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V.I. Pirate

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Hokies caught lightning in a bottle with Big East invite and Michael Vick

To their credit they parlayed that into Big East Championships, Big Bowl wins even a shot at a National Championship and ultimately a ACC invite. I think VT is a lot like WVU. Two schools that were built for Big East as it was set up in 90s. They both had great success with the level of recruit they brought in but the bigger the stage the harder it gets. VT also had probably a once in a lifetime coach in Frank Beamer who stayed despite other offers and he was smart enough to pay Bud Foster a lot of money to stay. VT is now in the reality where if they had a coach who came there and killed it he probably gets poached by a bigger program unless maybe....big maybe they hire Baby Beamer and he goes there and is successful.

I like their older fans who are more humble and remember the Independent days of VT with 20k fans in Lane Stadium . The younger fans who grew up with Michael Vick and Championships are arrogant and for them I am happy to see VT take a nose dive into the humility dumpster. With Clemson doing their version of tanking this year it opens up the ACC to being more than Clemson and 11 dwarfs. VT is really a Football school so if they hire the right person they might make another run but we shall see. After all their success and what they did with our schedule I would not mind seeing them hang out in the basement for a while.

(In response to this post by backhousepirate)

Posted: 11/22/2021 at 07:29AM


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