So there are 12 regular season games and we took on the first six in Part 1. Let’s look at the home stretch, a difficult lineup mostly on the road, and then do some educated guessing about records and post-season.
John makes a guest appearance to go over the 2021 schedule and some other things that grabbed his interest over the spring and summer months. The Hokies have some challenges but if they rise to the occasion we could be pleasantly surprised. GO HOKIES!!!
So the question popped up in the comments, and the suggestion was made. So, let’s step in it - and hope it’s not like a 4 year old and mud puddle. Bryan gave us his thoughts on some top 5 coaching observations from the presser. Time to do some grading of the moves.
The time of amateur sports in big time college programs is nearing an end. NCAA President Mark Emmert chafes at the Knight Commission recommendations. College Sports is changing. Big money programs with dominant football revenues already treated differently. The commission is merely recommending acceptance of fact and regulating it.
This is a bad move by Virginia Tech’s athletic director.
Man... it’s almost Spring practice, isn’t it? The Louisiana State University Tigers turn Clemson into the house cats. 42-25 and it really wasn’t that close. It was an interesting season, to say the least. On to 2020. GO HOKIES!!!
No game that contentious should blow past without a thorough examination of what was good, bad, and then flat ugly about the effort. Tech filled out all three categories. Let’s take a look at the issues at hand in preparation for the massive changes coming in 2020.
Change may be to mild a word. How about Cleanout... Stall Mucking... decimation... Whatever it is it's drastic and the effects are totally unknown.
It’s the final Five Things article for the 2019(20) season. These are sort of the final takeaways from the season and program. Some aren’t even necessarily football play related. There are going to be a lot of changes happening in the offseason. It would be nice to see some of these addressed. GO HOKIES!!!!
The regular season is over, we are awaiting championship weekend so we get to hear what bowl we’re invited to. While that’s going on we might as well look at what we can take away from the temporary loss of the Commonwealth Cup. It’s really not all that horrible, and we will get it back. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s that time. Well, a day and a half early. Kickoff is Friday at Noon. The program has been quiet. The recoveries from the food comas of Thanksgiving 2019 are almost faded, and the Hokies are ready for the Commonwealth Cup Game. It’s for the Orange Bowl, folks... GO HOKIES!!!
We know it’s not Thursday, but the game is Friday and tomorrow y’all might be in a food coma that will preclude reading things on the net. So, we’re posting this out a day early. Here are the Gobbler Country Five Things needed for Victory. Guess what THING #1 is? GO HOKIES!!! #BEATTHEWAHOOS
Thursday evening is Five Things time. This is pretty clear cut. Win this and the bowl pressure is gone. Win this and it’s one more step to the anticipated ACC Coastal Face off in Hooville. Win this and we are in the general conversation, again. We won’t think about anything else.
It’s Wednesday and that means a final review of the prior weekend’s match-up, before moving on to the preview of the next game. Wins are tonic. Loses stink. There were some things we just need to hash out before moving on.
It’s Saturday, and Game Day in South Bend, Indiana. Let’s go over some of the game particulars, the predictions, and then you test yourself with the poll. The Hokies CAN win this. Do they believe it? GO HOKIES!!!
Thursday is Five Things Day. It’s raining and bleak in Blacksburg. It’s supposed to be cold and wintery in South Bend on Saturday. What is Tech going to need to go there and grab a potentially great road win?
We check in with One Foot Down (SB Nation’s Notre Dame Blog site) to ask a few questions and get to thinking about the game this weekend. It looks like it’s going to be "interesting".
Folks, I am still in sort of a limbo. After publishing, then the long walk to the car, and the slow slug four blocks to cross Main Street, I had little energy for much else. It was a wild show. Hokies win. So here are a few things to talk about.
It’s Saturday Morning, and the weather is iffy in Blacksburg. The Homecoming parade kicks off in two hours, and the game is scheduled for a 3:30 PM start. What’s going to happen? We don’t know for sure but we are going to take a shot at it.
It’s time for the Thursday "Five Things" article. Homecoming is Saturday. It’s supposed to be a cold rain, and maybe that’ll slow down Sam Howell, the Heels Freshman QB. We’ll see. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s Friday! First, it’s a three day weekend for most of us. Second, it’s Game Day tomorrow in Blacksburg, and third it’s going to be a beautiful day tomorrow. So, how beautiful will it be? A win would do a great job in that department.
The University of Rhode Island Rams have been to Lane Stadium before, way back in the Dooley era, before the the expansion. It was 1980, and things were different then. But the same intensity is needed. Tech needs to accomplish five things in this game only one of which is winning it. GO HOKIES!!!!
Winning is a "good thing". The team being focused and positive is a "good thing". There is a whole bushel basket full of things to smile about in this one. There are also some issues that need to be addressed and solving them is critical to the remainder of the season.
It’s time for predictions and the poll. Your turn, too. Tell us on Facebook, or here in the comments... please do chime in on the poll. Kickoff is 3:30 EDT. We can only wait and see. GO HOKIES!!!!
The Hokies are heading down to Coral Gables for the annual confrontation with our old rivals and foes the University of Miami (FL) Hurricanes. Neither team is much good this season, the team that can out mediocre the other might just get this one. We preview the "Stumble Bowl" starting with Five Things that Tech needs to accomplish.
Well, there may as well be a good rant to go with the butt whoopin’ the Hokies got on Friday. Sometimes being taken to the woodshed clears the mind as it heats up the bottom. We know there are big changes in the offing. Maybe a few more need to be added. Let’s talk. GO HOKIES!!!
There’s a lot of confidence coming from the students I’ve spoken to at Virginia Tech. For some, it’s confidence in a win, and for others it’s in an embarrassing night.
It’s time to put the predictions up for comment. There are some other bits of news as well. It’s a White Effect, since Maroon was the new Orange for the Orange Effect I wonder what the new white will be?
It’s three games into the season, the ACC Coastal schedule awaits, and Duke is coming to Lane next Friday. Where are the Hokies, objectively? We are 2-1, but few people are comfortable with that even with the narrow BC win in the first game. Duke might just be the most critical game of the season, but we need to know where we are first.