This is the most comical thread I’ve ever read on this site. VT first? Christ Almighty. We’ve stumbled way too often on the big stage, no doubt about it. Fans in Blacksburg are just as pissed about it and tired of the trend as anyone else. However, blaming the program that’s carried the banner for this sorry ass conference for 8 years is ridiculous. When we joined the league most of you said we’d never even contend for an ACC Title. In order to fail in the big game you actually have to win a bunch to get there. Instead of admitting that your respective programs have been miserable, you project this crap on to the Hokies?
Who cares whose fault it is? Miami has been an abject failure. Florida State has been living off of past glories and recruiting rankings. Clemson has no excuse for being historically underwhelming and overrated with all the talent it brings in. UNC was good briefly under Mack Brown and then they couldn’t even figure out how to cheat correctly. Hell, UVA is the flagship school in a state loaded with talent and they flat out suck year after year.
I know it’s sports and these discussions always come up, but to BLAME the winningest program in the country since 1995 is plain stupid. The ACC is 2-13 all-time in BCS games. VT won one of those, and was the losing team in the other (FSU; 2000 MNC Game in case you forgot). You can even point to some of VT’s weaker schedules to account for why they’ve owned the conference (even though they’ve shown a willingness to play—and lose—to the Alabamas, LSUs, and USCs of the world that only a handful of other programs will do), but don’t forget that your team was probably on those schedules every single year.