Kyshoen Jarrett Boom

This looked, and most likely felt, unpleasant.

According to ACC Digital Network Host Jeff Fischel, this wasn't a targeting foul, even though live it looked it might have been.

Football is a brutal game, and that was a devastating hit.


I feel bad for the guy. It hurt to watch. Was that just sympathy from the ref to say it wasn't a fumble?

Bucky Hodges is always open

I think replays demonstrate pretty clearly both that this wasn't a targetting foul, and also that it wasn't a fumble.

We just got beat on that play.

Although Street probably regrets not just stepping out of bounds. He almost became a chalk outline there.

I love the chalk outline comment. I'm going to steal that one from you when I'm talking about that hit on Monday.

Great idea for a Gameday sign when they go to Miami on Nov 9.

Made a change to the gif, but I'm having a problem posting it.

oh, well

I realized that while I was trying to post, but I don't use Imgur and I don't feel like starting now. So I'll just have to be content with upvoting other peoples genius, unless there is a way other than through a web link.

... so you are saying:

I agree that it wasn't targeting. I actually thought it looked clean from where I sat in the stadium (sect 18, right across the field from where the hit took place) and I thought he lead with his shoulder seeing it live.

I disagree that it wasn't a fumble. He takes 3 or 4 steps AFTER securing the ball before he's hit. There is no way you can argue that's not a fumble.

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

I have to agree. He definitely "made a football move" or whatever that really means. That was a fumble to me.

“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

its tough to tell from the .gif but based on an image shown below it actually looks like the ball came out after he was down :( (of course I thought it was a fumble originally, cuz I'm a homer but whatever)

I thought it was jarred loose by the hit but the receiver (impressively) manages to hang on long enough for it to not be ruled a fumble. I'm impressed the refs got the call right actually...

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

BOOM goes the dynamite

Clearly led with his shoulder & didn't launch at him, the impact was just fierce enough to lift KJ off his feet & give that impression. Beautiful piece of football, hope Street is ok.

All the Pitt fans trolling the likes of Bitter, Teel and Barber are all butthurt, saying he launched himself, led with helmet, breathed fire, etc.

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I really felt like the announcers were rooting for Pitt. Even more than the announcers usually root against us.

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I don't listen to the announcers. Just watch on mute, and then turn it up if the replays look interesting.

Mostly because of craptacular announcers like this, who make an instant conclusion under real-time speed, and then when replay proves them wrong, just double-down on their ignorance.

It's bad for my brain, and bad for my TV.

It was Congemi, right? Former Pitt qb...

You could tell the dude got really excited when Pitt scored their only TD

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

TV on mute, Bill & Mike on the radio. It's the only way to go

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I may have to start doing that myself


I don't do this, but would like to actually...are there any delay issues over FM or AM?

I would definitely do this if they would put it on a radio station down here or stream it online for less than 80-frickin-dollars!

Yesterday Phreak provided a link to listen to them as well as watch the game so that might be one way to go.

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Thanks, I missed that somehow. I'll be using that for the future.

But then you miss out hearing those rediculous stats like "He's the nations leader in yards after a catch, with one hand, on wet grass, after missing Tuesday's practice, and never having the chicken pox."

If you miss all that, just watch baseball.



Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

i could watch this over and over and over and over. and i will, because it's a gif.


Clean hit, don't have any idea why the announcers were saying he left his feet and it was a dirty hit other than the fact they were Pitt homers.

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I am so confused by this......haha


I never listen to announcers, unless I'm looking for a good laugh. Most of them have no idea what they're saying.


I can't tell if Kyle is celebrating after the hit, or thinking, oh crap he's ejected.

I think he's upset he got torched on a deep route.

Yeah that was a shoulder pad hit..nothing illegal about it.

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

Brutal hit. Hurt to watch it live. This is the second time Kysheon has done that to someone, I think it was the GT game where he did it before. Kid is merciless.

His interception against Marshall wasn't much of a cuddle either.

Other merciless Hokie safeties... ANNNNNNND GO!

Mine are Eddie Whitley and Ronyell Whitaker

Kam. Aaron Rouse was a nasty hitter too.

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Kam was the number 1. But Kysheon plays with absolute recklessness


“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

Kam, absolutely. He's merciless in the NFL too

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

How about Brandon Flowers' hit on Drew Weatherford? FSU game in fall 2007. Found the whole game from Hokie Tapes. Live shot at 59:21.

Or this random Kent State kid?

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

Oy. I can't watch old helmet hits anymore without just thinking "welp, concussion"

RIP Stick It In

Oh my goodness. That brings back great memories. Drank shine before that game to keep warm!

Thoughts: Brandon was a HITTER! It was also a fumble...they totally glazed over that in the broadcast.
Miss those unis. Especially #allmarooneverything.
Our special teams were much better. Especially coverage teams. They seemed to just play faster.
Can't believe we only had Tyrod for 4 years.
Imagine that offensive talent with our new coaches?!

We put the K in Kwality

2007 was my senior year and one of my favorite teams. this years d reminds me of that teams d. plus the all maroon uniforms and all white uniforms were the best

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

I still laugh about how the announcer blew off that hit as "getting under his pads" and "that's his job"

That dude got fuckin' rocked at a time where we had, yet again, the best db corps in the nation.



Love these, and Brandon Flowers was probably one of the best three cornerbacks we've had since I started watching Hokieball (Hall, Williams). That hit on Weatherford would be targeting and ejection nowadays, though.

I always thought that Weatherford play should've been ruled a fumble, and therefore a TD.

That hit was huge! Even at the top of the stands we could tell it was nasty. Totally illegal by today's standards but I love it.

Nice to see Flowers go and check on him as they were walking him off afterwards.

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that play is just amazing timing and execution. I loved being at that game.

“I hope that they’re not going to have big eyes and pee down their legs so to speak,” -- Bud Foster

Catch at your own peril. WRs see this on film and have to starting thinking a little when going over the middle or getting open on a double move. This secondary can hit and it's not just KJ.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

And that is why it's done that way.
In the future, the WR may be a little distracted because he's checking the corner of his eyes for a VT safety/maroon blur.

Lost in the destructiveness of the hit is the fact that Jarrett saved Kyle Fuller's turkey on that play. It's a sure TD otherwise.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I wonder if this hit was revenge for Street beating KJ for the 48-yarder earlier in the game, though I'm not sure that was as much Street beating KJ as it was KJ stumbling on the route. But still, it was probably in his mind.

That was my concern. Kyle was beaten again in a late game situation (this time with a big lead) by a double move. See Marshall, see Cincy 2011. It can't keep happening or it will burn us.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

See North Carolina last week also

I seem to remember this time Kyle lost his footing on this play. Maybe not, but if he did it would bother me less.

I would like to see the reaction of other teams watching that in film review.

Bucky Hodges is always open

Kyles fatal flaw. He can double moved and sometimes shimmied by.

Tweedy can run like a dadgum antelope or whatever. I like to use scalded dog. Do antelopes lumber? Cheetah, OK. He runs like a cheetah. He's fast. - Bud Foster

So of course we see when Kyle gets beat by it. I just don't know if it's a huge hole in his play, or if we just don't see all the times he covers the double move?

They don't show many replays of tight coverage where the ball isn't thrown his way.

I'm not snarking -- I really don't know.

I think, because it is the end of the game, they are in a defensive shell with over the top safety help. Basically keeping the big plays underneath. I don't like that Foster does that but basically he plays aggressive for 3.5 quarters then kind of sits back. That is why there are so many yards in garbage time.

This season, Foster is leaving one really deep safety whose job it is to rotate over to whatever side of the field the ball is thrown too. The corners are jumping first moves. This means the QB can't get rid of the ball quickly, and lets the pass rush get to the QB.

On plays where the pass rush doesn't get there though, there is a window for a double move. If the QB drops it in before the Safety over the top can get there to help out, then he's got a shot for a big completion.

And so help the receiver if he doesn't get past Jarrett before the ball gets there.

Annd then... A BIG hit

What's Important Now
The Lunchpail.
The Hammer.

Also there was that one play yesterday in the beginning of the game where it looked like he didn't know what the play was and was standing still at the snap but the receiver ended up dropping the ball.

Kyle's always jumping routes, which puts him out of position to defend the double-move deep ball. That's the way he's supposed to play it with a D-line that gets to the QB. I'm glad he does, that's why this secondary has as many INTs as all of last year.
Remember last year when offenses were converting 3rd downs while he was guarding against the deep ball? (FSU game) That's the alternative of an attacking defense. I'm much happier seeing the corners jump routes and the safeties blow up the deep routes. It's been very effective against the spread teams we've been playing, and worked pretty well against Pitt and Alabama's Pro-style offenses.

"When you're green, you're growing. When you're ripe, you rot." -Ray Kroc

I think its an incomplete pass. WR Devin Street didn't go to the ground and maintain possession. Why was this not reviewed?

Every time I see the play I think it should be incomplete as well, I don't think he ever had possession, he was juggling the ball when it first hit his hands


Street takes 2 steps with possession. If you argue that it was an incomplete pass, then you must also argue that it was a hit on a defenseless receiver, and thus a personal foul and 15yd penalty. You can't have cake and eat it too.

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Meh, I don't personally like the defenseless receiver stuff, but it doesn't matter. I'll take the W regardless


another angle, look at the force of the hit. almost feel bad for the kid.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I always wondered why KJ used the plastic eye-shield.

Now I know: It's there to keep his victim's snot out of his eyes.

You always wear eye-pro when going to do battle.

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As soon as I heard congemi say it was going to be reviewed because it was a crown hit, I cringed.

Announcers are now made to act like watchdogs on those things and get giddy when they see one.

The times, they are a changin'.


UVA had never heard that song. So when they fell, they fell hard

RIP Stick It In

I think their gut reaction when seeing such a violent hit is to assume it was illegal. He clearly just destroyed Street with his shoulder.

Live for 32. Ut Prosim. Let's Go, Hokies.

Live. I think most of us there and on tv thought it would be illegal. The replay on Hokie Vision, it was pretty obvious it was legal and with the shoulder. Still a rough hit, and glad the kid is ok. There was a nice round of applause around Lane when he got up.

I was mad they didn't call it a fumble. He clearly catches it and goes 5 yards from where he caught it before getting blown up.

It was clear to me at full speed, and it was only proven in slo-mo instant replay.

As I see the replay, the camera shot from the end zone shows he had the ball tucked until his whole forearms hits the ground. I was hoping for a fumble but, I thi it was clear he caught it then the hit and he lost it when he hit the ground.

Ball didn't come loose until he hit the ground.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

From what I saw on the replay in the stadium, as well as the video on the ACC network linked in one of the twitters in the original post, its clearly a catch, gets blown up, he's down, then ball comes out. It was one hell of a hit, but he definitely completes the catch and was down by contact.

I can't see in the gif where he lost the ball, but it does look like it.

That's a helluva a picture angle

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I can't find a video clip but my favorite hit was the 2003 UMD game, I don't remember who leveled their QB but from way up on the East stands you could tell he had no clue where he was or who he was when he finally got up!

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John Congemi is a Pitt alum so of course he's gonna lobby for them. It was clearly a shoulder to the shoulder/neck of Devin Street. It was NOT a helmet-to-helmet like he cried about.

Part of that may just be trying to distract the media from the problems the team has, like their poor offensive line performance, etc.


We haven't had many of those types of hits in our games, said Congemi, who played quarterback at Pitt in the mid-1980s. That one that Devin took was the closest thing that I have seen to maybe warranting a penalty.
I was under the assumption it was a penalty because it was a vicious hit."

Lol, what?

Let's Go...

Big hit, but it was clean.

It's all about The VPISU
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Rockin in The Bakken.
GO: Freeman Rebels, Keydets, Black Knights (the VMI of the North), NY Rangers & Giants, and ATL Braves.