Let's take a moment to recognize that LOLUVA has more poll votes than VT

I'm glad they got to see what happens when you beat #16. They may even think we're the underdogs in a few weeks.

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The last two UVA bowl teams got shut out by Tech, just saying.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

They deserve it. Their best win (Miami) is better than our best win (your choice between Duke or FSU) and their losses (NCST, Indiana) are better than our losses (ODU, ND).

Doesn't mean their the better team but they've definitely have had the better season so far.

Better than our losses (ODU, ND)

Of course ODU is granted but to say ND is a bad loss. HOW?

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Yeah. ND is better than Indiana and probably NCSt.

He probably means that they didn't get blasted at home.

He never said it was a bad loss...

Given their performances against FSU, LSU, and now Uva... I'm gonna go ahead and say that the Wahoo's win over Miami isn't a better win than our win over Duke.

Miami just had the luxury of being ranked 16 at the time, but it's looking like they shouldn't have been ranked at all.

Not that I'm trying to take anything away from what they're doing down in Charlottesville.

Put as low of a number as they want to next to their name before we play them. It will just make those whoo tears more salty after we give them their annual smack to the face.

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

They have 4 wins with:
@Duke
vUNC
vPitt
vLiberty
@GT
@VT

Looks like they could come to Blacksburg with a chance at both a 9 win season and a Coastal title.

They could easily drop 4 out of 5 as well.

Just about all of em seem like a coin flip. Except for Liberty.

Cause you just know they'll drop 50 on UVA while nearly shutting them out. Just sayin.

LIb did just beat a 5 win Troy. I know it's Troy but historically they've never been a pushover. A very good win for a Liberty team just making the transition to big boy ball.

Liberty blew out ODU

Fugazy

Yeah but who has odu beat?

:'(

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I am not very confident about Thanksgiving weekend this season. UVA has a gritty defense that swarms to the ball even though there isn't a star on the unit. And the offense is the very type of offense that can give a traditional Bud Foster D fits. This might be the year...

Is it football season yet?

Did you say... Gritty?

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You really gotta stop with these negative waves, man.

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I think what you probably mean is that VT needs to get its shit together, particularly on defense, but really all around.

At this moment in time, the team is not greater than the sum of it's parts, and there is some football to be played. We can't be leaving receivers wide-open downfield.

Last time UVA was favored I believe we went 38-0 bro!

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Last time those cheese-eating surrender monkeys came to Blacksburg it was music to the tune of 52-10....bro

Good for them they have more poll votes then fans at their spring festival or whatever the hell it's called.

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

I think the student body renamed it:
"The spring wine tasting, ascot crafting and pigskin tossing festival"

Well...bless their hearts

I know I'll be pulling for Duke this week.

I pull for any team that we've already beaten and are currently ahead of in the Coastal standings.

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

I think 2 people voted for UVA because they finally beat a #16 ranked team.

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The thought of them getting their hopes up about beating us just makes me slow-grin.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Good give our guys a chip on the shoulder so beating them later this year will be even sweeter.

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Funny thing is, Miami and UVA are 9-7 since Miami joined the ACC. For the most part, Miami doesn't seem to play that well against UVA for some reason.

They sure don't.

can we get ESPN stats and information to look up our record against LOLUVa during the same stretch?

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My money's on "14-0, bro"

Also, not sure where Miami got their 9th win from, they've only played 15 times and the record stands at 8-7

EDIT: They played exactly one game prior to Miami joining the ACC, a 31-21 win in the 1996 Carquest Bowl in Miami

I hate to say it, but Bronco is not as terrible of a football coach as I thought he was at this time last year. His team is outperforming the talent on the roster.

I would really enjoy this game deciding the Coastal for both teams.

Totally agree.

I guess the smashing of the slab of asphalt with an oversize sledge hammer stunt was very motivating.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I don't. I want them to suck and take their annual beating from us like they're supposed to.

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1000%

UVA look like they actually give a shit this year. Definitely not to be overlooked.

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NICE!

If you watched both games Saturday, unbiased, you would have voted for them before us. They looked like a pretty good football team. We looked ridiculous.

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They looked like a pretty good football team. We looked ridiculous.

Well, duh, ESPN2 had better cameras.

Sorry, but don't overlook the UghVA. Sadly, I think this will be a big game this year.

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This is great.

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We need James Gayle to be guest speaker during practice during Hate Week. I'm sure he'd be willing to bust some 'Hoo heads.

I don't think anyone on the team wants to be the team that breaks the streak. I'm not sleeping on UVA, but I'm not sleeping on VT either. They need to get their execution together, but they've shown how much heart they have in it.

They have plenty of heart, but they need to apply some of that in a disciplined way.

let's see them win on the road first

They ask you how you are and you just have to say that you're fine when you're not really fine.

They just won on the road as 7 point dawgs.

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The best news of all is that Miami will be playing out the string when they come to Blacksburg. VT can whip an unmotivated Miami- always do. It's when the Canes have something other than the Sun Bowl to play for is when we get in trouble against them. If UVA beating them, means they roll into cold Blacksburg fighting off Duke for the Sun bowl, so be it. I'll take that.

Eh... unless Miami loses again, they'll be playing us for a spot in the ACCCG, and a bowl game much better than the Sun Bowl.

I wouldn't count on them sleepwalking through that game.

Their next 3 games are @BC, Duke, and @GT. There's another loss to be had in there.

Only issue is, our next 3 games are GT, BC, @Pitt. There's another loss to be had in there.

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I didn't want to say it, but yeah, exactly.

Kentucky over Florida can happen, anything can happen.

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I'll be honest. At this point of the season, I'm worried/concerned about them. I think they currently look like the better/overall complete team. I feel that if we were to play them this weekend, this past weekend, maybe even next Thursday (unless we have the kind of dumb luck we had @ Chapel Hill), we would/could very well lose. But, provided our team improves & they begin to suck or remain stagnant, my feelings could change.

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I'm with you. Based on their game vs. Miami and our game vs. UNC, they appear to be the better team. I feel that we're more talented and overall better coached, but if we show up like we did Saturday I don't see us winning as of now. We need the team that beat Duke and the first half of ND to play. The good news is our shortcomings appear to have a lot to do with experience, so I hope we can improve some. We just looked lost on defense against UNC, and struggled to move the ball except when it mattered on offense. The game will mean so much to them as they've been looking forward to it since last year, and we need to step up and play like we're capable of. Or, for once, play better than we're capable of (luck withstanding).

My concern is that the UNC performance is a result of good film study and we can expect any competent coaching staff to try to exploit the same weaknesses and tendencies.

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UNC was on bye in addition to coming off of a Thursday night game prior to our game, for what it's worth.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

So they had 16 days of preparation?

If you count gameday, yes. Either way they had half a month to gameplan for us.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Wow. And they petitioned to have their better players off suspension for the game. Sucks to be Fedora. No "it was a hurricane" excuse and "the game shouldn't have been played".

I mean, they should have won with how poorly we were playing, but...

For all we know UNC requested a bye before our game this year*. It was obviously a make or break situation for them, and they sold out to get the W but came up short anyway.

*Speculation

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

they sold out to get the W but came up short anyway.

UVA will be coming off of GT week, so maybe that will help. However, Bronco has thrown all his chips into "Beat VT" this season, so who knows if they will actually care about the GT game.

Is it football season yet?

They even broke a cheaply made cinderblock to show their commitment...

Making it very important to dominate them this year.

Dang a 30 lb sledgehammer? Absolute unit.

They probably needed it for that thin layer of cinder block.

Clearly, those cheese eating surrender monkeys (possibly my favorite TKP mantra since Dork Magic) don't have anyone with any decent graphic design skills as a GA on staff. That is just TURRIBLE!

I mean I know that we looked plain awful outside of 3 drives last week, but UVA was pretty bad themselves on offense, and Miami pretty much pulled a UNC not being able to capitalize on drives/field position.

UVA had a total of 231 yards against Miami.

Furthermore, Bryce Perkins went 12/21 for 92 yards, 0 TDs and 3 INTs. QBR of 9.8.

Since ACC play started (and this includes a game against league worst L'ville) he has thrown 4 TDs and 7 INTs. And it isn't like they ask him to throw the ball that much.

I am worried about Black Friday and our D's ability to cover guys while Perkins scrambles - but to call UVA a more complete team isn't really true right now. Neither team is close to complete. We will find out a lot about UVA when they play Duke Saturday.

Well, what did we find out?

UVA beat Duke by 3 points less than we did.

1. UVA struggles to complete drives or drive the length of the field. TD scoring drives over the past 2 weeks: 7, 65, 38, 28. To me this shows that they lack offensive consistency - they can't string together a drive, or finish it off because they aren't truly 2 dimensional. Which brings me to #2...

2. Bryce Perkins can hurt you. If you let him keep plays alive he usually can put the ball on a wide open guy. He won't throw a guy open. He won't usually throw a great jump ball or place a back shoulder throw. But if you bring the house and miss, it is gonna hurt. If you force him to make a quick decision and throw, it very well may be an INT. Duke sat back and sat back and sat back... I was perplexed because Miami really hurt Perkins by blitzing. Then Duke blitzed, they missed a tackle, and Perkins threw a TD.

3. UVA is solid on D. Thornhill is a player (Chris Peace is pretty good, Bryce Hall might be good but he acts like a jerk, so I may be biased). I'm not sold on anyone else, but they aren't going to make mistakes. You aren't going to find them missing tackles left and right or missing assignments. I think their DTs are suspect but Duke was without their best RB and LT so the running game was never really established.

4. Duke needs a QB. The Daniel Jones experiment should have ended today. I actually think we caught a break by playing him and so did UVA. He forces throws and stares down targets. The ball takes awhiile to get out. Zach Roper is a pretty crappy OC as well (maybe I'm biased by his 4OT antics in Lane a few years ago) and play calling seemed pretty predictable at times.

5. Duke also has a horrible punter (could have been wind/rain aided). He averaged about 18 yards net per punt (6 punts, 240 yards, 99 yards of returns, 30 yards of DUMB penalties = 110 yard net over 6 punts). Simply terrible - he hit one 45 yards and the announcers said he "outkicked the coverage" but in essence he just hit a line drive.

So what do I think - UVA plays solid football but their offense has some holes. They played 3 below average QBs over the past 2 weeks and neither of them tested a shaky secondary (although they still may be better than ours).

I encourage everyone to watch the condensed games of UVA/Miami and UVA/Duke on YouTube and see what you think as well.

That confirms most of what we saw before the Duke game. They're consistent.

They can be potent if allowed. Their defense has been effective this year, and Perkins is OK if you give him enough time. He's fast enough to pick up some yards with his feet.

The VT-UVa game will be interesting this year.

Thanks for the detailed rundown, this has a lot more validity than the folks on here going, o no UVA won a few football games and is gonna smack us.

Daniel,Jones not a good qb? Probably a late first round pick. Uva is a consistent team, they don't make bonehead mistakes. We will be a happy fan base to beat them this year

Incorrect, not a good QB and UVA is consistent at one thing over the last 14 years and that's losing to the Hokies.

You know who else was a round 1 QB? Dozens of QB's who didn't finish a season as a starter.

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Let's take a moment to recognize that LOLUVA has more poll votes than VT

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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.

UVA up 20-14 against Duke.

They're....good this year. Ugh.

Boo!

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It'll be that much sweeter when we smash them next month.

I'll get downvoted for this, but unless we turn things around and vastly improve throughout the course of the rest of the season UVA is going to beat us. You think ODU played hard?

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Yeah I think using "is going to" instead of "can" or "might" deserves some criticism. They have their flaws too and I don't think we need to "vastly improve" to beat them at home. We just need to be a more disciplined team and make less mistakes than they do and I think we'll be fine.

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UVA have a legitimately good defensive line. Getting a lot of pressure and sacks on a good Duke OL.

UVA has a legitimately good disciplined defensive line.

FIFY

I think they grossly lack talent, but they do play with discipline .

Is it football season yet?

They looked good. I really hate to say it. Playing with a lot of attitude and pulling it off. Duke did themselves no favors, but credit must be given when due. They definitely scare me more this year than they have in a long time.

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Well I am worried for black friday

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Does anyone actually think UVA doesn't deserve more votes than us at this point? I mean, we're 3-0 in the ACC, tops in the Coastal, but I don't see how anyone could reasonably think we're the best team in the division, and UVA has already beaten most of the other contenders.

Well, they beat Miami, who tends to play really good against us, and somehow stumbles every year against UVa.

The Hoos won 4 out of the past 5 at home vs Miami so that win wasn't a shocker, and they beat a 2-10 louisville team. if they can win the next couple then they have legitimate reason to think they are a legit team. Perkins was a great addition but I think they drop at least one over the next two weeks as the favorite.

I think they drop at least one over the next two weeks as the favorite

You could easily say the same about us. I know neither GT nor BC is all that great, but Fuente hasn't beaten PJ in either of their 2 prior meetings, and BC is a better team this year than either of the last two, and we are almost certainly worse.

Regardless, the rankings should be a measure of what you've accomplished this season, and while the gap isn't all that big I don't see a win on our schedule as good as Miami, nor a loss on their schedule anywhere close to as bad as ODU, and they essentially matched our best win today.

Obviously we'll learn a lot more about them over the next couple weeks, just like we'll learn a lot about the Hokies over the same span, but as of right now you could make the argument that UVA has been the "least unimpressive" team in the Coastal so far, and I don't think you could say the same about us.

I think they are going to give us some problems and I don't know why anyone can't see that. I don't care that they haven't beaten us since 2003. It doesn't matter.

Our defense is statistically one of the worst defenses in the country this year. The secondary is allowing a lot of completions and guys have been running wide open. I know their QB isn't a great passer, but he did enough in the game today vs. Duke. Their defense is also looking solid.

I think it will be a really close game and we'll have to play well to beat them.

Our defense is statistically one of the worst defenses in the country this year

Maybe by the raw stats, but if you adjust for quality of the opposing offense we're about average. Our Defensive S&P+ ranking is #67 out of 130, practically right in the middle, so while we're nowhere near as good as we usually are we're still better off than many other teams.

Our run defense is stout. We were #4 in the nation going into the Notre Dame game. I think we were #8 afterwards.

Our secondary sucks, and is causing all the problems. We aren't getting getting any turnovers on top of it.

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Can you look what uvas defense is ranked according to the same scale? I was impressed with their DB play against duke as they had someone contesting almost every throw and we're stride for stride with the wrs

UVA is #26 is Defensive S&P+

I'd like to remind everyone that they did last year. UVA soundly beat Boise State and won a couple of ACC games early - putting us all on alert - only to barely make a bowl in which Navy beat them to a pulp.

I'll reserve my opinions until late November. Yes, they've improved year to year, but this is still UVA.

Thank you. This is exactly why bronco doesn't want to play anyone ooc. As long as he can get through the first half of the season with 4-5 wins, he'll always have the fan base thinking they're better than they are.

This is what uva does. They hire a mediocre coach who will get them a decent season when the coastal is down. Then they'll give him a massive extension right before the coastal improves again and they go back to the cellar.

UVA has looked better than VT this season. Any suggestion otherwise is just homerism.

I agree.i love the hokies, but uva is a better team right now. We can only hope that our team matures and finds a way to get better befor the end of november

Ain't about how you start. It's how you finish. 2014 Buckeyes and Hokies can tell you all about it.

There's a pretty good chance they'll be ranked this week.

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Perkins is a good athlete, not a good qb. He has the ability to make plays with his feet and is a above average runner. He cannot make throws into small windows and most of his completions are to wide open receivers. He struggles to push the ball down field, throw 50/50 balls and back shoulder throws. To stop their offense, you need to shut down the run game and force Perkins to throw quickly and not give up big scrambles. Their defense plays disciplined but they lack talent. Field position will be very important in this game as they struggle to have sustained drives that results in tds. Still a lot of time between now and black Friday, and the way the use Perkins as their bell cow he could be banged up coming into the game. How about we focus on 1-0 this week and wait till hate week to speculate any more about the wahoos.

1-0 every week

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All of what you say is true. Also, he's a decent decision-maker.

He knows if he can make the play or not, and if not, he'll run through the hole you left him.

I think a decent defense will be able to beat him. The real question is whether we'll have a decent defense by then.

The key to beating UVA this year is scoring more points than them, which we're capable of doing.

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Capable? Yes. Will we, though?

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I'm not a fortune teller... Just saying, they aren't a power house, they're beatable.

We'll see Black Friday.

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Shoot I forgot about that. I thought it was a combination of the number of Leals and the TOP

Bumped to point out LOLUVA is now ranked #23.

In fact they are the only Coastal team ranked. W. T. F.

...also BC is ranked for our game (24).

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Seeing UVA ranked and our Hokies not even receiving a vote hurts my soul

We already didn't have any votes before getting steamrolled by GT. At this point we'd be lucky to be ranked for the ACCCG even if we somehow won out.

Check out the coaches poll then- we're still receiving about as many votes as we had before GT thumped us.

Wow, we actually gained a vote (from 4 to 5) by losing to GT by 21.

Further proof of the irrelevance of the Coaches' Poll.

Glad BC is ranked. I believe we have lost 7 or 8 straight home games against ranked teams. That is a real bad look that we need to end.

They may be ranked, but their best wins are against Miami, Ohio, and Duke...not exactly murderers row. Louisville, UNC, and Richmond being the others.

Are they better than us now? Maybe. Not by leaps and bounds though.

I'll worry about loluva when that week comes, ranked or not.

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This timeline is broken. We need to turn it off and back on.

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I'll worry about UVA when it's time to worry about UVA. I think they're like the rest of the coastal. A decent team, that is also very capable of looking like a very bad team. It's been a while since they were a quality win on our schedule, so if they're still ranked when we play them then great. It will be more fun to beat them when all their fans actually have hopes and dreams, unlike the last 10 years.

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I hate to say this, but they haven't really looked like a bad team this year.

But you're right, it would be fun to go 1-0 that week.

they haven't really looked...bad

Meh. Not a fan of #'s on the side of helmets. And not sure what's going on here. Doing hard things together?

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pretty sure that's still illegal in a few states.

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They haven't? Lost to 4-5 Indiana.

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I'm not saying that Indiana is great, but 3 of their losses are to Ohio State, Penn State, and Iowa .

And I watched that game - UVa didn't win it, but they were in it until the end.

Let's just hope that Pitt destroys them.

I really just think think we've seen their best football and that they can easily look as bad as we did against UNC. They might have been in the game against Indiana and beaten Ohio and Vandy, but watching those games didn't make me think "damn UVA is good again". Also that NC State loss is slowly starting to show what it really was too, a loss to an average team. This year is all about matchups for us. Georgia Tech was a terrible matchup. Unfortunately for myself, I didn't lose all hope in this team on Thursday. Saturday is a big day for the Fuente era of Tech football. He's going to make a statement with this game, and it's either going to be a really good one or a really bad one.

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I agree with that comment completely.

UVa has had a very desirable schedule this year, and they've taken care of business against some pretty average teams. The point is that they have consistency, not that they're good.

Boys, I was at the game for 2014 and 2015, both of those years they thought they had a legit shot at beating us and got thier hopes up, and beating them was glorious those two years. The despair of their fanbase following those games was amazing
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I want them to lose to Pitt this weekend.

I want them to lose every game in every sport every year.

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Similarly:

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

We all know that we cannot hold the streak against UVA forever - all streaks come to an end.

That being said, if we were to have the streak broken, I would prefer it happen this year IF we are still bowl eligible with a loss to UVA because:
1) They would have beaten us the same year as ODU so we can always downplay the loss
2) UVA would not be ruining chances for something more in the post-season.

Uh, no. Your logic is flawed. "Giving them one" in an off year doesn't change the odds in any other year. We need to make this the longest streak in the history of American football.

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We have a ways to go before we even make the list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_consecutive_NCAA_football_wins_over_o...

ND beat Navy 43 straight. YIKES! List starts at 20 straight. UVa is already on the list for their loss streak against Clemson. Biggest losers on the list are TCU and Vanderbilt each on the losing side of three 20+ game streaks.

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I was at that game when loluva finally broke that streak against Clemson. I had to leave my seats due to folks around me getting exercised by my vociferous Clemson rooting (while wearing my Hokie gear), and it was more than painful to see the happiness of those 'hoo fans. I don't want that to happen to us this year, and at our house to boot.
My honest feelings about this are that if the choice is to eke out two more wins to extend the bowl streak, or to beat UVA, I'd rather beat the 'hoos.

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I want the VT-UVa game on that list.

Starts at 20? Please, let's get there.

Right, I am not stating it changes our odds in other years, but I am saying that the streak will come to an end at some point, and if it happens to be this year, then it would be better than if it were in a year where a lot more is on the line.

I am way more fine with not ending our streak in any circumstance though for many, many years to come.

I see what you're saying, but there's no rationale to losing this game this year.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

How much of that did you do from memory?

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Didn't someone say on UVA's football forum like a year ago that UVA is progressing and Tech is regressing? We all laughed at that statement but its slowly starting to be true.

One data point does not make a trend. Next year we'll be back on schedule.

Next year we'll be back on schedule.

Someone said that last year, too... right?

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Last year we won 9 games, beat virginia, and extended our bowl streak. I'm still trying to figure out what was so wrong with that.

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"What was so wrong with that" was apparently that we didn't beat a top-10 Miami squad to win the Coastal for the second straight year, after 4 years of failing to even be in the conversation.

"Back on schedule" to me is contending for Coastal championships, but that's not good enough for some people. Sure, it's good to shoot for more, but our program peaked at an "ACC Championship" level right when the rest of the main ACC powers were hitting a major slump, which sorta raised the expectations of the fanbase to an unrealistic level, and even after 4 years of mediocrity those unrealistic expectations are still in place. I guess that's mostly Fuente's fault for immediately making the team respectable again in year 1.

Don't forget, we also failed to defeat Captain Chinballs & the Chopblockers last year too.

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That article probably warrants it's own thread. Has nothing to do with UVa.

Note that these analysts do blame the lack of talent and experience. They just think the coaches aren't adjusting enough for it.

Put 'er up, key.

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Agree (even though the grammar was atrocious) with most of what was written.

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