Ask TKP: What's one thing you want for Virginia Tech's 2018 Football Schedule?

The ACC announced the 2018 football schedules will be released tomorrow.

I'm curious what your must-have is for the Hokies' slate.

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how about a bye week before GT?

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#extendbronco

I'd prefer one after so the guys can ice their knees longer.

flanked with the softest teams like UNC, UVA, Duke.

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It's nice that UNC and Duke are being put back in their place by us.

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VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin in The Bakken.
GO: Freeman Rebels, Keydets, Black Knights (the VMI of the North), NY Rangers & Giants, and ATL Braves.

There is one.

Georgia Tech on a Thursday night. Get the automatic by before and get the extra days to recover after

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

This is best case scenario short of kicking them out of the ACC or punting them to the Atlantic.

Techmo bowl will be on Thursday night

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

ND in decent weather.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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ND in October to be specific.

@CraigThompsonVT

We'll have to wait until late September to see a good forecast for October 6th. But generally speaking, early October in Blacksburg is very nice.

Not a September loaded home schedule. Spread it out, por favor.

β€œStats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Hell yes to this. Or if not spread out, give us an October loaded with home games.

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#extendbronco

Sept is already scheduled. 2 home games, 2 away; 5 home and 3 away for Oct and Nov.

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And one of those October dates is ND! Woohoo!

β€œStats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

There could be a 3rd Sept home game that week after ODU.

I don't want Georgia Tech before Notre Dame and I want a damn Thursday night game at HOME!

For me it's just not having a home game during the Richmond race.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

Luckily for you, they're @ODU that weekend. I want a bye for Martinsville and an away game for the Talladega fall race (haven't made that one totally official yet, but it's the even year...we gotta go...it's a tradition at this point).

β€œStats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Miami, Saturday night in November.

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Notre Dame on a weekend Thursday I'm not on a boat or in the desert.

I don't care what it looks like tomorrow as long as there's 15 little green W's beside each game on the 2018 schedule this time next year.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Oh you know it's coming. We're VT, they always fuck us with the scheduling. Sorta /s.

An away game the weekend before Halloween. I always carve a bunch of big pumpkins to put out and I need the time to get them done and get ready for all of the Halloween stuff we do with the neighborhood kids. Though if we do have a home game that weekend, I will bring another Hokie Bird pumpkin to the Lot 18 tailgate.

Those pumpkins we're bad ass.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

Also I'm going to need ALL the games on TV on some kind of nationally available network.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Freezing ass cold for the Miami game. I want that damn turnover chain to be so cold no one wants to touch it.

This all day long.

β€œStats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I've always hoped that some DB for another team would get a pick to seal the win right by the Miami sidelines and run straight to the chain, steal it, and bring it over to the their sidelines. It would require perfect timing, field position, and brass balls, but it would be an epic moment in college athletics.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I want them to forget it on the Away bench at Lane Stadium so that the VTCC can claim it for our museum. We have a history of successfully...uhhhh..."liberating" opponent trophies (see: West Point's sacrificial turkey, WVU's musket). A turnover chain is Keydet's play compared to keeping a turkey concealed in enemy territory for a week.

Too bad he's gone; he would've been the perfect candidate to execute this.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Turnover chain might as well be an ice rope.

15 Wins.

β€œYou got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

All games on the ACC network at noon every.single.saturday.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Jim Weaver's ghost has possessed a member of TKPC! We need a young priest, an old priest, and the rest of us have to stand at the North End of the room performing the "Stick It in" cheer!

I impulsively downvoted this. Begrudgingly gave you your leg back though.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

If we are using a time machine can't we go back to another year other than 2012?

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

A Thursday Night Home Game!!!

Always Jumping even from hours away.

How 'bout: no Thursday games

Friday night game would be good

holy shit had to check my downvote reflex for this one

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Hokies will be jumping on Thursday night.

Crap. Thursday nights are for Houston and Memphis. We gotta stop signing up for this.

If you want to ensure a night game, Friday's are superior to Thursday's in every way.

What?

I see you're new to college football. Welcome! Don't worry, you'll get the hang of this quickly enough :)

Chem PhD '16

Friday nights are for high school. Thursday nights are for the Hokies.

It's literally like our mantra.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Sorry but you're wrong in every way

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Disagree. Thursday night games were great when we needed the exposure and when the NFL didn't also have a Thursday night game. I don't think we need them now.

Much as I might want to, I can't afford to take two days off work, and Mrs. Freefall will never support pulling the kiddos out of school, to attend a football game. So that means I will miss this year's GT game. :-(

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

At this point everyone in college football associates big Thursday night games with VT. That's not just me being a homer with maroon and orange shades.

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Here are our Thursday night games since 2001:

2001: N/A
2002: BC, WVU (Wednesday)
2003: A&M, WVU (Wednesday)
2004: GT
2005: UMD, BC
2006: BC, Clemson (NOTE: TNF started in 2006)
2007: BC, GT
2008: UMD, Miami
2009: UNC, ECU
2010: GT
2011: GT, UNC
2012: Miami, FSU
2013: GT
2014: Pitt, Miami
2015: GT
2016: Miami, Pitt
2017: N/A

Outside of the lone matchups with Clemson, FSU, and aTm, and a handful of games with Miami, I'll wager that none of the rest generated much in the way of national interest.

So I'd say it another way: no one in college football associates big games with Thursday night.

But hey, I get it... lots of folks love Thursday night games. If you need tickets, hit me up. :-)

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

The actual TV ratings for the two years I looked would disagree. Both were in top 11 games watched that week. That's over 1.5 million households.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Tech owns Thursday night games and that atmosphere is electric every single time.

Always Jumping even from hours away.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I'm with smooth. Thursday nights are for up and comers. Yes they put us on the map but we need Saturday games. How many times have you seen usc, nd, mi, etc on Thursday?

Year 3 is coming up!

ND has their own home football network.
USC: 2016 played a Friday and Thursday game, 2015 Thur and Friday game
Michigan 2015 played Thursday game. But I'm not sure BIG Ten plays any Thursday conference games.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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more october home games

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

3:30 kickoffs

We put the K in Kwality

Noooo. That's the WORST start time. Load me up with nooners and night games. The 3:30 ones eat up the whole day.

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Agreed. Absolutely the worst time for football to start

Noooo. That's the WORST start time. Load me up with nooners and night games. The 3:30 ones eat up the whole day

FTFY. But I agree with you.

Nooners are best if you're watching from home. 3:30 is best if you're making a day trip. Night games are best if you're going for the weekend.

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Why? You got something more important to do that day?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Yes. Usually at least two soccer games. Maybe ballet practice. And I need to either mow or cut firewood.

Noon games are the worst for me, at least with 3:30 games I can just watch them on a 2 hour delay.

Priorities friend. Priorities. I could see the soccer and ballet things with the kids, but mowing and cutting firewood are not more important than a Hokie football game, I would suggest. DVRs take care of it, though. And yes, I've mowed miles of grass and cut tractor trailer loads of firewood in my day, but not when the Hokies are ballin'.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

The 3:30 ones eat up the whole day.

I eat bourbon the whole day for the 3:30 games.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

In order of preference: 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 3:30, 1:00, 12:00.

Nooners are the devil.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

I want the UNC and Duke games not to be back-to-back weeks so I have a higher chance of attending both

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Our annual end of the regular season scrimmage to be first as a warm up for the nolies

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

For ECU not to be on the schedule

Making my way to Tallahassee on Labor Day night, Notre Dame's first trip to Blacksburg is on my birthday, UNC/Duke are really easy drives, and UVA is at home - so I'm already thrilled with the schedule. Give me Miami on a cold early November Thursday or Saturday night please.

The South Beach squad didn't do too well last time in Blacksburg in 2016 when we had a Thursday night game, even though the temperatures hit 80 that day before the long sleeve Maroon Effect game. Temperatures ended up being upper 60s by kickoff.

I want to play Miami in November and I want it to snow in Lane. Starting in the 2nd quarter and then getting more and more the rest of the game. Like snow on the ground accumulating for two or three inches type of snow.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Hot take: I don't want a Thursday night game. That was a thing when we were trying to build our brand and we were the only team on TV.

They now have multiple games on Thursday nights, with a majority of them being lower tier teams. We are not a lower tier team anymore.

I agree. Loved them as a student (and when I lived near campus after college), hate them as an alumnus who doesn't live in town anymore.

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Vacation days don't grow on trees and I enjoy not having to use them to go see football. But they do win if you live there.

Since you agree I ain't gonna let you drive this car to dinner and I agree you ain't gonna let me drive this car to dinner, there's only one way to settle this.

I loved them as a student, but I also don't mind them in my postgrad life now. Get to come home from work and watch Thursday night and have all day Saturday to watch other games as a general college football fan

umm...there are still students, it's still one of the best atmospheres you'll see in Blacksburg, and they deserve that same expereince. You need experiences like that to cement lifetime fans. You don't abandon a tradition because it's inconvenient for some people.

NFL also ruined the prestige of Thursday night.

Thursday night was great in the 90s and 00s, it's not the same, and will never be the same.

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Wins...

Is the schedule already out or something? People talking like it is but I don't see it anywhere.

It's Out!!!

Thursday night in Lane against GT!!!

Home on Black Friday against UVA.

I'm sure Joe or someone else will post the full thing in another thread.

If we could have strong winds and heavy rain for the unc game I would be incredibly happy

14 Ws

HTHokie93

I'd rather have 15 W's.

Matty Ballgame

Oops, math was off.

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