Much to Ehlinger's liking, and that of Longhorns fans, Texas announced on Wednesday that it had scheduled a home-and-home series with Alabama across the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
As it stands, Texas and Alabama won't take the same field until the Longhorns host the Crimson Tide at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in September 2022 for the first leg of the home-and-home series. The Crimson Tide will then host the Longhorns at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on September 9, 2023.
With the addition of the home-and-home series with the Crimson Tide, Texas has been forced to cancel a 2023 home game with UCF - the self-proclaimed reigning national champions.
"We're thrilled to be able to add another incredible non-conference opponent with the University of Texas for a home-and-home series", said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne.
Credit the program for listening to the requests of their fans and doing something about it. Overall, Alabama and Texas have met nine times with the Longhorns holding a 7-1-1 lead.
In 2017 the Cards visited Camping World Stadium but fell to LSU in the Citrus Bowl 29-9
Almost a month after announcing a future home-and-home series against Notre Dame, Alabama unveiled a second huge series against another of the nation's blue blood programs.
The 2022 meeting will be the first time Alabama and Texas have played each other since the 2010 BCS national championship game, a 37-21 Crimson Tide win. Those adjustments are noted below. Another shuffle in the Longhorns' future schedule impacts the planned series with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Texas was scheduled to host the UCF Knights on September 9, 2023. UTEP will visit Austin on September 19, 2020.
Texas also added two games with Alabama in the coming years.