August 15, 2008
12 Days of ACC Football looks at Virginia Tech
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By Mike Hogewood for

Defending ACC champion Virginia Tech is again favored to be in the league championship game in early December. Frank Beamer says that pick really surprised him. "That's a compliment to our program that we can lose 13 guys to the NFL and still be picked to win." The holes left from last year's team are indeed big ones and it may take some time for this team to get near as good as they were a year ago. One thing is certain, with two Hokie championships since joining the league, the ACC and Virginia Tech have been very good for each other.

The one place where there is plenty of experience returning on offense is at quarterback. Both Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor played well last season with Glennon finishing on a strong note as the MVP of the ACC championship game in Jacksonville. Beamer says he'll go with a two quarterback system again if it gives the Hokies the best chance to win, but it's not something he wants to do. "I don't think there're many of us at Tech that wouldn't like one quarterback. When you play two, it's really hard. We had two different systems for each quarterback last year and I thought it hurt us in the Orange Bowl."

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