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|Michigan and Alabama will kick off the 2012 season against each other at Jerry World.|
"This is a great way to kickoff the 2012 season with two of the nation’s winningest college football programs," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement. "We are excited about playing a regular-season game in the state of Texas, a region of the country where we have traditionally recruited. Our goal is to get as many Michigan fans to the game as possible to witness this match-up of traditional powers."