More than eight years after Colt McCoy got hurt in the national championship game, Alabama and Texas will meet each other once again in a home-and-home football series. Both schools announced the major news on Wednesday morning.

The first game will take place in Austin, Texas, on September 10, 2022 with the Longhorns making a return trip to Tuscaloosa the following year.

We might be seeing a new trend in scheduling for the University of Alabama, who has consistently favored neutral site matchups over the home-and-home option. The program announced another series with Notre Dame for 2028 and 2029 just last month.

The future non-conference schedules for Alabama now include games with Louisville (2018), Duke (2019), USC (2020), Miami (2021), and Texas in 2022 and 2023.

In one added twist, FBS Schedules points out that Central Florida was supposed to play at Texas in 2023 but that game is now off the table. It maybe coincidental but amusing none-the-less.

Now the only question left to ask is whether Saban will be on the sidelines for the trip to Austin? Let the debate begin.