The goal of the Virginia Tech Hokies players and coaching staff year-in and year-out is to win the ACC Championship.
Sure, some fans and experts may have higher or lower expectations from season to season.
But, ask Frank Beamer. That is the ultimate bar for this program.
Look at the 2011 season. Despite losing to Clemson, the Hokies control their own destiny for a return trip to the ACC title game.
Despite losing to Boise State and FCS opponent James Madison in 2010, Virginia Tech still had its BCS future in its hands.
The point being that even with a loss early in the season, Beamer's team remains motivated to excel in future games.