Open Letter From Head Football Coach Frank Beamer
October 6, 2005

The following letter was printed in today's Collegiate Times.

Dear Hokies,

As we begin the second half of the 2005 season, I want to take a moment to say thanks for your outstanding support of our football program.

The game day atmosphere at Lane Stadium is known across the nation as the best in college football. Just ask the gang at ESPN.

You can take great pride in knowing that you play a big part in our football program and have a key role to play each and every Saturday.

That is why I am asking you for your continued support to make Lane Stadium one tough place to play, and a first-class venue for our visiting fans, as well as your own Hokie teammates in the stands.

Hokies Respect is more than just a slogan. It needs to be our standard for how we conduct ourselves in and around Lane Stadium.

College football is a great game and we all need to make sure that we do not let a few spoil the fun.

In keeping with Hokies Respect, let's extend a warm welcome to our visiting fans and treat them the way you would want to be treated on the road.

Come Saturday - be loud and be proud; and remember, at Virginia Tech we strive to gain our opponents' respect on and off the field.


Frank Beamer
Head Football Coach