ESPN has finally set the time for Virginia Tech’s season opener against Alabama, and it’s not the prime time game that we were expecting when the game was first signed. Instead, the Hokies and Crimson Tide will kickoff at 5:30pm on ESPN.
The Tech-Alabama game is one of three big games that evening, and it will also be the earliest. Here’s a look at the lineup…
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama, 5:30pm, ESPN
Georgia at Clemson, 8pm, ABC
LSU vs. TCU, 9pm, ESPN
Mississippi State and Oklahoma State will also play on an ESPN network that day, though the network and time have yet to be decided.
Virginia Tech and Alabama met in Atlanta for the season opener of the 2009 season, with Alabama coming away with a 34-24 victory.