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2012 Record Aside, Hokies Earn Praise

Virginia Tech did not have a good 2012 season. While Alabama was roaring to its second consecutive national championship, the Hokies were struggling to a 7-6 season, quite a rarity for Virginia Tech since Frank Beamer took over the program 27 years ago.

It will come as a surprise to no one that Alabama Coach Nick Saban thinks that last year's Virginia Tech season was an anomaly. That's in no small part because on Saturday, Saban will take his Crimson Tide against Virginia Tech to start the 2013 season. For Bama it's about beginning a season with a chance to make history by winning three consecutive national championships, four in five years. For...