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Joe Perri Named Quality Control Coach

Bud Foster Adds Perri to Defensive Coaching Staff

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Speaking at the Pulaski County Hokie Club, Bud Foster revealed that Virginia Tech has promoted Joe Perri to quality control coach.  The former graduate assistant at Tech is a former Pittsburgh Panther.  Perri played in the 2004 Fiesta bowl with the Panthers, and has had coaching stints at Western Michigan and in Europe.  Most recently, Perri was an offensive line coach for upstart Bluefield College.

The promotion of a graduate assistant normally doesn't make news. This promotion was a bit different, as it offsets the hiring of Max Warner. Warner was an outside hire, who brings his outstanding knowledge of offensive football to Blacksburg. Warner also accompanies a prized recruit in Dwayne Lawson. Perri appears to be a grinder who has risen to a salaried position. He brings no recruits, but apparently a strong work ethic. The position of quality control coach may be new for Hokie fans, but the big time schools have been doing this for years.

This is now the price of admission to the "Big Boys Club". I just hope Virginia Tech has their wallet open to the right people.

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