Reflecting on the ACC Championship Game

Virginia Tech and their fans went down to the Queen City expecting a
coronation as ACC champions, but on the way to the ceremony, they were dragged
into an alley and beaten up instead. Less than 24 hours later, the Sugar Bowl
came along, picked us up and dusted us off, and invited us to a party with
Michigan. What a weekend full of surprises.

We always think we know what’s going to happen in college football, don’t we?
And then the rug gets pulled out from under us. No way does Iowa State beat
Oklahoma State … and then they do. No way does Virginia go 8-4 this season …
and then they do. Florida State’s going to win the ACC this year, right? Wrong.
Joe Paterno is a deity who would never do anything wrong. Except he’s not. The
Hokies are smoking hot and Clemson’s fading. Big win for Virginia Tech, right?

Virginia Tech would never get an at-large bid to a BCS Bowl with a ranking of
#11. Then they did.