intriguing, and fans who vividly remember the Flutie days will have fond memories of playing Alabama, beating them twice with the kid from Natick at quarterback.
The Verdict: Would schedule home or away, but Alabama will not go for it.
Could you imagine what a (expletive)show the Boston College campus would be the day the Eagles ever played Alabama at Alumni Stadium again? Assuming, of course, the Tide would not request that the game take place at Gillette.
Boston College has landed some decent non-conference series lately, so one can never truly say never, but look at Alabama’s own scheduling for particular pessimism. Alabama cancelled a series with Michigan State, postponed with Georgia Tech, and have implied an aversion to home-and-homes.
Meanwhile, the Tide have three push-overs on their 2015 non-conference slate, with more likely to follow in future years. They are very hard to schedule, and with a program on such a level, they can afford to be highly selective.