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Posted on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 10:37 a.m.

Know the foe: Links to recent Virginia Tech coverage

By Staff

We're 10 days away from the Michigan football team's date with Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl. Here are some links to recent Virginia Tech stories to help familiarize you with the Wolverines' opponent:


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Richmond Times Dispatch: David Wilson (right), the starting tailback for Virginia Tech, was destined to be a pro football player. For as long as he can remember, it's all he wanted to do.... The second-team All-American values his college experience, but recent evidence suggests he might be leaning toward declaring for the NFL draft following Tech's game against Michigan in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3. (Story)

The Virginian-Pilot: It's coming to the end oft the line for the two most productive receivers in Virginia Tech history -- Danny Coale and Jarrett Boykin -- an often overlooked duo that didn't even garner All-ACC honorable mention. (Story)

Lynchburg News & Advance: As a late Christmas gift to the Hokie Nation, students are asking for a big win against Michigan on January 3rd not only to prove a point, but to boost morale amongst the community. (Story)



Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 12:40 p.m.

Why is it so difficult for newspapers and media to come up with original things? If you're going to copy off of the Mzone, how about you at least reference that you did it? Didn't even have the nerve to post a name on this so we can call out who ripped off Colin Cowherd?


Sun, Dec 25, 2011 : 9:32 a.m.

Two very good receivers and an NFL-bound running back: looks like Michigan's defense has its job cut out for it. I'm glad to see there's capability on the Hokies' team. Still, from their big losses to a ranked team, one can reasonably wonder if V Tech is really bowl-ready. We can foresee that Mattison probably won't change is Attack The Quarterback strategy, since the V Tech QB looks vulnerable and if he has to keep scrambling to avoid Van Bergen and Martin or Michigan's corner backs, he won't do much passing. I still think the resurgent Wolverines will be too much for the Hokies but I'm not quite ready yet to place my bet.

Terry Star21

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 10:20 p.m.

These articles are quiet nice, but I myself (as a Michigan Football Faithful) prefer not to know too much about the foe as it brings worry or over confidence. I have the upmost confidence in our coaches and staff to prepare and direct our charges to the best game we have ever seen. I'll be sitting on the 40 yd. line (upp. sec. 615) enjoying the 'Best Show on Earth' - with a belly full of cajun, no worries and plenty of faith and hope. Brady Hoke and staff we trust.