8. Virginia Tech Hokies

Will Marcus Vick be the starting QB by NOV. 1?

Updated: August 20, 2003, 8:53 AM ET
By Mike Kuchar | ESPN The Magazine
LAST SEASON: 10-4 (3-4 Big East)

Frank Beamer will take another 8-0 start. It's the November meltdown he can live without. For Virginia Tech, last year's 11th month (1-3) got in the way of an 11th win and a BCS bid. "It's not where you start," C Jake Grove says. "It's where you finish." The Hokies plan to finish stronger in '03. But they'll start with a quarterback battle.

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