Opponent: Wilson had rage after Clemson loss


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From Roanoke Times:


“The team got in there and just like a rage came over me and I was screaming at my team telling them we shouldn’t have lost that game,” the running back recalled of the Oct. 1 matchup’s aftermath. “‘They’re not better than us.’ And I told them we weren’t going to lose any more games. And I told them I mean it.”

The Hokies haven’t lost since, winning seven straight games to get back to the ACC championship game for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Wilson said he doesn’t normally get like that, but something about the Clemson loss, one in which the Hokies didn’t score an offensive touchdown, pushed him over the edge.

He stormed straight to the locker room, passing up any post-game handshakes at midfield. In the locker room, head coach Frank Beamer tried to tell him it was all right. Wilson wasn’t hearing it.

“It was one of those moments where I felt outside of my body,” he said. “I felt like I was watching me rage off. Whenever I get that mad, I get numb in my nose and I felt that. I know that’s not good when it gets numb right here.”

Wilson had 23 carries for 123 yards in that game, but he felt like he had more to give.

“The reason I was real emotional was because it was the first time for me at Tech that I was really involved in a game that we lost,” he said. “In the past, I’ve been a backup guy or a special teams guy and didn’t really have a part in the game. But that Clemson game, that was the first time I had a part in a team that lost.”

What was the reaction to the speech?

“They were shocked,” Wilson said. “I don’t know what their reaction was, but everybody was quiet, and I looked up and I seen everybody just looking at me with big eyes.”

“It was real,” running backs coach Shane Beamer said. “It was real and it was genuine. … And he spoke for the whole team. We don’t like letting a team come in here and embarrass us in our stadium like they did. And we said that night we’d like to get another shot at them.”

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spacer Football Update: Opponent: Wilson had rage after Clemson loss
B-Meist®
spacer We need dudes with this attitude
ptidon
spacer minus the skipping the handshake part.***
deleted
spacer Re: minus the skipping the handshake part.***
PenthouseTiger
spacer There was no need for him to do that. Man up and shake the
tiggerz04®
spacer Hopefully he will have a chance to do it right Saturday.
deleted
spacer Me too, I'd like for him to smell the crap that gets knocked
tiggerz04®
spacer Like CJ did?***
elcid1985®
spacer We have to come out guns blazin and set the tone early
MemphisCat
spacer Well Mr. Wilson,
CUTigerDave®
spacer Good call, Dave***
GraniteTiger99
spacer Well if he had rage after that loss
ClemsonMike830
spacer numb nose***
Nobody's Fool
spacer maybe Beamer should have just shown him highlight videos
franc1968®
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TigerFanClint
spacer I hope they are. Sometimes when a team gets that mad they
tiggerz04®
spacer I wish we had someone that would have reacted that way
mrorange
spacer Or the South Carolina loss***
T22Bone22
spacer if it does not appear on the internet, it did not happen?***
Willmo®
spacer Amen!!! I wish our players got that pissed and emotional
CUD
spacer He//...isn't that the way you're supposed to feel ??????????***
WEOWNUSC
spacer Re: He//...isn't that the way you're supposed to feel ??????????***
charlestontiger1977®
spacer Re: Football Update: Opponent: Wilson had rage after Clemson loss
sspassport®
spacer I feel sorry for Clemson players Saturday night
AllTimeClemson
spacer Re: I feel sorry for Clemson players Saturday night
warren
spacer Inside Edition. He got dumped by a VT cheerleader.
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Glad VT pulled it out late against Dook ...
clemchem®
spacer Easy to say your not going to lose another game....
tiger_fan_brian
spacer reason enough he puts up 200 plus yds against us sat.***
fowlerj43
spacer Dabo needs to post that crap...
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