Tuesday afternoon, Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry held his weekly session with the media. This week the Hokies have a pretty meaningful game ahead of them, something that not many people envisioned a month ago.
The ACC has had some upsets over the last couple of weeks and because of that, Florida State is sitting at the top of the standings undefeated, and likely heading off to the ACC Championship game on Dec. 2 in Charlotte. Louisville and Virginia Tech each have one loss and the winner this weekend holds the inside track to be the Seminoles’ opponent on the first Saturday in December.
There will not be discussion about that in the locker room as Pry apparently wants that left to the fanbase and not his players.
Brent Pry drops an honest quote about the importance of Saturday’s game
Pry was asked about the importance of the game and had this to say,
“We don’t think about that. I’d be disappointed if somebody was. Anytime you look ahead, you get your butt beat.”
He’s not wrong. Teams that get caught looking ahead generally end up paying for it in the long run. Look past this week’s opponent and they will likely beat you. However, the fans can dream big and look ahead.
With how the first four weeks went, disappointing losses to Purdue, Rutgers, and Marshall after beating Old Dominion, who had the Hokies playing for second place in the ACC and a chance to be in the driver’s seat for a trip to the ACC title game on the first Saturday in November? Not me and I bet if people are honest, not many.
What has happened is a testament to what Virginia Tech has done in the last month. The coaches have been able to regroup the team, they have changed the game plan to commit more to the run and the defense has been suffocating teams. Three impressive wins with a loss to the team in Florida State should have the fans fired up and dreaming about what could with a win this weekend. Pry, however, doesn’t want to hear about it and wants the focus in the locker room to remain on Louisville, nothing else.