Assuming that you take a gander at the 2011 Virginia Tech football plan, you will see numerous recognizable things yet in addition a few new things we haven’t found lately. In 2011 the Hokies will have their typical ACC rivals both home and out and about, including a couple of high profile Thursday night games. However, what is deficient with regards to that we’ve found as of late is the prominent out-of-gathering match-up that generally comes from the get-go in the season.
Lately, Virginia Tech has begun the season with a prominent out-of-meeting match-up. This is typically a made for television game that is against a chief rival that is positioned, and the game is advertised all during the slow time of year. Virginia Tech has messed around like this against USC, LSU, Alabama, and last year Boise State. While these games make extraordinary expectation for the season, and incredible inspiration for the group, they have a disadvantage (all things considered, basically for the Hokies) in that Virginia Tech has lost a large portion of them. This places them in a quick opening to start the season.
We couldn’t say whether this is deliberate or not, yet the 2011 season doesn’t have this sort of game. Truth be told, there is no convincing out-of-gathering match-up on the timetable by any stretch of the imagination. In actuality, the Hokies start the season with 4 OOC rivals from ‘mid-major’ meetings, including a games against East Carolina, Arkansas State, Marshall, and a Div I-AA group Appalachian State. In spite of being I-AA, Appalachian State is a decent program who has satisfied for a few late public titles.
After those four opening games, the Hokies get into ACC activity going full speed ahead until the end of the time. In 2011, Virginia Tech has home games against Clemson, Miami, Boston School, and North Carolina (UNC). They are out and about in the ACC against Wake Backwoods, Duke, Georgia Tech, and Virginia (UVa). A more intensive look uncovers a few fascinating perceptions.
The Hokies plainly have a great ACC plan. Their hardest adversaries are all at home (Clemson, Miami, BC, and UNC). The lesser adversaries are out and about (Wake, Duke, and UVa). The ACC plan lines up pleasantly for the Hokies in 2011.
Likewise, given the Hokies will break in another quarterback in 2011 (Logan Thomas will take over for graduating Tyrod Taylor), having 4 mid-significant groups to open the season is positively a benefit. This certainly allows the Hokies an opportunity to break in Thomas prior to stirring things up around town troublesome ACC plan.
At last, while there is no huge early season OOC coordinate, there will be some large television games for Virginia Tech this year. In particular, the Hokies will play at Georgia Tech and at home against UNC in consecutive Thursday night games in November. Virginia Tech versus UNC football tickets will be probably the most challenging to get in 2011.