Alabama will play 'anybody' for 12th game in 2015

Thursday May 29th, 2014

(AP Photo/Butch Dill) Alabama averaged 41 points a game in their seven home victories last season.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Schools with athletic departments that have cash flow problems, schools with 22 available bodies, and online colleges that want to start a football team are in luck, because Alabama is looking to fill a spot on its football schedule for 2015.

Alabama athletic director Bill Battle said he has called numerous teams, as well as ESPN and the Southeastern Conference for help, but that Alabama still doesn't have anyone to come to Tuscaloosa to complete the team's 12-game schedule for 2015.

“Right now we'd take anybody,” Battle said, via “We've called everybody we know."

On Alabama's 2015 non-conference schedule currently includes Wisconsin, who they play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 5, 2015, and Louisiana-Monroe, who travel to Tuscaloosa three weeks later. The rest of the schedule will be filled with eight conference games and the 12th game.

The Crimson Tide are reaching desperation stage in trying to fill that elusive 12th game slot. Battle said he would like to fill that slot with a team sooner rather than later because “the more expensive it gets,” the longer they wait.

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