Virginia Tech AD responds to school’s connection to Wake Forest playbook scandal

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10 SPORTS) – On Thursday, Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock released a statement regarding Virginia Tech’s possible involvement in the recent Wake Forest playbook scandal.

We have recently been made aware that a former Wake Forest staff member provided one of our former assistant coaches some game plan information prior to our game in 2014. We have no indication at this time that any of this information was shared with any other staff members, nor utilized during the game itself. However, should new information become available, we will be forthcoming and transparent.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard at Virginia Tech. We are disappointed and embarrassed that this type of information was distributed to, and apparently received by one of our former assistant coaches. The distribution of this type of information among peers or rivals is wrong and not in the vein of sportsmanship and integrity that we demand and expect, and for this, I personally apologize to the coaches, student-athletes, administration, alumni, students and fans of Wake Forest University.

I am also aware of former head coach Frank Beamer’s, and current defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s public remarks yesterday as to having no knowledge of the situation and I believe both of them wholeheartedly. It should also be noted that there is no known connection of any kind to our current coaching staff, who were hired in late 2015.

We will, of course, comply fully with the ACC and all relevant parties as this unfortunate situation unfolds.”

In 2014, Virginia Tech lost to Wake Forest, 6-3 in 2OT.

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