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I can't believe we've never played Alabama

Interesting factoids I've just gleaned from a perusal of the 2018 Virginia Football Fact Book (Media Guide) We've played every SEC East team at least once, but only one team from the West (Auburn, 3 times from 1997 - 2011). We've even played all of the former members at least once! (Sewanee, GT, and Tulane, all multiple times)

Not that I'm suggesting we play Alabama, let's first get through Georgia to start the 2020 season... I know it might/would be harder to do in football than in basketball, but, with last night's natty game between the ACC and SEC stoking the teeniest of smoldering embers of "which conference is the best", wouldn't it be fun to have at least one out of conference game/weekend be devoted to a "my P5 conference vs. your P5 conference"? Even if we ended up constantly playing the SEC's football version of basketball Maryland (who would that be?), or actually had to play Maryland as part of a B1G/ACC football weekend, there are surprisingly plenty of teams we've never played, and stadiums in which I think it'd be fun to see the Hoos play, as a road trip.

I can't even begin to guess who we'd be playing next year, if there was an SEC/ACC challenge (I'll leave that to whomever would like to guess/chime in)

[Post edited by croakerhoo at 01/08/2019 4:44PM]

Posted: 01/08/2019 at 3:15PM


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I can't believe we've never played Alabama -- croakerhoo 01/08/2019 3:15PM
  Doesn't appear in UVA's records ... -- Trigon 01/08/2019 4:30PM
  SEC is best football conference, ACC has the best team ** -- HiltonHeadHoo 01/08/2019 3:16PM
  Oh, Poppycock! -- jdubforwahoowa 01/08/2019 3:50PM
  Watch your language, Buster! ** -- 01/08/2019 4:22PM
  So, how close is it exactly? -- mwolve 01/08/2019 5:04PM
  Definitely when you delve below Bama, UGa and LSU -- jdubforwahoowa 01/08/2019 4:27PM
  Arky is safe to count out for a while, imho. ** -- hoodeyo 01/08/2019 5:23PM
  Florida did cross my mind as I hit send. -- jdubforwahoowa 01/08/2019 4:30PM
  Pitt cant draw 40k to most games -- chiefwahoo 01/08/2019 8:22PM
  Don't confuse him with facts -- The Hook 01/08/2019 5:53PM
  Band box stadiums reflect overall interest level ** -- HiltonHeadHoo 01/08/2019 5:07PM
  No question ** -- TheRock 01/08/2019 4:32PM

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