According to a report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Hurricanes are close to finalizing a deal for a home and home football series with Texas A&M.
New tonight: UM books marquee non-conference football opponent and more scheduling news; Vitale bullish on Canes: https://t.co/W2ifjXKEsh— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) November 16, 2016
The series with Texas A&M would be played in 2022 and 2023, with each team hosting one of the games.
If completed, this would give Miami a marquee non-conference game for the next 7 years in a row. With the back end of the home and home with Notre Dame on deck for 2017, Miami is slated to play LSU in the 2018 season opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. They would then follow that up by playing Florida in the 2019 opener in
Jacksonville, FL Orlando, FL (my mistake). After that? A home and home with Michigan State in 2020 and 2021, with the first game being played in East Lansing, MI and the 2nd at Hard Rock Stadium (or whatever it’s called by then).
As Jackson said in his report, Miami is looking to have at least the 1 marquee non-conference game a year, and a series against Texas A&M would accomplish that for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. These big games are always scheduled years in advance, so we don’t know what the teams will look like by then. But, hopefully, Miami will have continued to build back toward National prominence, so these games have even more meaning.
More on this as it becomes available.