For yet another season, Virginia Tech is left to play for consolation prizes as opposed to the biggest reward of all.
As much as coach Frank Beamer preached the need to get his team ready to compete for an ACC championship after Saturday’s 23-3 loss to Clemson, it’s all just sugar-coating for a team that saw any hopes of factoring into the national championship picture disappear.
Of course, Beamer and Co. won’t fling their hands in the air and give up. Nobody is expecting them to do such a thing, but Clemson exposed all the little things that went wrong for Tech in its run to a 4-0 record through the first month of the season, and compounded them.
“This thing is far from over,” said Beamer, whose team posted just 258 yards
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