The Virginia Tech Football Experience

The Virginia Tech Football Experience
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with us okay Virginia Tech football season returns this weekend as we mentioned and if you haven’t experienced a game live at Lane Stadium it’s one thing that you don’t want to miss out on yeah I stopped by to find out what the hype is all about take a look [Applause] [Music] what I hear seeing a football game here at Lane Stadium is an unforgettable experience but today we’re learning about what game day is like for the coach his family and a couple of the players the atmosphere is crazy I saw like a stab that we’ve had however many earthquake games here so that just gives you a frame of reference of how crazy walking through the tunnel just hang everybody jump hang him Sandman get ready to go off you know this is going on year four and and every time I stood at the butterfly so it’s awesome so our game day experience is second to none you know our entrance is is special and unique and when you start to make the walk from the locker room and you can hear the let’s go Hokies chant and you know it’s it’s about to start and you get in the tunnel and there are a lot of echoes in that tunnel and our guys are excited and then you you got to stand there and kind of catch your breath a little bit and try and soak it in and and then when you go take the field you just get a rush of emotion and enjoy an excitement that everybody should get the experience some time in their lives when your defense is out there maybe the other team’s office is coming out and they have to worry about our fans we can’t hear everything like that and then obviously what we score it’s pretty nice as to hear how like definite it is here especially you don’t third down on defense you know I love you know hearing them you know with the keys or you know yelling and screaming and jump in you know cuz you need them and it gives us nothing but a little more motivation to make a clay not only do we have great fan support in terms of people in the seats but we have a knowledgeable fan base they know window cheer when to get loud how to affect the game in a positive manner they come not to be entertained but to take part in the game which i think is unique and makes it even a better experience it’s just another example of the pride in Virginia Tech now just a football program but the in the entire school the entire community it’s truly an event that’s fun to be a part of when you’re a coach of any sports program you can teach lessons that you know come off of the football field so what are some lessons that you’re hoping that the guys take from the values of hard work of perseverance of stick-to-itiveness of continuing to work hard to push yourself to be the best and everything you do regardless of circumstances and also understanding that there’s more there’s more than just the game it’s about the process it’ll talk about winning and losing we talk about doing things the right way on a consistent basis it gives us an opportunity to have success in anything we do in life walk me through what it’s like for you on gaming day we get on the bus and come here and do hope you walk and which is always a fantastic show of pride in Virginia Tech and support we’re not just our football team but the whole kind of collegiate atmosphere I get to the end of hokey walk my girls and my wife Jenny are always there give big hugs I hear that you guys when you him during the Hokey walk what happens we’ve done that for every game when we were at Memphis we did that and then here at Virginia Tech so we wait and give him a big hug and give him a big kiss and tell him good luck and then these guys like to see all the players what is your favorite part of game day or up this whole experience because it seems like Coach really you know he makes his his family a part of this you guys are creating this tradition of running and seeing him and giving him a hug and you know good luck hug and so what’s your favorite part of it because obviously you know you’ve been with me the whole time my favorite part is probably Enter Sandman just I get I think more chills than he does when the games starting and then I think afterwards we go down on the field and get to give them a hug and go listen to his postgame press conference but just kind of the relief of hopefully a win you know we went a lot at home so if somebody has not yet experienced a game at Lane Stadium what words do you have for them well they’re missing out I mean I think every college football fan should come I just started jumping too easy everybody I was jumping don’t ask why one tip I would say is to be loud as Todd’s on John they said that’s the tip is jump absolutely and you can’t help it when you’re surrounded by all those fans and the inner Sandman comes out you you do you get chills whether you’re a fan or not we went my husband is a big big Nebraska fan I went to a Hokie home game and we couldn’t help it I mean it was just so exciting you’re gonna go to my first this season awesome yeah very good so ok so we can share them on Monday night yes playing in Tallahassee right against FSU but then the next home game is September September 8th yes

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