A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Miami and Texas A&M were in discussions to have a home and home football series. Today, those plans were finalized.
Texas A&M and Miami announce a home-and-home series. College Station on Sept. 17, 2022 and Miami on Sept. 9, 2023.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 29, 2016
Miami (FL) and Texas A&M officially announce home-and-home football series: Sept. 17, 2022 in College Station, Sept. 9, 2023 in Miami.— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) November 29, 2016
As stated in the above embedded tweet, Miami and Texas A&M will face off in September of the 2022 and 2023 seasons. This adds to Miami’s strong non-conference schedule, which is among the strongest in the country. Just to catch you up, this is Miami’s future schedule for P5 teams:
- 2017 - vs Notre Dame
- 2018 - vs LSU (season opener at AT&T stadium in Arlington, TX)
- 2019 - vs Florida (in Orlando, probable season opener)
- 2020 - @ Michigan State
- 2021 - vs Michigan State
- 2022 - @ Texas A&M
- 2023 - vs Texas A&M
I don’t care who you are, that’s a damn strong slate of non-conference games. In the next 7 years, the Canes will face ND, LSU, Florida, aTm, and Michigan State (down this year, but one of the strongest programs over the last decade). Yeah, that’ll work.
Here’s a statement about the UM-aTm series from the Hurricanes Athletics announcement:
"These games will provide a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes, coaches and fans to compete at home against a top program and experience a fantastic gameday environment,” said Deputy Director of Athletics Jennifer Strawley. “I am thrilled that we were able to finalize a series against an outstanding program like Texas A&M.”
There are other non-conference games on the future schedule, but these are the A1, marquee games for each of the next 7 years. And, with the announcement of this series, 4 of the next 7 non-conference games vs P5 teams will be against teams from the SEC.
Big national games means Mark Richt and Co. has a chance to win on a big stage to make the brand of The U relevant FOR WINS, not just for history.
I’m with it.
Game on, Texas A&M.