On the Record with Jim Cavanaugh, Part 2: Recruiting Michael Vick

Jim Cavanaugh celebrates after the Chick-fil-A Bowl victory over Tennessee. (photo courtesy of Virginia Tech)

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Michael Vick took the college football world by storm in 1999. He led Virginia Tech to the National Championship Game, made numerous highlight reel plays that fans had never seen before, and went on to become the #1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

The Michael Vick era was a blur for Virginia Tech fans. Not counting his redshirt year, he was only in Blacksburg for two seasons. Back in the days of 11-game schedules and no conference championship games, at times it felt like he was barely here at all…thus the title of this Will Stewart article from January 11, 2001: Goodbye Michael, We Hardly Knew You.