The Virginia Tech Hokies are looking to bounce back from a rough 2012 campaign that ended with a disappointing 6-6 season. They finished the year with a inspiring overtime win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl to end on a high note.
Not since 1997 has the team finished with only seven wins. In fact, Frank Beamer has never had his teams teams finish with less than eight wins since the 21st century began…Until last season.
Look for them to bounce back in 2013. They’re going to get all the help they need from senior quarterback Logan Thomas. Thomas, after a self admitted spotty 2012 season, decided to stay in school. This move should benefit everyone.With school out of the way, Thomas can focus on nothing but championship titles and NFL dreams. I see him having a big year.
The first game of the season will likely dictate how the rest of it will go. The Hokies will square off against the defending National Champion, Alabama Crimson Tide on August 31,2013 at the Georgia Dome down in Atlanta. I don’ t think anyone has the Hokies winning that game. But if they do, you can be sure they’ll get by most of their ACC opponents throughout the season as well. Even a loss in a close battle to the Crimson Tide should be very telling of how it will go from there forward.
Coach Beamer had a rough few seasons when he first got started way back in 1987, but since then, the words “bad season” are rare in this era of Virginia Tech Football. I see them bouncing back on this theory alone. The next time you stand up for your team in a bar and someone asks you why you believe the Hokies will bounce back, forget the recruiting talk.
Leave out the roster too. Just tell them Frank Beamer coaches the team, that’s why. If nothing else, look for the Hokies to contend for another ACC title next season.