Go Tech Go, Part 43: Hyped Hokies Start Hot In 1994

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Maurice DeShazo
Maurice DeShazo, photo courtesy of Virginia Tech athletics photography.

A sign of changing times for Virginia Tech football came during Big East Media Day in 1994. Just three years earlier, a scant number of sportswriters interviewed Hokies coach Frank Beamer, to the point where I felt compelled to hang out and chat with him, just to keep him from getting bored. But in 1994, he attracted a media horde so big that he exceeded his allotted time, answering all of their questions.

Virginia Tech had been one of the surprise teams of 1993, finished with a rousing bowl win, and was now getting exposure unprecedented under Frank Beamer (and maybe for any Hokies coach, considering the burgeoning media outlets not available under previous