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!!!
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?
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.
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!!!
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!!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.