Which brings us to...
Virginia Tech had no business beating Duke last year, and was lucky not to have an embarrassment on the order of the 1998 homecoming debacle. Bryan Stinespring needs to prove that he can adjust when things aren't clicking. Things didn't click against Duke last year, and it took a pick-six to seal the deal against the bottom-feeder of the ACC.
Tyrod will no doubt be chomping at the bit to exorcise some of his 2008 demons against Duke, but Stiney too should be motivated to prove that last season's matchup was a fluke.
Let's keep the focus exactly where it should be: the next Virginia Tech game.