Coaches Jim Grobe, Tom O’Brien, Randy Edsall, Jimbo Fisher, Dabo Swinney, Frank Spaziani, David Cutcliffe, Paul Johnson, Al Golden, Larry Fedora, Mike London and Frank Beamer set the example of playing nicely. (AP)
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A peace summit broke out at ACC Media Days Sunday, before the onslaught of player interviews had even begun properly. Remember the last time Georgia Tech linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas met? We do, because we were there:
The game turned on the Hokies’ final possession of the third quarter. Following three consecutive scores that turned a 21-13 Jackets deficit into a 26-21 lead, Virginia Tech was faced with third-and-19, but as Georgia Tech defenders swarmed past neutral territory for the second play in a row, linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu saw fit to direct a punch straight at Thomas’ helmet. A fresh set of downs was awarded, and two plays later Wilson had gone 49 yards down the field on his own two feet. [...] Thomas, displaying great ability to trip lightly over burly obstacles placed in his path, capped the drive himself with a 12-yard touchdown run, and the Hokies regained a lead they would not surrender again.
So you might be surprised to see this:
According to the Roanoke Times, the two settled their differences amicably following last year’s game.
Other assorted highlights from our visits with the ACC’s student-athlete representatives: