GIFTORY: Frame-by-Frame Highlight Reel of Virginia Tech's 22-19 Comeback Against North Carolina

The Hokies eked out a win on the road to move to 3-0 in the ACC.

Camera person crashed the dive.

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When you firmly believe there should've been a holding call.

Ashby with that closing speed.

Big play Kumah.

Put him under the turf.

Should've taken the safety.

Rambowned.

When Gram lets you get any Lego you want at the store.

When the fam thread drops.

Housed.

Disbelief.

Relationship goals.

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A thing of beauty.

And the instagram whatever of Lawrence Asshat needs to be giffed, stat. So many memes to go with that.

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

there is nothing more beautiful than seeing your WR/RB turn a mediocre gain into a highlight reel worthy play with a good stiff arm. So glad to see our boys taking it to defenders this year (well, this play and the rambo run from the Duke game).

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Really hoping Savoy gets more burn after this game. I think it is clear that the staff doesn't want him out there making catches, but he certainly seems effective in screens.

Hazelton had a good block on that play, setting up the TD. It was a beautiful effort by both WR on the play.

Hazelton had a good block on that play

FTFY.

He got in the way more than he blocked, but Savoy still had to make him miss. From the look of it, he's supposed to seal the DB inside and instead he lets him get outside and almost makes the tackle on Savoy. If he sealed him inside Savoy couldn't crawled into the endzone.

"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

Did he disrupt the pursuit of the defender to the ball carrier? Then it's a block. People get so hung up on the "lay em out" highlight reel block.

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

I literally said

Hazelton had a block on that play

and you said:

Then it's a block.

And who said anything about highlight reel? He was supposed to seal the guy inside and didn't; nothing highlight reel about that.

"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

This was the specific line I was responding to:

He got in the way more than he blocked

I know with your edit you basically were admitting it was a block, but then you immediately drew a line between "getting in the way" and blocking. Wasn't trying to yell, just saying you don't have to throw a Wayne Ward block for it to be a good block. I actually don't want receivers throwing high impact or sustained blocks too often for fear of injury. Getting in the way is often enough.

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

I was making the point that I didn't think it was a good block. I think he missed the block he was supposed to make but had the wherewithal to pursue and have a positive effect on the play.

I actually don't want receivers throwing high impact or sustained blocks too often for fear of injury. Getting in the way is often enough

I think the coaching staff would disagree here. Not so much on the high impact but more on the sustained part. Fuente seems to talk an awful lot about how the WRs need to stay on their blocks and French has pointed that Fuente's offense relies on solid WR blocking.

"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

Serious question: did Hazelton block the right guy? There were two defenders, one blocker, and one ball carrier. Hazelton seemed to hesitate, then crossed in front of the ball carrier to block the defender on the inside, leaving the outside defender free. Right move? Wrong move?

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

Unless we get in the room there's no way to know for sure. To my untrained eye I think he blocks who he's supposed to. I think Hazelton is supposed to seal the inside defender inside and Savoy has to make the outside guy miss and then has green space outside. If Hazelton blocked the outside guy then Savoy would have to cut back inside where there is LB help.

"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

tough call. If he blocks the outside guy from the inside, then he funnels Savoy towards the whole defense. If he gets outside the corner and seals him in, Savoy has to get that much further outside before being able to turn up field. Given the location, down and distance (2nd and 6), I think that it was the right block. If Savoy had just followed Hazelton, he would have gotten the first as the corner and LBs crashed on him. He risked getting stopped short by engaging the corner, but clearly made the most of it.

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Love Dax on the sideline after the Kumah catch. While this team can be frustrating to watch sometimes, I think we're going to have a very close team with some great leaders as this youth matures.

Suck it, Fedora

The Curb Your Enthusiasm music made my day. Just beautiful.

The Dude Abides

I feel like the best *womp sad Carolina womp* thing that could be ever maybe be heard is a James Taylor cover version of "Sound of Silence"

perhaps a lyrics mashup?

in my mind i've got the sound of silence
can'tcha just hear the nothin'
can'tcha just feel the nothin'
ain't it just like a neighbor to win and come from behind
yes i've got the sound of silence in my mind

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

that feeling when you can't use both hands to catch the ball because the defender is pinning your arm down...and you make the catch anyway

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i love dax

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

He gon be a good one.

Every time I see Dax on the field or sideline I am reminded how enormous he is.

Every time I see Dax on the field or sideline I am reminded how enormous HYPE he is

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

I didn't notice during the game that he caught this ONE HANDED because the defender was holding his arm down. Was there a flag thrown?

Tu-rod did it Mikey! Tu-rod did it!

Was there a flag thrown?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

The ACC has decided to help balance out the extra flags being thrown in the NFL for roughing the passer by not throwing any for defensive holding or PI.

*Unless the guilty party is wearing orange and maroon.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I love watts but he was KILLING me with the complaining about the PIs called on him like he wasn't raping the wrs for unc so much that pat narduzzi would have been proud of him. and eff patt narduzzi

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

I think Watts was just frustrated with the whole situation, not just that he drew a flag.

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

This was the impression I got too. Those last two looked intentional to prevent a touchdown and it just pissed him off that he had to do it.

I sure hope that's what it was. because they were blatant PIs, but he seemed to give the old "what did I do" look if you asked me. ive always been on the id rather get a PI than give up a TD point of view so I think he made the smart plays if he indeed did make the smart plays. its gotta be tough out there in no mans land all alone and so young. Farley played outstanding all but one play. the fade they scored on. I think he got caught looking in the backfield because he was completely frozen for the first 2 seconds of the play. then there was an absolutely abysmal PI called on Farley (luckily the play didn't count because of a false start on UNC) but it was one of the WORST PI calls I had ever seen. it was outstanding D. Farley did a great job of getting his head around and locating the football though on fade patterns, I wonder if they teach the technique of going up through the defender with one hand and keeping the other attached because I feel like he batted some balls away that he could have caught we all know he has pretty good hands. watts did the same thing on a play too grabbed on with one hand and batted it away with the other and got called for a PI on a play I thought he could have had an interception on.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

No flags for PI, you say?

- Narduche rubs chin menacingly

The Dude Abides

When the ice cream machine at McDonald's is broken

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

dawg, its never working... sometime i think it's a ruse and that mcdonalds doesn't even really have ice cream.

Fuente had every single right to be furious with that non-call. Savoy was tackled on the backside drag off of a waggle action.
"When you only have two receivers in the pattern, and one is tackled, that cuts the quarterback's options in half."- John Madden

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

not only is your analysis spot-on, but your sources you quote maintain a high-degree of fact...

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

If you only watched this thread instead of the game, it would be the most satisfying football I have seen all season.

Too bad I had to watch the whole game :(

Great selections!

The lack of defensive highlights really paints a bleak picture of the defense lol.

They did only give up 19 points.

It easily could have been 40. They had a horseshoe in the lunch pail this week.

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

French article teaser alert!!!!

This was a game we won that we had no business winning. UNC easily left 21 (maybe 28) points on the field. Newsome accounted for 14 on his own. I'd say they may have had three or four horseshoes in there.

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

Per an article in NC paper, they left 31 points off the board.

I didn't count the missed field goals, so maybe.

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

My take:

If the UNC players weren't able to catch those wide open passes, then they had no business winning either.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Had the same take with Book and the overthrown wide open down field passes he missed all night. People saying we should have been down 3 more touchdowns, the dude couldn't hit anything on 20+. Yeah the coverage was bad but if they can't make the play then its just something to keep working at in practice (which we need to do because eventually someone is going to make a decent percentage of those count and we're going to get torched)

Didn't ODU already torch us on this?

"Horseshoe In the Lunchpail" sounds like a great album name...

Or, Maybe he's just happy to you...

"Don't go to, go through"

Yeah the secondary did a great job making sure the UNC players dropped their wide open catches.

I laughed way harder at this than I should have. Thanks.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Come on now. They also did a great job of jedi-mind-tricking Elliot to throw a ball 5 yards out of bounds to a wide open receiver.

"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

Honestly the defense was bleak this game...lucky is an understatement. The score could have been much more lopsided in UNC's favor!!

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

As many yards as they gave up....they did pretty well in the red zone, so....

1) lucky - insanely lucky
2) tenacious? but also leaky...

I dont know, I hope they can clean up some of their coverage issues before GT.

only have to defend 3 passing attemps. that should help

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

But will those 3 attempts be effective?

in Fuller we trust

Couldn't do that last year with a much better secondary.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

In 2006 that would have been 21 points.

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

Holding to 4 FGs, turnover to start the game, turnover on the goal line, those were all plays under their control that changed the game. They can't control what the other team does or doesn't do. VT came up with more points and that is that. Take the win, learn the lessons and move forward.

#Let's Go - Hokies

We scored TDs in the first 90 seconds, the last 10 seconds, and one drive in between. A rough 3 hours for sure.

The Dude Abides

I didn't know Quin Blanding was at UNC now??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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

Don't @him.

Counterpoint: always @ him.

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

That look on your face when you realize you cheer for UNC Football.....

Go Hokies!

so nice to see that the girl on the left was able to do something with her life after starring in children of the corn. Way to get that education* girl!

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education*

The subtlety here is flawless.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I didn't pay for parking and was offered tenure.

Go Hokies

I drove through campus for 10 minutes and somehow had a BS in my passenger seat when I left.

I've lived in Chapel Hill for 7 years and almost have enough diplomas to wallpaper my apartment.

If you put one on your dashboard you can park in handicap-accessible parking spaces.

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

Apparently I didn't look at this picture long enough to notice the most important part last time.

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That Savoy stiff-arm play we also got a rare glimpse of the elusive Hazleton block.

It got the job done, but I'd like to see him drive his feet through the block instead of jump stopping and waiting for the defender to come to him. Also, he's got to get his head on the outside of the defender so he doesn't just drive him into the ball carrier. #FrenchKnowledge

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His blocking was abysmal most of the game. Although it wasn't nearly as impactful as Lecitus Smith chasing stunts and getting out of position in the run game (FILM REVIEW SPOILER ALERT.)

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

There is a play where Smith's guy stunts and he's left with nobody to block. He's just facing forward and UNC's DT comes around the other way and decleats Smith. A blindsided OL. I'm not sure I've ever seen that before.

It's funny you point that out, because I noticed something similar in the "Housed" gif above. The RG and RT double-team Ricky Walker, the C stands up looking for something to do. House stunts around Walker, and the C watches him run by and sack the QB. I'm not sure how much of that is communication and how much is situational awareness.

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

Six blockers for three linemen and House still gets the sack.

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

But but but Cornelson was intentionally calling the plays where the OL and WR completely whiff on their blocks. So it has to be his fault.

...I'm not getting annoyed by the narrative of a Fuente/Cornelson conspiracy to hold down future #1 draft selection Ryan Willis or anything.

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

Yes, our line play regressed for sure

I love when Fuente gets mad

I've noticed Dylan rivers will start the game but Dax will come in which seems to play most of the game . French , what do you think of the rotation of the two ?

This is interesting to me too. Every time I noticed Rivers it looked like he was getting absolutely abused in the running game. I assume he's better in coverage and that's why he keeps starting?

From what I've seen, he is a liability in coverage. So, I hope that isn't his strong suit.

Hey Joe, do you have any of the 2 pt conv?? I feel like that one has been way overlooked.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

They ran the same or similar play a couple plays earlier in the drive too.

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

Dude, that safety ran all the way to the sideline on the Willis keeper. Hahaha.

Love the stiff arm. Sad no QP. Still yelling at cameraman he got fooled.

Where is the Quincy Patterson 2 play GIF? Come on man I didn't see it live no ESPNU!

Hokies fan since 1998

Should've taken the safety

Should have run it back for a TD!, but it all worked out.

Should've taken the safety.

Touchback, you mean?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

it was a joke. He was referencing the gawdawful announcers who said that UNC should have taken a safety at the beginning of that drive.

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In hindsight they might have been right. 2 points and we are still 3 behind. Instead, we get the touchdown and the win.

In hindsight, they were idiots.

You don't give your opponent two points and possession of the ball in a 5 point game with 9 minutes left on the clock.

I think the point they were trying to make (but never did) was that if it got to 4th down and UNC was still at the 1 or 2 yard line. That UNC should consider a safety to avoid giving up beamerball TD

It's still not the smart pkay, but we have seen a blocked punt in the end zone for a TD already once this season... even so, that's something the commentators should bring up on 4th down, not 2nd

Legs to all of you for the help.

I had blocked out the majority of that awful commentary by Sunday morning, so the reference was lost on me.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I might agree if they had an 11-point lead (so after the safety it's still a two-possession game) or possibly even a 6-point lead (still need a touchdown). Giving away 2 points in a 5-point game only makes sense if the safety will take the clock to 0:00. I would rather have the ball at the 25 needing only a field goal than at the 50 needing a touchdown.

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

The plan made me think of this:

House took the long way 'round on that one.

___

-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.

yup. If elliot had run right, he would have had tons of daylight. Of course, the clock may have run down before he could get out of bounds anyway.

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Just remembered that we'll get to see this in some 2019 hype vids

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

My only complaint is the verse doesn't complete.

We really need to give a lesson on proper chest bump technique - somebody's gonna get hurt worse. Willis' timing is almost as bad as on some of his throws /s

Although Willis and CoachFu might challenge each other with the height of their leap.

Run to Win. Pass To Score
Josh Jackson on Ricky Walker - ““He is the captain of this team, He’s the leader. He’s the bell cow, the Pail Holder.“

Yep - late and behind the receiver.

Should Fu have been ejected for targeting? Leaps up, contact with the head or neck area on what appears to be a defenseless receiver.

No because he didn't lead with the crown of his helmet.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

89 is a big, big kid