Tech was scheduled to play Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 8. However, with a short week of preparation following the Sept. 3 game in Blacksburg, Va., the school preferred to face an FCS opponent. Coach Paul Johnson is undoubtedly cognizant of Virginia Tech's 2010 loss, five days after losing to Boise State on Labor Day, to James Madison.
However, with the rest of the ACC's schedule virtually locked into place, and many other conferences' schedules completed, Tech's options were limited.
"You can't start to shuffle anybody around, because nobody wants to move," Hogan said.
Tech has been working with the ACC to find such a partner. Hogan said the school had narrowed it to a couple of possibilities and was waiting on them to make a decision.
"We're close," he said. "I hope we can announce something pretty soon."
First Florida State, Now GT is holding up the Schedule