Spoiler: This group is good.
Let’s get geared up to start Bud Foster’s last season with a sentiment befitting his long 33 year tenure at Virginia Tech. He’s our original Lunch Pail carrying defender. Here’s your chance to make a unique statement with a quality Tee Shirt from BreakingT.
Hall was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Hokies.
Loria is one of the five best players in Virginia Tech history.
Revisiting painful realities means walking back into the defensive backfield and looking at what has changed/improved since the end of 2018. Let’s look ahead, folks... nothing to see back there. GO HOKIES!!!
Adibi had a fantastic career at Virginia Tech.
We answered five questions from our sister site, BC Interruption about the kickoff game on the 31st. It’s time for us to tell you what they said in response to ours. Lots of interesting things... these are two evenly matched teams with lots of unknowns. GO HOKIES!!!
DeShazo was Tech’s first star quarterback when the current bowl streak began.
Answering Five important questions. Bryan and John hash over five of the biggest questions facing the Hokies in 2019.
There is no really good way to launch into the linebacker situation than to mention where we were at the beginning of 2018, and where we are, now. It is literally "nowhere" to "here, and big". Let’s check in and see what’s going on.
Gray had an outstanding playing career at Virginia Tech.
Strock was Virginia Tech’s career passing leader for over 30 years.
The series concludes with a score, but.. what kind of score? What was the story from 1st and Goal (1 yard)? Let’s look at the conclusion of this all pass series, and stretch the possibilities into a full game.
The Running Back situation is pretty much the same as it was last season. There are some good developments, and some real challenges. Some new blood and old recommitting to new efforts.
Druckenmiller was outstanding in 1995 & 1996.
Chancellor was one of the best defensive players in the NFL over the last decade.
We jump from one side of the trenches to the other. If the Offensive Line is the shining new unit with depth and size, the Defensive Line still has some serious issues. It has some good talent, but it is still a work in progress.
The third Fuller brother.
The first pre-season SB Nation Fan Pulse poll is out.
Graham is one of the best kickers in college football history.
One of the best defensive backs in Virginia Tech history.
Yes, it was a catch.
Fan Appreciation Day is over, the first week of practice is in the books, and it’s time to start looking at the rosters of each of the major units. First up is the Offensive Line. Bigger, Faster, and a real pleasant surprise coming. GO HOKIES!!!
Hosley was a former All-American cornerback for the Hokies
Semones was a three-year starter for the Hokies at an important time in program history.
We are at third and really short, there is an injury to the defense, and instead of getting to pick up the pace, everyone’s stuck cooling it off for a commercial/injury time out. This is the first drive of a game in which every score is supposed to count. Moving and keeping the ball is critical. You the OC have picked the play. Let’s see what happens next.
Another legendary Hokie running back.
We are really just concentrating on the Coastal Division games, but all ACC games count in a major way for the Divisional Championships. Taking a tour of the upcoming games within the Conference and how we could do. GO HOKIES!!!
Schmitt was one of the top punters in school history.
Austin was a Hokie from 1997-2001.
So, now you’ve been challenged, and the votes are in. It looks like being bold edges out being prudent. What is the likely outcome of this one? And then we go on to the next play...
So, the opening bid was a Tight End dig in across the middle for 8 yards. (the voting was nearly even so we’ll discuss some of the other plays). Now we are going to deal with how we move the sticks.