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Beamer, team stays focused on North Carolina during farewell week

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - It's the final home game, not only for another senior class at Virginia Tech, but for coach Frank Beamer.

That's just one of many things happening In what should be a week to remember leading up to the November 21 game against North Carolina.

After two road wins, the Hokies will return to Lane Stadium, back in black. The uniform choice was requested by the players, and endorsed by their legendary coach.

Beamer said, "…I just want 'em ready to play. I don't care what they play in. If they like it. I like it. Then let's just go play well."

Defensive lineman Luther Maddy echoed coach's sentiment, "... once we actually saw 'em during the meeting yesterday everybody was really excited I'm really excited to play in my last home game at Lane."

Coach Beamer has won 136 games at Lane Stadium in 29 years as the head coach, and me made it very clear that in order to get one more victory, he will need to focus on North Carolina and not the emotion surrounding his home finale.

Coach Beamer said, "... yeah that's for another day. North Carolina gets your attention right away, so you don't have much... to have any shot at beating them, you gotta make a great great preparation and have a great week of practice."

Twelfth-ranked North Carolina is 9-1 with two to play, and looking to clinch the Coastal Division outright. Quarterback Marquise Williams leads an offense that has put up an astounding 125 points in its past two games.

Virginia Tech defensive lineman Ken Ekanem said the team has trouble with mobile quarterbacks like Williams and the team is preparing to stay in its pass rush lanes, containing the QB.