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Richard Deitsch
August 12, 2002
2001 RECORD: 8-4 (4-3, T3 in Big East)FINAL RANKING: No. 18 AP, No. 18 coaches' poll
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August 12, 2002

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2001 RECORD: 8-4 (4-3, T3 in Big East)
FINAL RANKING: No. 18 AP, No. 18 coaches' poll


Big East wins for the Hokies since conference play began in 1993, the most of any member school. Miami is second with 82.

An opposing coach's view

The big, talented Hokies have an abundance of weapons

"At 6 feet and 211 pounds, tailback Kevin Jones is strong and physical. He runs a little too upright, but when he gets out in the open he's something.... Quarterback Grant Noel doesn't make mistakes. He controls the tempo of the game.... Center Jake Grove, tackle Anthony Davis and guard Luke Owens are solid....The defense has a hard-nosed, blue-collar mentality.... Safety Willie Pile is a quasilinebacker. If you don't watch him, he'll make a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage."

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