Go Tech Go: The Inside Story Behind the Rise of VT Football, Part 6

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1978: Change comes slowly, but there are signs…

In Lane Stadium, there’s a “locker room” under the West stands on the southern end where the Virginia Tech players gather at halftime. Late in Coach Jimmy Sharpe’s last season, 1977, as he headed for the locker room, a certain group of fans leaned over the edge of the stands and started giving him hell.

“They were yelling some of the most awful

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