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1) How would you weigh the level of importance for each of the football games this year in terms of most impact to the psyche of fan base and players, recruiting impact, and also the overall success of team? – HokieGreyhound
Chris Coleman: Good question. I would normally put Miami at No. 1, because a win over the Hurricanes would go a long way towards winning the Coastal Division. But you also mentioned recruiting impact and the psyche of the fan base and players as factors, so Miami moves down my list slightly behind a couple of other huge games.
1) Florida State. The Hokies open up on Labor Day night in Tallahassee in front of a national audience. The game will get a lot of hype because it is the first of the Willie Taggart era. Tech generally doesn’t win early season big games like this. Last year’s victory over West Virginia was the exception rather than the rule. A win over the ‘Noles would fire up the fan base and help the team build confidence. It would also mean that the Hokies would likely be undefeated when Notre Dame comes to down on Oct. 6. That would be a monster home game.
2) Notre Dame. Virginia Tech has never hosted Notre Dame before. If the Hokies can come into that game at 5-0, or even 4-1, there would be a lot of hype. Beating a team like the Irish would win a lot of points with the fan base and...
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