I'm back from vacation and the ol' RSS reader is full of great stuff from around the ACC blogosphere. So much so that I've broken Bourbon Shots into to two posts. This one will focus solely on Hokie-related content starting with a few breakdowns of Tech's match-up with Boise State.
Virginia Tech Bloggers
Just How Good is Boise State's Quarterback Kellen Moore? (VT Fan)
Justin takes a look at Kellen Moore who, he points out, hasn't faced very many top defenses. That may be, but Moore is still a tough hombre who doesn't turn the ball over. People can dismiss the schedule Moore has faced, but from what I've seen from the kid, nothing fazes him. We absolutely have to get pressure on him, but I think that will be a tough task. Justin also makes a good comparison of Moore to Todd Reesing.
Here we go….. Part 2 (We Bleed Bourbon)
There's a new Hokies blog out there called We Bleed Bourbon (a name I approve of) and one of its writers, T Wallace, takes a look at the keys to stopping Boise. I agree with all three of them, but there's probably only one (time of possession) that the Hokies stand a good chance of achieving.
Beamer Loves Tyrod, Respects Boise State (ACC Sports Journal)
Frank Beamer is certainly saying all the right things going into the match-up with Boise State. So far, no one on the team has given them any bulletin board material (knock on wood). He also talks about how Tyrod's efficiency combined with a better pass-blocking offensive line could lead to the Hokies being more balanced this year. I'll believe that when I see it.
Virginia Tech Beat Writers
Preseason Positional Breakdown: The O-line (Kyle Tucker)
Kyle Tucker has returned to blogging (and started a Twitter @kyletuckerVP) and has started breaking down each position for the Hokies leading into practice, which starts Aug. 6. Here he takes a look at the offensive line, which is athletic, but bereft of depth. Actually, bereft probably isn't the right word since the Hokies have never had depth on the O-line and thus it can't be expected.
Hacks on the Radio (Darryl Slater)
Imagine the old Gobbler Balls podcast without swearing and you'll probably get the new radio hour featuring Sean Bielawski, Kyle Tucker and Darryls Slater. The three will talk Virginia Tech football on ESPN Blacksburg from 5-6 p.m. ET each Thursday.
LB Curtis Grant likes Gators but not the recruiting game (Gainesville Sun)
It will probably be a long recruiting process for the Hokies' top target, who says he will wait until December and January to make his official visits. While he may not be a fan of the attention, he's going to get plenty of it.
Michael Cole is a Hokie (The Key Play)
Joe likes the highlight reel of the Hokies' latest signee, Michael Cole out of Cave Spring. One of the guys on Rivals compared him to Cody Grimm. If he's right, Cole could be causing havoc at whip in around 2013.
Cornell Brown named one of ACC’s 2010 Legends (Nathan Warters)
Cornell Brown will be Virginia Tech's representative in the ACCCG Legends Class. Brown was the first Hokie I remember getting a lot of national recognition in my time following Tech.
2010 Denver Broncos Training Camp: VIDEO (Mile High Report)
Eddie Royal talks about his comfort level with Josh McDaniels' offense, what receiver position he fits in best at and what it's like to be considered a veteran in the Broncos' receiving corps. Also, notice a lot of VERY young faces holding the tape recorders around Royal.
NFL Will Take No Disciplinary Action Against Vick (Bleeding Green Nation)
Commissioner Goodell informed Michael Vick Tuesday at Eagles camp that there will be no disciplinary action as a result of the incident in Virginia, based on his current understanding of the facts.
Cardinals sign linebacker Togafau, safety Rouse (FS Arizona)
Safety Aaron Rouse has landed on his feet in Arizona. He plaed in 14 games for the Giants last year after being released by the Packers.
Collin Balester Gives Mark Week the Middle Finger (AZ Snakepit)
Joe Saunders earned his first NL win as the D-Backs knocked off the Nats. It appears Saunders' old SBN nickname ("Hokie Joe" according to Halos Heaven) has been replaced ("The Colonel" according to AZ Snakepit).
Goal.com's MLS Best XI: Week 18 (Goal.com)
Patrick Nyarko returned from his concussion and made his presence felt in Chicago's win over LA. He notched an assist and looked close to full speed.