The wait is almost over, folks. The 2013 college football season is just over a week away for some teams. For the Virginia Tech Hokies, they are 12 days away from meeting No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta.
Since fall practice began two weeks ago, the Hokies have suffered a rash of injuries, some being more significant than others. Starting linebacker Ronny Vandyke and backup running back Tony Gregory are already out for the year. Starting running back J.C. Coleman's status for the season opener is in doubt due to spraining both ankles, while potential starting offensive tackle Mark Shuman is out at least four and possibly up to six weeks with a knee injury.
It's a bad time for the Hokies to be dealing with injuries. Beating the two-time defending national champions will be difficult enough if healthy, but now it could be next to impossible.
So can Virginia Tech shock the nation and upset the Tide? Or can the Hokies rebound from their most disappointing season in 20 years and reclaim the ACC once again?
Here is a look at our 2013 game-by-game predictions for the Hokies.