Last week, the ACC media gathered in Greensboro, N.C. along with each of the league’s 12 head coaches at the annual ACC Football Kickoff.
In addition to the coaches, two players, chosen by the university to meet with the media, represented each team.
Quarterback Logan Thomas and cornerback Kyle Fuller represented the Hokies. Each player was voted as a preseason All-ACC player; Fuller on the first team, Thomas on the second team.
Thomas, however, received the second-most votes as Preseason ACC Player of the Year despite Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd being named the first-team quarterback.
Members of the ACC media selected the Hokies to win the Coastal Division while picking Florida State to win the Atlantic Division. The Hokies received 83 of a possible 95 first-place votes.
Here are four reasons why the Hokies will live up to lofty preseason expectations.