Hokie Fans Playing the "What-If" Game After Clemson Defeats Miami

Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2009

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 17:  Head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies looks on from the sidelines against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 17, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Leaving your fate in the hands of another team never works out like you want it to.  Virginia Tech finds itself in that boat once again after Clemson upset Miami on Saturday.

This means if Georgia Tech beats Duke and Wake Forest—their only two remaining conference opponents—they will be the Coastal Division's representative in the ACC championship game.

This leaves many Virginia Tech fans feeling the same as past years. The Hokies came into 2009 with high expectations, and they failed to come through on them.

It's not that fans and students aren't looking forward to the remaining games on the schedule, but it's difficult to be all that excited—especially when you look at Georgia Tech's remaining games.

Wake Forest lost to Navy this past weekend, and the Midshipmen didn't put the ball in the air a single time. How will Wake fair against Navy's big brother?

Probably not all that well.

However, Hokie fans are remaining optimistic about Duke. 

See where I'm going here?

Every Virginia Tech fan is playing the "what-if" game. Well, I have a message for the Hokie Nation: It's pointless.

College football this season has been unpredictable, and every team has shown they can go down on any given day—it just depends if you get the right breaks.

So, for Hokie fans, just try to enjoy the remainder of the college football season and leave the "what-if" scenarios alone. Honestly, they're only going to frustrate you further when they don't come true.