Bama, Longhorns agree to play home-and-home series in 2022-23

Bama, Longhorns agree to play home-and-home series in 2022-23

The fans need this and it's beneficial for the teams to boost their strength of schedule to help present their best case possible for the fickle College Football Playoff committee that changes their metrics every year to see who plays for the national title.

A UCF football game at Texas scheduled for September 9, 2023, has been canceled, closing out the agreement between the two schools.

As a result of the agreement, Texas and Ohio State have mutually agreed to push back the dates of their home-and-home series from 2022 and 2023 to 2025 and 2026.

Another team making a return to faceoff against the Longhorns: Ohio State.

Texas also added two games with Alabama in the coming years.

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Cutcliffe said Parker "displayed humility and wisdom while, through his actions, regaining our trust" during the suspension. The Crimson Tide won that game, 37-21.

The network announced its schedule for the first three weeks of Saturday night games.

In other Alabama scheduling news, this year's September 1 opener against Louisville in Orlando, Fla., will have an 8 p.m. kickoff. It will be the third straight season ABC airs a Sunday night game on Labor Day weekend, when college football doesn't compete against the NFL.

As noted by The Athletic's Max Olson, the announcement on Wednesday means that Texas will face Alabama in the regular season more than nearly every SEC East team across the next six seasons. However, the Longhorns are 7-1-1 against the Tide all time.

Johnson started two more seasons for the Bulldogs and finished his career with 1,799 rushing yards. News broke of this potential marquee series near the end of March. He rushed for a career-high 699 yards with six touchdowns for the Patriots in 1976.

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