Winning Makes Things Different
The 40-14 win over Boston College did some interesting things. First, it was a redemption of sorts since the Hokies have dropped two straight to the Eagles. Second, more than just a tiny number of Hokies are getting national attention for the ratings services and post season awards.
Khalil Herbert Finally Gets Noticed, Big
First, Who has the #1 Runningback in the nation? Well, there will be arguments, but Khalil Herbert is stating his case, loudly.
Look Who is on the List to Take a trip to New York at the end of the season. Yep, you see this correctly, a major grading organization like Pro Football Focus has Virginia Tech’s Khalil Herbert on the Heisman Trophy watch list.
He’s their Highest Graded Rusher for the Week, too!
Highest-graded rushers in College Football:— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 20, 2020
1. Khalil Herbert, VA Tech - 92.2
2. Tank Bigsby, Auburn - 91.2
3. DeAndre Torrey, N Texas - 91.1
4. Javonte Williams, UNC - 89.3 pic.twitter.com/XLcT21K5LD
So, Someone Else is Getting Well Deserved Notice, too.
Hendon Hooker has finally bubbled up past the Hokie Nation Knew First Barrier.
He has arrived, folks! Even Herbie (not known for his great love of the Fuente Era Hokies) is casting some sunshine in Hendon’s direction.
Mark Herzlich is certainly starting to wave a big pointer finger in the direction of his former rival team (Remember he is a pro linebacker and played great football for the BC Eagles).
Oh? And Back to Herbie Again - Any Apologies for the 2018 rant, there Herbie?
That's OUR head coach at 3️⃣❗ https://t.co/knjEyu7wUB— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) October 20, 2020
Oh! And To Run and Pass, You Have To BLOCK
Doug Nester, starting Right Guard just made a PFF weekly notice list. Team of the week, huh? That makes three or four Virginia Tech Offensive Linemen making the PFF grading lists this season. Wow.
Okay, Let’s Talk Turkey
Wake isn’t a push over this season. Their quarterback can throw. They have receivers who can catch and run. Their run defense might not be up to par and that’s their weakness and our strength. Previews will be forthcoming.
In the meantime, and as always!