Found August 26, 2013 on
The Virginia Tech Hokies may be forced to take on Alabama on Saturday without leading running back J.C. Coleman, whose playing status is now questionable.
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No other team has a tougher week 1 matchup than the Virginia Tech Hokies. The team is probably already packing up their bags to head down to Atlanta for their Saturday evening game against two-time defending National Champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. In the last five years, only seven teams have managed to beat Alabama, three of which ended up going on to the National Title game...
Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer is no stranger to big games and tough games and he’s come out ahead more often than not. He will take his team to Atlanta Saturday to play the nation’s number one team, and he said Monday that he has an appreciation for the difficulty.
Virginia Tech did not have a good 2012 season. While Alabama was roaring to its second consecutive national championship, the Hokies were struggling to a 7-6 season, quite a rarity for Virginia Tech since Frank Beamer took over the program 27 years ago.
Preview of the Alabama vs Virginia Tech football game at the Georgia Dome. The Hokies' travel squad is comprised of 40% freshman.