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Virginia Tech Athletics Week In Review

Let's look back at the biggest news and notes from Blacksburg

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We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday weekend, so let's catch up on Virginia Tech news.  If you haven't seen our Coastal division preview, check out the latest entry, Pittsburgh by clicking here. We are making the case for each team winning the Coastal, as well as projecting an overall record.  The baseball team got some national love with English Field being ranked as a top 5 college baseball destination. On Saturday night, the Hokies competed in an OCR event televised on ESPN. If you don't know what an OCR event is, or want to see how Virginia Tech fared, see our story about the BattleFrog collegiate contest.

Bovada released its Heisman odds, and there were a few A.C.C. players on the list. No Hokies thus far, but they might have a sneaky candidate by the time the season winds down. More on that later.  It wasn't all good news this week, as Carson Lydon said his goodbyes to Hokie Nation. The transfer of the LB will definitely shake up the depth chart at an already thin MLB spot.  Defensive coordinator Bud Foster got some love from the folks over at Bleacher Report. It comes as no surprise that the longest tenured d-con was ranked number one nationally.

On the lighter side, Gobbler Country's Jay Johnson reimagined Virginia Tech's beloved mascot as a Star Wars villain. Finally, in the game that couldn't get any bigger, College Gameday is reportedly heading to Bristol to cover the Hokies and Vols.