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Miami Hurricanes to face Alabama in 2021 Atlanta kickoff

CHRIS URSO | Times

5

September

Miami and Alabama will open the 2021 against each other in a kickoff game at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Details, including the exact date and kickoff time, will be announced later.

"It's truly special when you can create a dream matchup like this featuring two of the biggest brands in college football," Peach Bowl CEO and president Gary Stokan said. "The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has been fortunate enough to attract some of college football's most decorated programs. This matchup will certainly continue that tradition."

It'll be the first matchup between the schools since 1993. ‘Bama has played in the event numerous times, including Saturday against Florida State.

"Both teams have great tradition," Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said. "We are looking forward to the battle."

This is just the latest blockbuster opener for the state. Miami will play Florida in Orlando in 2019. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:46pm]

    

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