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Weaver clears up scheduling issues

Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that the Hokies were close to announcing a replacement for Western Michigan on its 2010 football schedule but did not disclose any details about the possible opponent.

“We’re very close to having that done,” Weaver said of filling an opening for Sept. 11, 2010. “Until I get a contract signed, I won’t announce it.”

Weaver said he expected to make an announcement within a week.

On Oct. 23, Western Michigan announced that it replaced Virginia Tech for Notre Dame on its 2010 schedule. The meeting between the Hokies and the Broncos in Blacksburg, Va., was moved to 2016.

That announcement caused some scheduling confusion for Virginia Tech.

Weaver said ESPN and the ACC approached Virginia Tech about moving its Oct. 2, 2010, game against Boise State at FedEx Field to Labor Day.

Weaver, who had been out of his office after undergoing an operation on his back, said on the “Tech Talk Live” radio show on Oct. 26 that the game against Boise State had been moved to Sept. 6, 2010. But Boise State did not agree to move the game up, so it will be played as originally scheduled.

“I inadvertently talked about that on the radio show when I came back, not knowing ESPN had not contacted Boise,” Weaver said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “I thought everything was moving forward. Boise does not want to play on Labor Day weekend. And I understand that. It’s just an inadvertent miscommunication.”

The Hokies nonconference schedule in 2010 also includes home games against Central Michigan (Sept. 4) and East Carolina (Sept. 18).

By Mark Viera  |  November 18, 2009; 12:41 PM ET
 
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