Virginia Tech vs. Middle Tennessee State Game Time, TV Info, and Open Thread

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[Mark Umansky]

Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (1-0, 1-0 ACC) vs. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (1-0, 0-0 Conference USA)
When: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia | Lane Stadium
Watch/Listen: ACCNX / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Virginia Tech -20
Weather: 75ยฐF, Partly Cloudy
Series: First meeting.
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LET'S GO!!!

We put the K in Kwality

HOKIES!!!

HOKIES

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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DRINK FIREMAN!

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posted this is other thread.

Predicting: 42-3

We put the K in Kwality

38-13. I think they get some points when we are getting 2nd team reps in the 4th.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

...I'd like to adjust my prediction...

We put the K in Kwality

...I'd like to change my prediction

We put the K in Kwality

...I'd like to adjust my prediction

We put the K in Kwality

Lol

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

I just want to get out of today with a win and no injuries...ehh screw it let's blow em out!!!!

Let's go!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

HOKIES!

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

Let's give em the business!!!!!

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

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So with miles and miles to go, you never left
To find your purpose
Get up, you can and you will
Life is a task and scary as hell

56-10. Two non-offensive TD's. We get QB2 reps by mid 3rd quarter

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

This didn't age well. I hate always being right.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I am ready to do my part to help Tech get to 2-0:

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I bought Hulu Live for ACCN so why the frak can't I watch VT vs Middle Tennessee? It's daggum streaming! Let me choose! Don't frakin lock me in via location you dang idjits!

Go Hokies!

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God bless you and GO HOKIES!

Go Hokies!

This one isnt on location, only streaming for everyone.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Thank you fellow Hokie. Go Hokies!

Go Hokies!

You can download the ESPN app and watch through your cable provider/HULU

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Thank you. Go Hokies!

Go Hokies!

Hopefully we see some 4 game limits being tapped into today.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Really excited to see the defense continue to grow and gain confidence. I'd love to see them continue to be fundamentally sound and very physical.

I'm also excited to see BB3 progress some today along with the offense as a whole.

In the end, I'd love for us to put a game away early and play some of the young bucks.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Bill Roth and Eddie Royal FAM!

Is coronavirus over yet?

Man I couldn't help but crack a big smile seeing those two in the booth. Awesome.

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Home game team!

Can't wait for "Touchdown Tech"

FYI - For YouTube TV subscribers, I was able to open the ESPN app on my Roku and select YouTube TV as my provider.

Anyone else's stream look like absolute crap? Looks like it's in low def

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Yes and the sound quality is pretty bad too.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

I don't know what it says about the emotional roller coaster this team has put me through in my 28 years, but I get more nervous for these games than I do anything else.

Loving seeing and hearing Bill Roth! Let's Go!

We win both points and TOP today.

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Enjoy the game Hokies. Going to do what I did last week and stay off the site until the 4th quarter. GO HOKIES.

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So far this strategy is 2 for 2 it seems.

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Thank you for your service sir.

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King goes and does that and totally redeems himself

Ugh, terrible first series!

Braxton, buddy, trust your protection.

VB born, class of '14

He bailed when there was zero pressure

Hot start!

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Can someone briefly recap the first drive? I had to step out for a minute.

Lol

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

King takes the kickoff for 50+

Blackshear stuffed on 1st down

Incomplete pass on 2nd down

Bad sack and lost a good chunk on 3rd down

Punt

Corny gonna Corny

Great 56 yd return by King. And then it kinda fell apart

Edit: ๐Ÿป

I forget. Why did the MTSU QB transfer from NC State?

Leary took his spot

He only started games last year because Leary was unavailable at times. His transfer seemed inevitable for last two years.

The other dude Leary was better but then Leary had an ankle(?) injury so he was out for a while last season. Leary is now healthy and Hockman lost his job.

Thanks!!

So when French talks about the TE being utilized in the middle of the field in this offense I suspect he envisions exactly what LOLUVA did today with their TE. Absolutely destroyed Illinois with the TE in the middle of the field.

I'd LOVE to see that today.

Is coronavirus over yet?

We see Blackshear and King taking snaps before Holston ?? Anything up with Holston?

Playing to the level of our competition again I see - at least on offense. Why does this team do that so much?

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James Mitchel ran a weird route on that 3rd down play.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Gotta love cornys game plans

Give CornFu an entire summer to plan and they look good. Give them a week and ... *shrug*

I know it's early, but I knew there was a reason I was nervous about this game all week.

Geez this O sux so far.

Gracious someone missed a block there. Good for Burmeister keeping his eyes downfield but I knew there was no chance he was throwing it. Trusts his wheels too much.

Our offense is sorry. 0 first downs in 6 plays against mtsu

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

We should be running all over them

I think we have some solid options at RB, but we are going to miss Herbert sorely this year.

What in the actual fuck are we even doing?

Defense is doing what they're supposed to...offense not so much

Yay! A first down.

Both starting corners are out for Covid and we aren't testing them over the top...incredible

Oh shit.

Edit: first time I can remember a targeting being over-ruled in years. Of course happens when someone doe sit to us. Hope BB is okay.

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Just had one overturned in the SC/EC game. But I agree you don't see refs change the call.

One of these passes to the sidelines is going to get picked before this game is over

Fucking cheap shot!

ugh my stream is delayed and I knew something ugly was going to happen

that was bad

I expected Vanilla against at lower-level opponent, but this is a sad Offensive gameplan.

WISH WE HAD A LEGIT BACKUP QB RIGHT ABOUT NOW

VB born, class of '14

Looks like we're about to find out if we do.

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Welp...that's fun

Blueraiders are "well prepared" which confuses me because Whit told me that our offense was "tough to prepare for"

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Wow. Here we go. Man I hope Braxton is ok.

OW

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Damn...

This offense sucks bad....

That was a cheap shot...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Targeting and now we will see who and how good our back up is

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Hope BB is ok and it's just a stinger.

I am irrationally angry at #1 for MTSU right now and I'll leave it at that

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

And it wasn't ruled targeting?! Wtf...

Because it wasn't targeting?

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

Why wasn't it though?

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

He didn't lead with the crown of his helmet, didn't launch, didn't initiate forcible contact with the head/neck area, and BB3 wasn't a "defenseless" player. It was a cheap shot and worth 15yds, just not targeting IMO.

Glad BB3 seems to be ok.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

didn't initiate forcible contact with the head/neck area

Strongly disagree.

didn't initiate forcible contact with the head/neck area

I will have to disagree there.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

This is the Corny O we all know and love. Damn espin delay, is BB alive?

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What a horseshit call. He gave himselft up and was drilled!

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How is that NOT targeting?

"head or neck area"... The QB had already given himself up.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Hope BB is okay. Regardless, by golly we have to stretch the field vertically more than this.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

Let's go Knox.

Let's go Burmiester

Maybe that cheap shot will wake the offense up and piss them off. Lets hope BB is okay and the offense is now ticked.

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Did some one from MTSU tackle their teammate on the first 0lay from Knox?

Mitchell is totally misutilized in this Offense.

Wow, current targeting rules are broken. That was obvious targeting but it's not because it's not helmet to helmet?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

There is Zero Consistency whatsoever at this point.

Does cornelson understand you can throw the ball past the line of scrimmage?

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I just don't think this offense utilizes the middle of the field. Even with Evans we rarely threw any deep or intermediate routes to the middle. Our most effective vertical pass is a fade.

Burmeister warming up on the sidelines is a great sign.

So is the fact that we've figured out how to run in the meantime.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Good to see BB back on the field.

And FUCK YOU MTSU! TD Robinson!

And breathe....

VB born, class of '14

Touchdown!

Stellar job Knox for stepping up.

my espn keeps crashing, right now I have only sound. this sucks!

Don't worry all the commercials come through just fine.

Pretty cool hearing BUR-MEI-STER and STICK IT IN before that TD pass

Great to see BB back and slinging it in. Let's get a few more of these and let him sit most of the game. Just don't need him getting dinged up against MTSU.

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Guess we just needed a wake me up. BB3 coming in cold and dropping a dime. TD TECH

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Now that's how you come back into a game! Good job BB3

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Nice job by the other guy out wide to get in the way with zero contact. Nice play design, nice throw, touchdown.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Guess it was a stinger. TD pass from BB!!

1. Glad BB is back
2. Sweet ass throw to Tayvion!!!

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Something tells me BB3 going to need an ice bath but holy hell is my blood pressure better now.

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Yes. BB /= ded

Where is the Tempo on offense?

I get it when you are playing UNC and you want to keep their offense off of the field, but this is MTSU---and they are missing 2 Starting DBs.

It would seem to make basic sense that playing a lower level team, thinner than they even would be, you add some Tempo to wear them out and break their resolve.

I hope we have all the motivation we need against these guys now. Let's go BB

"The Big Ten is always using excuses to cancel games with us. First Wisconsin. Then Wisconsin. After that, Wisconsin. The subsequent cancellation with Wisconsin comes to mind too. Now Penn State. What's next? Wisconsin?" -HorseOnATreadmill

glad to see Artis out there making some tackles. dude stuck around waiting his turn, you rarely see that anymore.

Nice punt return by Robinson!

Did Hockman no look that third down throw across his body?

Return game is strong today.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Special teams doing the job today!!!

Some good special team play there - dangerous but good results.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

RB wide open in flats, BB rolling opposite direction

Out OL seems like it is getting pushed around today. BB is running for his life and there isn't much in the running game.

They are struggling just a bit today, but BB3 is also leaving the pocket way too early... he's not seeing the field.

Is coronavirus over yet?

I've never understood stretch runs to the short side of the field. Isn't that just making the defenses job easier?

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Again...running to the short side. Why?

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Is there a bounty out there for BB today?

We got bailed there by that roughing

Our best play this half

Ehhh idk about that flag but hard to feel sorry after that bs non-ejection

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Blumrick with the QP package

QP package is now the Blumrick package.

Edit: Too late

Middle Tennessee is helping us out with their penalties

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Did I hear a stick it in chant?

VB born, class of '14

Connor Blumrick... anybody foresee him coming in today?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Maybe in the 4th quarter.

I am confused

Blumrick with the TD!

This offense still just doesn't pass the smell test for me.

It never will until they develop a passing game over the middle the of the field that doesn't involve slow developing crossing/rub routes.

Edit: unable to recall basic fundamentals from third grade english class

I've been very unimpressed. I don't think we're ever going to have the offense we were promised.

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Its totally predictable from week to week.

No one on this planet expected anything else than an QB Power with Blumrick in the game

Yeah but with BB and now Mitchell dinged up, let's just get the W and stay healthy.

Edit now Dorian Strong hurt

VB born, class of '14

Don't get me wrong I'm glad it worked but we're fighting for yards against an undersized team. Doesn't seem sustainable once we play against anyone with a legit P5 defensive line and we have to score more than 10 points to win.

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TOUCHDOWN BLUMRICK!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well we did want to get the second / third string in today. Way to go Blumrick! [edited for spelling of our third string QB - do I get a pass for that?]

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Please let Mitchell be okay

Power went out at the house on mtsu's first 3rd down play. Sitting in the car listening to Laze, cause I get 1 bar signal on the phone (thanks ATT). This has a very JMU-ish feel because I had to sit in the car and watch that by using my neighbor's wifi.

At least we're up 14-0, but lots of unwanted medical time outs.

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

Are we going to have enough players to field a team next week? Geez.

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

So many injuries

Dang, too many injuries happening today

Hope Strong is good...we might win but we're getting punched in the mouth

Is that Dorian Strong?

Have y'all heard that there's a movie prequel for The Sopranos?

Strong and Mitchell down in the last two drives. Hoping both are minor.

At least our defense is improved. Offense is ๐Ÿ’ฉ

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Someday we'll be good on both sides of ball in the same season. Someday.

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Let us pray ๐Ÿ™

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Feels like they are a bit dirty with their play. I say line up, heavy package and run them over the next series. Send a message.

We put the K in Kwality

...or we could bone up and keep them from scoring.

We put the K in Kwality

What in the world.

Defense has been lackluster thus far playing very soft coverage wise and very little pressure on the QB so far

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

we should be annihilating them at the line of scrimmage -- why is Hockman getting so much time?

MTSU is punching us in the mouth right now. They look faster and more physical than us on both sides of the ball.

Mtsu offense looks better than ours

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

I think Windham's right foot was in bounds. sad to say

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Looks like a td to me as well

Sooooo none of our RBs have impressed me yet, and you can't just expect our WR to break a screen pass for a big play 3 times a game

"yes"

- Brad Cornelson

We put the K in Kwality

Maybe UNC isn't very good?

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

UNC is talented but Charmin soft. We may be marginally more physical but we can't let teams like this come into Lane and push us around like this.

Somehow MTSU has a better offensive line than us by far. Zero pressure on their QB, where Burmeister is running for his life.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

...playing three undersized freshmen

We put the K in Kwality

BB needs to throw the ball. He's way too hesitant to throw guys open.

Agreed, but the line is still struggling.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Welp. We find ourselves in yet another dogfight with a midmajor, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to VT football.

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

How bad was UNC?

King has really looked good as a returner

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Wonder what would happen if we got him the ball in space on offense (vs running up the OL's butt every time)?

We put the K in Kwality

Against MTSU, we should have only had one KO return all game.

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Don't blame king there. Returning kicks have been our best play all day

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Corny gotta go I'm so tired of it

Yup

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

What the actual fuck are we doing

VB born, class of '14

All of their corners are out. How are our receivers not able to get open?

Receivers have been horrendously disappointing. How they cannot generate decent separation is beyond me.

Corny

#MakeVTFootballFunAgain

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And yet we don't try to run at their inexperienced, undersized CBs. Seems like we can get them tired and then try to go over the top.

We put the K in Kwality

The fact that we have to tire out their backup CBs in order to beat them over the top is pathetic.

Agree. But our refusal to have a strategy is mind boggling

We put the K in Kwality

Our play-calling is...

...confusing.

We put the K in Kwality

passes to the middle of the field do no exist in our offense

Scared money don't make money

We put the K in Kwality

Our Offensive Coordinator cannot create a Passing Attack that can defeat the BACKUP CBs for Middle Tennessee State.

Let that Marinate for a while.

It has already marinated for a few years now . . .

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Sheesh... this offense is a hot mess.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Corny cannot get out of his own way.

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

Do you guys feel that? That seat is feeling pretty hot over there.....

Tied at half.

I don't really care whether or not we win this game at this point. This has been an absolutely atrocious outing by our offense. I'm so effing tired of this coaching staff

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

I'm so pissed right now...We are going through the motions

I bet it's easier to defend our offense when you can completely ignore 1/3 of the field.

Why are we playing 10 yards off against a mid-major?

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

We don't even have 100 yards of offense right now folks...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Dominique Davis (BC -> ECU)?

Are we hungover from a "big" win...?

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

The offense has no rhythm at all. BB can't find anyone open or is too gun shy to sling it. The defense, JHam has is sitting in zones a lot and Hockman is starting to picking it apart.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Do we even feel like playing today?

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Guess I'm glad I can't watch this one?

We'll right the ship, no worries.

Go Hokies

Fuente not getting rid of Cornelsen will likely be his own downfall eventually.

Its been his downfall since 2018 offseason

So with miles and miles to go, you never left
To find your purpose
Get up, you can and you will
Life is a task and scary as hell

I've been screaming this for a few years

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

We are we refusing to play press coverage?

This just further confirms that I wish Fu had fired Corny and had hired someone else to try and inject some life into this offense.

I'm almost 100% convinced Corny was not calling the shots against UNC...he's clearly way in over his head at this level.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Wooooooooooooooooooooooo Connor!

'Pert near took his head off!

We put the K in Kwality

Wow, the first time we actually get aggressive something good happens.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

FINALLY sending pressure!

We need to do this all fucking game, LETS GOOOOO

Yeah, defense looked amazing until half way through the 2nd quarter. Now I'm a little nervous about this defense paired with our special teams. I don't think the ST's score enough to win.

While I type that they get a big sack. Defense did good that series.

I'm not worried so much about the D, they've been playing a shell and not bringing much heat at all...this game feels like a game where we'll try to play as vanilla as possible.

Why are you calling timeout?! You might need that on the final drive before half!

VB born, class of '14

Can't wait to run out the clock and end the half

We are too scared on D to try and jump one of their Out Routes because we know if we miss and they score, we have no faith in our Offense to answer.

Hard to jump it when you're playing such soft overage.

Defense must be frustrated with pathetic offense

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Said 19 of the last 20 teams...

Maybe Fu and Corn will get aggressive on offense before the end of the half. /s

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

*cough* Jet Sweep *cough*

ATTA BOY CHMARRI - KNOCK HIS DICK IN THE DIRT!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

It's kind of nice that their coach has Braxton Burmeister's initials on his hat.

107 total yards of offense. 16:00 TOP.

Let that sink in

We put the K in Kwality

100% were taking a knee here.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

Honestly this is almost worst. Dink and dunk passing with no timeouts and a minute left.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

and BB took a big shot
so dumb

It is more fun being sick with Covid, sitting my in camper, working on a gorgeous Saturday, than watching this football team.

#MakeVTFootballFunAgain

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I'd call this embarrassing, but the more accurate word is "typical".

They have a Fuller?!

Absolutely everything is on the outside of the hashes. This is an embarrassing outing by the offense.

Is coronavirus over yet?

1st Half in One Word: Cornelsified

What a piss poor offensive half. Cornelson can't scheme a passing game to save his life. If it isn't misdirection or pre play window dressing he is screwed

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

There is absolutely no logical reason whatsoever that Brad Cornelson should be employed as an O.C. at any FBS level Program.

In one week, he has deflated any expectations I had for this season.

We will not be better that a middling .500-ish team with him here.

in the first half, we had 11 completions for 55 yards. against 2nd string corners...on mtsu. just horrid

Clearly, one of these quarterbacks is better than the other!!

"Don't go to, go through"

I'd say I'm shocked but I fully expected this. Took the competition lightly, let them hang around and continue to disappoint on both sides of the ball, same song and dance every season so far.

Just another horribly called game. Horrible coaching, horrible execution.... Again

would really like to see payoute get a screen pass or jetsweep...or deep ball...called in the beginning of the 2nd half

Is this what happens when we don't have eight months to prepare for a game?

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

I am not making this up.

(1) I am drinking tea and not having any alcohol.
(2) I honestly and truly fell asleep with this offense. Just now work up and reading the comments to see what happened.

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Good grief

We put the K in Kwality

Mark Richt isn't looking good. Its sad to watch.

I really wish I could see the whole field, because I can't for the life of me understand why we are constantly throwing passes five yards or shorter when their DB's are crowding the LOS at the snap. I know that is our MO, but even a mid major team can defend a team that refuses to make adjustments.

Same thing goes for the D. We constantly gave a 10 yd cushion so the QB continuously took the free 5-10 yds.

Now our offensive play calling would likely work wonders against our D play calling, but unfortunately that's not how the game is played.

Seems like this has been the case since halftime of the UNC game, at least as far as the offense is concerned. Very frustrating.

"I can't for the life of me understand why we are constantly throwing passes five yards or shorter when their DB's are crowding the LOS at the snap"

The answer would be: Brad Cornelsen.

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Meanwhile UVA QB put up 400 & 5tds today against Illinois

Our offense is sickening

That's because Anae is competent coordinator.

I want to be a fan of DC Hamilton. I hope he makes some coverage changes and be more aggressive on the defensive side.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I wonder if Dorian Strong going out made J Ham feel like he needed to go zone instead of man?

Edit esp with Keonta out too

VB born, class of '14

WE need more SACKSBURG!

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Nice sack by Williams and Fuga.

Their C should get some credit. Williams did throw him into the QB.

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Win or lose, we shouldn't be ranked.

Great example of a good play call. Roll everyone left, let the D over pursue and drop a backside screen.

If only it was our OC calling it.

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Nothing about the team today looks inspiring. I'm not even sure this is bad play calling - the players just look uninterested in playing.

We have 85 players...put the ones in who want to play.

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How bad is UNC?

We have no RBs out of our top 3 as big as MTSU's.

He's also as big as half of their DL. Yet we refuse to line up and run at them.

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I feel like my only gripe with this defense is we need to contest more passes. Stop playing with soft coverage and giving up easy plays

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Feel like our gameplan is to play soft coverage, keep everything in front and don't blitz. Don't put anything in film.

The O should be up multiple scores, so we wouldn't need to change anything. Yet...here we are.

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Nice play by Daly and a near pick by Peoples.

We're up by seven, so should we expect CornFu to go conservative now?

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Do NOT blame the players. This is 100% on the coaches

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Finally BB with the deep throw!

Holston slips and falls forward for 3 yards. Let's run it up!

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BB can throw deep!

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Wait, is that legal?

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Finally took a shot down field!

Nice Play, but easy TD if not way underthrown.

True, but better than overthrown

Exactly. I'll take *catchable any day

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It looked like their was a deep safety so maybe not easy, but underground point taken

Over outside shoulder, leading away from safety and its a walk-in.

If they throw deep more often maybe he will get better at it.

TD for VT

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Great play, but man, if BB hadn't slightly underthrown that pass...

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We don't love dem Hoos.

The LaJolla Land Mammal

...but yes, def underthrown.

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Clean Mountain Air for Holston! Touchdown Tech!

Holston, we have a problem.

Wait...no we don't!

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Hmm...outside run. Neato. Seems like a good idea ๐Ÿ‘

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Finally

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A long pass and then a long run? Am I dreaming? Is this what heaven is like?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Maybe it is what a top 20 is consistently like.

But yeah I was happy to see Blankenship's "NFL dreams" taken back a notch.

What a cut! TD Holston!!

Nice run, nice hole, nice play by Big Play Tre. LET'S GO!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

HOKIES!

I got you FAM

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

MT has 17 yards rushing and 152 passing
VT has 115 yards rushing and 112 yards passing

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Hopefully this is the game that can get our O going. Get the kinks out before playing the Cousins....

Hopefully the D is now fired up, too and we can shut them down and put this thing away.

"Hockman looks way too comfortable back there"

I've heard that too many times today.

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Waller with the pick!

DBU lives!

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Sorry Waller...crowd gets credit for that INT.

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Waller got that pick, but Garbutt forced that throw...been impressed by his play so far this year.

I missed the play because dogs wanted out. Hopefully it was as beautiful as it sounded from the living room.

Anybody else stream cut to commercial in the middle of bill doing the lead out to commercial?

yes, my stream has had the broadcast cut a few times already today going into commercial

Every time

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Anyone else with endless CoverGirl and J.Crew commercials????

I think I would rather go back to the Spurdle

Young Tony Soprano and Spanish Home Depot commercials

Oh thank goodness. I thought it was just me.

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The spurtle giveth and the spurtle taketh away

Serena Wonder Woman and "Nope" lady standing on the Burj Khalifa coming up a lot.

Seems like the halftime coaching session woke the players up

Wish there was as a cut of Fu hitting Corny over the head while saying "Don't! Call! Stupid! Plays!"

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The absolute best thing that could happen for this Team would be Fuente taking over the playcalling.

Even if its no better, if I'm Fuente I'd rather lose my job on my own merits rather than the shortcomings of somebody else

Problem is that Fuente doesn't think Corny is doing anything bad

Possibly.

At this point, I just want to see what he has....if this is it, it's time to move on.

But now I feel like we may have some promise on D with Hamilton, but rolling out the same basic gameplan and concepts without any real understanding or scheme to counter what the D is doing is Insanity.

Kill the game with 7 here

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TD Blackshear!

Blackshire in for a TD. Now we are cooking!

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BA is just so likable

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Keep Arians in the booth!

Ask him for some O.C. recommendations!!!

Alright with the big run. Now let's get 1 more defensive stop and let Knox get some experience in the 4th.

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Finally some life by the big guys up front. Get in there and push your man into the endzone.

There's always a lighthouse. There's always a man. There's always a city.

I'd have liked the 3rd Qtr play in the 1st and 2nd...

I'm not overly upset after the 3rd. Team was a bit sluggish after a big win. But now they are moving the ball, Defense picked up a step.

Did they replace the Gatorade with Red Bull at halftime? Sure looks like it.

Red Bull....wink

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Bruce Arians' attitude describes exactly what it feels like as a manager when you have a great employee working for you.

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On that last play, it looked like we were playing close coverage rather than giving them 10 yards in coverage

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Royal mesmerized by the super bowl ring. "Good God!" Thats great.

Let's get Knox some reps. (Sorry didn't mean this as a reply to this post)

Covergirl > Spurtle

"Don't go to, go through"

Debatable

Have you ever used a Spurtle. Game-changer!

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It is the 4th quarter,, come on VT close this out!

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Zone coverage on D is not inspiring confidence

I'd like to change my prediction...don't think we're going to score 42 or hold them to 3

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The defense stood strong!

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Turn over on downs...credit the crowd

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Get 'em crowd noise, get 'em!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Not gonna lie, refs have had our backs for the most part. Even through my maroon and orange glasses I could see that PI

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We were owed one after last week.

Now we're passing all the time?

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Running the clock?

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Well they had two consecutive runs after I posted that of course. Lol

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Should have come out passing right out of the gate. Get up a few scores on them and the doubt creeps in their mind, deflating their confidence. Instead we let them hang around and think they can play with us. We need to start putting lesser teams away early.

Keep the foot on the gas petal offense

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What a playcall on the fake reverse and then Blackshear finishes the TD!

35 -7 is good

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More is better. ; >)

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We just need to figure out how to score one more TD and then to lose 4 points

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What. A. Run!

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Blumrick? More like BlumVick.

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

TX2VT

#MakeTheMove . . . "Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

TX2VT2EZ

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That was, roughly, the distance he ran there

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OK this is what I imagine an Orfinst is.

I still have no idea what an orfinst is!

It's probably a fad- it's that stupid thing where you possess the ball and try to score points.

I like the Blumrick package....

OK let BB rest now

Robinson looks like a stud this year. Hope he gets a lot of touches.

This is the score line I expected in the first half but better late than never, I guess

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Blackshear ducks

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Rumbling, bumbling, stumbling Blumrick....he. might. go. all. the. way....SIKE! TD Blackshear ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Artis with that Costanza jump to miss the INT

Artis forgot to take the ankle weights off before that play

That was the funniest jump I've ever seen.

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

Hopefully we just needed a half to tune up the offense, but honestly the real difference was play calling I feel. We stopped playing scared and suddenly the points were there.

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I think BB was playing really tight in the first half. I also wonder is his throwing shoulder wasn't 100% as he seemed to try to loosen it up every time he went on the field to start a series.

he was doing those shoulder flexes and windmills frequently last week as well

Ironically, it was in the 2nd half when BB started actually airing it out.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Exactly, I think he was afraid to make a mistake in the first half because of what happened last week in the second half.

Does anyone have a counter of Roth saying "submarined" today?

I'll take the over

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Glad to see lots of subs / second / third stringers in there at the end of the game

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ESPN just turned off the tracker...no in game stats (box score, play-by-play, etc.). Classic.

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I didn't get to see this game but it seems like it was two different teams before and after half. What changed?

As we enter garbage time I'm very concerned with our ability to get WR open or throw at contested targets whatever it may be. BB the far too many balls away against a team of this caliber.

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And this is the best Fuente has felt about the throwing game since he's been here ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Yeah I mean BB has made some pretty looking hash to hash throws....has also missed some dump offs. Not sure if we're doing our awful route trees that just pull every defender to the same area or what but we can't seem to get open.

I'd love for @FRENCH to hit on this in the review.

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Yeah, there are lots of concerns in the Passing Game.

-Receivers not consistently creating separation
-BB not appearing to see the field well
-Lack of any substantive underneath/over-the-middle routes

Yeah. Unfortunately, our system relies on scheming one guy open and our players haven't learned how to fight through to get separation.

We are too cute with Mitchell and Turner, IMO. These guys should be able to create their own shot.

Why did they just run a WVU promo...?

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FUCK WVU

That was quite the weak PI call on Hunter...

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We don't love dem Hoos.

If anything they could have called an offensive PI... really they were both battling

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Only the WR has the right to the ball. /s

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Ugh hate the garbage time touchdowns

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VT rushing 216 yards; passing 159
MT rushing 66 yards; passing 283

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Hunter was robbed of an INT.

I will take any win. I wish it had been more decisive but it is a W.

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The defensive changes in the second half showed the growth of DC Hamilton and shows promise.

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