According to Recruit's coach, Jeff Grimes to LSU. This Sucks.

Yesterday it was reported by multiple outlets that LSU offered its vacant offensive line job to Jeff Grimes even though LSU coach Les Miles brushed away speculation yesterday.

It seems as though the initial reports are true and Grimes will be leaving for Baton Rougue. The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Mike Barber spoke with Billy Ray Mitchell's high school coach, Chris Partridge. Mitchell is an offensive lineman that verbally committed to Virginia Tech on July 2, 2013. The following is from Barber's report.

Paramus Catholic High School coach Chris Partridge said Wednesday that someone from Virginia Tech reached out of offensive lineman Billy Ray Mitchell, a Hokies' verbal commitment recruited by Grimes, and told him Grimes was taking the LSU job.

Partridge said he spoke very briefly to Mitchell on his way into a meeting. He did not know if Mitchell had heard from Grimes personally.

A source at Tech said the school hopes to have a resolution in the matter by noon Thursday.

Partridge said he still thinks Mitchell is committed to Virginia Tech but said changes in the coaching staff give a recruit the right to re-open dialogue with other schools.

"You don't pick an institution for position coach nowadays," Partridge said. "There's too much movement. The relationship is part of it, no doubt about it. And it has to be a part of it. But you pick a program for the school."

Grimes is a respected offensive line coach and did a tremendous job teaching fundamentals and toughness to Tech's front-five over the last season. His reputation as an effective recruiter was also upheld in Blacksburg over the last year. Grimes landed verbal commitments from five offensive linemen, all outside of Virginia, for the 2014 cycle. The following tweets from some of those committed recruits were vague and ominous at the time, but make more sense now that it seems Grimes is leaving.

It will be interesting to see if Beamer Co. can keep its offensive line verbals committed. Grimes departure probably doesn't help the Hokies sign Brady Taylor, a Tech verbal, but Columbus native who recently received a scholarship offer from the hometown Buckeyes. Before Tech hired Grimes last year, it was rumored the Ravens Todd Washington, and Chris Malone , both Hokies, were possible candidates for the job. Also, Bryan Stinespring has 10-plus years of experience coaching the offensive line.

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excited

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

AKA it's Todd Time in Blacksburg.

I'm more excited about this than I was about Grimes. This guy is a Hokie, through and through. He will sell our brand and be passionate.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

... bearing in mind he's already recently turned down an OL coaching gig at USC from Sarkisian. AND he could still get poached by Caldwell to join him in Detroit.

I just read the wiki on his coaching career. He jumped from Hartford where he did this:

"Hartford ranked No. 1 in total offense and No. 1 in rushing yards. Following the 2010 UFL season, four of his linemen signed contracts with NFL teams: Jacob Bender (Carolina Panthers), Colin Brown (Buffalo Bills), Pete Clifford (New York Jets), and Isaac Sowells (Detroit Lions)."

Then went to the NFL.

It's no short of amazing considering he went to the Ravens. When we pick him up, he will be happy to come home and we will mold him into what could be a great OC and eventually head coach.

Blessings always are disguised, folks.

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that's pretty funny

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"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

This perfectly captured my mood as soon as I found out the news. Then I heard rumors that Stinespring might, I stress might, become our new O-Line coach. God, I'm depressed....

Go Hokies!

When you say rumors, do you mean TKP and TSL?

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Well...fuck. Positive spin later. This fucking blows.

Hopefully Todd Washington could be a successful coach like some of the other VT Alums on the staff.

I support Coach Frank Beamer.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Edit: Deleted because I'm dumb and don't proof reas.

"Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism." Kenny Powers

Disregard this, it just links to the Times Dispatch page.

"Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism." Kenny Powers

Well dang man... Now people won't see the picture of him in the AU polo that I was referencing... Haha. I was too late with my comment, I guess.

"We've got a lot of great memories here."
-Frank Beamer, speaking of TKP (probably)

No one reporting on this seems even to be able to find a photo of Grimes in his VT gear. That's how short a period of time he was around...

"We've got a lot of great memories here."
-Frank Beamer, speaking of TKP (probably)

The downside of having good coaches is that other teams want your good coaches.

I was thinking similarly: the downside of having SEC coaches is they may move around like SEC coaches.

+1 for the screen name. Quack quack quack Mr. Ducksworth!

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Can we go after the Stanford OL coach? Their line is kind of boss. Maybe Moorehead could help with that effort.

RealDiehl

We seem handcuffed by economics. So we may have to compensate say by not asking for consent in exchange for paying less.

Hmmm

Desperate times require desperate measures.

In all seriousness, I get the sense the Philly guys from the Ravens are f-ing up the the Ravens line. Maybe Todd W wants to run his own OL shop. I'd give him the reigns in a heartbeat, but I'm one of these fools who thinks he can read people.

and just like that, it was over!

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

This is extremely sad.

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

Well, there isn't any reason to be ticked off at the guy who is likely going to take a half a mill raise but then again a guy that talks about family tends to love money more or maybe he just wasn't interested in taking on the job of rebuilding the VT offensive line that is likely in worse shape then anyone expected. It sucks that now we will likely lose this decent class of linemen...unless Beamer can hire someone FAST.

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

When you lowball people, you should always be ready for turnover. Or else you should be looking for work yourself.

Choose your poison in terms of strategy. We're not Bama, there will be pros and cons to courses of action. But we should try to compensate for the weaknesses in our choices.

a guy that talks about family tends to love money more

Accusing him of loving money more than his family? Hey now, let's keep it classy. By all accounts Grimes is not the kind of guy where that accusation would ring true.

Or maybe he wanted more money to ensure better financial security for his family.

my dad moved us across the country when I was in high school; I was not amused.

My younger brother and sister, however, were easily bribed.

Doesn't surprice me one bit. Anyone that would have to do the rebuilding that he would need to here would want to be paid for it. Work twice as hard to get less capable recruites than LSU for half the money. He doesn't have ties to VT. Why would he stay?

i'm the son of a truck driver. we moved around all over the damn place for my dad's work. he didnt love money more than his family, he loved his family and understood that more money meant he could better provide for us.

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"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

Fuck it. I say let Stinespring coach the line. He can recruit, does an adequate job as a position coach...and nobody is ever, ever going to steal him away.

Oh God no. I wouldn't want Stiney coaching my JV HS line much less at VT. How about we get rid of Stiney so we can increase the pay of everyone else?

You wouldn't want the guy who coached our OL when we were having one of our most successful periods with linemen getting drafted? One who coached players like Jake Grove, Will Montgomery, and everybody's preferred candidate for the position, Tod Washington. What is your support for the idea that he shouldn't coach the line? Because he failed as an OC? So thus if he's inept at one job, he must be inept at every job ever.

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In all seriousness most people don't remember that he was good at coaching players. They just know of everyone callling for his head for five years because of his ineptitude at game planning and adjusting.

Don't void functions return no value by definition? I sucked at programming, but I think I remember that.

I agree with everything else you said.

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

That's right! Nice catch! In high school we only used void functions, then we hardly ever used them at VT. Now that i'm rusty it's a jarbled mess.

No I wouldn't. Time for new blood and time for Frank to cut ties with the buddy system. Stiney is the major contributor to the mess we are in Offensively. I would rather cut him and use some of his money to increase others more deserving.

We just lost our best OL recruiter, and you also want to get rid of our overall best recruiter in the same year?
Sorry Ghostrider, the pattern is full.

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

Actually I'm a huge proponent for Stiney to OL because I respect the job he did at that position before; but in NO way do I believe he is our BEST recruiter. Not even close if you ask me. I think he is a solid recruiter but his value at recruiting gets overstated constantly. If he was our best recruiter given the quality of our recruiting staff of late, he would quickly be courted by every top program. As evident in the current business of football...it's difficult to conceal staff talent.

Minority Report.

Then Who is our best recruiter? T Gray? Shane?

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

Pardon my ignorance, but would it be possible (or feasible, or reasonable) to have Stiney coach the O Line and the TEs, and hire a special teams coach?

Let's face it. A ton of folks on here have been pointing to Stiney as one of the major factors in LT3s decline this and last season.

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Fosterball

It wasn't Stiney, it was Whitfield. Or Obama.

“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

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

Actually you make a good point, I would still like Todd Washington, but Stiny might not be a bad option. He didn't do badly at OL coach, just couldn't playcall worth a darn.

Texashokie

I love that Stiney is STILL the program whipping boy. Yall gotta eventually let this go. He is an asset to the program. I promise.

I love him as a recruiter. Wouldn't want to lose him. But I don't want him at OL coach. I don't want Re-treads like ive said in other threads. I would be thrilled to get Todd Washington if we can

I agree that I would love to have Washington. All Im saying is we could do and have done much worse than Stiney.

Why the downvote?

"And it is caught, it is caught for a touchdown"

You mean retreads like Grimes? Remember, Gus Malzahn didn't think he was valuable enough to keep around. All I know is we scored a lot of points when Stinespring coached the line.

Stiney gave a speech to a class I was in one time. Guy's a natural motivator and leader.

my knee jerk reaction

I am always drunk when I make my videos.

Is it bad that this really makes me want to go find an old tube tv, a sledgehammer, and a high-speed camera?

Nope. I'm in the process right now.

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Fosterball

I just sent a strongly worded text message to my friends in New Orleans who are big LSU fans letting them know that I am NOT ok with this

twitter.com/weavez22

I'm watching an LSU press conference right now. Les Miles is saying that Jeff Grimes will NOT be the offensive line coach because people in the New Orleans area have been getting strongly worded text messages from Hokie fans.

Nice work, weavez!

I am a hokie living in nola and got trashed talked all day. THIS IS NOT OKAY!

Danny Coale is still open.

I don't understand why this is a source of trash talk. Congratulations, you have more money than we do. Now tell Les Miles to return the call from our veterinary college - they really want to talk to him about his grass-eating habits.

Where in nola? My one buddy has a hokie neighbor, a bartender from Blacksburg, and a server at a restaurant from Roanoke all within one block

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Don't sweat. We just need to swift and to the fucking point.

We know who we want. Pull the trigger. Don't let this get us down.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

I can't help but think this is the first bad taste of coaching changes, Hokie fans have been generally sheltered from over the last decade. It's going to suck when Beamer and Foster leave.

Depressing

Logan 3:16

1) Curt Newsome hired to be the head coach at my alma mater
2) Jeff Grimes leaves

I swear if they move Wyatt Teller back to DT...

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Viva El Guapo

YOU!!!

amazingly found a way to make me laugh given the lameness of Grimes leaving.

@seanhoganvt

Grimes leaving sucks, but if we can get Todd Washington all would be right with the world again.

Texashokie

We need to hit up his Twitter account if he has one, with simply, "come home".

"...sticks and stones may break my bones but I'm gonna kick you repeatedly in the balls Gardoki!"

Tweeting Recruits = BAD
Tweeting Potential Coaches = Showing Some Love

at least we felt what it was like to have an SEC-caliber coach for a few months, right?

My only question is who does Loeffler want to run his system? Think that is a very important factor.

We put the K in Kwality

Two words. One name. TODD WASHINGTON!!!

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Fosterball

Noooooo

Goddammit.

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

The two I would be looking at right now heavily in my opinion would be washington and bostad

To his successor:

All we ask for is total domination in the trenches, and to be able to impose our will on opposing defenses.

I support Coach Frank Beamer.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

My ode to Grimes (set to Lady Stardust, by David Bowie):

Fans all stared
at defenders in Logans face
Laughed at Newsomes fail,
he was a disgrace.

The man with the sweet goatee
Came to coach this place,
And coach Grimey told us all
About how the lined be really great.

And it was alright, the line was coming together!
Yes, it was alright, the backs would run forever!
And it was awful cool,
To think that our line might rule!
And we would win all season long.

Cajun boys emerged from shadows
To watch this coaching man.
Les offered more
Than we could ever match.
I smiled sadly, for a coach we could not keep.
And coach Grimey left,
And the Hokies all then did weep.

And it was alright, the line was coming together!
Yes, it was alright, the backs would run forever!
And it was awful cool,
It was really too good to be true!
And we would win all season long.

Oh, how we sighed
When the cajuns asked about our o-line

And it was alright, the line was coming together!
Yes, it was alright, the backs would run forever!
And it was awful cool,
To think that our line might rule!
And we would win all season long.

It was a catch

This is the risk you take tapping into national coaching talent. The true test is to see how well the HOKIES respond. OLINE is a huge concern for next season, retaining recruits is priority #1.

HOKIE ON!!!

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Yes. I want no momentum swinging the other way.

We need to get on this ASAP.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

VT couldn't keep thier Grimey hands on coach Grimes :-(

That was what I called it when Coach Grimes got another O-line recruite during that period of time when he was pulling them out of NY PA and OH. Now that he is leaving he will not be pulling in O-line recruits for us any longer. Just trying to make a play on the coaches name really.

I'd tell these recruits that "yes, indeed, change sucks, but change is inevitable and does not necessarily mean something bad." The pieces are falling into place for Virginia Tech to make a meteoric rise, prized QB's, RB's and receivers. They can face the challenge of change and be a part of that. I say 'come on' because we want you and that hasn't changed.

'80 Grad, beer was cheaper then, so was gas.

The goals and philosophy of our offensive line is not going to change regardless of who is coaching the line. Tip of the spear? No, tip of the bazooka!

Yep. Smith isn't going anywhere. I doubt any are except for maybe Taylor.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Hey, at least we got a nice firm "Well" out of Brady Taylor...

Maybe the "Well" was in response to a Mike London "You" letter....

VHokie

The only good thing I can think of right now is that somewhere Newsome is having to deal with the realization that the successor to his shitty OL coaching did so well in one season that he got poached by L$U.

Schadenfreude: My coping mechanism.

LOL!! This post made my day!! Thank you! F Newman

NEWSOME....may be wetting his leg (or in his case puking somewhere) trying to figure out how to be a head football coach at E&H. He put us back 15-20 years on line development....and sucked at recruiting

To be the man you gotta beat the man! Woooooooo!!

We won't forget this LSU, we won't forget this.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Yeah...maybe next time in Death Valley we only lose 49-10.

Ha!

Punk-ass, Redneck, coach stealin' bitches.

It's because of that 2007 beat-down, that I always tell Clemson fans their home is the Fake Death Valley. Also, c'mon, is there anymore a cliche mascot than the Tiger?

I support Coach Frank Beamer.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

LSU is the ONLY death valley. Clemson is Memorial Stadium.

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That moment when you realize that there are THREE Tigers in the SEC...

Can Auburn just change their damn mascot to an eagle?

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As an Auburn alum, I really wouldn't be opposed to this.

The main reason: all the STUPID announcers constantly saying "Well, I know the Tigers are going to with this one" when we play LSU, Mizzou, or Clemson.

There are two sets of Bulldogs too. I think their next expansion should include Louisiana Tech.

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

Those would make great division names -- SEC Bulldog Division and SEC Tiger Division. Sooner or later everyone would find a way to fit except Vandy and Tennessee.

Hey -- it's better than "Leaders" and "Legends."

i hope we can hold onto the recruits... now im going to a bar

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

I think we have to find another Hokie alumni -not named Newsome- as our OLine coach. The main problem is, VT just doesn't have the capital to retain good coaches who aren't emotionally invested in the program.

The positive side of all of this is that we should all appreciate Foster, Wiles, and Gray, more as a result. They have had opportunities to take higher paying jobs elsewhere, but still remain loyal to VT.

You'll be missed, Coach Grimes. Thanks for the rapid improvement in our O-line. I like to think that, no matter who comes in next, our guys are starting off on a better foot (see what I did there?) because of your work.

This does suck. Damn Grimes was a hell of coach. While there is promise in the potential of hiring Todd Washington...we all know Grimes was the sh*t. I hate the idea of starting over again with the O Line after just one year with the man Grimes. But this is what happen when you actually start trying in putting the effort to build a big boy college football program. GET USE TO IT. Happens all the time in the SEC.

In the mean time....calm down and look at this....and just hope for the best with our future OL Coach.
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"If there is oxygen in your brain, you're not loud enough"

I needed this. It helped

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Sorry. Yeah. What was that you were saying again?

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Wow, the Cassell looks packed.


-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do?
-Put it up to fully dipped.
-Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

ahhhh....so what were we talking about?

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

With a bridle, bit and spurs.

Danny caught that ball.

Friends don't let 5 star friends commit to UVA.

I have inside info. - Whit

Or if she rides other things..... Like Bicycles.

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I just did a no no. went and looked at LSU forum and the comments on there are disgusting. "Who is this High School Coach" "He was let go the year before Auburn won the NC must have been for a reason" "VT haha the school that got murdered by UCLA"

Just uhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooo

"I'm high on Juice and ready to stick it in!" Whit Babcock

I hope these guys realize that this is the same guy who coached the AUBURN o-line?

Yes, that was a NO NO. ;)

"These people are LOSING their minds......."

You must be looking at a different forum? The ones I looked at were overwhelmingly excited about the hire.

What's funny about this is nothing.

We are still perceived as the kid down the block.

I don't think this detracts from anything. He didn't want to be here, so he isn't.
It's time to forge ahead, we can let our definitions be made in Columbus.

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

Will the Assistant coach train continue to roll out of Blacksburg?...
DAMN I'M SO PISSED OFF!!

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

And I bet we loose at least 3 OL recruits. 1 for sure to OSU, whose next?

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Smith, Gallo, and Pettit are staying more than likely. Mitchell is probably around 50-50 and Taylor is probably gone (he would probably leave even if Grimes stayed.)

In Sam Rogers we trust.

It was also depend on who we replace Grimes with.

Although the coach is the link for recruits- they have to be in tune with the program the school and have a plan of where they will be in 5 years. this is a tough life lesson for these guys but they are still in a very good place.

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While he isn't a finished product, I regard Pettit as the guy with the greatest upside of the class. Taylor and Mitchell are closer to being ready to play right now, but Pettit was the best pure drive blocker of the three.

I am hopeful that Mitchell stays as well. I'd love if Taylor did, but if he didn't, with Teller in the mix, I think we are okay at the tackle spot. That makes landing Austin Clark that much more important next year.

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How do you come up with 50/50 on Mitchell? Is that pure speculation or did you read that somewhere?

VHokie

Doubt we lose anyone else. Taylor is almost definitely gone, but the other 4 have offer lists where Tech is by far the best program.

I wasn't going to go to the Cellar tonight but now I feel the need for copious amounts of cheap beer. I've gone through all of the emotions between yelling at the wall to crying into a pillow.

Just another gut-wrenching, can't breathe, I lost my voice, not now, did that just happen, just gimme this one, Virginia Tech Saturday

Well, the nice thing about Blacksburg is that all beer is cheap, even the good stuff:

Stapler...

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STOP!!!....Hammer Time!

Gotta respect a happy hour named Hammer Time...

VHokie

Nothing like a good Thursday night hammertime

VT '10 #AllMaroonEverything

Do we loose Torrian also? VT admin better step up to the plate.....

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Didn't hear anything. I made a post on another TKP thread on this topic about what the Assistant coaching trend is in CFB and that VT better hop on.
Sorry about negativity, everyone, if VT admin sees these threads I want them to pay attention to what we are saying - WE ARE THE EDUCATED FANS! - and think hard about investing.
This is my way of trying to help us all.
I hope it works.

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Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
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Protip: on a day when everyone is glum and/or freaking out about a talented coach leaving, it's best not to speculate or insinuate that another awesome (and fan favorite) coach could be leaving or is in danger of doing so. You can phrase this VERY differently, i.e. "Man, if the administration doesn't work some finances out, I am afraid we are going to be in danger of having other assistants start to jump ship." Specifically naming Torrian (or anyone) makes it seem like you know something. We try to avoid speculation and hand-waving nonsense on these boards. There are other places to go for that :)

Dude you need to chill on the negativity.

Not good for your health ;-)

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

i cant blame the man. if theyre really gonna double his salary than make that paper boo boo. i dont think this reflects poorly on the program. i think it reflects the current landscape of college football. grimes is a good coach. his talent was recognized and he went back to the sec from whence he came. i know it seems nonsensical to those of us who bleed the o&m but virginia tech is our passion, it's his job.

obviously the oline is in a much better place than it was a year ago and i'm glad coach grimes made a pit stop here. i dont however think the man is irreplaceable. i dont know enough about the x's and o's to make a judgement on whether it should be stiney or todd washington or the horse on a treadmill but whoever it is we all know what we want from our oline. get us the best man for the job frank, and lets play some fuckin ball.

go hokies.

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"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

Here-here. Now... NEXT MAN UP!

"...sticks and stones may break my bones but I'm gonna kick you repeatedly in the balls Gardoki!"

Don't blaming him for taking the money. He's gone, good luck to him. However, if didn't want to be in Blacksburg I don't think it's that big of a loss. Offensive line seemed improved but I think people are hyping him up too much. He's not the A+++ coach everyone is making him out to be. I'd be fine with Stinespring or Todd Washington.

Spenge the Man. Go Hokies!

Something that went unnoticed was the timing of Grimes' departure. He left before NSD which means his OL recruits have the opportunity to back out of their commitment if they don't want to come to Tech anymore. I'm sure most of you guys don't want to hear this but that was a classy move on his part.

He left when his new employer told him to. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Didn't lock them into VT uniforms either

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

someone from Virginia Tech reached out to offensive lineman Billy Ray Mitchell, a Hokies' verbal commitment recruited by Grimes, and told him Grimes was taking the LSU job.

If you're reading this...and you're an LSU fan...I hate you.

Now to be serious. I'm hopping on the Todd Washington bandwagon like everyone else.

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

Just emailed my buddy from L$U, told him that his team is getting a great O-line coach, and that I hope Bama kicks their butts for 10 years in a row in cosmic retribution for stealing from VT.

VTCC '86 Delta Derelicts, Hokie in Peru

I unfollowed Coach Grimes on Twitter. That'll show him...

Easy. I hope both of you can withstand the turmoil :)

Bigger, Faster, STRONGER...BUILT TO HIT

Reports are that Grimes is reconsidering after hearing about your unfollow....

VHokie

I'm worried my current method of coping may be unsustainable.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

This must be what Bitter meant by Chicken Little stuff. Beamer and/or Lefty found Grimes, they can find another solid OL coach. I think Grimes laid a great foundation here for what an OL needs to be and his successor can pick that up and keep it going.

I take solace in the fact that the next hire will be better than Newsome. I know that's a low bar.

“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

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

exactly- the program is an attractive destination for quality coaches. Realistically, how many of us knew who Grimes was before he came to VT? I didn't. He's good but there are other good coaches out there who would love to coach for Frank.

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I don't get it... I could NEVER Limbo under that bar!

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

Whoa. Someone downvoted the demotivator?

I... guess that makes some sort of sense.

Let me test something here...

limbo low

I didn't down vote it. I don't believe in downvotes.

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

I didn't figure you did... but your comment gave me the perfect opportunity to post that awesome limbo motivator I found.

Back in my day, not only were downvotes real, but you had to live with them. None of this fixing your fat-fingered mistakes, you downvoted and you stuck with it.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

backwards and barefoot...don't forget those details..

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

We would get up at dawn, and hour before we went to bed and gathered cold gravel for our breakfast.

Danny caught that ball.

Friends don't let 5 star friends commit to UVA.

I have inside info. - Whit

You have the heart of a robot, meatsack.

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Fosterball

(FYI - that's a high jump bar...) It is facing the wrong way though.

I kinda like the direction it's facing.......

Oh wait, I thought you meant the picture under it.

“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

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

Keep your chin up Hokies. I appreciate the influx of energy he brought from one year. Consider it a "consultant" type experience. Great foundation laid. Also, I'd rather him go after one year if he wasn't "all in" with us. Let's get someone who really breathes Hokie ball, we'll be better off in the long run. Good luck to Grimes.

Eat your vegetables.

Im just sad we lost a true OL recruiter and that is why I am hesitant about Stiney being the OL coach. I would rather us get an OL coach who knows his stuff but also it would be an additional good recruiter for our staff. This is why I think Todd Washington would be good. He is able to say he coached NFL linemen. He can show the rings. He can say his guys paved the way for Ray Rice's success.

Also I like adding more alumni to the staff. It will help create the continuity in the staff.

Well...Coach Stinespring is regarded by some as the best recruiter on staff. He has also coached a bunch of offensive linemen to the League.

I trust Beamer and Co. to make the right decision here. Stinespring, Washington or whoever. They brought in Grimes, who turned out to be TOO good. I'm sure they'll follow it up with a sensible decision. I trust they've all learned from the Curt Newsome dumpster fire.

Let's be honest though. If CFB resorts to putting Stiney as OL coach and not at least giving Loeffler a chance to find someone, shit gonna hit the megafan and all the FBSers are gonna be coming out of the woodworks

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If they are in the woodwork now it's a damn loud woodwork. The guy could be running coffee pot at the concession stands and some people would blame every loss on him.

Even if Todd Washington were willing to come to Virginia Tech, I wonder what price it would take to get him. The issue I see is that any potential contract is probably capped under what Bud's and probably Loeffler. I dont think you can pay a coach coming in more than what Bud or Loeffler makes.

The other problem I see is who is making this decision on what the University is willing to shell out? Is an interim AD really going to be able to dole out potentially some serious cash when it is not their job going into the future?

Yes. Fuck yes.

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Interim AD? ...assuming too much.
Grimes maybe wouldn't have been here if Loeffler didn't come and Aub didnt suck in '12.
I get the feeling he didn't have many options jumping Chizik's ship and followed Lefty to the burg.
That said- whatever the circumstance I have faith that Frank (& Co.) will bring in our best option.
GO HOKIES!

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

He was an Assistant OL coach in the NFL, I doubt that is a particularly well compensated position. The funny thing about the NFL is that they have like 25 position coaches per team. Its kinda like a paid internship to see if you are ready to be an actual position coach.

I think we'd definitely get him for the $281K we have earmarked for Grimes for this budget year.

“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

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

All of this made me forget to pack a spoon today for my soup so now I have to eat soup with a fork.
Thanks Les Miles and Obama....

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

Anytime pajokie posts I see nothing...just a blank area. I see everyone else's posts however. Not sure why...

VHokie

You probably blocked him when he went on the pug picture binge.

“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

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

im all pugged out

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I didnt know you can block users....
hmm... now to block ever other user but me...

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

If you're like me, you're using an older browser that doesn't support the images that he's embedding. He's using a site called giphy I believe that hosts the GIFs he's using. Anything from imgur will show up, but giphy does not. The embed code could very well be different for their site.

there are 2 options
the iframe version is the type that shows up for me.

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I'm using IE 9. My workplace hasn't approved IE 10 or 11 yet. (You wouldn't think a TV network would be so far behind the technology curve)
I could try Firefox....they won't approve Google Chrome either. I will see how it is on Firefox.
Thanks

VHokie

You think a TV network is behind the technology curve... you should see some of the NASA centers.

That's right, NASA.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Working for a company that develops web applications, this is the bane of my existence.

"So...uh...does it work on IE7? Because we can only use IE7"

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/98/98b19c8491a7519d1b7c6d6c8c40b15275165862ae516dba4686385119a9d426.jpg

I just started working on a cloud application where our minimum requirements are IE9. We support IE9-IE11 and Chrome (its the only supported browser on Macs). I don't get why the poster above can get Firefox but not Chrome. But at least we killed the possibility of someone using IE8 in all its Trident-inspired tomfoolery. Or if they did try and use it, they get what they get with no support for us.

If you use IE7, I feel bad for you, son. I support 99 browser but not that primitive one.

We vill win for Mother Russia!

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16