Pete Morris moving on University Northern Iowa.

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Congrats to both him and Virginia Tech. May the replacement be better (hard to be worse).

In all seriousness, congrats to him.

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"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

Earth-shattering news.

But seriously, good luck to Pete!

I'm gonna miss the Mete Poris jokes

no...no I'm not

Onward and upward

When did he make a joke?

We put the K in Kwality

As much as we dump on the dude for some tone deaf stuff and attention to detail errors, nobody ever seems to get his name right.

Think we can do better but wish him nothing but the best at UNI and hope he has a great career moving forward.

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I have never eaten at a Culvers. Any Mid West Hokies on here that can verify the hype?

Edit: So apparently there are a few Culver's in the DFW area, but not close to me. There is one in Flower Mound, that is not incredibly far from me. I will have to remember to check it out next time I'm up that way.

Not a midwest Hokie, but I have eaten at Culvers. I can confirm that it's delicious

They're good. But they're not that good.

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Better than Chick-fil-A...

If you must have red meat on your sammich, yes.

But if we're talking about chicken and overall service, naw.

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Waffle fries are the worst.

Every chick fill a experience I've ever had tops any experience I've had anywhere else fast food wise.

The only bad experience I ever had was going on a Sunday when they were closed. They refused to take my order.

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Where are the Chick-fil-A's that have good service, cause I've never been to one. They are the longest wait times I've ever seen. There's alway like 5 people just standing around doing nothing. The wendy's by my house only has 2 people for breakfast and they are infinitely faster. Also most of the Chick-fil-A workers follow a long script and if you try to answer all their questions ahead of time then you're order is screwed or they don't listen and keep going with the script, which sure might be a lot for some one but they can't handle #1 with coke, that's all, no sauces, my name is king James. Which leads to "okay you want a #1 and what to drink". No other places has trouble with this.

All of the Chick-fil-a's in western Prince William county are amazing. They are always moving and get you in and out. The ones around my house are a well oiled machine.

Well don't go north cause Loudoun they are slower than most fast food

Got to go to western Loudoun. The one in Purcellville is on point with their service.

Yea, i agree. I've never had a good experience at chik fil a either. The ones in Williamsburg are absolute garbage, and the one in Harrisonburg always has a line 50 cars long

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I mean as some one that eats way to much chick fil a, go chicken mini biscuits!, I wouldn't say they are garbage, they don't have bad service, they arent
as efficient as McDonald's or Wendy's. Chickfila wants to talk, when I order, I give you monet, you give me food, no need to bring a conversation into this transaction (also like 10x the employees of the other chains and yet bit as fast). It's not like they are Popeyes which always is a pain to order and takes forever and is wrong most of the time.

Where are you people finding an efficient Wendy's? I don't think I've had a good Wendy's experience since Frank Beamer retired. The service is always terrible and the food doesn't make up for the lack.

They haven't gotten to Burger King's levels of bad quality or Hardee's level of slow, but a comparison to Chick-Fil-A customer experience is laughable

I wouldn't say that overall wendys is much better than chickfila except they typically have 2-3 people working while chickfila has like 15 and it takes about the same time

Wendy's could have the best service in the world and still hardly get my business ever since they changed their fries 10 years ago.

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They fixed their faux pas a few months ago and have much better fries now

Well Now I know where I'm going for lunch tomorrow

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Meh. Not as bad as before. Not the fry of my childhood though. Interesting that they batter their fries now to make them more delivery friendly. Don't know why they insisted on leaving the skin on though.

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French Fries are nothing more than a ketchup delivery mechanism.
Make mine "crinkle-cut" please.

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.

If your fries need ketchup, they aren't good fries.

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try the online app and order ahead. Don't have to wait.

The trick is to say "I'm here" 5 to 10 mins before you arrive so that it's ready when you show up.

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It's ready when you get there because they've been under the burger warmers for half the day, not because you said "i'm here" 10 minutes in advance.
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uva - the taint of the ACC

What chick fil a do you go to where they don't turn inventory every minute since they are so busy?

I was referring to wendy's, maybe i read the above comment wrong

uva - the taint of the ACC

That makes more sense. I believe Chick Fil A is bit supposed to be giving out food that's been under the warmers for more than 2 minutes. The chicken sandwich in the bags and the fries can't survive that long.

Chick-fil-a is made to order. And when ordering on the app, they don't start putting together your order until you click "I'm here." One of the first times using the app, I waited 20 mins when it was an ultra busy Saturday morning. But the trick is order online at home, click "I'm here" 5 to 10 mins (or more at ultra heavy times) before you show up. And voila, Chick-fil-a with no wait. Plus, using the app will get you free food with rewards.

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Service can't stop 50 cars from piling into a line, it can just process them faster, and that's only if customers don't have decision making disorders while ordering (some people could not care less about if there are 50 cars behind them as they take 20 minutes to decide whether they want a regular or spicy chicken sandwich).

This still confuses me. Every CFA I ever go to with hundreds of cars in line and get me through the drive thru in under 10 minutes where as a McDonalds or Wendy's takes about 30.

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I started timing myself
McDonald's today 4 cars before I could order total time 3:54
Chick-fila Monday, 0 cars before I could order, total time 9:37

Orders were the same at both places

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wait...you drove up to CFA, with no one in front of you, and no one acknowledged your for almost 10 mins to take your order? or was that the time it took to get your food?

CFA's in south carolina have several people standing outside with ipads to take your order. they are very efficient down here.

~10 minutes from stopping at the speaker to order until I could drive off with food

It's mind boggling to me. Chick-fil-a essentially has four items: sandwich, grilled sandwich, spicy sandwich, nuggets

What in the world is going on when customers are ordering that is taking so long? Are they verifying the lineage of the chicken? Asking for a specific distance in grill marks?

I pull up, put in my order, get the total and pay in like 30 seconds. Even less time with mobile ordering. What happens during the other four minutes for the other customers?

Either you're ordering the wrong thing or you just got a rare bad experience. That or you're just not into unhealthy food.

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mmmmmm unhealthy food

We have virtually every great burger chain here in SATX. Culver's butter burgers are easily a Top-5.

However, they also remind me of my time spent in the Cold White North.

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they're in south carolina now too. good burgers. cheese curds are ok, nice change of pace for a side down here. we get 2-for-1 coupons in the mail all the time for their concrete mixers (basically, ice cream with your chosen topping mixed in), so we get those a lot.

Now opening all over NC. Tried it a few times, and that's likely enough.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

There isn't a bigger fan of Pals than me. And so can say, without a pause, that Culver's is the best fast food chain in the United States.

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Never thought I'd see you plugging cheese curds.......
Maybe I ordered the wrong thing - what do they do well?

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Can't go wrong with a Butterburger. Chicken is consistently good too for a change of pace.

I love their pot roast sandwich, the burgers, and the custard I will say that the ones I have visited in Michigan were much better than the Culver's in NC (south of Asheville and next to Carowinds) that I have been to.

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I hit up that McKinney one many years ago. Thought it was good. Don't think I've ever been to the other two. Interesting that they haven't expanded below 121

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Yeah, an I live in East Dallas, M Streets area, so I don't get up that way often.

In other news we are apparently getting Bojangles here, but it will be in Irving, Mesquite, and Arlington.

If you like good meat and cheese then yes culver's is legit.

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

At their best, they're definitely a step up from most fast food burgers.

Their burgers aren't frozen, and that makes a difference. Because of this, they can also be inconsistent.

I'd pick them over most other fast-food burgers.

Worth the hype. Everyone here seems to be sleeping on the pork tenderloin sandwich, but it's a personal favorite. Can't go wrong with breaded and fried pork. Also, the butter burgers, cheese curds, and frozen custard are obviously good too since that's what they're known for.

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I'm just going to say that I love that this thread got completely derailed to fast food. This is some peak offseason shit right here. I love this site.

It's pretty good. The burgers are good but not life changing. Getting fried cheese curds and their in house rootbeer and ice cream is a treat tho

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Best of luck, Pete. Can't wait to see how you embarrass the panthers on Twitter moving forward!

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Can someone give me an idea of what this dude did to get everyone's ire? I kind of missed the boat.

From my point of view, he was not very tech literate yet his job gave him the keys to the VT Football public relations on Twitter. Not a winning combo.

To be fair, I think he did get better here recently, but there were some cringeworthy times.

I think I recall one tweet where he was tweeting personal vacation photos on the HokiesFB account (or something similar) because he forgot to switch profiles on his app.

Tweeted shilling for tickets moments after Duke players were laughing at us in Lane for 1. Tone-Deaf

Bud, I can see you 40 years from now in your wheelchair, telling stories of the glory days of Tech football, yet still be unable to refrain from mentioning that time when those damn Dukies won in Lane Stadium, cueing another epic dcwilson40 rant: "IT WAS FUCKING DUKE! THERE IS NO UNIVERSE WHERE FUCKING DUKE SHOULD WIN IN LANE STADIUM! IT HADN'T HAPPENED BEFORE THAT, IT HASN'T HAPPENED IN THE FIFTY YEARS SINCE! HOW DID THAT EVER FUCKING HAPPEN? WHERE'S MY OXYGEN TANK?!?"

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

he's right, which makes it all the worse that it actually happened 3 times in the 2010s

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

It's crazy to think that in our entire history against Duke they have beaten us at Lane (3) more times than they have in Durham (2)

Onward and upward

you can add "tweeted about the wet weather unc hurricane game while the carolinas were getting absolutely slammed and destroyed by a hurricane in a subsequent year" to the list

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A couple badly timed tweets by Pete is basically the only reason that anyone has to criticize us over how that whole ECU debacle ended up when they up and canceled without telling us and then flaunted a gift after the shooting in our face.

Without him being a dumbass during that time, ECU comes away looking horrible. Because of him, they still come out looking bad, but we came away looking like pricks, too.

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Speaking of weather, he tweeted the weather from his home area from the tech account.

To be fair that was a scheduled tweet. The error was forgetting about it and letting it go out.

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I can hear this gif.

Also - Katy > Tanis > Bonnie McMurray, change my mind.

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

Katy is a rail. No thank you. Tanis: all sorts of nope.

However,

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Bonnie went the way of Katy.

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

I ain't trying to change your mind and I wouldn't say no to any of them for sure, but Tanis > Rosie > Bonnie > Katy IMO.

Also, it should be mentioned that Mrs. McMurray may trail a little bit in the looks department from the others but I'd wager the others giving all they got is probably her phoning it in.

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I definitely appreciates all of 'em.

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

I think I have some Googling to do... I dunno of which we speak.

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Tannis:
Katy:

Bonnie McMurray:

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All 3 meet my qualifications, however:

Bonnie > Tannis > Katy

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this one is goated with the Beard

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

All are cute, but what show is that?

Letterkenny, great Canadian comedy on Hulu

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

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Based on looks alone, Tanis>Bonnie>Katy. Based on their character personalities and looks combined, Bonnie>Katy>Tanis.

I could see Tannis being a sleeper. I went based on the gifs supplied, but I could see how wearing something other than a giant fur coat she could infiltrate the top of my pecking order.

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I've only watched like 2 episodes, but I think my order would be

  • Tanis: Yes
  • Bonnie: Yes
  • Katy: Yes

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For all of you in this subthread

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I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

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All of the g5 level guys in the football building the past 6 years ending back where they belong.

Harsh, but fair.

It is kind of vindicating

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When casual college football fans ask me why the previous staff was so bad, all I say is "look at where they are now coaching or look to see if they even have another coaching gig"... That's all they need to know/see.

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Best of luck, but it feels nice to completely turn the page on the Fu era and have a fresh start from all aspects. Now we just need Bill McChain back as the PA announcer for Lane and we are good.

I concur.

Umm, yes please. I will take that somehow very pleasing nasal sound over a douched up commercial voice any day. You could tell Bill had enthusiasm for the game, team and b-burg behind his words. I have not been to a game since 2007 but have heard the other guy on vids and sounds like any other announcer trying too hard.

I didn't know this, but his name was Bill McChain? That is epic with his "First Down, Hokies!" line. I should have been saying "Move the McChains," all along!

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

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

I legit don't understand why we let him go. It was like the Fu era was trying to find problems where there were none. I know this obviously wasn't likely Fu's direct call, but still. And some point to anecdotal things like, "this one game he spoke into the mic when he should have been muted." Seriously who gaf? Dude called games for over 20 years and became a voice synonymous with VT football, he's due a mishap or two. VT football under Fu became the most generic blunder ever. I hope Whit learned some things too.

I agree. His calls are iconic in the stadium.

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

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

Fresh start from the bottom of a hole

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He needs himself a Butter Burger and some Cheese Curds!

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Praise be to he

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

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Fuente, Laze, and now Pete all gone in the same offseason. Somebody pinch me, I'm dreaming.

One of these is not like the others, to me at least. But to each their own.

I liked Laze fine. Not Bill Roth for sure, but compared to what a lot of other schools have, Laze was pretty good.

Laze was not hired to replace Roth. He was hired to fill some gigantic shoes. He did his best and it was pretty good.

I liked Laze.
Bill Roth was all I've ever known, though I did hear Laze prior to him coming to VT while he was "the voice of the flying squirrels". Bill Roth won't be the voice of the hokies forever, and we'll have to get accustomed to someone else regardless.

Laze was solid.

I wouldn't be upset if when Roth finishes up again, Laze somehow found his way back into the booth.

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I agree here.

Lets also not forget that Laze came in because Roth left us to take the job at UCLA, only afterwards realizing the grass wasn't greener and coming back to teach as well as taking on ESPN jobs during the weekends. Laze did us a huge solid by coming in to replace him and doing as good a job as he could, and my biggest regret for him is that he'll always be linked to the Fuente era based on the timing of when he was hired and when he decided to step away.

And, lets also not forget that he didn't get fired. He stepped away because he has a newfound passion to doing work to bring awareness for mental health issues that are plaguing the nation, thinking his efforts are better used there than where they were. Major props to him for taking that leap and I only wish him the absolute best going forward.

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Roth > Laze but I loved Laze. He did an amazing job. His football era was rough but he has some of the most iconic VT basketball calls ever.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

football era was rough and somehow he still managed to leave us with "go back to your room little brother" which will live on

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