When Virginia Tech deputy director of football operations Bruce Garnes wants to high-five diminutive Hokies tailback J.C. Coleman, Garnes gets down on one knee.
A week ago, Pittsburgh was tougher than Virginia Tech. Logan Thomas wasn't going to let it happen again. Instead of ducking out of bounds at the end of an otherwise irrelevant 3-yard run in the second quarter, the Hokies' junior quarterback lowered his shoulder and barreled over Bowling Green defensive end Charlie Walker.
Frank Beamer has been the face of the Virginia Tech football program for 26 years. Not that Michael Holmes noticed.