Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2008 VT Preview - Schedule

This isn't the best schedule for a young team to have. All of the toughest games are on the road and a lot of them come relatively early in the year. The schedule is one of the Hokies' biggest enemies in 2008.

Aug. 30: vs. East Carolina (Charlotte)
- This won't be easy. The Pirates gave the Hokies all they wanted to open the 2007 season and with so many new faces starting for VT, this could be a game the Hokies drop.
Sept. 6: Furman
- The Hokies will wear throwback white uniforms when they face the I-AA Paladins.
Sept. 13: Georgia Tech
- The Yellow Jackets will be running a new triple-option offense. It cold take a few years before Paul Johnson has the right personnel to run it in the ACC.
Sept. 20: at North Carolina
- The first true road game for the Hokies comes against a team many think will be their biggest challenge for the division title.
Sept. 27: at Nebraska
- The Hokies travel to the sea of red to face the Huskers and first-year coach Bo Pelini. Pelini was LSU's defensive coordinator last year when the Tigers beat the Hokies, 48-7. Tech has more talent, but the Huskers will have them beat on experience.
Oct. 4: Western Kentucky
- Homecoming will be a nice rest for the Hokies before heading back on the road for two more.
Oct. 18: at Boston College
- The Hokies have lost two straight against the Eagles. BC will be thin on offense, but still have the same strong defense.
Oct. 25: at Florida State
- Tech's first visit to Tallahassee since 1990. Tech finally got over their Spear Fear when they beat FSU last season. However, this is the fourth road game in five games. It will be tough for the Hokies.
Nov. 6: Maryland
- Blacksburg on a Thursday Night. Nothin' better.
Nov. 13: at Miami
- Another Thursday game, this time at Dolphins Stadium. This game could decide the division.
Nov. 22: Duke
- Things finally start to calm down for the Hokies as they close with the Devils and 'Hoos.
Nov. 29: Virginia
- Tech has won eight of its last nine against the Wahoos.

Considering the Hokies' inexperience, this could be the toughest schedule they've faced in the Beamer Bowl Era. Its a perfect year for the division to be down for the Hokies. However, winning the division will be tough.

1 comment:

szarkajl said...

Look at the Boston College comment. You'll see your silly error :)