Monday Thoughts: Hokies Take a Win Into the Bye Week

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Justin Fuente
Justin Fuente and his Hokies go into the bye week at 5-1 (1-1 ACC) (Photo by Don Montague)

“If you’re going to win championships, as a general rule — and this has been every year I’ve been here for 17 years as a head coach — you win about three or four that are ugly. You’ve got to win the ugly ones sometimes.”
— TCU head coach Gary Patterson, after TCU’s 31-24 win over West Virginia, as quoted by the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez.

“Let me tell you something, we’re going to play in some tight, close games. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, or what Las Vegas says about the spread, or anything else. Where we’re at as a team, every game is going to be a three-and-a-half-hour stomachache. That’s just the game it’s going to be.”
— Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente, BC postgame.

How much should one write about a game like this? Sometimes you get a stinker, where things get out of whack (pardon the expression), the Hokies seem out of sync, and the opponent is so bad that by the end, you can tell everyone’s going through the motions