SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — We’re still more than a couple of months away from the start of college football season. But already, the anticipation is building for Brent Pry and his debut with the Hokies. And the new Virginia Techhead coach has been busy getting to know Hokie Nation.

Pry has become a “Yes” man since taking over the program last November.

“We’ve said ‘Yes’ to everything right now. We want people to feel engaged and be part of this experience with us,” Pry said. “We can’t just ask them to support and come to Lane Stadium. We’ve got to give back.”

So Pry has crisscrossed the Commonwealth with former Hokies tight end and color commentator Mike Burnop, who has moderated the conversations Pry has with the public.

“He knows what it’s about. He’s saying the right things,” Burnop said. “I made the analogy one time awhile back when we were somewhere I said, that guy who did those men’s warehouse commercials. ‘You’re going to like the way you look, I guarantee it?’ Well you’re going to like the way he sounds, I promise you and I guarantee it.”

For the former Penn State defensive coordinator, the talking points are pretty simple.

“To me right now, it’s about getting to know Brent Pry and my vision for this football team and this football program,” Pry said. “What that is going to look like over the next couple of years and to get our message out there.”

But it’s helped the first year head coach realize the job is unlike any other in sports.

“”I’ve got a different job than I’ve had for 31 years. I’ll walk down the hallway and those defensive coaches are in there doing what I’ve done for a long long time,” Pry said. “You’re an ambassador for the school and for your program. I love talking about Virginia Tech. I believe in it, it’s special to me.”

And Pry’s entire family is along for the ride. And the welcome is just getting started.

“Anytime you move it’s a big deal but we were in state college for eight years,” Pry said. “I’ve got an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old. I’ve got a 20-year-old that’s transferring from Penn State to Virginia Tech. Which his mom and I are very happy about. But it’s been such a great welcome.”