When you win at least 10 games per year for eight seasons in a row, success is measured differently. That's why folks around Blacksburg, Va., have become frustrated with the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Last season's 7-6 debacle of a campaign was viewed as an aberration by most. Changes on the offensive coaching staff would fix things, and the Hokies would be right back in the Top 10.
Not so fast.
Tech finished 2013 with an 8-4 record, but it was who the Hokies lost to that bothered fans the most. The Hokies lost conference home games to Duke and Maryland. No, folks, this isn't basketball. Yes, Duke was a great story this season, but Virginia Tech should never lose to Duke in football—especially in Lane Stadium.
So, on the surface, 8-4 is a good record. Some schools would be happy playing UCLA in the Sun Bowl. Not Virginia Tech, nor should it be.
Here is a look at the state of the Virginia Tech program as we near the end of the 2013 season.