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JMU's Mickey Matthews: The dirty little secret is...

James Madison head coach Mickey Matthews told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, "The dirty little secret is the top six to eight teams at our level can play with anyone. We struggle to find guaranteed games because no one wants to play us. I don't know if we're a top 25 team on the FBS level, but I'm sure we're better than Virginia Tech wanted us to be. They needed to play somebody they could dominate."

In his column today, Schlabach wrote, “The night before James Madison University pulled off the biggest upset of the 2010 college football season, Dukes coach Mickey Matthews asked his players if any of them made a recruiting visit to Virginia Tech.”

“None of the Dukes raised their hands.”

"I promise you they're going to want a lot of you after tomorrow," Matthews told his team.

Matthews added, "I think when Appalachian State beat Michigan, you didn't hear any football coaches saying it was a big upset. You heard a lot of media saying it was the greatest upset in college football history, but you didn't hear any football coaches saying it."

JMU returns to action on Saturday against Liberty.