Opening weekend looks incredible in 2016

With the announcement on Wednesday of a home-and-home series between Auburn and Clemson to start in 2016 at Jordan-Hare Stadium, check out the lineup of games on Labor Day weekend in two years.

What an amazing way to kick off the season. It's reminiscent of the best college basketball offers in November or December.

If you don’t think the College Football Playoff is impacting the way teams schedule, you’re not paying attention. No doubt, programs are planning games with the selection committee's focus on schedule strength in mind.

That opening Saturday includes power players from each of the five major conferences, including Wisconsin out of the Big Ten -- playing LSU at Lambeau Field in Green Bay -- plus football independents Notre Dame and Brigham Young.

Get ready for the playoff era. It’s only going to get more fun with time.