"Another season lost." That's what every Virginia Tech football fan has been saying since the Hokies went down to the 16.5-point underdog that was North Carolina last Thursday night.
After an embarrassing effort in every facet of the game, the Hokies lost their second consecutive game. So, how are fans and students feeling about it.
Well, they're over it. So much so that if you were a visitor to the Virginia Tech campus this week you would have no idea there was a football game this Thursday night.
Granted, the game is being played at East Carolina, but in years past that hasn't mattered.
Students are more excited about their flag football games than watching the Hokies play football. Can you blame them? I can't.
Virginia Tech has played flat in their last two weeks and honestly have looked like they haven't cared about whether they win or lose at certain times throughout those two games.
Frank Beamer continues to preach at his press conferences that the team is practicing hard, and they're ready. So why aren't they winning?
If I study hard for a test, and don't perform well, guess what, I didn't study very good. It's one thing to practice, and it's another thing to prepare for your opponent. One of those two things has not been done the last two weeks, and it's showing.
As far as students go, they're overwhelmed with their second and third exams in their respective classes. For many, this is the last exam before finals, which are just over a month away, so their attention is elsewhere.
If the Hokies still had only one or two losses their may be a little more excitement around Virginia Tech's campus, but for right now no one cares whether the football team wins or loses. What's the difference between the Chick-fil-a Bowl and the Music City Bowl.
Students and fans aren't concerned with payouts. They want national championships, games that mean something. Hokie fans are tired of being disappointed year after year, and an appearance in a non-BCS bowl isn't going to help matters.
Another year lost for Hokie fans, but lets hope the football team has a different attitude heading into Thursday nights game against East Carolina, or it will be three straight losses, and their second straight loss to the Pirates.