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Alabama will host Southern Miss and Western Kentucky in future seasons.

Alabama football: Tide reportedly adds 2 nonconference opponents to future schedules

Matt Speakman

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Alabama adds nonconference opponents

Alabama coach Nick Saban is at work assembling the Tide’s future schedule. According to, Alabama will host Southern Miss in 2021 and Western Kentucky in 2023. The Crimson Tide will pay Southern Miss and Western Kentucky $1.9 million each.

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Alabama will have a retooled secondary heading into the 2018 season. Safety Deionte Thompson will be the only player with real game experience. Still, Alabama will have athleticism and youth. Cornerbacks Trevon Diggs and Saivion Smith could be big factors for Alabama. With so much talent, who will step up and force the most turnovers for Alabama? Our own Christopher Walsh made his prediction. 

Bama Cuts is back

Alabama’s web series, Bama Cuts, returned for another installment. Former players Derrick Henry, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Amari Cooper all made appearances in this episode. It is the first part of episode No. 4. As for Saban, he discussed his Mercedes-Benz sponsorships and possibly entering in a partnership with a former player.

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