Mike Vick’s run may have saved a program
The Virginia Tech Hokies will open their 2012 season at home tonight against Georgia Tech with one of the many reasons we love college football to set the tone. The Hokies look to have another solid team ready to go this season, with Logan Lloyd under center, a dependable running game supporting him and a traditionally stingy Virginia Tech defense and special teams units under the guidance of Frank Beamer.
But before we get to tonight’s ACC opener between Hokies and Yellow Jackets in Blacksburg, let’s take a trip down memory lane with a look at one of the greatest moments in Virginia Tech history.
Today we look back on Virginia Tech’s 1999 victory at West Virginia (November 6, 1999).
Frank Beamer had been well on his way to transforming the way we look at the Hokies as a football program. In his first season with the school, 1987, Virginia Tech won just two games. They won three games the next season and for the next few years there was littl...