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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Beamer's Millions and The Art of War

The RTD has a couple interesting rticles about the Hokies today. First they have an in-depth look at Frank Beamer's new contract. A $200,000 bonus for winning the National Championship seems awful low to me considering the effect that such a win would have on the perception of the Virginia Tech football program. A National Title would immediately vault VT from a "pretty darn good" team to an "elite" program.

The next article focuses on Virginia Tech wide receiver David Clowney. Clowney, a junior, is the "elder stateman" of VT's young receiving corps and one of Marcus Vick's favorite targets. The article is intersting because Clowney talks about the lessons he learned from reading the book "The Art of War" by the ancient Chinese gneral Sun Tzu. That's not something you usually hear from D-I football players. It's a pretty interesting profile piece.


Anonymous Old Zach's DAD said...

Old Zach: Perhaps some one in Blacksburg should give Clowney a copy of Tech Professor Dr. Bud Robertson's magnificant biography of Stonewall Jackson for his next reading assignment.

1:11 PM

Blogger Old Zach said...

At the very least he should read Robertson's collection of Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims, which I found quite instructive.

2:09 PM


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