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Old 09-20-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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do you feel better now?
Why yes, I do.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Admittedly that was technically putting words in another's mouth.

But still, my main point is that this is relative. Success is cyclical and you shouldn't disregard good programs even if they happen to be in a rough spell.

Besides what would likely happen is that we'd keep the Atlantic and Coastal split and just add teams accordingly.

No real worries about strength of schedule either. The ACC was not much different during the 90s when Florida State was running roughshod over everyone and still winning Nattys.

Heck with the great spots TCU and Boise have gotten in the polls there is no threat of not being able to win a national championship.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Admittedly that was technically putting words in another's mouth.

But still, my main point is that this is relative. Success is cyclical and you shouldn't disregard good programs even if they happen to be in a rough spell.

Besides what would likely happen is that we'd keep the Atlantic and Coastal split and just add teams accordingly.

No real worries about strength of schedule either. The ACC was not much different during the 90s when Florida State was running roughshod over everyone and still winning Nattys.

Heck with the great spots TCU and Boise have gotten in the polls there is no threat of not being able to win a national championship.
If only UVA could get back to 7 win seasons, VT would really have its hands full. Just playing with you though :P
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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Assume a North Division of Sadexcuse, sPitt, France, Virginia Tech, Fredo, the Twerps, Puke and the Tarholes, and you're looking at VT making the championship game 4 years out of 5, at least under Frank Beamer.
The way you guys play, any team can take you down. Just ask the JMU Bulldogs. Recently you survived East Carolina, a team South Carolina drop 56 on the week prior. Where does this cockiness come from... the embarassing loss for the conference when Stanford destroyed them last postseason? Was it Michael Vick's lack on bringing home a trophy? I don't know.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Assume a North Division of Sadexcuse, sPitt, France, Virginia Tech, Fredo, the Twerps, Puke and the Tarholes, and you're looking at VT making the championship game 4 years out of 5, at least under Frank Beamer.
I'm lost with the adolescent nicknames (France and Fredo?) and your logic. Virginia Tech is hardly a dynasty and as pointed out, has had issues with FCS schools and other non-powerhouse FBS schools recently. College football is cyclical and the addition of new schools to the ACC is going to strengthen recruiting for everyone. You're actually making VT look sad/pathetic with this thread.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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I'm lost with the adolescent nicknames (France and Fredo?) and your logic. Virginia Tech is hardly a dynasty and as pointed out, has had issues with FCS schools and other non-powerhouse FBS schools recently. College football is cyclical and the addition of new schools to the ACC is going to strengthen recruiting for everyone. You're actually making VT look sad/pathetic with this thread.
If you've never heard of Fredo in reference to BC then you're the one looking pathetic.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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Virginia Tech is one of the most consistently overrated football schools. They're great at losing BCS bowls. Just ask Kansas.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Virginia Tech is one of the most consistently overrated football schools. They're great at losing BCS bowls. Just ask Kansas.
Can you provide proof that we're overrated? Because actually our pre-season and final rankings have deviated an average of around 2 spots this past decade. So you are 100% wrong.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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Can you provide proof that we're overrated? Because actually our pre-season and final rankings have deviated an average of around 2 spots this past decade. So you are 100% wrong.
Virginia Tech has a losing record in all bowl games (9-14) and in BCS bowls (1-4). They lost the 2000 Sugar Bowl to Florida State 46-29, lost the 2005 Sugar Bowl to Auburn 16-13, lost the 2008 Orange Bowl to Kansas 24-21, and lost the 2011 Orange Bowl to Stanford 40-12. The only BCS bowl that Virginia Tech has ever won is the 2009 Orange bowl, when they beat Cincinnati 20-7.

Kansas and Stanford both earned their first BCS bowl wins at the expense of Virginia Tech, and Kansas even won their first BCS bowl before Virginia Tech won their first. (Not bad for a basketball school.) Appearing in five BCS bowls and only winning one of them is the embodiment of an overrated football school, especially when they lose to schools that are not known for their football programs.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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1-27 against top 5 teams. Ouch.
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