When the No. 8 Michigan Wolverines takes on the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday (8 p.m. ET on ABC) fans can expect the roof on Cowboys Stadium to be closed. The news came from Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, who talked about the scenario to the media Wednesday.
No reason was given as to why the roof on the 100,000-seat stadium would be closed, but heat could be a factor, as the weather forecast is calling for a sunny, 96-degree day in Arlington. One could assume that closing the roof would give some cover to the thousands of fans that are expected to be attending the anticipated showdown.
In the past, Cowboys Stadium has been closed for cold weather or rain, but neither should be in the cards for the primetime start.