The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Two Bye Weeks, Brock Hoffman, and More

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1) With two bye weeks this year, is that a good thing, or bad? Should we consider adjusting the schedule to have two bye weeks every year? – hokieninsurance

Chris Coleman: I’d be fine with two bye weeks.  As players have gotten bigger, we’ve seen an increase in injuries, while also increasing the number of regular season games from 11 to 12.  I’d be totally fine if college football went with two bye weeks during the regular season.  I also think the NFL should start a week early and have two bye weeks, playing 16 games in 18 weeks, rather than 16 in 17. 

So from a health standpoint, I definitely think it’s a good thing.  If you think about it, the Hokies should be really fresh going into some of their most critical games.

Duke and Miami: The Hokies play Furman, and then have a bye week before facing Duke and Miami.

UNC: The Hokies face Rhode Island the week before playing the Tar Heels, and the Rams are so bad that this is almost like having a bye week.  Since Justin Fuente’s hatred of UNC burns brighter than the sun, he’ll likely use most of that Rhode Island week to gameplan for UNC.

Notre Dame: Tech gets a bye week before facing the Irish in a big non-conference game.

So yeah, I’d love to have two bye weeks each season.  I think it splits things up a bit more evenly, and it should help keep players fresh.

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