I stumbled upon this story about how we #BEATBAMA this year. Just thought it was funny and wanted to share it. It even includes TKP in the story!
Phil Steele's bowl projections are out today. He has the Hokies coming in 2nd in the ACC with FSU in the Orange Bowl and Alabama/Ohio State in the NC game. At least Phil believes in our comeback, which is more than I can say for most sportscasters:
" Chick-fil-A Bowl (ACC vs. SEC)
Dec. 31, 2013 -- Atlanta
Projection: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
After being a huge disappointment last season, the Hokies get back to their winning ways with 15 returning starters and win the ACC Coastal for the fifth time in seven years. The Gamecocks win 10 regular-season games for the third consecutive year but miss out on the SEC championship game again thanks to an early-season loss to Georgia."
I was at the open scrimmage/football scrimmage yesterday and here's what stood out to me:
Alabama gets my vote as the worst fan base in America. I'm hoping to change my mind with your help. College football is cyclical along with my tolerance for teams who climb up and down the ladder and Alabama has held the #1 worst fan base in my view since 2009. Its not just their dominance that fuels this--other teams in the past have dominated and not managed to piss me off so much. While in Atlanta in 2009 it didn't take long for the first person to approach me and make a bad impression. I wouldn't let one person or a few people, or even a few groups of people cast a generalization for the entire Bama empire. I was willing to let many things slide. But it didn't end with just a few.
Interesting responses, felt like sharing.
I got into a little debate with one of my friends about this and I wanted to bring it to TKP to see what the overall response was.
Imagine it's four years from now. Frank Beamer decides it's time to hang it up after winning his first and only national championship. Virginia Tech decides to make Bud Foster the new head coach of Virginia Tech. Because of Bud's promotion, VT needs a new defensive coordinator.
After going 32-61 in his tenure, that school in Charlottesville decides to let Mike London go. Like a little puppy dog lost in a snowstorm, he comes to Blacksburg in hopes of securing the vacant DC position.
My question to TKP: Under this scenario, would you want Mike London as our new DC?
ICYMI, EG will be playing in Italy for the upcoming season. After some offseason free agent signings and an already crowded backcourt, I guess this will be a good thing for him (get faster, stronger, etc.). He would not be getting much tick as it is.
I'm not going to comment on the picture, I'll let it speak for itself.
Football's back. The players reported to camp yesterday, got all of their new gear, had a team meeting, and the most important part for us, got weighed again. The first practice is later today, but for now, let's overanalyze their weights. As always, some come into camp a little too heavy and we speculate, but we never actually know. The tables below show players weights at each weigh-in for the past year. If there is a / with two weights, the first weight is what was listed a few weeks ago, before the weigh-in (freshmen only). Keep in mind, if a player remains roughly the same weight, that doesn't mean they didn't gain muscle. They could have gained 10 pounds of muscles but also lost 10 pounds of fat.
The 2013 Spring Depth Chart is out...
QB: Logan, Mark Leal, Rody
Split End: DJ Coles, Stanford, EL Smiling
Flanker: Demetri, Charley Meyer, Joel Caleb
Tailback: Trey / JC, Tony Gregory
TE: Malleck, Zach McCray, Duan Perez Means
LT: McGlaughlin, Jake Goins, Ross Ward
LG: Benedict, Shuman, Kyle Chung
C: Caleb Farris, David Wang, Arkema
RG: Andrew Miller, Adam Taraschke, Marcus Mapp
RT: Gibson, Augie Conte, Parker Osterloh