This past weekend, we kicked off summer. But, in the minds of the football faithful, this means we are now that much closer to a new football season! So, how fitting for the Crimson Tide's Homecoming game to be announced today!

You'll more likely than not need warm clothes to watch this year's parade along University Boulevard, as it will be late, late in November. The University of Alabama has picked November 22nd to be this year's Homecoming game when Western Carolina visits.

This makes for a pair of BIG back to back football weekends in Tuscaloosa, surrounded by Thanksgiving. As the following weekend, we'll host the Iron Bowl as Auburn comes to town on November 29th.

Do you think it's too late for Homecoming? Regardless, it drums up new meaning for this particular game match-up for fans.

UA will release further details on the weekend's activities as they become available. Oh, one more thing, ROLL TIDE!!

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