Virginia Tech's inspiration, new roles for Kansas' players

Originally Published: December 31, 2007
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

FT. LAUDERDALE -- It's an old, black, steel lunch box that has become symbolic of the blue-collar, workman-like ways of the Virginia Tech defense. On the outside, it is inscribed with the motto "WIN" on the front and VT on the side. Inside, it is filled with the players' goals, the team's mission statement signed by each player, and some sort of token taken from road games.

But this year, the battered old box carries even more significance.

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