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Spring Game Takeaways

Saturday was a lackluster day all around with the weather pulling the mood down in Blacksburg, but overall the Hokies had a solid performance. The Hokies first team units looked solid on Saturday afternoon in Lane Stadium for the 2015 Spring Game. Overall, it is hard to judge any side from [...]

Defensive Backfield: The Hokies’ “One O’Clock Jump”

They're Big Band Jazz. They're young, fast, experienced... though a bit challenged by injury this Spring... but #DBU is back. It might be #DBCC, but that just means they'll be here for a while longer. Getting even better. Defensive Back University is looking more like Defensive Back Community [...]

Defensive Backfield: The Hokies’ “One O’Clock Jump”

They're Big Band Jazz. They're young, fast, experienced... though a bit challenged by injury this Spring... but #DBU is back. It might be #DBCC, but that just means they'll be here for a while longer. Getting even better. Defensive Back University is looking more like Defensive Back Community [...]

Johnny Hamilton Signs With VT

The 7-ft visitor from this past weekend has signed with Buzz Williams and the Hokies Johnny Hamilton, from Jacksonville College (TX) has signed to play for Virginia Tech. He averaged 9 points and 8 rebounds per contest last season at Jacksonville College. Hamilton is a long, athletic 7-footer [...]

Are Rumors Just Rumors?

Rumor Mill Puts Rodriguez In Blacksburg The rumor mill is running at full production.  There are conspiracy theorists firmly placing former West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez as Frank Beamer's replacement.  A recent article, published elsewhere, speculated that it was destiny [...]

Virginia Tech’s Special Teams Move on from Beamerball

Reinventing Frank Beamer's pride and joy. When Frank Beamer eventually does retire, there’s little doubt that he’ll look upon the 90s and early 2000s as his heyday. It was during that roughly 15 year period that his ‘pride and joy’ unit - special teams - grew to become among his [...]

Buzz Still Searching For Help

Buzz Williams and staff have been on the road non-stop searching for more talent to bring to Blacksburg. Since the end of the season, Buzz and Co. have been traveling the country evaluate high-schoolers, junior college players and transfers in hopes of bring more talent and depth to VT. Buzz [...]

Buzz Still Searching For Help

Buzz Williams and staff have been on the road non-stop searching for more talent to bring to Blacksburg. Since the end of the season, Buzz and Co. have been traveling the country evaluate high-schoolers, junior college players and transfers in hopes of bring more talent and depth to VT. Buzz [...]

Just What is ‘Offense’?

Can the Hokies finally learn to build a systemically good offense? At least one that the Hokie Defense will appreciate. "Gee. why can't we have nice things?" -question from BlueLoneWolf when discussing the concept of this. The complaint (Ok, some of us have a complaint, others seem to have [...]

Catching Up With Cody Grimm

Former N.F.L. Safety Returns to Blacksburg Cody Grimm was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft.  In his N.F.L. career he recorded 73 tackles, two picks, and returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown.  That's very impressive.  What is more impressive is that [...]

Hokies Draft Preview

N.F.L. Expert Chris Landry Dishes on Hokies Past And Present Chris Landry has spent a lifetime in and around football.  Chris currently operates a consulting business that serves N.F.L. teams, as well as collegiate programs.  Bill Belichick  hired him in Cleveland in 1992, and [...]

Position Changes: The New Norm?

Did Frank and the boys get this one right? Over the past week, two of Virginia Tech's young talents (Yosuah Nijman and Joel Caleb) have changed positions. This is not at all uncommon in college football, but makes me pose the following question: Are position changes made in the best interest [...]

Da Doo Run Run… or Da Don’t Hokies, Which is it?

The Hokie Offensive Backfield, what might work, and what's continuing to be totally confusing. If there was any part of the Hokies football program that has been more frustrating and ineffective than the offensive line someone might point a long bloody finger in the direction of the Running [...]

Hokies History At Augusta

Virginia Tech's Place In Masters' Lore I am first and foremost a college football fan.  More specifically, a Virginia Tech college football fan.  I truly bleed orange and maroon.  Chicago maroon, if you are asking.  I don't really follow the N.F.L., outside of my fantasy [...]

‘Dr. T’ was more than a university president – he was a friend to us all

The Kroger Roth Report

D-Picket! D-Picket! D-Picket! The Hokies Defensive Line Challenge

A look at the injury depleted Hokie Defensive Line. And are physical size and parking lot puddle depth serious problems? There is a current theory of defensive football that has minimized the formation coverage and strength of the defensive line. Defenses are moving toward faster linebacker [...]

Welcome Home Cody Grimm

Tech Names Former Linebacker Graduate Assistant It was only a matter of time.  If you follow this site, there have been promises of a great name returning home.  We have forecasted, postulated, and prognosticated.  The wait is over. On Frank Beamer's website, the announcement [...]

Welcome Home Cody Grimm

Tech Names Former Linebacker Graduate Assistant It was only a matter of time.  If you follow this site, there have been promises of a great name returning home.  We have forecasted, postulated, and prognosticated.  The wait is over. On Frank Beamer's website, the announcement [...]

The Xs and Os of X-Y-Z and Sometimes B

Sometimes it seems that a quarter of the team is going out for a pass. Looking at the roster of Hokie receivers, and wondering just how the knot gets untied. Ok, I am an old lineman, and I preferred playing defense, so what possibly could I know about running rubs, sluggos, drags, posts, [...]

Off The Field With 120 Student Athletes

How Accountable is the Institution? The recent developments in Alabama have provoked a thought.  How exactly does Frank Beamer and staff keep 120 kids on the straight and narrow?  Nick Saban had a colossal presser flop when answering questions surrounding dismissed player Jonathan [...]
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