VT Football adds Rhode Island as 7th Home game for 2019 Season

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Before the haters get here: FCS home game >>>>> ecu away game. Every. Damn. Time.

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Watching paint dry >>>>> ecu away game

Pushing Daisies β‰₯ ECU away game

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"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Am I remembering correctly that only 1 FCS win is allowed to count toward bowl eligibility?

Danny Coale is like 7-11, he's always open

Yup. Counts toward record but not toward a bowl.

Exception – FCS Opponent
Each year, a FBS institution may count one victory against a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent
that has averaged 90 percent of the permissible maximum number of grants-in-aid per year in football during a
rolling two-year period. However, The Football Oversight Committee may approve a waiver of the 90 percent
requirement to permit a FBS institution to count a victory against a FCS opponent toward meeting the definition
of a "deserving team," if a unique or catastrophic situation affects the FCS institution's ability to average 90
percent of the permissible maximum number of football grants-in-aid per year during a rolling two-year period.

We get two chances at that one victory! I kid I kid, but seriously... You can read a whole 26 page pdf about bowl eligibility that the NCAA had time to put together instead of ruling on the Nolley situation.

playing at ECU >>>>>>>>>>>>>> depending on the NCAA to rule in OUR favor.

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Yes only 1 and only if the FCS team has awarded at least 90% of the scholarships that FCS rules allowed it to award over the last two years.

The 90% thing really doesnt matter, FSU got away with it last year. The issue is that the schools don't review the scholarship allotment until after the season, but bowl invitations have been accepted but the time the data is known. So why it's in the rules, it's very hard to enforce.

Yes... and no. I've answered this a few times on here already but...

  • Fill bowl slots with teams that are 6-6/6-5 or better. Teams may count a maximum of 1 FCS win toward the eligiblity.
  • If all bowl slots are not filled by #1, then bowl slots fill based on the following criteria (in order)
  1. 6-6/6-5 with a maximum of 2 FCS wins
  2. 6-7 teams that either played at Hawaii or lost in their conference championship game
  3. 6+ win teams that are in their last year of transition to the FBS level
  4. 5-win teams, beginning with the highest APR and filling in order

As a former Rhode Islander it makes me kind of excited provided tech destroys them.

I am not the only one???

URI football had their first winning season in the last decade this past year. They were also UCONN's only win of the year, losing 56-49 in an epic matchup.

Doesn't look like season ticket prices went up. 400 for all 7 games.

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Is this good or bad from our $$$ situation for the Athletic Department?

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Bad I would imagine until concessions and other game day revenue is done.

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I thought they announced the price was going up $25 when they announced they were adding a seventh home game and you would get a $25 concessions voucher for each season ticket.

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It is my understanding season tickets were going to be 375. They were upped to last year's price of 400 which had a better home schedule.

Gross

They weren't going get a big team or even a G6 game so I'll take it

When in doubt. Nap it out

My excitement level for next years home schedule

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Do we need to revoke your ambassadorship?

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You do what you want but Lot18 is gonna be extra lit next year to make up for it all.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

I'd like to be there for all the games but that isn't happening.

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You are going to have to break out that ammo belt of Busch Lights for every game.

We should also talk about how as the season progressed I started testing how many unopened beers I could get into the stadium. The UVA game I got in 9 and didn't even scan my ticket. I just walked through the open freight gate in South East. Even the event staff DNGAF

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Nobody was giving a crap by that point. We are just going to have to start tailgating extra early next year. I see a overabundance of nooners next year with this schedule.

If there was ever a year that I would not buy a ticket and just watch all the games in the lot, it would be next year. Probably could save a ton of money picking one up the day of. There will be an abundance of extra tickets.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Season ticket sales are going to be SO bad next year. If we crack 60k in any game next year, I will be shocked. Not the tickets sold number, I mean actual butts in seats number.

I've contemplated this (not much, but it has crossed my mind) and I keep telling myself it'll pay off come 2020 for Penn State.

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I mean I'm not actually not going to get a ticket. I have to in order to get a parking pass. Plus may be a good opportunity to move lower.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

I'm all for starting tailgating early. Does this mean we will leave before 7 every game? I am down for that....

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I smuggled in a heavy ass 1L bottle of bourbon in my pantaloons....

I was paranoid when I got to the ticket gate cuz the officer was giving me an eye, but I made it in and my whole section in SEZ rejoiced.

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I'm working on the labeling for a lot 18 beer.

If you wanna have a contest for the artwork, I'm down.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

So we can definitely do a contest for a beer label for this. I know there are some graphically talented people on here.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Ok, I'll get the label dimensions on here soon.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Could you add your French onion dip recipe too? I. Fact we need a TKP recipe thread.

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Awesome idea!

He said the schedule is not exciting. He didn't mention the tailgating part. Lot 18 is always fun and exciting.

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If you were Bama fan that is most of their home schedule.

#Let's Go - Hokies

Bama wins all those games though. Let us hope we can say the same thing next year.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Oh I get it. It's not sponge-worthy.

Nice Seinfeld reference. Leg.

not like the reigning coastal champs are coming to Blacksburg ... in a game where we *should be* exacting revenge.

Question, Home schedule was already crap before, but now you get an extra game. Shouldn't that make the situation better?

Exceptionally difficult to do so 8-9 months out. As I said before, this isn't basketball -- schedules are set years in advance in football and we were forewarned that it would likely be an FCS team. The only question now is if ECU bails on the home half of the contract. If they don't, we know we're playing ECU at home in 2020. If so, hope it's soon or we could be in the same situation next year.

I fully expect ECU to bail at the last possible moment to put us in the worst situation for scheduling a replacement.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Just got to remember that puts themselves in the same situation.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Yeah but they need all the FCS teams they can get on their schedule.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

What's broker than broke with no street cred, Alex?

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I think the firing of McNeal and the handling of this past season shows that the ECU athletic leadership has a hard time looking long-term and seeing the bigger picture in any given situation. I have little faith they won't cut off their nose to spite their face in 2020. And their fanbase will cheer it on because of a $100k check from 2007.

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This is their standard issue office attire...

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There is no FCS team on the 2020 schedule so it would work.

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I'm sure that won't torpedo their chances of ever scheduling a home and home with a major Power 5 program again

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VT FOOTBALL ADDS RHODE ISLAND NOT EAST CAROLINA AS 7TH HOME GAME FOR 2019 SEASON

Fixed it to include the important information

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Is Andrew Ford still their QB or am I not TKPing hard enough?

He went to UMASS

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i believe he was at UMASS?

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He went to UMass

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I thought he went to UMASS? Maybe I'm not TKPing hard enough either...

And I'll drink...

not sure if you've heard, but he went to UMASS

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Heard from sauces that he went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Back when Andrew Ford transferred, I heard a rumor that he went to UMass. Will need to investigate to confirm.

I'll take it. NO ECU! Hurrah!

Most importantly, how tall are their receivers and how good is their back up QB???

*Ducks*

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Hopefully Tech can beat 2 Ram teams at home

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Addition by subtraction

Maybe we should pick up Randolph macon and hampton Sydney also. What a joke. I am seriously going to revisit purchasing season tickets. Why bother? Little sisters of the poor not available? Play a good team and lose, at least we get to watch competetive football. We donate every year for this?

Did you miss the entire article about why we have this game?

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I think the answer to that question is a very obvious yes.

Yes. We aren't going to ecu for 2019. I just dont think we get better as a team by playing cupcakes. If this is the only alternative, then fine. But just because we got into a pissing match over the hurricane game, we are now stuck with this. Ecu is a better opponent., whether the consensus on this site is against the game or not.

ECU is the better opponent next year. That doesn't mean we stick into that contract because of that. We got out of the contract and are going to take a hit on SOS for this year because of it.

(add if applicable) /s

Dude, chill. Re-read that entire article and forum thread. We were told at the time that the rescheduled game would likely be a lower division opponent. Unlike basketball, football games are generally scheduled years in advance so trying to find a new opponent 8-9 months out is an exceptionally tricky prospect. It happened to FSU a few years ago after the ACC backed off on the 9-game conference schedule for an 8-game one. FSU had to scramble to find an opponent and ended up playing two FCS teams that year.

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Let's work on beating these not great teams and then revisit this whole "good team and lose" prospect.

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Not ideal, but Whit did exactly what he needed to do giving ECU the boot.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

We play Wake Forest again before we play Louisville? How's this rotation work? Can we also stop playing BC and just protect the FSU/Miami crossover? Big Ten figured it out.

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It just goes to show how much of a bumbling idiot Swofford is. First and foremost, the ACCN is literally ten years late. Secondly, the ACC is leaving major money on the table and potential network/tv contract leverage by not finding some way to get its best name brand teams playing each other more often. It's a complete and utter travesty.

Swofford is just punishing VT for rolling up in here, kicking ass and taking names, as soon as we got our conference membership card in the mail. We were supposed to be the whipping boys brought in to steal our membership money and round out the numbers.

So to add to this the rumor is Tech will play AT BC to start the season. Today is was confirmed Furman was moved off the opening date to clear it for an ACC team.

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This is a problem for me...

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

Wait. Does this mean we are back to six home games?

Edit: Nevermind. Just juggling the order of games.

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Lol, I grew up in Peace Dale. Dad worked at URI.

how I feel about this:

Why are we doing ACC openers?

Given the current state of things, that seems, um, like a bad idea.

ACC network.

Does it? Fuente seems pretty good in week 1 games, no?

Makes me nervous, having watched the team this year, but I guess you have a good point.

UVA is also open on week 1 - I would much rather play BC with a new OC.

You all can hate him all you want, but Lefty gave BC their first offense with a pulse (outside of lining up 9 OL and running it straight ahead).

Also, seems like BC is only option:

You all can hate him all you want, but Lefty gave BC their first offense with a pulse (outside of lining up 9 OL and running it straight ahead).

Matt Ryan confirmed as a zombie.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Not trying to shoot the messenger here, but uh, we play ODU at home on September 7th, 2019. So exactly how does moving Furman from September 14th to September 21st free up the"opener to be an ACC match-up" ? We already have an open date on August 31st / Labor Day Weekend which is the true opening weekend to the season, and the 14th is not an opener in any sense of the word.

Are we seriously considering a bye week after 2 games (8/31 and 9/7) on 9/14?

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edit: Bitter corrected himself, in a subsequent tweet, indicating Furman was moving to 9/14/2019, the date reflected on the HokieSports.com website.

They used to beat us in basketball.

We put the K in Kwality

Still salty about that NIT game!!

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Anyone know when next reseating year is?

The 2020 season.

Just in time for Penn state

I don't think that is a coincidence.

I'm cool with it. An opponent we haven't seen, at least in a while not sure when/if we played them last. And it's definitely just a placeholder to replace ECU. Great move.

Great to dump ECU, but Furman, ODU and Rhode Island out of conference confirms we are a hoops and bass fishing school.

I'm hoping this is /s because the ODU and Furman games were scheduled years ago. The only reason we're playing Rhode Island is because of what I pointed out above -- Babcock said when it was announced we were dropping the road games vs ECU that this year we'd likely be replacing them with an FCS team. Just like FSU had to pick up two FCS teams back in 2012 when they played both Murray State and Savannah State because of losing WVU due to their moving to the Big 12.

I did make a mistake in thinking it was 2013 when that happened, because originally the ACC was going to move to a 9-game schedule then the agreement with Notre Dame happened.

I'm not even kidding, our best hope right now to win a Natty in any sport is to open the checkbook for Buzz this year and try to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Buzzketball is on the verge of making us a hell of a lot of money during the winters. We need to capitalize while we can.

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I don't see it happening (the opening of the checkbook, I mean). VT is probably always going to be a football-first school and even then I can't imagine we have that many more resources to keep throwing at coaches.'

Am I contributing? Sadly, no, but then VT also just got a tuition check from me today and let's just say it I'm going to have to make a large number of lifestyle changes for a few years...

Congrats on being able to write a VT tuition check. That's gotta be a great thing.

Thanks.

At Tech's recommendation, I'm taking some of my core curriculum classes at New River so I still have to pay them as well (once I take their placement tests x.x ) but it's a start toward something better in the end! :)

Placement Test is a piece of cake don't sweat that part. There are prep materials, that are worth a look. But that check to NRCC is going to be a whole lot smaller than the one to VT. That's a really smart move on your part.

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Does Buzz frequent Hardee's?

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

This This This This This This This This This This This This

We're light years away from football success. We're knocking on the door in MBB if we can keep the talent coming and keep Buzz as captain of the ship.

I'm a football first guy, but I want VT to win something for once.

Why do people think Buzz is leaving VT???
He's signed thru 2023, just inking the extension this past August. He's #19 on the list for this year, and that number is increasing in the subsequent years.

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This. No reason to think Buzz is going to leave, and honestly, not really any reason to think VT isn't willing to pay him like one of the best coaches in the country either. It would be a tremendous oversight to invest in the training facility, a high end coach, and eventual Cassel renovations only to lose all the gained momentum by not doing whatever is in your power to keep Buzz for the long haul.

The thing is, there's basically no buyout. If another team wants Buzz, they can come in and poach him and leave us completely and utterly high and dry. There is no penalty for bailing on us.

Now, I don't think he will do that, and I don't think he'll get anywhere near the kind of sweetheart deal he has here (which in its own right could be a major incentive to stay. The flexibility of being able to leave might make our job not suffocating as all, actually making it desirable in its own way) so if he was going to leave, it'll have to be for the absolute perfect spot.

Then again, Texas did just announce a $300m renovation of their arena, it would move Buzz closer to his family, and they have deeper pockets than we ever could. They're not ACC, though. If we get announce a state of the art renovation for Cassell and ensure Buzz is one of the best compensated coaches in the sport, there might not be many better opportunities for him outside of, say Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, and UNC.

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I don't "think" that he's leaving and I cannot speak for others if they do. But, as Alum stated his buyout is very manageable for a top program if they wanted to poach him and technically speaking he has done what he came here to accomplish: building a nationally competitive program from basically nothing. What he's done here in BBurg in the ACC is one hell of an audition for the big boys if the right spot opens.

I think the point is that we'd all like to see us do what is needed (if we can) to keep him here and make a run at a Natty soon.

I think we've done that decently.
Texas is one of the schools that keeps popping up. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they hire Shaka to do the same thing we hired Buzz to do? And he's in the process now as well...

And if he came to VT to build a program, why leave it when it's at it's peak to go build another program? Enjoy the success. We are ranked 7th in the country. Why drop that to go to a team that is 50-50 (literally) the past 3 seasons?

Just saying support Buzz hear. Don't give him reason to leave. Embrace him. Cheer him. Give him a follow on Twitter. This is Home! Make him feel a part of that and he won't leave.

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The difference between Shaka and Buzz is that Shaka built up VCU from the ground up in the CAA and Buzz built VT from the ground up in the ACC. One is a much more significant accomplishment than the other, even with VCU having that Final Four run. Building a legitimate power in the ACC gives you serious clout in basketball circles that you really don't get anywhere else. It would be in Texas' best interests to throw every resource they can into hiring Buzz away from us this offseason. If he can build VT up in the ACC, he can build anyone up anywhere.

Which is why we need to do whatever we can to keep him here this year.

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I for one am excited. I did part of my undergrad work at URI. I took summer courses for transfer credit when I went home for summer.

While URI had their best football season in a decade last year, they are still a bad team. This should be a great opportunity for our second and third string to play and gain practical experience. We should win something like 63-10.

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Somebody better be scouting Rhode Island's backup QB right now.

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His name is Vito Priore? It sounds like we are doomed already