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ESPN's Chris Fowler Calls For Virginia Tech To Stop Playing 'Enter Sandman' At Games Until Home Dominance Is Restored

The familiar sound starts blaring through the stadium's speakers and the crowd gets excited. The players are in the dark, crowded, shallow tunnel, waiting to pour onto the field. The song begins to crescendo. 

The climax hits, here comes Virginia Tech. The crowd goes nuts. 

This is a Hokies' football game at Lane Stadium, where "Enter Sandman" by Metallica is played before every home contest. It's one of the most iconic traditions in the sport. 

ESPN college football broadcaster Chris Fowler wants it to stop, though. 

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Virginia Tech, 4-4 this season, has lost three home contests this fall, the most recent a 30-6 defeat to Miami on Thursday night. Since 2012, the Hokies have fallen seven times within the familiar confines of Lane Stadium. From 2005-11, Virginia Tech suffered just six defeats at home.

Clearly, Frank Beamer's program isn't as dominant as it used to be on its home turf. Does that mean the Hokies should halt the "Enter Sandman" tradition, though? 

Virginia Tech has a bye week this Saturday before hosting Boston College at Lane Stadium Nov. 1.