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JC Price Has Waited His Entire Life For These Next 2 Weeks

Momma always said there would be days like these.

As it turns out, so did the owner of this site. Dave insightfully touched on Virginia Tech’s divorce with Justin Fuente on Tuesday, reminding everyone that if you thought the last few months were weird, you’ve seen nothing yet.

As the whirlwinds gain strength and throw the Hokie fanbase into confusion and uncertainty, I’ll be doing my best to appreciate how amazing the next two weeks will be for a special Hokie.

JC Price’s career at Virginia Tech coincided with the program’s ascendance to the pinnacle of college football. Every Hokie fan knows the importance of the 1995 team and how that season catapulted Virginia Tech into the Michael Vick era. JC Price wasn’t just a captain on that 1995 team, but also a third-team All-American.

If anyone understands where Virginia Tech should be as a football program, it’s Price. If anyone understands what it’s going to take to return to that level, it is also Price.

Price now has the opportunity of a lifetime — coach the football team he used to play for at the university he graduated from.

Price is a Hokie to his core. He was made for this moment.

All the legwork he put in to get here has paid off. All those years Price spent at Marshall, gritting his teeth as a Division I assistant coach are coming to fruition. It’s not like Price’s defensive units were struggling there either — Marshall led the nation in scoring defense in 2020 and the Thundering Herd won a Conference USA title in 2014. Price’ defensive front played a crucial part in those accomplishments.

Chances are, however, that this dream is short-lived. Price is not going to be a candidate to serve as the next head coach of Virginia Tech football, but that doesn’t mean this two-game stretch doesn’t mean anything, however.

For Price, it means everything.

Since a new head coach usually brings in his own staff, there is a very good chance that Price does not return to the Virginia Tech coaching staff in 2022. This may be the last chance he has to don the maroon and orange on gamedays as an active member of the program.

The chance to lead your alma mater to two wins, both against rival programs, is an incredible moment, one that Price has likely dreamed of his entire career. He’s wanted this chance, and now he’s got it.

Price is going to throw all his might behind the next two games. Nobody will work harder inside the football wing of Merryman Athletic Center over the next two weeks. Price wants this more than anyone.

I’m excited to see Price lead the way. It’s an amazing opportunity for him, but also for Tech faithful that once again get to cheer on JC Price on the Virginia Tech sideline.

If the next two weeks go anything like they did in 1995, then this two-game stretch could be one of the most enjoyable and memorable in Virginia Tech history.

I certainly hope that’s the case.

Go get ‘em, JC.


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