Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer defends Hokies' Sugar Bowl bid
"When you're the only team to have won 10 games [eight] straight [years], the only team in the country to do that, yeah, I don't think there's an apology necessary," Beamer told roanoke.com. "When you've been to 19 straight bowl games, I don't think there's an apology necessary."
Beamer has defended Virginia Tech's resume since the pairings were announced Sunday. The Hokies were No. 11 in the BCS rankings and will take on No. 13 Michigan on Jan. 3 (8 p.m., ESPN), the first time two at-large teams outside of the top 10 BCS team have been selected. Critics felt No. 7 Boise State or No. 8 Kansas State would have been better fits for the Sugar Bowl.