"'Then he throws a wink at Coach Beamer coming down the floor,' Moorehead recalled with a laugh, the latest evidence as to why Beamer will allow Ford to also play on the Hokies basketball team this winter."Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead to Mark Giannotto
"Defensively they must force Clemson to drive up and down the field and prevent the big play," said Willis, who is recruited by Wide Receivers Coach Aaron Smith. "Offensively, they must maintain good drives to wear down the defense and keep the Clemson offense on the sideline."Willis En Route to BC (247Sports.com)
"Is it going to be watchable? Begrudgingly, yes, since any game with Denard Robinson is by definition watchable, and because VT's Logan Thomas running downfield is like watching a hippo trash a Gymboree, with racks flying everywhere and children screaming. It's not the matchup either team deserved, but it doesn't mean this won't be interesting to watch."SBN and EDSBS's Spencer Hall ranks all the bowls.
"The problem is that they have incorporated so many different philosophies into their scheme, that the players are so-so in their execution. The best programs have a philosophy, and they recruit to it. Bud Foster does it on defense. Beamer must decide if his team is going to be a power running team, a zone blocking team, or a spread team, and recruit accordingly."A fair and to-the-point post by French over at The Key Play.
"(RB coach Shane Beamer) told me I was getting the first carry," (David) Wilson said. "Then I told him I didn’t have to hear the second play because I was going to take it to the crib."David Wilson after hearing what the first play of the game would be. Courtesy of Sean Bielawski.
Backup RT and C Michael Via is out with an ACL, severity and specifics unknown at this time. A thin line gets thinner. #HokiesTwitter / @thekeyplay More on this as it develops.
"Texas has the Longhorn Network. Texas A&M has the SEC. Aggieyell.com is reporting that the Aggies have cast their lot with and have been accepted by the Southeastern Conference."So says the front page of Texas A&M's Rivals site. The rest of the story is behind a paywall. OK! Everyone! 1...2...3... OVERREACT AND BLINDLY SPECULATE!
"This may sound nuts, but T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) is very, very similar to former Missouri QB and first-round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert. He has size, is a deceptive athlete who can run and has the arm to make all the throws with a powerful over-the-top release. Frank Beamer got a steal with this Virginia Tech commit."Tom Luginbill on Virginia Tech commit T.J. Millweard.
"Following the completion of the Virginia Tech fight song by the lone bugler, we headed back to John and Bev’s house, where their expansive grounds proved more than sufficient to hold the RV’s and large crowd that attended. We celebrated John’s life the best way we knew how, with a tailgate that included a Communion just a bit different from the one in which we had partaken at the service."John Judkins was laid to rest over the weekend in Virginia and was given a right proper tailgate to honor his memory.