Thursday, June 30, 2011

It’s official: Alabama will meet Virginia Tech in 2013 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff

SabanVBeamer Rumors started swirling earlier this week that Bama and VT were in discussions and close to an agreement to reprise the 2009 kickoff in the 2013 version of the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff.

Game organizers have made it official.

Virginia Tech is now in the process of reorganizing previously scheduled opponents for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Alabama has no solidified schedule for the 2013 season, so it has no wrangling of opponents and dates to interfere.

Alabama defeated Virginia Tech 34-24 in the 2009 matchup. The Crimson Tide went on to an undefeated season, beating the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship for its record 22nd Conference Title, and beat the Texas Longhorns in the BCS Championship Game for its 13th National Championship.

Marquee games like this are GREAT for college football. More teams should seek quality opponents, especially early in the season. LSU will play Oregon in the 2011 season opener, and Georgia will face Boise State. Tennessee has routinely looked to the PAC-10 for its marquee out-of-conference matchups.

We need more of these, please. LOTS more.

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