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  • Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

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    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...

By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer

Virginia Tech wants to continue playing the role of the Avengers.

The 24th-ranked Hokies have climbed into the Top 25 for first time in more than a year, and they would love to celebrate by avenging another blowout loss from last season when they play Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Last week, the Hokies (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a loss at North Carolina last season with a 27-17 victory, their fifth in a row.

This week, Pittsburgh is squarely in the crosshairs. The Panthers (3-1, 2-1) beat Virginia Tech 35-17 last season and have won four in a row in the series.

Linebacker Tariq Edwards says watching film of the loss was "kind of disgusting."

Quarterback Logan Thomas says the Hokies are glad to have the chance to make amends.

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