|2007 Virginia Tech Hokies football|
ACC Coastal Division champion
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|2007 record||11–3 (7–1 ACC)|
|Head coach||Frank Beamer (21st season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Bryan Stinespring (6th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Bud Foster (13th season)|
|Home stadium||Lane Stadium|
(c. 66,233, grass)
|2007 ACC football standings|
|#10 Boston College x||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|#9 Virginia Tech x†||7||–||1||11||–||3|
Championship: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 16
|† – BCS representative as champion |
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2007 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.
The Hokies entered the season returning nine starters on offense and eight on defense, including All-American cornerback Brandon Flowers, from a 2006 team that went 10-3 and finished second in the ACC's Coastal Division behind Georgia Tech.
After the Virginia Tech massacre claimed the lives of 32 students and faculty members on Monday, April 16, 2007, the remainder of spring practice was canceled. The Hokies had been scheduled to hold two more practices in addition to a spring game on Saturday. As a special tribute, ESPN's College GameDay program broadcast from Blacksburg for the Hokies' opening game against East Carolina.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 1||12:00 p.m.||East Carolina*||No. 9||ESPN||W 17–7||66,233|
|September 8||9:15 p.m.||at No. 2 LSU*||No. 9||ESPN||L 7–48||92,739|
|September 15||1:30 p.m.||Ohio*||No. 18||ESPN360||W 28–7||66,233|
|September 22||1:30 pm||William & Mary*||No. 17||ACC Select||W 44–3||66,233|
|September 29||12:00 p.m.||North Carolina||No. 17||LFS||W 17–10||66,233|
|October 6||6:00 p.m.||at No. 22 Clemson||No. 15||ESPN||W 41–23||82,047|
|October 13||12:00 pm||at Duke||No. 12||LFS||W 43–14||23,691|
|October 25||7:45 p.m.||No. 2 Boston College||No. 8||ESPN||L 10–14||66,233|
|November 1||7:45 p.m.||at Georgia Tech||No. 11||ESPN||W 27–3||52,202|
|November 10||3:30 p.m.||Florida State||No. 11||ABC||W 40–21||66,233|
|November 17||3:30 p.m.||Miami (FL)||No. 10||ABC||W 44–14||66,233|
|November 24||12:00 p.m.||at No. 16 Virginia||No. 8||ESPN||W 33–21||61,711|
|December 1||1:00 p.m.||vs. No. 12 Boston College||No. 6||ABC||W 30–16||53,212|
|January 3, 2008||8:00 p.m.||vs. No. 8 Kansas||No. 5||FOX||L 21–24||74,111|
Personnel[edit | edit source]
Coaching staff[edit | edit source]
|Position||Name||First year at VT||First year in current position|
|Head Coach||Frank Beamer||1987||1987|
|Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach||Billy Hite||1978||2001|
|Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends||Bryan Stinespring||1990||2006 (Offensive coordinator since 2002)|
|Defensive Coordinator and Inside linebackers||Bud Foster||1987||1995|
|Offensive Line||Curt Newsome||2006||2006|
|Wide Receivers||Kevin Sherman||2006||2006|
|Strong Safety, Outside Linebackers, and Recruiting Coordinator||Jim Cavanaugh||1996||2002|
|Defensive backs||Torrian Gray||2006||2006|
|Defensive Line||Charley Wiles||1996||1996|
Roster[edit | edit source]
Starters are in bold, based on pre-season depth chart from the 2007 media guide
Recruiting[edit | edit source]
National Signing Day was on 2007-02-07. The Hokies' recruiting class was highlighted by Tyrod Taylor, who was rated the #1 dual threat quarterback in the country. Taylor was announced as the Hokies' #2 quarterback on August 21.
Below is a list of the recruits that signed their letter of intent with Virginia Tech:
Post-season awards[edit | edit source]
Following the Hokies' victory over Virginia, which clinched the division title, Xavier Adibi, Chris Ellis, Victor Harris, and Eddie Royal were honored as first team all-ACC, while Barry Booker, Duane Brown and Brandon Flowers were recognized on the second team.
References[edit | edit source]
- Flowers named AP All-American
- Athletics department makes announcement on upcoming sporting events
- "College GameDay to open season in Blacksburg". Hokiesports.com. 2007-06-27. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070629153534/http://hokiesports.com/football/recaps/20070627aaa.html. Retrieved 27 June 2007.
- "Virginia Tech Football". Virginia Polytechnic and State University. http://www.hokiesports.com/football/stats/2007/. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Beamer announces quarterback change". hokiesports.com. 2007-09-10. http://www.hokiesports.com/football/recaps/20070910aaa.html. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
- Grant Throckmorton is the holder field goal holder
- Elan Lewis suffered a season-ending injury during fall practice and will not play for the 2007 season. See .
- Jason Adjepong Worilds was formerly named Jason Adjepong - see
- "Edwards leaves football squad". hokiesports.com. 2007-10-01. http://www.hokiesports.com/football/recaps/20071001aca.html. Retrieved 2007-10-01.
- Bart McMillin is the long snapper (punts) and Scott King is the short snapper (field goals).
- Brian Saunders is also a scout team quarterback.
- "Beamer announces depth chart changes". hokiesports.com. 2007-08-21. http://www.hokiesports.com/football/recaps/20070821aaa.html. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- Barden enrolled at Tech for the Spring 2007 semester, then transferred to Vanderbilt after spring practice
- "Four Hokies make first-team All-ACC". 2007-11-26. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071129194846/http://www.hokiesports.com/football/recaps/20071126aab.html. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
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