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Virginia Tech Football: Senior Linebackers, The Unsung Heroes Of Our Defense

What the play of the Hokies' senior linebackers means moving forward. When senior Chase Williams took the field in Saturday's season opener against William & Mary, it was only his second career start. The son of longtime NFL Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams has played behind some great [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Kicking Game Turns To Slye Vs. William & Mary

Last minute change sees Joey Slye get the call over Michael Santamaria at kicker. The battle for the Hokies' kicking duties, arguably the most competitive battle this summer, changed course again Saturday. Hours before Virginia Tech kicked off their 2014 season against William & Mary, Joey [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Hokies Must Clean Up Laundry To Win at The ‘Shoe

Virginia Tech committed 10 penalties for 75 yards in their 34-9 season opening win. To beat Ohio State, number 1 on the Hokies' gameplan should be making sure that number significantly decreases. The stat line is telling: 10 penalties for 75 yards. Even more telling, perhaps, is that Saturday’s [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Young Hokie Running Backs Shine Versus William & Mary

Coming off a 2013 football season where the running game was inconsistent as ever, the Virginia Tech running game seems to be back in tip top shape for now in 2014. But why so many running backs in the rotation and not a single every down back? Let the speculation commence. The Virginia Tech [...]

Virginia Tech Football: William & Mary Recap

A Recap of Virginia Tech's 34-9 Win Over William & Mary. After a long offseason of watching a roller coaster ride of a quarterback battle, Virginia Tech fans got to see Michael Brewer show fans unfamiliar with him why most experts had him pegged as the starter as he lead the Hokies to a 34-9 [...]

College Football’s Games To Watch: Week One

A quick look at games of interest around the country on the first full weekend of college football. This week: Cool uniforms, coaching hypocrisy and a game in Ireland. In this feature I'll be taking a look each week at games of note around the country. Some have ACC ties while others will [...]

Evaluating QB’s of the Beamer Era: Part 2

A look back at Quarterbacks of the Beamer Era. Editor's Note: If you missed Part One, in all it's excellence, it's a real treat. Well worth the time. OK, that's for the people who didn't enjoy rock and roll Tech Triumph, please don't draw and quarter me! If you read part one, it's good to [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Gobbler Country Staff Roundtable, Last Chance Prediction Edition

After taking in all the analysis, reports, and pundtitry, your neighborhood friendly Gobbler Country staff members gaze into their crystal balls and take a swing at predicting the Hokies' 2014 record. Ah, the waning days of the offseason. Hopes are high, optimism abounds, and for perhaps the [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Five Burning Questions, William & Mary Edition

We take a look at some of the major concerns heading into game number one. 1. Will Tech struggle in the early going against William & Mary? Right or wrong, the majority of the Hokie faithful will draw far too much from the quality of play in the first half Saturday, particularly on offense. [...]

Virginia Tech Football: A Lookahead At The Greatest Strengths of This Seasons’ Hokies’ Opponents

Players come and go, but team statistics are usually indicative of the program. For example, in the 2013-14 football season, Virginia Tech made the Top 15 in the following Team Statistics: #11 Scoring Defense (19.3 points/game) #10 Rushing Defense (110.92 yards/game) #8 Passing Defense (172.3 [...]

Virginia Tech Football: A Lookahead At The Greatest Strengths of This Seasons’ Hokies’ Opponents

Players come and go, but team statistics are usually indicative of the program. For example, in the 2013-14 football season, Virginia Tech made the Top 15 in the following Team Statistics: #11 Scoring Defense (19.3 points/game) #10 Rushing Defense (110.92 yards/game) #8 Passing Defense (172.3 [...]

Virginia Tech Hokies In The NFL: Thomas Gets Opportunity Against Chargers Thursday

Former Hokie QB Logan Thomas will play all four quarters in the Arizona Cardinals preseason finale. Former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas will start and play the entirety of the Arizona Cardinals preseason finale against the San Diego Chargers Thursday. The Cardinals made the announcement [...]

College Football TV Schedule Week 1: How To Watch, Game Times, Channels, and Live Streaming

Your handy guide on how to watch the games this weekend, which begins in earnest TONIGHT! All of a sudden I can hear birds singing as we put the dog days of summer (actually this year wasn't so bad) behind us and immerse ourselves in the glory of end-to-end college football Saturdays! .m-table [...]

College Football TV Schedule Week 1: How To Watch, Game Times, Channels, and Live Streaming

Your handy guide on how to watch the games this weekend, which begins in earnest TONIGHT! All of a sudden I can hear birds singing as we put the dog days of summer (actually this year wasn't so bad) behind us and immerse ourselves in the glory of end-to-end college football Saturdays! .m-table [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Frank Beamer Agrees To Contract Extension With Virginia Tech

Entering his 28th season at the helm of Virginia Tech Football, the Head Hokie gets another contract extension through January 1, 2019. That's the Hokies' coach and they're stickin' with 'em! Needless to say I was pretty shocked when the news broke. Frank Beamer signed yet another contract [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Coach Beamer Ranks 37th Among 128 FBS Coaches In Quality Of His Playing Career

CBS sports (.com) did a cool little writeup of how each FBS coach fared as a player. I am here with crib notes to supplement that list for you. Yesterday evening, CBSSports.com released a cool feature that detailed the playing career of each of the 128 current FBS coaches. Our own Frank Beamer [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Michael Brewer, the New River, and the Flux

What do Frank Beamer, Michael Brewer, Scott Loeffler, Isaiah Ford, and Bud Foster have to do with ... Heraclitus, the Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher, the New River, and Metallica? What has Blacksburg to do with Athens? Editor's Note: Welcome to new contributor, Brad! "You never step into [...]

Virginia Tech Football: Five Bold Predictions For The 2014 Season

Five Points That Will Make Me The Smartest Man In The Room, Or The Laughing Stock Of Blacksburg Three Months From Now Football season is in the air, and it is almost time for kickoff. Saturday's opener against William & Mary marks a new beginning, and an opportunity to leave the last two disappointing [...]

Virginia Tech Hokies Football: Recounting The QB’s Of The Beamer Era, Part One

A look back at the quarterbacks of the Frank Beamer Era OK, if that video of Rock and Roll Tech Triumph doesn't get your blood flowing I don't know what will. As Saturday approaches, Hokie fans anxiously await the first start of Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer, but as we watch him take [...]

Scouting The Opponent: William & Mary Tribe

The first game of the 2014 Virginia Tech Football season is almost ready for kickoff and it's about time! The Hokies will take on William & Mary in Lane Stadium at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, just a week before the Ohio State game. Hold up! Not so fast, we don't want another James Madison [...]
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