The FanPulse data is out, and things are getting boiled up in the Top 10, and Hokie Nation is feeling a bit better this week. It’s week 7 for the league, and week 6 for us. Halfway done, more than half to go... think about it... hopefully. GO HOKIES!!!!
We’ve had a day to review, and a bout 1400 pictures to look at. Let’s look at just what was probably going on in the game on Saturday.
It’s Saturday afternoon. The light morning Fall drizzle has past and the sun is out. It’s a cool mid-60’s in Blacksburg, perfect for an October football game. Kickoff is shortly. Join us, comment away. It’s time to Jump! GO HOKIES!!!!
It’s Friday! First, it’s a three day weekend for most of us. Second, it’s Game Day tomorrow in Blacksburg, and third it’s going to be a beautiful day tomorrow. So, how beautiful will it be? A win would do a great job in that department.
The Rams are 1-4 on the season.
The University of Rhode Island Rams have been to Lane Stadium before, way back in the Dooley era, before the the expansion. It was 1980, and things were different then. But the same intensity is needed. Tech needs to accomplish five things in this game only one of which is winning it. GO HOKIES!!!!
John, Bryan, and guest commentator Joshua Schneider talk about the Miami win, the issues, and the things to come for the Hokies.
Hokie Nation should be proud of this team for last week’s win.
Yes, we finally named this piece. Hopefully we remember to keep it. Tuesdays are the time we look through the feeds and see what pops up in the way of notice and awards. Last week fun news was, er.. um... thin... This week we get to cheer a few folks.
A strong defensive week for the Hokies.
So it’s week 6, and FanPulse is having some Top 25 issues. Like everyone else in this oddball season it’s nearly impossible to sort out the 11-25 rankings. See what shook out this week. We look at the program direction feeling, too.
Winning is a "good thing". The team being focused and positive is a "good thing". There is a whole bushel basket full of things to smile about in this one. There are also some issues that need to be addressed and solving them is critical to the remainder of the season.
The Virginia Tech Hokie Defense recovered itself a bit, and managed 5 turnovers in the first 2 quarters. Then the offense stopped functioning, and the defense faded. The offense scores just enough, 14, in the 2nd half to stay ahead. Hokies go 1-2 in the ACC, and 3-2 for the season.
Well, if the Hokies had to go an prove us wrong... this was the time to do it. And the way. Hendon Hooker gets the start, and the 2016 Offense reappears. And the Defense decides that it wants the turnover chain. 4 Picks and 1 fumble gives Tech a 28-7 lead at the half
Okay, It’s countdown to kickoff. Let’s change the dynamic. This season is pretty much over. Every game from now on is about building for 2020 and 2021. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s time for predictions and the poll. Your turn, too. Tell us on Facebook, or here in the comments... please do chime in on the poll. Kickoff is 3:30 EDT. We can only wait and see. GO HOKIES!!!!
Okay it’s podcast time. Talking Turkey goes over the Miami Game, deals with some of the issues, and offers up predictions. The formal predictions article will be up tomorrow. GO HOKIES!!!!
Hendon Hooker will make his first career start on Saturday
The Hokies are heading down to Coral Gables for the annual confrontation with our old rivals and foes the University of Miami (FL) Hurricanes. Neither team is much good this season, the team that can out mediocre the other might just get this one. We preview the "Stumble Bowl" starting with Five Things that Tech needs to accomplish.
It’s Miami Week, and the team will soon be headed out of town to take the charter to Miami. The "Stumble Bowl" will kick off at 3:30 PM. It’d an ESPN show so Comcast viewers will see it. The ACC Network is still not on the Comcast lineup.
Bryan and John talk over the game on Saturday, and the situation in general. Let’s review, and then we’re moving on to the Miami game on Saturday.
ACC play is in full swing for the Hokies.
The polls are in, and it’s interesting in the national levels. Alabama is #1 instead of Clemson - It’s what happens when you eek out a one pointer over UNC. The other stuff below the Top 5, well they are what they are and where they go.
Well, there may as well be a good rant to go with the butt whoopin’ the Hokies got on Friday. Sometimes being taken to the woodshed clears the mind as it heats up the bottom. We know there are big changes in the offing. Maybe a few more need to be added. Let’s talk. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s clear, things need to change.
It’s ugly, folks.
It’s Game Day! This time we get Friday Night Lights. We also get to host a very similarly situated Duke Blue Devil team lead by a solid dual threat QB, and one of the best coaches in college football. Yeah... we are in for it. Are we up for it? Find out... It’s Time to Jump!
There’s a lot of confidence coming from the students I’ve spoken to at Virginia Tech. For some, it’s confidence in a win, and for others it’s in an embarrassing night.
It’s time to put the predictions up for comment. There are some other bits of news as well. It’s a White Effect, since Maroon was the new Orange for the Orange Effect I wonder what the new white will be?
It’s Podcast Time! Talking Turkey’s Bryan Manning and John Schneider spend a couple of segments talking about the Duke game, and wrapping with their predictions. GO HOKIES!!!
Duke is one of the more well-coached teams in all of college football.
Friday Night is going to be busy with the camera. I might not even get a break at halftime and I sure would like to have a second body for a wide angle lens. Virginia Tech is honoring the 1999 Undefeated National Championship Game team. That was 20 years ago! And still special. GO HOKIES!!!