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Once in a lifetime team AND season.


It's not just the level of talent VT assembled. Everything went right for us from a scheduling and results perspective. As great a season and a team as we had in 99, we still needed a lot of the big boys ahead of us to lose and open the door to the #2 ranking.

Look at this list of every program that has played for a national championship since our 99 season.

Alabama
Auburn
Clemson
Florida State
Georgia
LSU
Miami
Nebraska
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oregon
Texas
USC

Other than Oregon, which is as well funded as anyone (and like VT, only made it once), all of these teams are the same old 'traditional powers' that have dominated college football seemingly forever. You just don't see teams like VT on this list, which makes our achievement in 99 all that more remarkable. This is why I ponied up and spent more to make that bowl trip then I ever spent before, or probably ever will again. Because it probably won't happen again unless every possible star aligns. That says nothing negative about VT, it's just the reality of the way the sport is structured.

(In response to this post by merlundhokie)

Posted: 06/13/2019 at 10:30AM



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Wow! Coming up on 20 years since our best season -- 949hokie 06/12/2019 11:32PM
  CO-signed ** -- VaTechHokiesACC 06/14/2019 5:36PM
  That may indeed be a once-in-my-lifetime team -- merlundhokie 06/13/2019 06:35AM
  Once in a lifetime team AND season. -- Gobbler Guru 06/13/2019 10:30AM
  Recruiting in general is very different now. -- wattle 06/13/2019 08:38AM
  Read this recently: -- VT757to276 06/13/2019 08:38AM
  I don't think we'll keep many/any under 16. -- wattle 06/13/2019 09:13AM
  Yeah, I was gonna say the same... -- ombandit 06/13/2019 07:03AM
  Don’t forget the leader of that team Corey moore -- Hokie1992 06/13/2019 07:39AM
  Yep. And I believe a 2-star out of high school.** -- hokie80 06/13/2019 07:43AM
  Meh. Programs rise and fall. -- hokie80 06/13/2019 05:42AM

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