In just over a week from today, West Virginia will head to FedEx Field to open up the 2017 season against old foe Virginia Tech in the battle for the Black Diamond Trophy. It will be must-watch football, but just in case the folks in Morgantown were not sufficiently fired up for the game, the Virginia Tech football team took a shot at West Virginia during Wednesday’s practice.
The team’s official Twitter account, verified with the little blue check mark, shared a clip from practice with some rather interesting background music.
🔥 RIVALRY RENEWED 🔥
It just got REAL❗️
— VT Football (@VT_Football) August 23, 2017
For those not familiar — which there is no excuse for — that’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” playing over the load speakers. Otherwise known as the song West Virginia fans sing after every home win.
Virginia Tech is currently a 4.5 point favorite, but It’s good for the Hokies to get familiar with the song now. That way if WVU pulls the upset on September 3, they will be able to sing along. Virginia Tech is no slouch in the ACC will have a stout defense, but the Mountaineers are a Big 12 dark horse and with a quarterback like Will Grier, they are more than capable of sending the Hokies home with “County Roads” ringing in their ears.
As you can expect, Mountaineer fans didn’t let the tweet go unnoticed. Football can’t get here soon enough!
— B. Cook (@bgcook24) August 24, 2017
— Jason Meadows (@jmeadows_2) August 24, 2017
— Pops WVU (@popswvu) August 24, 2017