RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - 2011 saw the Virginia Tech Hokies reach a BCS bowl game, but now the focus turns to the potential for success in 2012. Frank Beamer and several Hokies addressed the crowd at the Richmond Hokie Club kickoff dinner, as training camp begins in two weeks.
Wednesday marked the 25th annual event. About 750 Hokie fans attended at the Richmond Convention Center as Virginia Tech gears up for kickoff as the ACC Coastal Division favorites. NFL coaching veteran Bobby Ross was the guest speaker, who gave Beamer his first coaching job at The Citadel.
Beamer says the Hokies have potential to be a good football team this season, but the key will be getting the young players ready to compete. With the season opener on Labor Day against ACC foe Georgia Tech, training camp becomes that much more important.
Hokie players D.J. Coles (Goochland), Antoine Hopkins (Highland Springs) and Alonzo Tweedy (Hermitage) were all in attendance Wednesday night.