Year in and year out, Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech teams are in contention for the ACC Championship.
Recently, the Hokies have taken to playing some of college football's top teams outside of the conference as well. They took on Boise State the opening week last season in a high-profile matchup, falling 33-30.
A year earlier they played both Alabama and Nebraska in early season non-conference matchups.
This year, however, the Hokies' non-conference schedule is fairly weak; they play Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State and Marshall.
Here are a few upper-echelon teams we'd like to see Beamer challenge in the upcoming years.
While Virginia Tech's best teams are usually built around their defense and special teams, Oklahoma is just the opposite.
High-flying Sooner offenses have been Bob Stoops' staple in his years at Norman, and this game would make for a nice contrast in styles.
Oklahoma is always one of the best teams in the Big 12, and challenging his Hokies with an early game against an elite team could be a good motivating factor for Frank Beamer.
Chip Kelly has become famous for having his team go full speed the duration of his practices to ramp up the tempo on Saturdays.
Oregon features one of the fastest offenses in college football history, and it sure would be fun to watch them try to score on the Hokies' defense.
The last time a Florida team left the Sunshine State for a non-conference road game was 1991.
New Gators head coach Will Muschamp probably won't change Florida's usual scheduling practices to take a game like this, but it could be fun.
It's a shame some teams can load up on the cupcakes early in the season and fare better than those who challenge themselves with tough non-conference schedules.
The last time Virginia Tech and USC played, Pete Carroll was still in Los Angeles.
Now that he's moved on to Seattle, former offensive coordinator and Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin is in town, and he wants to bring the Trojans back to the National Championship.
Another early-season matchup with the Hokies, the second in the history of the two teams, would be a treat for the fans.
Frank Beamer and Mack Brown have been two of the best coaches in the nation for more than a decade, and it's a shame their teams haven't met yet.
These two teams have not met since the 1995 Sugar Bowl when the Hokies took out the ninth-ranked Longhorns.
Luke Fickell is the new head man at The Ohio State University, and hopefully he continues to schedule tough non-conference games.
Ohio State wraps up a home-and-home series with Miami this year, and maybe they're looking for another ACC team to play.
Ohio State is another team usually built on strong defense, so this would be a low-scoring affair.
The Montaineers will have a new offensive system under first-year head coach Dana Holgorsen, and quarterback Geno Smith was a freshman phenom last season.
The last time these two teams met was back in 2005 when the Hokies beat the Mountaineers on their way to an 8-0 start to the season.
Separated by just 250 miles, it's an easy trip for the fans to go in either direction.
Joe Paterno has been an institution in college football since before most anyone can remember, and Penn State has been a top team for most of his tenure there.
It would be nice to get this game in before the man retires, which has to be coming soon—right?