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Those people now revising expectations for this team.

You're right, I don't recall anyone outright saying that we would roll them. And frankly, even if I had, that would have been fine. It's many of the reactions to the loss that I'm responding to. The litany of complaints are to be expected unfortunately. But when someone says their expectations for the season, team, coaching staff, etc. are revised because of the game, it suggests that they expected better.

I want to be clear that my point is not that Tech had no chance to win. It's that it was not the most probable outcome. Tech absolutely could have won this game this year and, as you suggest, with last year's team as well. It's reasonable to say that the depth of someone's disappointment correlates to the extent to which their expectations were violated. If that's true, then based on the post-game complaints, a whole lot of people had some pretty high expectations.

[Post edited by pienkows at 10/02/2017 10:31AM]

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Posted: 10/02/2017 at 10:27AM


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  Did we have a chance? Yes. Likely? No. -- jocknerd 10/02/2017 11:58AM
  Amen. ** -- pienkows 10/02/2017 1:51PM
  With all due respect(tic),just who thought we would -- 133175Hokie 10/02/2017 10:22AM
  Relax. You won. Show some class. ** -- Techsupport 10/02/2017 4:01PM
  No,those guys like Vick,Hall,Jones were ready for -- 133175Hokie 10/02/2017 2:51PM
  "High $"? -- TigerTown 10/02/2017 3:44PM
  Never said you were,said I hope you were not $EC -- 133175Hokie 10/02/2017 10:31PM
  That wasn't what he was implying... -- Techsupport 10/02/2017 4:07PM
  I expected that we would be competitive with NO mistakes -- typed by ben 10/02/2017 10:02AM
  That's reasonable. I expected nothing. -- pienkows 10/02/2017 10:12AM

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