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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: A View from the Sidelines

We haven’t gotten to this, of late. Carolina was a no picture day from the Press Box, so what a great day to get a chance to get back down on the field and take some pictures; 3409 to be exact. Here are some of the really good ones.

Bud Foster should be in the Hall of Fame
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There were some really great images for this particular game. It was a contest dedicated to Coach Bud Foster, and his 33 years building and running the Lunch Pail Defense. For those of you who have come to Lane Stadium there are honor banners placed along the North End Zone side of the stadium, they have names like Frank Loria, Carroll Dale, Michael Vick, Frank Beamer, and now there is a special banner. It doesn’t have a number, just a graphic of an old beat up blue collar worker’s lunchbox, and the name of it’s creator, Bud Foster.

WIN..
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This one would be sort of prophetic. Robinson ended up doing sterling return work in the game.

Tayvion Robinson became a critical returner
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The new Quarterback 2-deep.

Quarterback warmups
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Jovann Quillen warming up.

Quillen concentrating
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It’s the big men’s turn to get warm on a cold Blacksburg afternoon.

New Offensive Line
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Like to see them warming up, thinking about things, getting ready.

Darrisaw
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Doug Nester is the starting right tackle. He’s also a true Freshman.

Nester
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Sort of an odd look from the coach on this entrance.

Intense
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First play from scrimmage for the Hokies was a fast developing jet.

Opening Play for the Hokies
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Yes, Hooker’s ability to run was a difference maker in this game.

Hooker pulls it down and takes off outside
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Starting off well
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Don’t look now, but you lost your jock
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OKAY.. This was a penalty on the first defensive series of the game, but Dashawn Crawford put Wake’s Center on notice. Not going to be a good game for you...

Sit down!
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Dax drives in for a TFL on a blitz

Dax Blitzes
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Pressure was critical. Newman just didn’t have the time to think of much of anything, and his line was so collapsed and chopped up that he only had a couple of good opportunities the entire game. He did make what he could, but he didn’t have much to work with.

Starting Newman off on notice.
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The RPO Pop Pass that actually worked until Terius Wheatly forgot to cover up the ball near the end of the run, and got it hammered out. Wake’s defense was taking ball hammer shots all evening, and it took a bit of persuasion and then concentration for Tech to quit coughing up the ball.

RPO’s work with a running QB
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Keshawn King is cornering. He had a good game on the outside.

King turning the corner
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Javeon Becton was also eating the Right Tackle’s dinner when he was in. Newman gets buried again.

Becton was smothering Newman, too
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Damon Hazelton had a solid game. There won’t be tons of kudos but his presence on game day is a serious difference maker in any game. He made the difference several times on Saturday.

Hazelton looks smooth
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Jarrod Hewitt got in the QB sack business, too.

Hewitt gets in the sack act
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Big Man Pick-Off

Starts with heavy pressure by TyJuan Garbutt who was absolutely eating up the right tackle all evening.

This is Newman’s no good very bad no account day.
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Dashawn Crawford drops back into coverage. The zone blitzes are completely flummoxing Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman for almost the entire game.

PICK!!!!
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Oh is this going to be a Big Man Touchdown?

Rumble for daylight
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See what it ‘s like to try to cover Hazelton with a camera. He’s gone by you in a flash.

Things happen fast.
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Sometimes you just want to study what’s going on in the scrum.

Waltz anyone?
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Reggie Floyd gets a hammering breakup with a nice clean open field tackle.

Nope, says Reggie
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TyJuan Garbutt just really wanted to make Jamie Newman’s day a bad one. This was the tip and disrupted pass that Dax picked off and sealed the game.

Nope
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And this is the Hendon Hooker Express that scored the capping touchdown.

TOUCHDOWN HOKIES!!!
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And the Hokie Bird grinding for 36 pushups.

Hokie Bird Grinding with the Corps
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And Bud being carried off the sidelines on to the field to celebrate after the solid win.

Again. Bud just wants to WIN
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More about the game over the next day and a half, but starting Thursday it’s all about Georgia Tech and the need for some serious vengeance.

GO HOKIES!!!