November 6, 2007

ASI Insider Report: Going against family ties

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Thacker going against family ties (by Chris Nee,

Back in November of 2005, Budd Thacker gave a pledge to Frank Beamer to play football for the Hokies. Luckily for Florida State, the hard-nosed defensive tackle had a change of heart and in late January of 2006, just before national signing day, he switched his commitment to the Seminoles.

Now as a sophomore starter in the middle of the 'Noles' defensive front, Thacker will get his first opportunity to face the team that he committed to just two years ago. So does the former four-star defender ever catch himself thinking about what it would have been like if he was playing his college ball in Blacksburg instead of Tallahassee?

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