Report: Alabama adds future games with Western Kentucky, Southern Miss — at $1.9 million a pop

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The cost of doing non-conference scheduling business, especially for Alabama, is going up and up.

Last week, it was reported that the defending national champions had reached a scheduling agreement in which the Mountain West school would receive a whopping $1.9 million guarantee.  Wednesday, FBSchedules.com reported that Alabama has also reached agreements on future games with Southern Miss and Western Kentucky.

The cost for scheduling those two Conference USA schools?  $1.9 million.  Each.

The Crimson Tide will play the Golden Eagles Sept. 21, 2019, while they’ll face the Hilltoppers Sept. 25, 2021.  Obviously, both of those games will be played within the friendly confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Alabama and WKU have met three times previously, the first coming in 2008 and the last 2016.  UA won all three games by a combined score of 114-17.  ‘Bama and Southern Miss, meanwhile, have played 33 times between 1966-2014.  The Golden Eagles’ three wins in the series came in 2000, 1990 and 1982.  There was also one tie, a 13-all sister-kisser in Birmingham during the 1981 season.