According to reports, Old Dominion University has refused to play a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium against Alabama in 2015.

According to a report by the Virginia-Pilot, ODU Athletic Director Wood Selig said that his team’s schedule was full, which cost the university a potential $1.3m payday.

Alabama itself didn’t approach ODU for the game….apparently ESPN was the first people to try and put together the match-up, probably for a promotional tool (pitiful though it would have been) of its all-important SEC Network.

Apparently, games against Eastern Michigan, Appalachian State, Norfolk State, and NC State are more important than getting an ass-kicking on ESPN.

We’ve already got 12 games,” Selig said. “I’d certainly touch base with (head coach) Bobby Wilderon this, but I don’t think playing a game against Alabama would be an advisable move given the infancy of our program.

According to, Alabama’s struggling to find home games despite ones against Wisconsin and Louisiana-Monroe both confirmed.

BOTTOM LINE: Let’s hope Alabama puts a bigger team on the schedule instead. 




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