"Coach Dooley was a great coach and an even better man who made a lasting impact on this university and on college football as a whole," North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said.
Bill Dooley, former Virginia Tech football coach, dies at 82 →
"We know T.J.'s a very gifted player," coach Larry Fedora said. "He can run, he can catch, he can run after the catch. ... The one thing is, [the players] all know him. I imagine, for them, it'll be a lot of fun."
T.J. Thorpe ready to visit old teammates as Virginia prepares for North Carolina →