Pitt Fam! Thread: Floyd and Stroman Edition

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FAM!! I think I need to see a heart doctor!!!

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

My heart can't take it anymore

FAAAMMM!! I am SO glad we are 1-0 this week!

GO HOKIES!!

It sure weren't pretty, but...

FAM!!!

VT '13, Georgia Native in Alexandria, VA

That was some grown man football down there.

"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

Holy moly... My heart.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

This team is going to kill me someday...FAM!!!

Our Defense:

Pretty accurate considering Gandalf didn't do a damn thing to stop the Balrog until they were already to the bridge. But hey, when it counted, Frodo/Newsome got to run away. /s

Huge LOTR fan but Gandalf is a horrible wizard.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

His love of the halfling's leaf has clearly slowed his mind

"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

Facyson and Mook owe Floyd a steak dinner at whatever the nicest steak house in Blacksburg happens to be.

West end?

Recruit Prosim

Is that a violation of NCAA rules? /s kinda

He said give to me Roscoe

Just need to make sure they get the money from the boosters in cash that can't be traced back to a booster.

Am I the only one who saw Mook get carried off the field after trying to make the tackle? I think he got seriously hurt on that play. I was at the game 40 yard line, ten rows up. He hit the hell out of that very large receiver and went limp immediately. Two trainers came out and helped carry him off. He was bent over.

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I think that was the only reason that play went beyond 15-20 yards

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It was very clear on the replay, theres a good chance it factored into the failed tackle as well. A shock shoulder injury like makes your whole upper torso go limp cuz the nerves get so shot. I feel really bad for him, he has been a great player for us all season while playing injured, he was unfortunately on the wrong side of two big plays in the last two weeks, such is the life of a db though, most high risk position on the defense.

He got knocked out. Knee to the ear hole.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Thanks to you both. I feel like he's getting a lot of flack for that missed tackle. Not sure what folks want if the guy is knocked out on the play. He has played his ass off for us this year.

I thought Deon Newsome had a terrible day of tackling, albeit he was in on the last play.

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Suck it Pat

DUDE, I need this hat.

Pour some Beer on it

HOLY FUCK, I NEED A DEFIBRILLATOR GO HOKIES

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

What a stand by the LPD at the end. If there's one constant with VT football, it's Bud Foster. Gutsy effort to win the game.

Offense is unfortunately in free fall. We need to figure something out or I fear we could end the streak next week with UVa. Happy we got this win, but too much dysfunction to feel much better. Happy for a good send off for our seniors though!

Fam?

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FAM!

"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

Way to finish that out!

The Defense has had some great goal line stands this year. That one was masterful.

The collective years taken off from that ending. On to hate week.
Also, I don't twitter, but totally want one of those hats.

I'm so happy we pulled out the win against Rutgers Pitt, but man that was ugly and not worth the 3 hours and the stress.

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F(L)AM-BONGO!

Don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.

Defense was emotional and energetic all game. Perfect way to end it! So happy the seniors ended like that at home. I just want an ounce of that to permeate to the offense.

I think the name of this thread should be Pitt Fam Thread: Floyd and Stroman edition

Fam!

*tips cap*

FAM to you kind sir!

Great, except one slight alter:
Stro & Floyd Edition.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Stroman with the game saving goaline move out at the last second and before that the Floyd with the goaline shoelace tackle to save the win.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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we can question so many things but we cannot question the heart this team has. strotman has been amazing for us this year and props for the guts this team showed with that goalline stand.

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Fuck it, I'll damn take it!
STROMAN & FLOYD REPPIN DBU, FAM!!!
CAM PHILIPS PASSES DEANGELO HALL FOR THE ALL-TIME IN RECEIVING, LIT!!!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Hall?

The (horrible) announcers said Cam passed D. Hall for this VT receiving record. (Face:palm)

Virginian by Birth, Hokie by Choice

He passed Ford. Fayscon passed D-Hall in pass break ups but take that with a grain of salt as D-Hall left for the NFL early.

Pour some Beer on it

Go back to the game thread

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BUDDOINGCARTWHEELS.GIF FAM
PATNARDUZZITHROWINGHEADSET.GIF FAM
FAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Man were we lucky to escape from that one

I had to watch this like 5 times to break down what was happening.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

The truck doesn't have right of way over anyone else in that situation; bicyclist should have been walking his bicycle.

This gif is fascinating. So much to breakdown.

There is a green pole that is obscured by the tree on the left. Are you sure that isn't a Stop sign that the red car ran through?

Conversely, there is a white pole that's top isn't in frame on the truck's side of the intersection. That may also be a Stop sign.

You're right about the dude on the bike. He should be walking his bike in the crosswalk. He just rolled into the intersection, but probably couldn't see the oncoming truck because it was obscured by the other truck parked on his right. He's lucky to be alive, but he didn't get out of there unscathed. He ends up facing the other direction after the truck passes over him so he is either a ninja or he got clipped.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

The sign on the truck side looks like it's too far back to be a stop sign. The red car I think is pretty clearly blowing the stop sign on top of the green post. Biker should either be walking his bike or (much better) riding with traffic on the other side of the road, and obeying the stop sign that would presumably be there as well.

Bike definitely gets clipped by the truck. Front wheel looks like it's mangled. Guy probably didn't know what happened until he watched the gif.

I've been drinking.

This one's my favorite "close call" gif. As a former adjuster, it also hurts my soul.

The only explanation for that is like a 6 year old behind the wheel, right?

I've been drinking.

6-year-olds usually do better, honestly. It must be from all of the Mario Kart they play.

Later on, that guy died when he fell over trying to tie his shoe*

*Unconfirmed, needs citation.

Final Destination XV: European Crosswalk.

I imagine that this truck is the UNC football program.

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Someone probably needs to change their underwear.

Let's see this at 20% speed.

Why am I not surprised this is from Russia?

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Bike definitely gets hit by the truck. Russian driving is crazy.

#Hokies

Stroman is so fucking good.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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JOEY FUENTE GOT THE WIN, TREY EDWARDS MADE BIG HITS, VINNY MEHOTO GOT TFL'S, AND THE HOAGIES OF GEORGIA TECH WIN FAM.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

OMG. Those guys were killing me. Tremaine Edwards, Cam Cunningham... I mean seriously?

Woo buddy, announcers were lit today, fam!

I turned to my wife, and said, "These guys have all week to study rosters and media guides. That is literally all they have to do. If I had a week to prep solely for one thing in my job, and I showed up to court not being able to accurately say even the most fundamental of things, I'd be fired so quick."

But diid Metuapacky live up repping the drive 25?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Tremaine Phillips and #6 Deon Newsome looked good on that goal line stand for the Hoagies.

THERE'S NO @#%$&$$%&@%#^&%*$^ing 'G' IN "HOKIES"

Pay attention to the crowd after first downs, they fucking spell it for you dumbass.

I've been drinking.

Hey Pitt:

FAM!! Was not happy with the overall performance but the the heart in the 4th was amazing...what an incredible goal line stand!!! Glad the seniors finish up at Lane on a winning note!

*unclenches butthole*

*dies*

Fractured but whole.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Fractured but hole.

Fractured butthole

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I seriously can't stop laughing at this. If only I had more legs to give.

👍🎩 ✖️ 1,000.

Also, I know a lot of people that want the original TKP shirt once the supplier situation gets stamped out.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Lol, Joe is going to kill you when he sends you 1000 hats and you don't want to pay.

Haha, just saw this. Whoops. In my head, at the time, after the game, it read like "I would like this hat 1,000 times on Facebook if I could." Ya, I guess I'm going to have a Breach of Contract suit on my hands.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Can confirm. Will order the shirt ASAP!

👍🎩, fam! Can you just charge from the TKPC account info you have?

Time of Possession:

Pitt: 28:07
Good Guys: 31:53

No wonder we won FAM.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Hey Joe, you gotta put STRO in front of Floyd (please) since it's SENIOR DAY.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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Its been soooo long... FAM!

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

I'm going to assume that's a dead panther in the middle of the road.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Yes, and next week it will be LOLCavman's horse (never on a treadmill).

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

This makes me more scared of the flock of turkey's that live in my backyard. Better get the 12 gauge back out.

I've been drinking.

Stroman and Floyd put on the for the team so hard. Unreal heads up play and determination from both of them.

My first: FAM!!!!

So happy for the seniors!

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

FAM!!!!

Whew, now we can actually enjoy football for the rest of the day.

Seriously. Had a bunch of people over Saturday afternoon and Mrs. Lwyr was like "thank god they pulled that one out. you cannot fucking act like you did last week. we're having company."

I've been drinking.

My wife will not invite non-hokies over on game day since Stiney gave Kansas an Orange Bowl trophy. Its a good thing.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

FAM, Floyd better get the #25 next week.

Here's the replay of the goal line stand:

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

This GIF never gets old (teams or no teams)

That turkey's name is Reggie. Right?

I've been drinking.

I'm not sure why all of you are so stressed, we won the game during our last possession. I stopped watching because it was such a sure thing.

Sike nah that ending was so hate-able but lawdy lawdy thank you for Reggie Floyd.

And then there was this graph:

I do love these. Are the computational approaches available for public consumption?

I find it really interesting that the model only expects a team to get in from 1st and goal from the 1-ish 75% of the time. I feel like that would be higher.

I've been drinking.

Fam! Now it's time to go and demolish loluva.

I spent most of the game pissed because I couldn't watch the game overseas! Fuck ESPN! But I'm soooo thankful for the Hokie Sports App because I was about to listen to Laser call it on the radio. What an epic goal line stand! Made for a great radio broadcast. Kinda wish it was Bill Roth, but Laser got the job done. My heart might still be racing!

Joe, I need that 👍🎩!

FAM! Almost puked there at the end from the stress but they did it. Defense has heart!

Also 1000% will buy hats for the wife and I

Long time listener...first time poster

And to make it more awesome, my TV and radio worked perfectly together to be in synch, so I didn't have to suffer through the worst announcers we have had since, well, ever.

Lucky.

My tune in app was way too far behind the TV. I feel like I would have been less grumpy with less terrible announcers.

Yeah, I tried the radio app on the phone first, and that was so far behind, it sounded like a completely different game. But the combo of actual AM radio plus an HD signal with a slight DVR lag for the win. Of course, there's no guarantee that will ever work again.

That was insane. a few great moments amongst the bad ones and then...

The best goal line stand I can remember.

Ignore us naysayers. What a win.

The best goal line stand I can remember.

Is there even another to compare it to?

Cinci Orange Bowl?

"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

Good one.

UVA 2002? Or was it 2004?

21-9 and 24-10 were the final scores in those games. An extra TD wouldn't have helped the hoos.

It's the only other big goalline stand I can remember. Of course it's not as big as this one.

Both of those games ended with us having the ball on the UVA side of the field.

Do you remember the UVA goalline stand? It was great.

Okay...I was thinking goal line stand to end the game. It was 2004, kept UVA to a tying FG early in the 4th, and then we thumped them with two more TDs after that.

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Hey, Joe? That hat?

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Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

...wow

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Oh yeah, Joe
👍🎩

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Fuck Narduzzi.

All I want is to see that postgame interview.

Shoutout to whoever has been bashing Motu the past two weeks. Go watch his highlights from today and then go sit on a cactus.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Yeah, eat yourself, Jack Crow.

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You know nothing, Jack Crow

I will be using this for every one of his comments going forward

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Jack Crow just had himself a bad, bad day

I hope Motu shows up on here to give him an LA Hokie style beatdown

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

2.5 tackles on the goalline is good, yes?

Didn't get to watch the game but saw in the box score only one carry for T.Mac. Was it just the normal Fuente dislike? Injury?

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I don't know but mclease needs to start. Was better than anyone else back there. Holston was good too

Bitter tweeted something about him looking rather gimpy after it.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Appreciate the responses

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First carry he ignored the hole and into a 300lb tackle.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

My gosh this is beautiful!

"Tajh Boyd over the middle . . . and it's caught for an interception! Michael Cole, lying flat on his back, ARE YOU KIDDING???"

Glad Newsome made the tackle when it really mattered (though you could argue it wouldn't have come to this if he'd tackled better all night).

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This is amazing....

At 57 seconds, watch #70 on the right side on the ground, lots of 😢. Also, great to see that Ladler gets blocked, keeps going and helps out on the tackle.

Right in the damn feels!!

Damn... Watch Motu in the slowmo at the very end

Right in the feels

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Whenever Ffrench breaks down some future VT blocking clusterfuck, remember this clip and 8+ Pitt guys failing to block one single motherfucker on the last play of the game. It's a symphony of atrocious blocking.

Worth noting that their game ended almost exactly like our's last week except they refused to pass and we refused to run. This is proof that both methodologies can end with tears.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Does his name actually have two f's in front? I kept thinking that must have been a typo but really didn't care enough to check the sauces

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I think you meant, brought to your by HokieFFireman

"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

I don't know if any of y'all have noticed this but at ~16 seconds, you can see Fuente in the right side of the screen and based off of his reaction, that man is here to stay.

Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

Agree and hope you are right!

The ONLY time I will ever (& I mean EVER) upleg a post with this song in it. Ever.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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I'm annoyed I had to work this afternoon but my heart is in much better condition since I had to rely on phone updates.

in solid maroon...yes

👍🎩 FAM!

am I doing it right?

Go Hokies

I'm not much of a baseball cap guy but if it's offered in a beanie I'd snag one.

Let's start the #beatuva chant!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Son, that chant has been going for the last 14 years running

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soooo, what'd I miss...

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

FAM!! We denied Pitt it's pussy touchdown 5 TIMES IN A ROW

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

FAM!

...Is Mook ok?

👍🎩

...oh and nice game. Heard we won or something.

We put the K in Kwality

Anybody know what happened to McMillan? One carry for zero yards?

Came up gimpy after that carry and did not return.

Doesn't matter had win. FAM!

FAM!

3 top-25 teams lost today (13, 19, 24). We bak (in the polls) FAM!

We put the K in Kwality

Fam. Downed some Legend Ember tonight to celebrate the win.

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Meh.

Like I'm obviously happy we won, but let's not kid ourselves here. The offense has checked out and it all lies on the coaches starting on Fuente. This is still looking like the end of 2015 Memphis when the team just weren't in it and the coaching staff had thrown them under the bus. The only difference is that Memphis didn't have a certain Bud Foster to pick up the offense's slack.

Feeling pretty bad for the situation Bud is in right now.

The only way this looks like Memphis is if Fuente is leaving. If that actually happens then legs to you for predicting the future.

I really hope he doesn't and honestly I don't think he will but considering Fuente's comments on the team after the GT loss and how listless we've been since the Miami game it really feels like something is going on behind the scenes that has crushed the confidence of the offense.

He's not leaving.

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Fuck Pat Narduzzi

Thought about starting a new thread but figured I'll just add to this one... Is Stroman one of the best corners we've ever had?

He used to get ripped apart for his backpedaling on punt returns. Since the beginning of last year he has been a stud, both at corner and punt returner. He is one of my favorite Hokies.

That pick he had Saturday was ridiculous.

Career stats via HokieSports:

Defense: 9 Vlasic Pickles, one returned for TD. I fumble recovery and return for TD. 27 passes defensed, not including picks. 56 career tackles. One blocked punt.

Punt returns: 124 total for 1095 yards. Long of 91 and four TDS.

Offense: 9 carries for 16 yards, one catch for 6 yards.

I really hope he takes one back to the house against UVA.

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Defense: 9 Vlasic Pickles, one returned for TD. I fumble recovery and return for TD. 27 passes defensed, not including picks. 56 career tackles. One blocked punt.

I am not familiar with this football terminology.

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Plus everyone knows that Claussen pickles are better

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I want to know what he normally writes about that it was the default typo.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Just some dumb schtick that myself and the other guys who used to work at ESPN Blacksburg 1430 AM came up with back in the day.

Vlasic Pickle = Interception

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Oh ok. I thought it was autocorrect run amok.

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I remember being very nervous about him early in his career as he would get beat repeatedly in some games, a lot of times due to a size mismatch. But he's got to be one of the best stories of positive progression I've seen in recent times, he's as reliable as you get at DB now.

Same kinda goes for his punt returns.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

And Brandon Facyson quietly breaking records. I remember the injury bug and several times we said he's lost a step since freshman season, yet they still don't like throwing on either of them (unless they're fishing 🎣 for a PI call).

Did D-Hall go early?

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-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.

Yes, drafted in 2004

I could be wrong but didn't Stro also block a field goal last year? And was he wearing 25 when he did so? Or was that the blocked punt?

I know for the field goal against Duke he was in his good ol' No. 3 jersey. Not sure if he had another block or not

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Stroman had a punt return wearing 25 against ECU in 2016. That game also included a punt blocked by Cam (who wore #25 the following week).

When Stroman blocked the FG against Duke, Adonis ran it back, and he wore the #25 the following week.

Forgot about that! You are correct but he was wearing #3.

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