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Behind Enemy Lines - Week Nine: Virginia Tech

Behind Enemy Lines is a weekly feature on, highlighting the passion of Miami fans in opposing team territory. And if you’re reading this from Charlottesville, Va., give us a shout at @HurricaneSports – we want to hear from you.

This week's Cane "Behind Enemy Lines" ...

Josh Headen
Salem, Virginia

How did you become a Hurricanes fan?
"I became a Hurricane fan when I was about seven or eight years old. My family had season tickets to Tech games and I went to a ton of them growing up. I remember seeing the Canes play for the first time and falling in love with everything about them: their colors, cockiness, and the fact everyone hated them. It was all very appealing to me, heck even Sebastian had an edge to him. Now 20 years later, I still bleed orange and green!

Do you find it difficult supporting Miami all the way from Salem?
"The most difficult thing is seeing the GREAT deals on tickets and being so far away I can't take advantage of them. Other than that, I've gotten used to the bravado of the Tech fans, they are very proud of their ACC championships, but still have ZERO of what The U has FIVE of!"

Is there a place you visit to watch Hurricanes games in the city?
"I usually just watch the games from my house."

Have you found any other Hurricanes fans in Salem?
"Yes, there is actually a decent-sized fan base here in the Roanoke Valley."

How do you support the Hurricanes – Any apartment decorations? Favorite piece of Canes gear? Travel for games?
"I go to the games every year within driving distance. I will be at the Virginia and Duke games this year supporting The U."

Any favorite memories or stories from your time as a Hurricanes fan? 
"My favorite Canes memories are getting Ed Reed's arm sleeve at the 2001 Tech game, and of course the 2002 Rose Bowl! I hope to watch the Canes win number six real soon!"