Virginia Tech Football Schedule Thoughts: October Home Games!

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Clemson travels to Lane Stadium in 2017.
Clemson travels to Lane Stadium in 2017.

Virginia Tech’s 2017 schedule was released on Tuesday. It features no Thursday night games, and a home game against defending National Champion Clemson.

I’m fine with the schedule, and there’s quite a bit about it that I like.

Clemson Game: Right Where I Wanted It

I had been hoping that the Hokies would draw the Clemson Tigers as early in the season as possible. We all knew that Tech’s first four games would be non-conference games, but I was hoping to see the Tigers show up within the first couple of ACC games.

I got my wish. Virginia Tech will host the defending National Champions on Saturday, September 30 in Tech’s first ACC game of 2017. The reason I wanted Clemson early on the schedule is because they are losing so much talent to the NFL. Besides DeShaun Watson, their starting tailback and top two receivers also declared for the draft, not to mention whatever seniors they lost.

Of course, I said that when I assumed Jerod Evans was returning, and I thought he might have one of Isaiah Ford or Bucky Hodges with him. I thought that if the Hokies had the experience edge at a few critical positions, it could be the difference. Then Evans declared and ruined all my dreams. Sigh.

Still, Clemson