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Hokies Release 2011 Football Schedule
by Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, TSLMail Breaking News, Feb. 14, 2011

Virginia Tech's 2011 football schedule has been released. The Hokies will play six games at home and six on the road. The schedule features two huge games in Lane Stadium in early October, and the usual November Thursday night contests.

For the first time in quite awhile, the Hokies do not have a high-profile opponent in the month of September. However, the months of October and November will be interesting, as usual.

2011 Virginia Tech Football Schedule
Date Team
Sat., Sept. 3 Appalachian State
Sat., Sept. 10 at East Carolina
Sat., Sept. 17 Arkansas State
Sat., Sept. 24 at Marshall
Sat., Oct. 1 Clemson
Sat., Oct. 8 Miami
Sat., Oct. 15 at Wake Forest
Sat., Oct. 22 Boston College
Sat., Oct. 29 at Duke
Thu., Nov. 10 at Georgia Tech
Thu., Nov. 17 North Carolina
Sat., Nov. 26 at UVA

The September schedule features two home games the Hokies shouldn't have any trouble winning, against Appalachian State and Arkansas State. Road trips to East Carolina and Marshall could be traps, but Tech does outclass both of those teams in terms of talent. Overall, it's a good schedule to break in a new starting quarterback.

By September 1, Logan Thomas better be ready, because the Hokies will host Clemson and Miami on back-to-back Saturdays to open the month. Road trips to Wake Forest and Duke will sandwich a home game against Boston College to close the month.

The Hokies will get their bye week in the first week of November. They'll close the season with a Thursday night road game at Georgia Tech, a Thursday night home game against UNC, and the trip to UVA. If Tech is fortunate enough to win the Coastal Division, they will play for the ACC Championship in Charlotte on December 3.

After playing four non-conference teams to open the 2011 season, the Hokies will close the year playing eight straight ACC opponents. Their last four games of the season come against Coastal Division teams, so expect the Coastal to be decided sometime between October 29 and November 26. Their biggest competition in the Coastal Division will be Miami, and that will be Tech's second ACC game, on October 8.

TSL will have more in-depth coverage of Virginia Tech's 2011 football schedule throughout the week.

To discuss the schedule with other Hokie football fans, please visit our TSL Football Message Board.

Shane Beamer Hired by Virginia Tech as Assistant Football Coach

In other important football news, Virginia Tech has announced the hiring of Shane Beamer as running backs coach. Beamer will replace long-time running backs coach Billy Hite, who will be taking an administrative position in the football program, as assistant to the head coach and senior advisor.

For more on this story, see our News and Notes update.


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