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StineyDraw48's picture StineyDraw48 | Former Football Players Feel Left Out. | commented 1 hour 49 min ago | reply

From speaking to former players, the feeling I get is unless you're in the NFL or one of the chosen favorites, there isn't much effort to have former players involved. They do a lot to get those specific guys involved but not much else where. There's no established communication or coordination with players to have them come back and be a part of the program. Tech wasn't built off of just the star players. I think guys just want to feel like they're still part of the program and they've devoted enough to where they shouldn't have to initiate it.

H_ighlander_okie's picture H_ighlander_okie | 2018 NASCAR Thread | commented 2 hours 47 min ago | reply

We parked behind a distribution center and are tailgating in D9. I'm drinking some ice cold suds and burning to a crisp.

HokieBen2010's picture HokieBen2010 | HokieBen2010 Mock Draft 1.0 | commented 4 hours 15 min ago | reply

I have Indy trading back, then trading back up, kind of confusing I know. Outside of a few guards I am not high on any OL, I feel NE believes they can go OT in round 2

I know at one point the school didn't request donations from former players. They said those guys had given enough to the school they weren't going to ask for more from them.

As for parking and a tailgate area I just don't see where one around Lane could be had.

shakeitallabout's picture shakeitallabout | April 2018 Recruiting Thread part 2 | commented 5 hours 53 min ago | reply

Meh. Those storylines are immensely overblown in my opinion. Kind of like "bulletin board material." At this level you are either driven to play hard so you can make the NFL or you aren't. I just don't think a perceived recruiting slight has anywhere near the impact on the field that people tend to think. It's mostly just a storyline the media can use to try and make things more interesting.

Draft order is IND @ 6, TB @ 7.

First WR off the board will be the guy from Maryland. 13 is way too high for Ridley.

McGlinchey goes higher than 28. Definitely won't fall past NE at 23, who needs an OT to replace Solder, though they (and most teams) are higher on Kolton Miller, I think.

hokiefan89's picture hokiefan89 | April 2018 Recruiting Thread part 2 | 1 reply | commented 6 hours 2 min ago | reply

Didn't want to start a new thread but Burrell is transferring from OSU, the kid who said VT acted entitled after beating osu...
http://www.cleveland.com/osu/2018/04/offensive_lineman_matthew_burr.html

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| Former Football Players Feel Left Out. | 1 reply | commented 6 hours 6 min ago | reply

Another item- having a reserved parking/tailgate area for former players perhaps.

I spoke with a good friend of mine who is a former player. He has not heard anything from the athletic department, even a request for a donation, since 2009.

Cnote91's picture Cnote91 | Former Football Players Feel Left Out. | commented 6 hours 37 min ago | reply

this is good, we should continue to point fingers based on assumptions without any real information; i like this

HokieBen2010's picture HokieBen2010 | HokieBen2010 Mock Draft 1.0 | commented 6 hours 52 min ago | reply

This draft is interesting because there are 7-9 Elite Players (non QBs), 6 QBs that are really hard to judge, and about 40 tier 2 players.

jsumm88's picture jsumm88 | HokieBen2010 Mock Draft 1.0 | commented 7 hours 10 min ago | reply

If vea is still there at 13 he is a Redskin... Skins are either taking Vea Payne Minkah or Derwin.

HokieBen2010's picture HokieBen2010 | HokieBen2010 Mock Draft 1.0 | 1 reply | commented 7 hours 26 min ago | reply

Version 2.0
1. Cle - QB Sam Darnold
2. NYG - RB Saquon Barkley
3. NYJ - QB Baker Mayfield
4. CLE - DE Bradley Chubb
5. DEN - OL Q. Nelson
6. BUF - QB Josh Rosen
7. IND - DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
8. ARI - QB Lamar Jackson
9. SF - LB Tremaine Edmunds
10. OAK - DB Derwin James
11. MIA - QB Josh Allen
12. TB - LB Roquan Smith
13. WAS - WR Calvin Ridley
14. GB - CB Denzel Ward
15. CHI - CB Josh Jackson
16. BAL - DT Vita Vea
17. LAC - DE Harold Landry
18. SEA - OG Isaiah Wynn
19. DAL - LB Rashaan Evans
20. DET - RB Derrius Guice
21. PIT - LB Leighton Vander Esch
22. BUF - WR James Washington
23. NE - DE Marcus Davenport
24. CAR - OL Will Hernandez
25. TEN - DT Da'ron Payne
26. ATL - DT Tevan Bryan
27. NO - TE Mike Gesicki
28. CIN - OT Mike McGlinchey
29. JAX - QB Mason Rudolph
30. MIN - Mike Hughes
31. CLE - DB Terrell Edmunds
32. PHI - WR Christian Kirk

IceHokieGuy's picture IceHokieGuy | April 2018 Recruiting Thread part 2 | commented 7 hours 28 min ago | reply

I was wearing psu gear and yelling something stupid at him

Your welcome

Nate23VT's picture Nate23VT | 2018 NHL Playoffs Open Thread | commented 7 hours 29 min ago | reply

CBJ had them on the ropes in the 3rd, that was a pretty dominating period but Holtby kept them in... they came back out with some fight in the OT. Great win.

HokiePfla's picture HokiePfla | Former Football Players Feel Left Out. | commented 7 hours 35 min ago | reply

Something has to be done about this.
This really could deteriorate the program.
Alum athletes should have just as much access on the field/sideline as they did when they were putting in all the work, fighting through all that pain to make VT what it is today.

HokiePfla's picture HokiePfla | April 2018 Recruiting Thread part 2 | 1 reply | commented 7 hours 44 min ago | reply

Same here. He is definitely going to be a pissed of SOB if he sees the field when we play them again.

We can't find some nice maroon ones?

daveinop's picture daveinop | April-May 2018 Fishing Thread | commented 9 hours 4 min ago | reply

I've never had taste issues with a red under 28" and I've never kept one over that. The only think I can think of that would affect flavor in a slot fish would be if it had been in VERY low salinity water for awhile...or if you left too much of the red lateral line on it.

I've noticed it by other teams too. Think it's typical.

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