What can go wrong, usually does.
If you are a paranoid fan like me, you constantly worry and live by the above statement. It always seems.
For the first two weeks of 2010, it certainly felt like that for Virginia Tech football. After losing a close game to Boise State that likely took them out of the National Title picture, they fell to FCS opposition James Madison just six days later.
From being preseason number 10 in the nation to 0-2 and the laughing stock of the nation. In six days.
That's the humbling world of sports. Of course, we all know the Hokies awoke from their early-season slumber to reel off 11 straight wins before being embarrassed by Stanford in the Orange Bowl.
Heading into this season, there are plenty of things that could go wrong for Virginia Tech. An unproven quarterback, an all-of-a-sudden average defense, and a few dangerous opponents in the conference all threaten to take Virginia Tech's place at the top of the ACC.
Of course, I do not believe any of these are going to happen because Frank Beamer and Bud Foster are geniuses at what they do and have kept the Hokies at the top of the mountain for more than 10 years now.
However, hypothetically speaking, here are five worst case scenarios for the Virginia Tech Hokies heading into 2011.