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1) If you were a betting man, which of the next five years, would you put money on VT to win the Football National Championship as a preseason wager and why? – San Diego Bub’s
Chris Coleman: I’m not a betting man. I used to be. Then I lost a bet on a college basketball game on a meaningless halfcourt shot at the final buzzer that took the deficit from eight points to five points. I got out of sports betting then and there.
But if I were forced to make a call on a future season for Virginia Tech making a run at a National Championship, I have to consider two things. First, the talent level and experience level. When do I see the Hokies having the most talent combined with the most experience? Second, what does the schedule look like?
I’ve got it narrowed down to 2020 or 2021. By that time, Justin Fuente will have filled the program with his own players, and I think we’ll have more quality depth than we’ve had over the last few years. I’m going with 2020 because of the schedule. In 2021, the Hokies host Notre Dame, and they have road games at Miami and West Virginia. However, that 2020 schedule looks good, from the standpoint of winning a lot of games.
Right now, the Hokies are scheduled to play just four road games in 2020: Louisville, Duke, UNC and Pitt. They do play Penn State that year, but that game is at home, along with the contest with...
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