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Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics: Hokie Nation has Something to Say

We talked the situation, the coaches, and the players. The polls had a reason, this time. Let’s go over the results and put Hokie Nation in the spotlight for an article. The results were interesting, to say the least. GO HOKIES!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics and looking at Player Personnel Changes Coming

There are a lot of holes in the #1s coming. The Bowl Roster is full of #2s, #3s, and even some 4s in there. The coaching staff has a cleanup, fixup, and rebuild task ahead of it. Take the poll. Can it all be done rapidly? Or is this going to be a slog?

Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics, Changes are Coming Coaches and Image

We introduced the series, and now we jump into it, feet first. Let’s take a look at the coaching situation and the massive changes happening in the Hokie Football Head Shed. Are we going to look like a B1G team? Tell us how you feel about it at the end of the article.

Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics, Changes are Coming Because - Football is King

It’s 2022! There are lots of changes in the athletic department coming (because when football has a transition, everyone is affected). We launch a new series of three articles covering what those changes are and how we feel about them. Every article will have a poll so tell us how you feel. GO HOKIES!!!

Virginia Tech Hokie Football the Good, Bad, and Ugly of 2021 (and the Pinstripe Meltdown)

So, 2021 draws to a close, and it’s time to do a review of what was good, bad, and truly ugly so that we can close the door and move on to hope and better things. GO HOKIES!!!!

The Virginia Tech Hokies in the Pinstripe Bowl: The End (of an Era)

Wednesday at 2:15 PM EST, the End Begins. The last game of the Fuente Era of Virginia Tech football floats into the sky above Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. This will be the cap stone (or tombstone) on a six-year accelerating disappointment. The bright side is that the Hokies might just win, and by 6:00 PM start a new era. GO HOKIES!!!

Whit! Don’t Do it! Just Stay Where You Are for Now!

Update: It looks like it’s Pry official announcement will be this afternoon. Things are dictated, and a final guest post is called for before John comes back full time in January. Whit Babcock is about to make a major mistake by spending big money on a "promotion" hire from outside. In a hurricane of coaching insanity that this program cannot afford.

A Good-Bye to Justin Fuente: Learn from This and Good Luck

John’s final Guest Post was accelerated by reality. This was supposed to be written and published after the season when we all thought that the team would part company with Justin Fuente. Well, now is as good a time as any.

Virginia Tech Hokies 2021 Mid-Season Summary

John checks in with the promised mid-season guest post as the Hokies are pushing a disappointing losses to West Virginia and Notre Dame, and a painful drubbing by Pitt. What’s going on? There was some hope, and now it’s fading. GO HOKIES!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies 2021 Football Season Predictions Part 2

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies 2021 Football Season Predictions Part 1

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies: Grading the Football Offseason Moves

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.

NCAA Delays NIL Rules and Disagrees with Knight Commission

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.

An Open Letter to Hokie Nation

So, we’ve messaged Justin Fuente. We’ve dropped a memo on Whit Babcock, and now it’s time to do some thinking about ourselves. You might not like this, but it’s my humble opinion. That’s all we have in this. GO HOKIES!!!

Virginia Tech football: Whit Babcock kicking the can down the road by keeping Fuente

This is a bad move by Virginia Tech’s athletic director.

The ACC is delaying the inevitable

Tuesday all but confirmed that college football will not occur in the fall.

That’s a Wrap for a Foregone Conclusion NCAA Football is Officially Over for 2019.

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies Belk Bowl Good, Bad, and Ugly

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies: Post Season Personnel Changes

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies Football Final Five Things before 2020

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!!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies: Five Takeaways from the UVA Loss

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers: News, Predictions and Poll

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Virginia Cavaliers: Five Things to do for Victory

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

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Five Things to Do for a W

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: The Final Review

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Game News, Predictions, and Poll

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 5 Things for a Hokie Win

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?

Gobbler Country Checks in with One Foot Down to Talk

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".

Virginia Tech Hokies Post Game Wrap-up and Observations

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Updates, Predictions, and the Poll

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.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Five Things to do

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!!!

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Rhode Island Rams: Game Info, Predictions, and Poll

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.

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