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A View from the Sidelines: Virginia Tech vs. William and Mary

There were some great picture opportunities for the game on Saturday. Here are some highlights, and the rest will be on our Facebook page. GO HOKIES!!!!

1st kickoff for 2018 at Lane Stadium
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Pregame Pictures and Warmups

The Hokie Bird with some fans

Hokie Bird Mugging for the selfies
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The obstacle course on the near sideline. It’s worse when there is a big television crew on site.

The sideline gets really tight
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Lots of Tubas, but the Hokie Pokey is no more.

The Tuba Section is still huge, but the Hokie Pokey is gone.
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Football Players getting warmed up. JJ is working on that improved delivery footwork.

Josh gets some practice in getting the ball out off his FRONT foot
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Chung spots the camera, does the game face.
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Ricky Walker takes a look at whatever he’s looking at.
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Hous knows who is the DE with the most
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Imagine being a guard or center and seeing this.
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Vinny looking to get more work for this game
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Behind this game face is Silas Dzansi
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You ever just run without really looking, it’s just going in some direction? Emmanuel Belmar does.
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Steven Peoples doing one of those foot tangling agility drills.
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Less game face more fun for Hous
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Trevon Hill heads out to get ready for a really good game
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Jerrod Hewitt in warpaint or something
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The line comes out for warmups
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No one ever takes a picture of Coach Charley Wiles so we did.
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Practice Wraps up and the team gets ready to gather
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Game Shots

These are in no particular order unless they are in a series.

Savoy gets the ball on a Jet Sweep
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Sean Savoy on a Jet Sweep to clobber the photographer
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Wheatly’s Touchdown, notice that the offense lined up with the QB under center. Did this twice with both Josh Jackson and Ryan Willis. Is this a trend?

Jackson under center!
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Terius Wheatly turns it up to score
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Hezzy on a devastating crossing route
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Wheatly carries the ball around the end again
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Going for Hazelton in the flat on a flag pattern
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JJ gets his front foot down and throws a beautiful strike to Hazelton
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Hazelton all alone in the flat for a flag route
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Touchdown Hokies!
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Neat look at some effort on both sides
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Some times things don’t work well. Tech’s snap problems persist
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Brian Johnson and Oscar Bradburn for 3.
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Jackson barely gets rid of the ball before being sacked. This was rare.
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The essence of the passing game. Blocking and form
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Jordan Stout does Joey Slye things. 100% Touchbacks.
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Unnamed and unnoticed the hard work of the trenches is still key.
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Jerrod Hewitt grabs the fumble that started the Tribe’s woes.
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Heavy pressure on their quarterback
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Terius Wheatly carries the rock. We are going to see more of him.
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The Referee’s view just before the snap.
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Hooker’s First Collegiate Touchdown

Here is a sequence from Hendon Hooker’s breakaway run.

Hooker at QB
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Hooker shutsdown the afterburner
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And blows by the goal line without being touched
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Post Game Presser

Justin Fuente in a natty blue suit looking like he had something else to do, soon.

Bud gets a question and admits to being more in the “Beer Party” at the W&M Virginia Tech coaching staff golf games.

Kyle Chung gets a chance at the podium and to field questions. His father, Hokie great Eugene Chung, was able to see the game and it was special for Kyle.

And that’s a wrap!

The Hokie Bird is always ready for fun.
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GO HOKIES!!!