Count ESPN analyst Joey Galloway as a member of the national media who might be on the Virginia Tech bandwagon.
On the network’s College Football Countdown on Friday night before the Virginia-Boise State game, the question was asked about the ACC and who could win the conference if Clemson is unable to do so this year. The former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver mentioned the Hokies as a team that could be in the mix when it’s all said and done.
“I’m going Virginia Tech. People sort of forget Virginia Tech was in it last year with Clemson and only lost by seven points in the ACC Championship Game.
“When you think Virginia Tech, you think [defensive coordinator] Bud Foster and you think defense. But this team on the offensive end, Josh Jackson, 8 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Cam Phillips leads FBS in receiving yards averaging 15 yards a (catch). We’ve always known and always thought of Virginia Tech, if they can match Bud Foster’s defense on the offensive side … if they can continue to improve, then they’ll have a chance.”
Galloway did agree with fellow analyst Jesse Palmer that Clemson would win the ACC once more in a three-peat, but it’s nice to see the Hokies get some props on the national level.
Virginia Tech hosts Old Dominion on Saturday before welcoming the second-ranked Clemson Tigers to Lane Stadium on Sept. 30.
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