Nothing groundbreaking, but I thought it was good listen. VT talk is from 39:55 to 47:25
On Brent Pry:
Brent Pry, my boy comes down from Penn state. I love the hire. How could I not? Brent pry is pure masculinity. Dan, from the beard to the hair, to the pants that are apparently a little too tight. The rugged outsider, Very rugged, very outside. There is a mountain man, quality to Brent pry that if you've ever driven the I 81 corridor at Western Virginia it'll play there...
On our outlook for the season:
The real issue is the roster and also the schedule... if I'm a tech fan this year is about the drive for six. Pretend you're Illinois put on your Illinois hat. If only for a fleeting moment, this is a drive for six year. If you are a Virginia tech fan, if you make a bowl game, wow, That'd be amazing. Hopefully you find some young guys that you can build around that you can, that, that you can pop into the starting rotation and moving forward. Those are the folks then that become the pillars for your team. That's the goal.
On the roster:
First off, Virginia tech lost... their quarterback, lead running back, top two receivers, a tight end and three NFL linemen... That's just on offense. That's a lot to replace.
And then secondly, this is something I said back in may. I've been reading a lot about guys moving positions, changing positions. And of course, whenever you read these previews, whether it's The Athletic or really anywhere, everybody puts a very positive sunshine spin on that. We felt that maybe his skillset would be better used over here. Sure.
Now this is a direct result of Justin Fuente not recruiting. They're doing this because they have to not because they want to, and that's a problem.... Brent Pry is doing this because he has to, he has to fill out a depth chart. He has to fill out a roster. He has to fill out a starting rotation on both sides here. So he doesn't wanna do this. He has to do this. That's not a good thing that doesn't bode well for the talent level on this roster. And again, it's a result of, Fuente and the recruiting operation. And I like Justin Fuente. We had him on the show, but he didn't do a good enough job on that side.
Transcript from PodScribe (but I pulled specific quotes).
They go on to talk about how this defense could be goood given the experience at Linebacker, but the offense has so many question marks, it could be ugly.
The UVA preview starts right after ours finishes. Pretty interesting to see how they're such a foil to us; we'll be a grind-it-out defensive team this year; they'll be an offensive juggernaut with a defense thinner than toilet paper.