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Practice Routine Changes as Hokies Prepare for Orange Bowl

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Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer is changing his practice approach this year as the Hokies prepare for the Orange Bowl against Stanford January 3rd.

In the past, he hasn't held practice between the final regular season game and the end of final exams.

This year, he's having short practices during the exam period.

He says that'll keep his guys sharp and continue the team's momentum they've built.

Beamer said, "Plus, it gives you a chance to work with the younger guys a little bit and take advantage of that. We practice a little bit more and hit a little bit more. You always want to have it be a reward for a great season, and you do, but I've found the real reward is being able to win the game, then you don't have to answer all those questions at the Hokie Club meetings. We're going to take it very seriously, particularly this year. I think there's a lot riding on this thing. You're playing a very high ranked team. You're playing to end up in the top ten at the end of the year. You're playing for 12 wins. That's never been done here. There's so many things that this team's playing for."

Reported by Marty Hudtloff
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