Lane's Notre Dame Atmosphere Leaves Recruits With No Doubt that Virginia Tech is a 'Football School'

The Hokies couldn't manage a win over the Irish, but still delivered a "memorable" in-game atmosphere for visitors.

[Mark Umansky]

While Lane Stadium tends to get loud for just about any Virginia Tech home game, the Hokies' faithful could perhaps be forgiven for getting a little bit more amped for a game under the lights against Notre Dame than a day game against William and Mary.

Luckily, it would seem that Lane's intensity stood out to visiting recruits whether the game was a run-of-the-mill home opener or a top night game featuring two ranked opponents.

2020 S Cameron Roseman-Sinclair out of Charlotte's Myers Park HS visited for both games, and while he acknowledged the night game did come with a "different" environment, he said the in-game atmosphere was equally memorable.

"Even against William and Mary, it was still a packed house," Roseman-Sinclair told The Key Play. "That's a football school, for a fact."

Still, recruits in attendance say the Notre Dame game came with its own unique elements. 2019 WR commit Jaden Payoute out of Chesterfield's Bird HS was also in the stands for both the Notre Dame and William and Mary contests, and he says it was the crowd's commitment to alternating orange and maroon gear in the stadium that really made an impression on Oct. 6.

"The first time I did it, it was like 'Wow,'" Payoute said, describing his first "Enter Sandman" in Lane. "But seeing it with the Hokie Effect and everything going, it made it all more memorable."

And for recruits experiencing a game in Lane for the first time ever, Blacksburg plainly did not disappoint — though it did surprise.

"The cannon scared the crap out of me," said 2021 RB Evan Pryor out of Cornelius, N.C.'s Hough HS. "With the 'Sandman' song and the crowd going crazy, it was actually louder than i thought it was gonna be. But it was great, I loved it."

Hokie fans lived up to expectations by doing more than just raising a ruckus at kickoff, it would seem. 2020 ATH Lamareon James of Chesapeake's Indian River HS may not be a household name just yet, but he managed to run into some admirers in his first trip to Tech, all the same.

"What surprised me the most was the fan base," James said. "I say that because, when I was walking, some of the fans, they knew who I was. That surprised me, right there."

Yet it wasn't just fans doing a little bit of recruiting for the big game. Payoute estimates that as many as 10 2019 commits made it to the game — he says the group chats "almost daily" — and they weren't afraid to give the other athletes in attendance a bit of a sales pitch.

"They were telling me how this is the place to be and how it's not gonna go up anywhere but up from there," said Pryor, who's rated a 4-star recruit by 247Sports. "Just giving me multiple reasons about how V-Tech is that place, how they're gonna join together to take over college football, basically. And I liked it."

Roseman-Sinclair says the coaches had a similar pitch to offer before the game. Even though there were plenty of preparations underway, he says he got a chance to meet with Justin Fuente, TE/special teams coach James Shibest and safeties coach Tyrone Nix, all of whom extolled his virtues as a "a versatile player who can fit any role in their DB corps."

"They're just telling me that as fast as I get there is as fast as I'm gonna be filled in to help build that defense up even more," said Roseman-Sinclair, who's rated a 4-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite ranking.

Even in the midst of up-and-down season, Pryor says the message from RBs coach Zohn Burden was that "the program's going in a great direction." Payoute heard about the same from WRs coach Holmon Wiggins and CBs coach Brian Mitchell.

"They were like, 'We're doing something special, we have something special in the making right now,'" Payoute said. "They think our future is very bright, and I can see it."

Payoute added that Wiggins was particularly keen on "talking about how my role would help out a lot, a receiver with some speed," and he had no trouble envisioning how he'd fit in the offense.

"I was almost torn out of the game," Payoute said. "There was a point in the game where I was daydreaming, where it was like I was zoning out for a minute and it felt like I was playing. I was daydreaming."

Pryor had his own experience seeing himself in orange and maroon, particularly when it comes to improving on Tech's 132 yards on the ground.

"Their run game was actually very successful," Pryor said "I just felt like, if I was their running back, you know, you're watching the game, you see some stuff that maybe you would've done different. But I liked their run game and I could see myself in that offense."

That being said, Pryor appreciated the team's "will to fight" in the fourth quarter, even after going down quickly after halftime against the Irish. The way Payoute saw it, "we just beat ourselves."

"It was just not capitalizing when we should, just small things we need to tighten up to help us get that win," Payoute said.

James was similarly serene about the ultimate outcome of the game, noting "they just weren't meant to win that one," perhaps presciently predicting that the team would "bounce back" against UNC. Roseman-Sinclair agreed that Tech's "performance was great," especially given all the challenges the team has on defense these days.

"At the end of the day, I understand it's a lot of young guys on the field, so they're improving every single week," Roseman-Sinclair said.

That combination of youthful potential and bountiful available playing team means Roseman-Sinclair "most definitely" still considers the Hokies his leader. He even visited Chapel Hill this past weekend, where he was treated to Tech's comeback win over the Tar Heels.

He's not sure of when his next Tech game will be, though he is planning a trip to Clemson this coming weekend.

Pryor is headed to Duke this weekend, then he hopes to return to Tech for the Miami game in mid-November, as he gets ready to trim down his list a bit.

"I'm actually starting to narrow my list down, probably I will during this upcoming summer," Pryor said. "Because I want to be committed by junior year going into my senior year."

Payoute is aiming to take his official visit to Tech sometime in December, then make it to "as many home games as I can" after that.

James is more unsure of his plans, but he can guarantee he'll return to Blacksburg soon.

"I will be back for sure for another game," James said. "I feel like I'd be a good fit for the school."

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Noyce, this roster is definitely in need of some quality recruiticorns

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Please remember that it was UMBC to accomplish the deed. It makes work easier for me.

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, just small things WE need to tighten up to help US get that win," Payoute said

Loving this kind of commitment from recruits.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I always love these recruiting write ups after big visits or interviews, great work Alex! It really seems like the atmosphere impressed and it wasn't so shocking for players to recognize the reasons for the result on the field. Those same issues could make them feel like they can come in and have an instant impact.

That said, I just want to go on record of saying that I don't think my heart could take it if we ultimately lose Roseman-Sinclair to Clemson.

"There was a point in the game where I was daydreaming, where it was like I was zoning out for a minute and it felt like I was playing. I was daydreaming."

Ok, whoever is responsible for putting the hallucinogenics in the kid's soda, it sounds like you've calculated the dosage perfectly. Good job.

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

It's not hallucinogenics...That's what happens when the Sandman comes around to take your hand.

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"Their run game was actually very successful," Pryor said "I just felt like, if I was their running back, you know, you're watching the game, you see some stuff that maybe you would've done different. But I liked their run game and I could see myself in that offense."

well shesh. not making any friends huh? lol.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

This fits in exactly with what CJF has said about needing a running back who can make the right cut and make the unblocked defender miss.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

yeah I know, id just rather hear him speak more about himself and what he can do with the opportunities than what someone else isn't doing. I thought peoples played a great game and makes plays when given the chance with the tools he has.

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But we won't someone that can make plays given the tools he has.

He basically said "I believe I can capitalize on the opportunities that this offense would present me", just without all the PR-sounding nicety. He's like 16.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

yeah I was being nit picky. but being PR friendly is important. say the right things. don't throw future team mates under the bus before you even get on campus. in the end its not so much of a big deal. I just wish he would have said it differently.

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he's like 16

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

If you take the comment as critical of the running backs, Peoples, Holston and McClease will not be future teammates. Wheatley will be a senior, and I'm sure at that point, he is not going to be worried about what a high school sophomore said about him 3 years ago.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

im not disagreeing with anything anyone said. originally when I posted I was half heartedly kidding but I do think its important (not for him currently so much as a 16 year old or high school kid, although we try and coach our kids up on coach talk as much as possible for when they do, do interviews) for him to think about how he words things as it can turn off a coach, program, future NFL team etc. but he has plenty of time to figure that out. I didn't mean to make the statement he made about the backs to appear as if nothing else he said matters and that he is now cursed and will forever will to be the worst teammate and interviewer known to man.

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nothing else he said matters and that he is now cursed and will forever will to be the worst teammate and interviewer known to man.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

If we're being honest, Peoples run down to the 1 yard line, which was a very nice run, should have been a touchdown. I understand that it's different when you're on the field in the middle of the play but I also don't think it's crazy for an observer to notice that one last cut at the end would have made that a touchdown.

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also not crazy for an observer to be a 50 year old 250 pound man saying the same thing. "man I woulda ran that TD if I was in there instead of peoples" ...... whos to say anyone would have made it down to the 1 to even have a chance to get that in the box other than peoples. his vision, his speed, his ability, his cuts, are what got him there. you cant pick out parts of plays and say man I would have made that play. its like saying CJ Carroll would have caught that streak dazz newsome dropped wide open. sure, but would he have even been open?

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Uh... what? My comment was in direct response to your post about Evan Pryor's quote as you seemed to think his statement had negative connotations. I was pointing out an example to illustrate how a recruit watching a game might have thought, "I would have done that differently." Recruiting is all about selling a vision- making each recruit feel like they are the critical piece in the puzzle to put VT over the top. We have multiple recruits commenting about picturing themselves in the game and yet here we are, trying to turn that into a negative. It's ludicrous and I simply can't understand why we're even going there.

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Payoute added that Wiggins was particularly keen on "talking about how my role would help out a lot, a receiver with some speed," and he had no trouble envisioning how he'd fit in the offense.

This is interesting to me, as I was under the impression that even though Payoute was listed at ATH, we were recruiting him to play DB.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

If there's one thing about Wiggins I've noticed is that he's not going to just let the defense claim every talented speedy player without a fight.

Payoute is 100% a receiver if his hands prove reliable. Basically will occupy the role that Farley was supposed to occupy as the field stretcher, which IMO is what we're missing out of the receiver corps. We have slots (Heze, Savoy, Ellis, Robinson), possession guys (Kumah, Simmons, Bowick), TE's in theory (Keene, Mitchell, DD), and all-around receivers (Hazelton and Tre), but no one to really be a true downfield threat.

The fact you just listed 12 players and Phil Patterson wasn't one of them says a lot about the talent and depth we have on this team

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Zero inside info here, but I could see PP transfer after this year. I think he'll be passed by Turner soon, if he hasn't been already, and I could easily see Payoute be on the field next year more than PP

This right here is why it's so frustrating to watch Willis zero in on Hazelton. It was one thing when Jerrod had on blinders for Isaiah Ford, because we only really had two other legit receiving threats. But we are LOADED at receiver now, which makes a QB who make make quick, accurate reads essential to make our offense run.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Yet it wasn't just fans doing a little bit of recruiting for the big game. Payoute estimates that as many as 10 2019 commits made it to the game

At first I missed the space and was flabbergasted.

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

I know the numbers always work out, but 10k seems a little ambitious.

We want all the recruits!

Numbers will get after ya. We can handle 10k, but 100k? Not so much.

My brain says the space serves as the comma in this instance. Why bother with actually reading the text when I can skim and make baseless assumptions?

Lane's Notre Dame Atmosphere Leaves Recruits With No Doubt that Virginia Tech is a 'Football School'

Dammit, now we are going to have to listen to Buzz Williams going to Texas rumors again

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Yea, but can Bud be a good assistant coach for a basketball team? Because if so, then we're screwed. The true rumor is that Buzz is taking Bud with him. Has something to do with beers and getting a buzz...

...and I will now proceed to exit quietly.

Maybe I'm an outlier, but I was actually pretty disappointed in the atmosphere for the Notre Dame game. The crowd roar left much to be desired, everyone outside the students would sit down as soon as the play was over, and the damn scoreboard piped in way too much noise to make up for the lackluster crowd. Don't get me wrong, there were definitely some moments where the noise was where it should be, but nothing like when I was a student in the late 2000s.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yea, it's pretty sad seeing as how I'm just now easing into my 30s. Get off my lawn!

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I think I heard somewhere cell phones don't work in Lane so that shouldn't be a problem.

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what's a blackberry?

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Something better than a raspberry.

Blackberries aren't even in the top 3 of the berry rankings:

1. Strawberry
2. Rasberry
3. Blueberry
4. Blackberry

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And the worst berry:

Somethings are just wrong!

Putting strawberry at #1 immediately disqualified your rankings. Sure, strawberry shortcake and strawberries and cream are delicious. But, replace the strawberries with a different berry and those things are so much better. Of those 4 it goes:
1. blueberry
2. blackberry
3. raspberry
4. strawberry

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What kind of anarchist are you?

Sure, strawberry shortcake and strawberries and cream are delicious. But, replace the strawberries with a different berry and those things are so much better.

"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'm fine with not conforming to this crazy opinion. I can eat a pound of blueberries on accident (this might have happened as a child). That will never happen with strawberries. Even in season. Strawberries are more bland and more annoying to eat.

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The winner, of course, is the blackberry.

I like strawberries, but they're no blackberry.

I used to agree with this. Here in Germany there's a strawberry season, and I decided to pick some up at a road side kiosk one day because of the kid. I had one, and before I knew it I consumed most of the carton. They were so damn good, I didn't realize that strawberries could taste like that. I also picked up some fresh blueberries and they were great, but man, my tune changed with those strawberries.

When surveying once in Giles County, I happened upon a wild strawberry patch on a hillside. Decided to try a couple and was blown away by the flavor of those tiny treats, and I ate them until I had to move on. I already liked strawberries more than any other berry, but that cemented it. Problem with most strawberries you buy, they're not the best representatives of the berry. A perfect strawberry is so much better than any other berry in the berry world that it isn't even close. Blackberries have those little gritty seeds, blueberries are bland even when freshly picked, raspberries are definitely better than most of the others, but non of them hold a candle to a good strawberry.

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blueberries are bland even when freshly picked

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Amen.

All yall's opinions are flat out wrong. Blackberries are supreme, whether it's fresh off the vine or in a delicious cobbler.

1. Blackberries

2. Blueberries
3. Strawberries, but not that fake shit in milkshakes

Raspberries don't even make the cut with that bitter aftertaste.

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with that bitter aftertaste

Umm, raspberries don't have a bitter aftertaste, but blackberries do.

"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

Since this thread has already gone completely off the reservation, I would just like to observe that blackberries are red when they're green.

And yes, raspberries reign supreme in the berry world.

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Blackberries are ok (at best) in flavor, but add the sand in the bowl experience that the seeds impart, and they're best left on the vine.

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As for fresh berries, I'm in agreement with you on all this. Fresh perfectly ripe wild or some varieties of small strawberries are tops, and much better than those bred to be larger, like everything at the store and many picked fresh. The seeds in blackberries are a major hit on them. If your are talking pie, blueberries are my favorite, but I have a thing for Gooseberry pie as well. Blackberry and raspberry both make better jam (when seeded) than other berries IMO. While I believe technically berries, tomatoes and grapes are not as good to eat strait, but you can't beat grapes for making wine from berries.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

This is where dewberries come in. Close to blackberries, but sweeter and better flavor. They just aren't cultivated like blackberries are.

In general, no berry purchased at a store is going to compare to eating a ripe one off the bush.

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A dark chocolate cake with raspberry icing is fantastic. I realize that I just introduced a wild card (dark chocolate cake) into this discussion, but I will stand up for my groom's cake every time.

This sort of experience is what cemented blueberries as my favorite. Whether it's picking them fresh in the summer in VA or grabbing a handful of the small blueberries while hiking up in Maine, they're just so delicious. Blackberries are a close second because of a similar experience (and the seeds don't bother me), but perfectly ripe strawberries don't just aren't the same in my book.

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Yes, but you all are leaving out the clear best...

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And I'm just going to say your lists are all too vanilla.

1. Crowberry (excellent if you mix them with blueberries)
2. Mulberry.
3. Currants (not for eating out of hand, but for the amazing things to be made with them).
4. Dewberries.

If you are going into the less mainstream berries then I don't know how you can leave off huckleberry.

Also, boysenberry.

"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

Don't forget your

Lingonberries are pretty forgettable.

What about your Marion Barry?

He goes best with A LOT of powdered sugar...

"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 will upvote you for the play on words but not for the man.

That Barry would have been better left on the vine.

Mulberrys are very good....
a lot like a blackberry.

I legged you but strawberry is numero uno.

You've got blackberries and raspberries swapped.

you're probably right but in comparison to other CFB game days and atmospheres which have also been declining, to recruits that have been in the likes of UNC, WF, UVA, Miami, MD, FSU, etc. we are still the crème de la crème even if it is a skewed scale.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

At least there were no paper airplanes.

Hellavalot of moths, but no paper airplanes.

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Really!! Great that means the one game I'm going to will be full of them.

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If it makes you feel any better, I saw a number of paper airplanes in the East stands.

Makes me feel worse. Because if people (students) are that bored at this game then all hope is lost for a paper airplane free future.

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It seemed most were between possessions.

Now that you mention it, I didn't see any. That's progress!

Maybe you're losing your hearing, so it didn't seem as noisy to you.

As an older person who was in the West stands, all I can tell you is that we stood for 2/3 of the game and the ND fan in front of us kept her fingers in her ears for the majority of plays while we were on defense.

The section of East I was in (near the visitors section but down low) was standing the entire game as well.

Looking around I definitely saw pockets of people standing. But in the middle area of East, it seemed like that wasn't the case after the 1st Qtr.

There's no doubt that in the 2000's through 2011 we were louder, stood longer, and were louder against lesser opposition. The mediocrity of 2012-2015 took a real toll on us and we've struggled to recapture that 2000's level of crowd action outside of some of our bigger games.

I took some of my buddies who were all Clemson fans to the VT Kent State game in 2006 and they were amazed at how awesome the atmosphere was, even against a weaker opponent. They talked about how crazy it was that we were loud throughout the game and not just on important third downs and the first drive.

It certainly doesn't quite have that magic anymore (except for big games, of course) and understandably so, mediocrity can really kill passion, especially over time.

Also, In my day, we had lots of bourbon and no iphones. Made it easier to focus on the task at hand. We were not updating our facepage of insta-book and cared not for selfies. I didn't want any video or photographic evidence of what I was doing.

But seriously. Better product.

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Yea, the damn phone thing at kickoff was a bit of a buzzkill. No one was clapping for the intro because they're too busy waving their phones around.

In a Bizarro world where people can't even eat a hot dog without documenting it for their twitbook "friends", this shouldn't surprise you.

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The whole phone thing is a problem everywhere. I went to a concert on Saturday, and the lady in front of me held her phone up in front of my face for half the concert to record it. My wife went to another one last night, and the lady in front of here did the same thing for 5 whole songs. Why would anyone want to record others having a good time rather than enjoying the moment for themselves? If you really want to go back and experience it again, just watch where someone else recorded it, and remember how much fun you had during the experience.

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I regret I have but one (up-vote) life to give for this.

It wasn't on me, I yelled at the same volume till after ND's 5th touchdown, after which I think I said 'I hate football' and made the Irish fan next to me crack up

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Same here. I always yell just as loud at the end of the game-hey the 2nd and 3rd team defense deserves as much help as our first team defense does! Plus at the end of the game, I feel like sometimes the opposing QB is hearing my individual voice! LOL

PS when yelling on defense, we really should start earlier than many do-if you wait til the opposing offense is at the line, they have already made many of the calls-scream your lungs out from the time they head to the huddle until the play is already underway!

Way to go Bimbo!

It depends a little on where you're sitting
Section 31 was rocking until ND went up by 3 TD

That's where my tickets are-sec 31 4H odd side-the folks around us stand for most of the time on defense and 1/3 to 1/2 the time on offense. And we were still yelling until the last turnover with 2 minutes to go.

Way to go Bimbo!

Wow, that is my row.. if you are going to the GT game we should share a bourbon & coke TKP toast
hit me up >mytkpname< @vt.edu

Keep it up, y'all. Proof that being a zealous, loyal fanbase pays dividends.

This is awesome to hear, thanks for the write up.

Just wait till they meet our resident recruiter in chief MOOK REYNOLDS!

Then it's a lock they come to VT!

/s

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I know it's a joke, but Mook was great about recruiting other guys to come to tech when he was a commit.

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I know. That was the joke, that if they met Mook, they would be a lock. Sadly he is not there.

PSA: I was not knocking Mook's recruiting chops, he is still a great hokie and will always be. I was joking that we need closers like him in the fold. He was all VT from the jump. There have been others like him out there on social media, but none that I can remember that also backed it up with their play.

Guess someone mistook the aim and then the downvote moster piles on. Sheesh

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Despite the felony pot charges, we're still high on Mook!

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

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You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

yeah it would appear they are out and about today. I sent you some ups to try and even it out the downs.

/ssssssss

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Just had a UVA alum and ND fan (since childhood apparently so I'll cut him some slack I guess) tell me he went to this game, his first time in Lane Stadium. Said he even wore a maroon shirt to help stripe the place. Came away with nothing but great things to say about Lane and that he looks forward to going back again some day.

And this is someone who has had very little nice to say about his previous Blacksburg experiences before.

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

(reads title)

"Greeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaat."

-Buzz Williams

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

...perhaps presciently predicting that the team would "bounce back" against UNC...

Uhhh...."presciently"? That would imply the prediction was correct. We got the win, but I wouldn't say we "bounce[d] back".

Just my $.02.

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

LBT got that
'Wednesday of a bye week'
feeling

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.