89 days until Hokies football. So more teasing. This time big hits featuring Eddie Whitley foaming at the mouth. Who doles out Tech's biggest hit this year? The smart money is on Exum, but LT3 is going to have a lot of chances to lower his shoulder. Vinston Painter tilling Worsham Field with defensive ends' heels ten yards at a time won't produce a boom, but it'll make me feel all warm inside.
As long as it is reasonably close to Lane/practice field/football office, it probably doesn't matter where the new practice facility goes as long as the Frankinator can hold a 60 minute practice punting indoors when it's lightning out. Also, TIL Tech had a roller hockey rink on campus.
Montrezl Harrell committed to Louisville. Best of luck to him.
The NCAA '13 team ratings have leaked. Virginia Tech is a 95 overall (88 offense, 99 on defense), with a 5 of 6 "prestige". Derrick Hopkins, Bruce Taylor, and James Gayle are rated Tech's top players at 93. (More roster grabs are here.) Somehow LT3 is just an 89.
The ACC and SEC will play in the Independence Bowl.
The Independence Bowl opening became available when the Mountain West opted to take an available opening in the Armed Forces Bowl, which previously had a tie in with BYU. The Cougars, who were contracted to the Armed Forces Bowl in 2011, have an agreement with the Poinsettia Bowl in 2012 and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013.
I'd like to see Boston College get pounded by an SEC team, but, LOL, they're not going bowling any time soon.
50 Shades of Maroon (and Orange). In the author's words, "This might be the only appropriate forum for my very inappripriate emotions." It's kind of NSFW. I guess.