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Does Michael Vick Deserve a Second Chance? I Say Yes

By Justin Cocchiola On July - 22 - 2009

If you're a fan of Virginia Tech football, then you were undoubtedly a fan of Michael Vick.  His elusive play, explosive arm, and uncanny athletic ability took the Virginia Tech program to new heights.  Heights that it had never seen before and hasn't seen since his departure.

Frank Beamer and Vick are the primary reasons Virginia Tech football is one of the premier football programs in the nation. Beamer took over at his alma mater as head coach in 1987, and after six years of mediocrity, Beamer is a living legend among Hokie faithful.

With 16 consecutive bowl appearances and 176 wins as the head coach at Virginia Tech for the former Tech cornerback, Beamer has written his legacy as one of the premier coaches in the history of college football.

There is one thing, though. Beamer has only one national championship appearance, which was a loss to Florida State on Jan. 4, 2000. The starting quarterback of that Virginia Tech football team was Vick. 

Vick is hands down the greatest football player in Virginia Tech history, and he only played football two out of his three years at the university. Had Vick stayed an extra year, maybe he and...

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