Alabama Adds Louisiana-Monroe to 2015 Schedule

By DJ Byrnes on February 20, 2014 at 12:13p

Nick Saban will have his revenge, even if he must wait eight years to do so.

It was confirmed by today that Alabama will face Louisiana-Monroe in 2015. The Warhawks, you may recall, are the team that stunned Alabama 21-14 in Nick Saban's first year as Tide coach in 2007.

It must be assumed an at least six-figure payday was secured by the UL-Monroe athletic department in order to rubber-stamp this ritualistic ass-kicking, but I'm still salty they're allowing Nick Saban a chance to even the score.

(If you don't think Nick Saban would have been haunted to his grave by his 0-1 record to Louisiana-Monroe, you're kidding yourself.)

Alabama is set to open the 2015 season in a date with Wisconsin in Jerry Jones' monstrosity in Arlington, Texas.

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HomeBrewed's picture

But, but....strength of schedule!!!

Clever Statement

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hodge's picture

Don't be silly, that's what the perceived "strength of the conference slate" is for.

Remember, you can't spell "cupcakes" without S-E-C.

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vitaminB's picture

I think it's more of using L-M as a warmup for AU.  IIRC they run an uptempo no huddle type offense; right?  That makes a lot more sense than scheduling Navy right out of the shoot.

c92996p's picture

"(If you don't think Nick Saban would have been haunted to his grave by his 0-1 record to Louisiana-Monroe, you're kidding yourself.)"

Lol I love this

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HomeBrewed's picture

It's all about the cost of doing business. Oddly enough, mirrors AL's recruiting pitch.

Dolla dolla bills, y'all


Clever Statement

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MN Buckeye's picture

Saban: trying to slow the game to leverage advantage, and now revenge on a lightweight. College football is all about him, apparently.

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Yes it is. Saban gets what Saban wants

I'm under the assumption that he has dirty pictures of everyone at the NCAA, thats how he gets his agenda accomplished

Spring football is like non-alcoholic beer.  It looks like what you want, but only intensifies your desire for the real thing--Earle

MacG91's picture

Imagine that.. The Wisconsin game could be huge for the B10, but again unlikely Wisky will win. 


sharks's picture

Same thing Michigan is doing with Appalachian State. Here's a hint for both of those out-for-revenge squads: you won't be even. You lost and it will always be hilarious.

A man got to have a code...

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SaudiBuckeye's picture

You lost and it will always be hilarious.

Yes hilarious and till the end of time tsun will be known as the team that lost to Appalachian State!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Another Juggernaut that will be completely overlooked by espin. If we did that - they would take jabs for the next year and a half.

buckskin's picture

I want to see a major Saban meltdown when Monroe hangs another loss on them.  That would be epic.