VT bowl opponents: where are they now? (93-99)

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Tech players and fans celebrate after the Hokies knocked off Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl
Tech players and fans celebrate after the Hokies knocked off Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl

Virginia Tech is about to play in their 21st consecutive bowl game under Frank Beamer. Here’s a look back at bowls of the past, and what has happened to the programs and coaches the Hokies have encountered along the way.

Today: the 1990s bowl opponents.


1993 Independence Bowl
Virginia Tech 45, Indiana 24
Indiana Coach: Bill Mallory

Then: Indiana, coached by Bill Mallory was going to their sixth bowl game in eight years, at a time when there were only 19 bowl games (compared to the 35 bowl games in 2013).

Since then: One has to wonder if the loss to Virginia Tech destroyed the Indiana program. The Hoosiers have been to one bowl since losing to Virginia Tech, a 2007 Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma State, and 2007 season is the only winning season (7-6) since the Hoosiers went 6-5 in 1994.

The opposing coach: Mallory was let go after the 1996 season, following 2-9 (1995) and 3-8 (1996) seasons, and has been out of coaching ever since.


1994 Gator Bowl
Tennessee 45, Virginia Tech 23
Tennessee coach: Phil

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