Alabama football to face USC in 2016 season opener


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Alabama and Southern California will help kick off the 2016 season when they meet on Sept. 3 at AT&T Stadium in Irving, Tex.

The two powerhouse programs haven’t met since the 1985 Aloha Bowl, a 24-3 Alabama victory. They last met in the regular season on Sept. 23, 1978, when the seventh-ranked Trojans upset the No. 1 Crimson Tide, 24-14, in Birmingham (the two teams would go on to split the national championship, with Alabama No. 1 in the AP poll and USC No. 1 in the UPI coaches’ poll).

Sept. 3, 2016, will be a rather huge day in college football, assuming the schedule remains the same.

Alabama also will open the 2015 season at the JerryDome against Wisconsin.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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