Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1, 0-0 ACC) vs Boston College Eagles (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
When: SATURDAY, September 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, VA | Lane Stadium
Watch/Listen: ACCN / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: VT -3.0
Series: The Hokies are 19-11 all-time against BC.
Reppin' TKP: MARK UMANSKY IS BACK. AND SHELTON MOSS IS IN THE BOX.
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Looking forward to see some improvements this week.
Let's Go, Hokies!
Got me a fall seasonal pack from Blue Mountain, some pumpkin ale, and a pot of chili on the stove. Let's do this!
BOURBON STARTED FLOWIN AT DINNER TIME!! I'M READY TO GO!
Looks like it may stay dry tonight - let's go tech
At first I read this as "I might stay dry tonight". If that's the case you are a stronger person than I.
Been looking forward to tonight all week. My girlfriend is out of town with her family at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival and I got some edibles 420 gummies and pizza, garlic knots, cookies and creme cupcakes with the house all to myself to watch our Hokies and Coach Pry's Lane Stadium debut!
Looks like Pry is regrowing the beard, judging from the video from the Hokie Walk... may the beard energy embrace the team tonight.
I see stubble, baby!!!
Pry reads TKP, confirmed.
Thank goodness he doesn't read whichever site was looking at his hog.
Just got the baby down for the night. Will be able to enjoy this one from the warm, dry comfort of my living room. Go Hokies. Let's erase unforced errors
How did you get a child to sleep this early?!?! Asking for a friend...
How old is your "friend's" baby?
Ah. I can't help you there, unfortunately. Ours is coming up on 7 months. I have 0 experience with 4 year olds
Haha. Yeah it's a lot easier when they're that age. Boog (the 4 year old) is just an absolute wrecking ball full of energy. I honestly can't wait to get him into football. At his size, as fast and fearless as he is, he's going to make a great OLB or DE
Went over from jersey to a couple breweries in bucks county pa today....got a growler of 'Thanks Frank' ipa from naked brewing Co. . Thought it was appropriate.
Bud on the pregame set being awesome as usual. Looks like he could still take the field and coach. Great to see him enjoying things and love he's still in the building.
Just love seeing the Matt Ryan comeback on ACC Network.
The ACCN had to go there. Fuck Matt Ryan.
Castrate Matt Ryan.
Say what you will about the ACCN, but the pregame crew gave Lane Stadium and the crowd plenty of love
Oh God we got an evening full of Tim Hasselbeck and Spuirtles
Sorry to say this, but that was a very lackluster Enter Sandman. Lots of folks just standing still. A bummer to see. Oh well. Go Phucking. Hokies!!!!
Yeah, I thought there were "lots" of empty seats. Disappointing but after last week perhaps not unexpected.
I mean I honestly thought it was relatively electric considering
I think I heard 65,000 in attendance.
Like you said, not bad.
Waited an hour to get into the stands. Tickets were sold but the queue to get into the stadium was horrendous. Otherwise crowd seemed good!
Has is been this bad in years past? When I last went it was like 15/20 minutes tops
Were you there? Maybe just your section if so. It was pretty rocking. I will say that while I have certainly seen more raucous crowds at Hokie games, never after a loss like that. I had four first timers with me, and I believe they were all instantly converted to the opinion that this is the best entrance in College Football. So I think we did alright
I wasn't there but had the vantage of getting all the coverage from all the TV angles. My wife, fellow Hokie, felt the same, as we both saw the same thing. Base line response was, "Wow, there are a lot of folks just standing there".
all my parlay bets are shot before we even kick off. Stress free viewing!!
Pry beard starting!
Is it just me or did he look a lot like Bud with that wardrobe
Fuck Matt Ryan. Just had to show those game ending highlights. Still haunts me to this day.
Oh Hells Yeah!!!!!
FUCK YEA WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
LETS FREAKIN GOO!!!
Well that was a nice start.
Great stop by Dax followed by INT
Let's keep it going, Offense!
Great play by Chatman!!!
Was not a fan of that first play call
Nah, that one's a "no" from me as well.
Go for it
Someone explain to me why it's under review if we declined the penalty because they said we had the first...
Bc it's us and somehow they will say we were short and enforce our declining the penalty as well.
Wait what the hell can we go back and accept the penalty if he's short?
I'm so confused now
Kind of on the ref though.... if he had told us he was short, I'd think Pry is smart enough to take half the distance/auto first down
Not a great day for officiating.
I mean accept the penalty that's five yards. He didn't get five yards. Easy call. Cmon pry.
He did accept it - thats why it was spotted at the 2. But the replay official saw that spot, and heard that it wasn't accepted and buzzed for review because the spot was way forward of the play. The lead official misspoke, and it caused chaos.
I have said this many times under the prior clown show of coaches. Why the bleep do you line up in the shotgun when you need half a friggin yard?!?!
STICK IT IN
STICK IT IN
STICK IT IN
Man, middle of OL is not getting push.....
Historically thier player on Offense and Defense have been big, strong and well coached.
I swear to god, Wells needs to reign in his arm power
Just kick it at this point
I stand corrected LOL
Okay, it worked, but why the shotgun?
Pry's being ballsy and I'm here for it
Wells has zero touch on his passes, dude is trying to throw it THROUGH his receivers. Reign the shit in, good god
He could kill a man with that velocity
To kill them would require him to actually hit them
BC should be concerned
We need to go long more. It might wear down that arm. /s
Bring on the D!!
Hate to be THAT guy, but it just took us 8 plays to go 15 yards... oof
Trying to be patient and hope I end up eating my words....but I am not a fan of the Passing Scheme so far.
Everything either seems to be a dump to the flats or a Pick play and neither seems to play to Wells' strengths.
Defense is going to be good.
D looks stout
I don't know about you guys but this feels good I haven't been able to watch a Hokies game with hope and optimism since 2017
Good pressure on Jurkovic. Keep hitting him.
Really glad the rain has stopped with all the croots at the game
Solid Defense, Solid Special Teams, and an Offense that does just enough to win! I will no longer take that for granted after the past several years!!! This can be a good season =D
D looks pissed-good
Really wish they would stop these 2007 replays :\
GODDAMN IT STOP WITH THE FUCK MATT RYAN HIGHLIGHTS!!!!
There are plenty of Tyrod ACC title game TDs against BC they can show instead
There was no blocking by the WRs on that screen to Lofton. Like nothing.
Offense still needs some work.
There's that sloppy again
That was poor pass protection.
We're only a game and some change into the season but im already not a fan of Bowen's vision of this offense. The entire thing looks like shit. The sky isn't falling but I'm not exactly surprised that the Tight Ends coach for the consistently worst team in NFL history isn't making it rain on offense
Really, really trying to be patient but its getting harder. D looks solid, disciplined, and confident. Offense looks the complete opposite.
If our offense was even just average we'd actually have a pretty decent team this year.
Yep. Never would have expected a top-20 and probably not even a top 50 Offense with this personnel, but I can't even decipher what we are trying to do.
Blocking isn't good, routes to the flats are taking too long to develop, and I 100% could have lived without the Wildcat.
Yeah I get it, the offense is a hot mess right now but I'm willing to give it some time until we have another offseason to practice the new system and some of Pry's guys on the team
My problem is you really can't even see what he's TRYING to do and that's my issue. I can deal with some missed execution and things of that sort but he doesn't seem to have an idea of what they're really even trying to accomplish
The lions would like a word
Our offense balances out our defense.
Sheesh... this offense is a hot mess at every level.
Offense is getting a little too cute. We need to just feed a steady inside zone with some play action and short throws to the TEs in the flats to keep the defense honest. Blocking on the perimeter on the screen was rough.
Special Teams look better. Great punt!
Let's call this offense a work in progress I guess. Feel like they can't decide if they want to be tricky or simple
Another lights out series by the defense. We are feasting on their OL. Come on Bowen, stick to the basics and run the ball.
A semi decent offense with this defense and we can a season.
Are a couple of first downs too much to ask?
Defense looks great
The offense, well....
DJ Harvey is already having an exponentially better game returning punts than last week. Coaches did a great job helping him this week!
I think they are trying to protect Wells by running plays on which he should not make a mistake. The O may open up if he gets comfortable.
Do we have a little vanilla Vick on our hands here?
2 third down conversions in a row is a big step forward.
Wells has moved the team pretty well on this drive.
good: our defense
bad: Boston College
King wants to break something so bad... it's so obvious
You are correct.
If this wasn't some beautiful foreshadowing lol
He's been showing it since the mid second quarter last week. Every time he touched the ball since then, you could tell he was just BEGGING for green grass
And there it is......LETS GO!!!!!
Take the 3
Running game getting nowhere.
Better this drive. To me it doesn't look like this line blocks "nasty" and that kills some of the runs.
Dzansi blocking air on that 3rd down sack
Not going to lie, I was nervous for that FG snap
That is how I felt for the XP.
I appreciate that kick
Right down the middle
Kick is good!
We got a kicker...so that's cool
Hell of a kick there
Wells checked off into a run blitz.... I am sure King thanked him.
Not gonna lie, my taters dropped a bit when I saw the FG unit....
And maybe a KO specialist
Route selection leaving the middle empty yet again. And was that a bubble screen I saw a series or two ago?
Wait a minute...
I know Wells didn't have time on that 3rd down, but why was there not a WR in the middle of the field?
Defense also seems to play with some 'tude
No first downs given up in the first quarter has that even happened since the Beamer era or since Bud retired?
Defense good. Offense not so much.
That quarter was VT circa 2005. Tough defense, capable special teams, mystifyingly inept offense.
I'll take it!!
Running game is struggling. Need to get that going
It is only one play, but I think King just answered your request.
I'm hoping that the offensive ineptitude is due to the lack of talent rather than the bad coaching. If you don't have the talent would be hard to try to do something consistent, because then the complaints would just switch to "why are we doing the same thing when it's obviously not working?" instead.
I will take a good showing in this game. I would love to get a win. Anything else I'll take as a good omen for the future.
Just realized I'm commenting in the wrong thread lol. This defense is nasty, like 180 from last few years.
To the house!!!!!!!
Who called that?
There it is baby! KING!!!!
GIMME TWO CLAPS AND A RIC FLAIR!!!!!!
BROKE ONE! RUN BABY RUN
King! Fuck Yeah!!!
King got wheels.
and some open field moves
Really happy for King
Run DMC = Down With The King!!!
Just think...king largely sat on the bench for us last year.
Yes, because he fumbled once in 2018. Your point is????
That's what I'm saying. He's really good and he sat on the bench last uear for the last staff.
Lol someone missed the sarcasm....
It was /s
In full agreement that Fuente buried him on the bench for questionable reasons
Too many beers, sarcasm detector is off lol.
Longest run in how long?
With a new coach and new QB I think we could have really benefited from the first game being a home game.
beautiful replay showing the blocking by Jordan and Blue
This defense makes my pp tingle, is that weird?
If it's weird then call me al yankovic
Is this what full tilt boogie looks like?
Corn and co never EVER had our OL pulling so well to create holes
D is flying around!
This D is feasting tonight.
I like Pry Defense....I like it alot.
D is nasty. Love it. LPD WIN
putting on a show for the recruits
I like this defense's attitude
This D is Vince Hall good right now.
Ugh my stomach turned there
This team is putting on a show. This is vintage LPD. Pry/Marve doing a heck of a job so far.
Giftory of that dude on the sideline right after we recovered our muff
It's ok. Im already drinking
Did we "dive" on it? 🤔
We need a gif of that assistant's reaction after the muffed fair catch we managed to recover
Why the hell didn't he fair catch
Imagine what this defense will look like when Pry actually gets "his players" in the system.
On the other hand, imagine what this offense will look like when.... .... ... ...
it shows up(?)
I can't be the only one that thinks there is very little value in ever trying to actually return a punt. The negative so severely outweighs the slim chance of a positive in like 99% of scenarios. Unless Devin Hester himself is back there returning a punt, fair catch the damn thing
I knew the LPD was back but I didn't know THE LPD IS BACK
LPD! LPD! LPD!
Defense is playing fast and focused. I likey.
Ugh pre snap penalties still a thing
Hes no Vanilla Vick
60+ yard TD run, immediately goes back to cute play calling. This is what I mean...
Have to cut out the Pre-Snap penalties on Offense.
We do not have enough playmakers to eat those extra 5 yds on 1st down.
We do though. It's just a matter of scheming for the use of them.
And also them not getting hurt. Because there's not depth of playmakers.
Grant Wells is........ struggling...
The entire timing and scheme of the passing game seems off.
I see a new "Passing Game Coordinator" hire in our future. This isn't good enough.
Agreed. I think we shake up O staff at some point. Something's not quite right.
Not the best drive but no turnovers.
Another good punt
Too many miscommunications between QB and receiver last week and tonight
This passing game is our Achilles heel so far
Not sure what needs to happen, but this offensive staff needs to go back to the drawing board. Lot's of discombobulation with the entire group.
That's what happens when there's a new scheme
Not to get into a back and forth about the ineptness of the offense, but this is on a different level bad. It's one thing to be learning a new scheme, its quite another for everything to be so discombobulated. Just my observation.
If you see a coherent Scheme, you have much better eyes than me.
IMO, we aren't better than the sum of our parts. We have too many cooks in the kitchen and it looks like it on the field. Bowen is a great TE coach and bright up and coming offensive mind, but this is the biggest gig he's had to date. Rudolph is proven material at OL but not really explosive OC and we don't have the ersonnel to go full Wisconsin. Glenn eh I don't know. Thought he would help in the pass game but not going well this far.
Smelling a Safety.
GET THAT SAFETY
pin your ears back
This looks like a 2000s Bud defense!!!!! Its just beautiful
Well at the rate BC's offense is going, looks like we should be able to give QB2 some reps tonight
This defense is fun to watch, no doubt about it.
I love us having defense again
Have not seen this defense since I don't know when. Even against horrible teams.
Harvey is catching them this week but I was hoping for more.
BC has no answer for Garbutt right now
meh... not a fan of that play call
Gotta kick that FG
Looked a tad to long
eh... 50 yards vs. a demoralizing pickup on 4th and 1, with the chance to go up by 24... I dont mind going for it, just didn't like that specific call.
Like the call to go for it but ugh
That was dumb
One of the big fundamentals I wanted to see change this year was open field tackling, and so far it looks much improved which is encouraging.
Also, what's with the d-line getting the jump on what seems like every snap? Thought they must have figured out ODU's count but they are doing it again tonight
I don't know who is worse the QB or the offensive line for Tech.
With us in shotgun and Blumrick 1-1 I figured it'd be play action and quick slant to him
Guess you can take that chance when your D plays like this.
Middle of the OL is soft. Why not try Outside Zone there?
Not 20:20 hindsight. I said before the play to my wife I'd kick it. Kicker nailed one, defense has been dominant. Don't risk giving BC a big play. But with that said, at least we do see Pry being aggressive.
Don't hate the call. If you kick the FG it's still three scores. You're deep in their territory so.
Well on the bright side there hasn't been a spurtle commercial yet
D will move us closer now.
Lobe the D. Hate the O. Are Bud and Stiney back.
Is that vintage Beamer?
Given what we did with those two, I'll take it.
Jurkovec like a statue back there
Cant wait until Pry gets some 4*s on this D it will be unstoppable
If I'm a big VA recruit watching this game, how do you not want to play for this defense? Flawless performance so far.
I hope all 100 recruits are having a good time
It's already looking pretty damn good... player development?
Christian Mahogany is an all-time porn name
Need more King!
Said he was in Medical tent, "streching hip."
Not great. Our running game needs him badly.
On the bench smiling a second ago.
We really need the run game to open up the pass. Wells is just not seeing the field.
Where are the deep balls we were promised?
Hard to do it when your offensive line can't pass or run block their way out of a wet paper bag. We aren't BC bad but it's not great
I had higher hopes for Rudolph
To be fair, the guys he has are totally opposite of what he normally works with
I would trade Wells for any other ACC qb.
Yes and put him at TE.... Move Jason Brown to qb 1
To be fair, I think most of his problems are related to his offensive line.
This offense is a nightmare
Half decent offense would have 35 on the board right now.
It's pretty bad
Grant Wells needs bugs bunny's secret stuff at half time
Wells just sucks.
Look I don't like to rag on players...and wells clearly has the respect of his teammates
But LORD his accuracy is terrible right now. I want to see him take heat off and place it better.
Communication between the QB and receivers needs to improve drastically. They are just all off.
I can't tell if wells is struggling or he just has no one open. It feels like the latter, but Wells also looks far from polished.
This Defense is a sight for sore eyes.
Our receiving corps consists of Kaleb Smith who may not be 100%, inexperience and walk-ons, and tackling dummies after that. Wells needs some work, but he doesn't have much to work with, either.
Maybe we can let another QB give it a try, since we're up?
Still 0 First downs!
Edit. Jinxed it.
second half qb switch coming. defense is back in blacksburg!
I feel like a three score differential at halftime at least should allow for some experimentation.
Awww damn I was hope to go into half with no 1st downs allowed
Until this drive they had 0 total yards!
Total block in the back there on that screen against our #45
I thought I was going crazy, but glad I'm not the only one that questioned that
Players lined up in the box can block in the back against defenders lined up in the box
Layed his ass out!
Do they no longer call offensive holding? When the jersey of a d-lineman is stretched out 18-plus inches in the open field it is pretty obvious.
lol Dax playing leap frog
Come on D!
That's what she said.
Cmon D. Hold here.
If the offense could do ANYTHING outside of King, this would be a 4 score game
i hate these officials... feet got tangled... that's not PI
looks like Flowers tripped over his own feet
Looks like the ref tripped him
I screamed this at the tv. Guess no on heard me.
Yell louder next time and I'm sure they'll hear you!
It was pretty loud. Got a letter from the HOA this morning :)
That is a TERRIBLE DPI call.
Two tacky PI calls on this drive
Jesus christ with the late fucking flags. Like the refs was told by the BC player you better throw it while throwing a tantrum
Dude just decided to do a somersault and they call PI
Incidental hand-fighting contact coupled with Flowers just straight-up tripping. I feel like I'm watching the World Cup here with that flop.
These pi calls have been grade A bullshit
This D is a machine! They better fake pass interferences or they AIN'T gettin NOTHIN!!!
We're now at the "let one player keep them in this game" part of the routine programming
When that player is wearing black and white stripes it's tough to stop them
Offensive players of the game so far for BC are the officials.
That's what she said.
What! D-Line blocking passes!
I haven't seen this for years!
Block it and they will be crushed!
VT 17 - ACC REFS 3
D kept them out of the end zone...our O needs to establish something now and going into the 3rd Quarter.
well... hell, let wells take a deep shot... or 2
or go into turtle mode
I'm starting to wonder if Bowen has been watching QBeXtreme videos...
Damn that is cold.
How aggressive is Pry now?
I want to see the QB that beat Florida and Auburn. Just curious with what we got. Too many TE's, WR's, and RB's on this team to not have more points. Plenty of O-linemen and a good O-line coach as well, we need and should have more points!
We get the ball after half and we need to drive down the field and put them away
That was the best half of defensive football that I have seen by the Hokies for some time.
Since the 2016 D that was loaded with NFL talent
7/13 for 49 yards... "Efficient" according to Hasselbeck... maybe the efficient part is 0 INTs
If we saw this stat line from our QB in any other year we'd all be losing our minds.
I'm not sure we see Brown...since they picked Wells as the starter they're going to want to give him and the receivers as many snaps as possible to get in sync.
Can we please just go 14-0 in the 3rd? I'd really like to see if J.Brown can get some work in. I'm not convinced that Wells is our beat option....
Did anyone else realize they went to the locker room not in the stadium?
Yeah I thought wells was running the wrong way. Is the locker room back through the tunnel now?
They say the one inside is still haunted by the ghost of CornFu. Some even say they've heard screams at odd times, in 3rd and long situations, of a man yelling "JET SWEEEEEEEEEEEEP"...
I figured Wells would have a bunch of picks this season but i also expected a bunch of yards to go with it.
Is it 2008 in Blacksburg again?
Just as long as it is not 2007.
I made this joke last week lol
Great minds think a like!
Keep scoring in every quarter, Hokies.
The D looked really good. I'm a little disappointed that Pry didn't try for more points after the gift kickoff out of bounds. Why not give the O one play to gain 15+yds?
Because why give Wells the chance to get sacked for -7 or throw a pick in desperation of avoiding a sack? If Wells/the OL was better, I'd be all for being aggressive there. But this year. Nah
Yeah would have liked to have seen at least one deep shot there.
At first I thought the same thing. But our offense just isn't built to drive down the field in 20 seconds. You risk Wells throwing a pick which shakes his confidence and adds momentum to bc. Just getting to half time was the smart call there I think. That's just who we are right now.
King "may be out" is not what I want hear.
LOL, Eddie Royal on the ACCN halftime show shutting down the question of "how does BC get back in the game?" with a "I don't care about Boston College man! I'm for Virginia Tech!"
Holston with the nice run
Black or King takes that to the house
Delilius is terrible at run blocking
Everyone trying to block is terrible at blocking. FIFY
Does MB12 have any eligibility left?
The real Vanilla Vick
What the fuck is Wells doing??? Zero urgency or awareness to try to get to the marker. For the love of god get Brown in the game
I felt like he had a better than zero chance of getting that 1st down with a little more effort
That's what i said, like he slowed down after crossing the line of scrimmage
I really like Strong's decision to not take the chance and let that bounce on the punt coverage. May have saved a good chunk of yards
Let's get a safety!
Just put jurkovec on the ground 1-2 more times and this game is over. He wants out of Lane.
Losing an OL should help.
I think it will take more than that, but I like the idea.
As it should be.
Terror Dome, baby!
Damn that was close
Lucky that wasn't grounding.
Receiver in the area. Even though it was WAY out of bounds, still counts... Bullshit, but counts
Longman for 76 yards. Name checks out
Fuck you Chi-Chan
Seems like Wells has no touch on the ball
Everything is a fast ball
Wells needs to learn touch.
Edit. Too slow.
Good catch by Gosnell, but Wells need to take some heat off of those throws
Need a deep shot to free up the running game.
How is this OL so bad?!?!
Crappity crap false start crap
We dont take those 5 yards and we're still on offense.
Wow that looks like it hurt
Not a fan of these designed QB runs
If Wells is QB1 that we are sticking with what does QB2 look like
I don't understand the lack of creativity in running the football. It's all straight into a pile in the middle of the line. All this motion and none of it means anything.
Abysmal play calling and our qb stares down one receiver.....
I can't really tell if he's actually staring down a single WR or if the coaches are only giving him one side of the field to work with. More often than not most of the routes are running to the same place/side of the field.
I was hoping we were going to get away from 3rd and long QB runs this year.
At least we got away from all the damn Corn-Fu screens
I haven't noticed a jet sweep yet and I couldn't he happier.
What in the hell are we doing on offense??? The only thing different than last year is the lack of jet sweeps.
Wow. This offense is Stinespring - Newsome level suck.
I would've taken Stinespring over the past few years.
But you wouldn't take the Stiney-Newsome combo. That was a brutal stretch.
And yet we are up 17-3. Pry appears to be trying to be Beamer 2.0 - win with defense.
I think that's probably unfair to Stinespring
This really is the 2000s Hokies, isn't it?
Well, Pry did say he was bringing back Hokie football... I guess we really are headed that way lol.
Literally, for the next 978 years
Groan.... have your leg..
Our offense can't handle any tackles for loss. Any loss on a play is killing the entire drive.
We need a Vick or Taylor at QB. I don't see how this offense can move without a mobile QB.
Not asking for much... just a top 2 QB in school history.
No holding there....
They have been holding all day without a single call.
Strong always gets abused on deep balls
Ooffffff we cant give them momentum like that
Well now I'm nervous.....
With the way our offense is going, we could be in trouble here soon
Offense has to score again. Defense can't hold all night
Does ACCN have any other commercials than the same two in a row?
We're going to fuck around and lose this game
We need some offense.
Welp now not taking that three earlier looks like a mistake
Our D is getting tired
It's going to take a couple years to get the offense these coaches want.
Good thing the fans are going to give them all the time they need...
Yeah... we could be in trouble here.
After the past few years and how I've been conditioned with the Fuente era I just want to turn it off right now stop watching
Offense needs to put some points on the board and stop relying on the defense and special teams!
Our offense is so bad I feel this one slipping away
Welp.. here we go again, another impressive defensive performance ruined by an Offense that is non-existent.
Bowen ain't the guy. The sooner VT moves on the better. Please don't let Pry make the same mistake Fuente did.
Not defending the offense at all but....it's been 2 games?
We have no semblance of a running game without king. Our passing game is a discombobulated mess, our offensive line can neither run nor pass block.
When you're the coordinator of all that, it falls on you.
They've had all spring to put even a semi-confident offense together. It's not like they just started this a week and a half ago.
We have three coaches who have been OCs....someone should be able to coordinate an offense.
Considering the mess left behind I think it's a little harsh to judge Bowen on a game and a half. But the early results certainly don't inspire confidence. If we have no identity by the end of the season maybe we talk about it
Okay, big drive coming up. Offense really needs to start pulling their weight. Let's get a long drive and some points. Just a FG would be good.
This offense needs to get something going. BC seems to have made adjustments. We seem to be searching in the desert for yards
Totally agree. Ugly offense is rearing it's head
These announcers keep saying BC is struggling offensively. Dude last four possessions we have had have been punts or turnover on downs
Rewatch of this game is going to show BC OL a started holding (mostly tackling) our DL. Suddenly they have time to throw. It's becoming too obviously to not call it.
A true test for Pry now.
This game should be over any halfway competent Offense would have made it a 4 or 5 possession game in the second half
Tech is not going to win if this shit offense doesn't find a way to score. BC offense has figured Tech's defense out.
If we lose this game we have been out coached, and I don't want anyone to tell me to be patient.
I could never be a doctor due to my lack of patients. /s
Where are the TEs?
Our OL a should be selling tickets. Never seen 5 guys turn around and watch the last at once before.
Deep ball sighting!
PI NO CALL FUCK THESE ZEBRAS!!!!!
Well when you basically have your third string RB In the game what can you do.
Wells doesn't seem to have any pocket awareness
There's the deep ball stop asking
Oh that was so weak. We got bailed out on that one.
That's a makeup call for that shit PI and then missing defensive holding on BC.
That's a pretty week roughing the passer call lol. Not as bad as the Texas game earlier, but pretty damn weak.
East-West football ain't workin!!!
Omg...did we just run a jet sweep to the short side of the field?
Technically, no. It was a forward pass.
I'm so.damn tired of Wells overthrows
Not every pass needs to be a 100mph heater
I know why Marshall wasn't sad to see Wells go
Edit: I'm drinking lol
My God it is so refreshing listening to Bill Roth say, "Touchdown Tech!"
9 plays 78 yards, that's a great way to answer! LETS GO
Oh that was so big. Big assist to the refs, but I'll take it.
Nice answering drive.
Calab Smith catches one for a TD. We needed that.
Bowen is a genius!!!!
Great gif I loled
That was the best throw Wells has made this year to be honest. Somewhat "touchy" AND on target.
Good play call!!!
Fuck our hack ass former coaching staff...Caleb Smith was that drive!
Running backs that pass protect.
To those saying to fire Bowen exactly 1 game and 3 quarters into the season
Pump the brakes and cheer on the team
I admit I'm fighting the urge, but there were some good calls on that series
Glad Smith is able to be out there.. he looks like he is still limping around the sideline. Dude has....grit
I thought "GRIT" was a bad word on this site. Haha.
Grant Wells went to the sexy Rexy school of quarterbacks. Keep unleashing the dragon.
Bad penalty call bailed us out there but good. We really needed that. Wells has no touch though
That last Drive gave the D well deserved break and they're fired back up
Garbutt is dominating tonight
Garbutt having the game of his life
We need Garbutt.
4th quarter fellas!!!!! 15 more minutes
Feel better about that than I did 5 minutes ago.
To me, it looked like we only had three defensive backs out there to cover four receivers just before the end of the third.
Boi oh BOI is their oline getting away with some stuff
The most obvious holding on that last 3rd down.
TAKE THAT FUCKERS HEAD OFF
Lane Stadium with the Sack
These zebras are letting so much holding its disgusting
Cmon Offense let's finish it
Wells needs to put it away here and Now
Number 21 way to close to that punt! Bad bounce could have hit him
Jerkovic should have to be in concussion protocol. Why isn't he?
One more score and put this thing away.
I think you meant "One more score for VT and put this thing away."
That's the only scoring we allow.
That never had a chance.
And turtle mode again
😬 follow a great drive with that stinker...cmon boys
Worst time for a 3 and out
Creative playcalling there.
Bad 3rd down play call
Play action would have been nice there.
That entire drive felt like a meek concession.
Our Offense feels
That entire drivelike a meek concession.
That 3rd down run call was dumb as fuck. Line up under center, not 3 yards back
What's dumb as fuck is trying to snap the ball under center for the first time in a game when you haven't practiced it at all. Unless a fumble is what you're hoping to achieve.
Man I don't hate a run on 3rd and 1 but geez, use some motion or misdirection or something. At least make the defense guess something instead of just line up and charge forward.
Is Bowen scared to go up by 21 or something? Wtf?
I don't understand using the jumbo formation and bringing all the extra defenders in the box. Do we not realize we aren't blocking well?
Seems to my untrained eye less men to block would be better
I mean at least move the ball and take some time off the clock
I am disappointed whenever Holston is
In or gets the ball. Who is #5 on the depth chart?
I would say Byrce Duke?
Come on boys I want cheap papa johns tomorrow 😂
Ummm....intentional grounding? No? Alright fuck me lmao
EDIT: late flag lol carry the hell on
Isn't that grounding
Okay that one was DEFINITELY grounding
Jeez Jurkovec is getting his head slammed out there left and right
He might be in the portal and redshirt if he hasn't already
Pry has conjured peak Dax. I like peak Dax.
Single handedly putting him in a position to get drafted after this year
Maybe it was coaching.
I feel like maybe might be the minimum - seeing how well players that left have done (read HH)
I'm happy for Dax. I thought he might be in for an awful season after choosing to stay at Tech. Now I think he's still in for a rough year, but this defense is going to keep us in (and win) games and he will lead the way. Not a bad way to close out your career.
My dad always told me if you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be tough, and I think he might have been talking about Jurkovic.
Guys give refs some time. It is getting late and they are tired.
Why do I feel like the last staff would have let first down go right there great play by Pry
Why do I feel likethe last staff let first down go right there great play by Pry wouldhave
How bout that LPD??
Jurkovec is such a bitch. He's been getting destroyed all game but seeing him on the sideline it's clear he's a shitty leader on that team, just absolutely zero composure about him
Reminds me of Jon Moxon after he took his best players out to a strip club and got wasted the night before a game.
To be honest he has no one blocking for him all game. He has zero time and is getting hit like every passing play.
Still zero reason to be throwing your helmet and shit on the sidelines. There's a way to be an assertive leader and demand more from your team but displaying what he's doing right now doesn't help anyone.
Okay we gotta get points on this
Great punt. Now let's finish this
Tyler...we have the ball at the 50. One score probably ends this.
Can we try not to run 3 straight dives again???
Boy, I really like this defense..
Time to put the fucking nail in the coffin. Don't fuck around here
May as well take a knee with these last 2 series
This offense really needs a lot of work.
Need 7 here. Been a long day of football. Need to start celebrating soon or will be too drunk.
Though to be honest the attitude about It is a bigger difference than the drinking.
Ugh.... This offense
Watch the end of plays. Our OL is standing around. No one is engaged in blocking.
Please, French highlight this in your film review.
The script feels very similar offensively
Blum is a great tight end!
I this Blumrick guy.
I like him
Yeah that'll work too.
Has Lofton played at all tonight? Can't recall hearing his name called at all
Failed jet sweep was the only sighting.
Blumrick= TX2VT, QB2TE!!!
There we go. Should be in fg range now let's just keep it in there at least to pick up 3
This offense is not going to win us 6 games
This defense might
No but I do think this defense might. I've got us beating at least Wofford, GT, Duke, Liberty, and UVA. WVU and UNC are probably toss ups
That would be a wild success and seems surprisingly realistic after watching this defense for two weeks.
I think so too and that's me ASSUMING the offense doesn't improve at all over what we saw tonight. More of a sign of a really weak schedule than us being a potentially 7 win team but we'll take what we can get
Blumrick has found his calling. Balled out today.
O-line is going to need some work.
Very disappointed what I've seen from Rudolph so far.
Talent and depth are both issues, but this line is simply not aggressive at all. At the end of nearly every play, at least 2 OL are standing and not actively engaged with anyone.
Reminds me of the Newsome days.
Hopefully the issue with King isn't that bad and they are just being precautionary bc w/o him we have zero run game.
He tweeted he'd be back next week. I think it was an abundance of caution.
Yea, from what I saw on the sideline, it looked like he could have gone back in if he was needed.
Love his dedication to VT, but might as well play Duke at RB if King is hurt, Holston ain't it
Chance looks too light - getting tackled with 1 hand.
I love seeing opposing QBs cry and turn on their teammates
BC deserves it
Especially after the pre-game (fuck) Matt Ryan highlights.
It's fucking beautiful
Great maturity by a senior leader.
Kick and get the backups in.
Come on boys pick up 3
Nice.... I like this kicker!
Dax gonna be all American at the end of the year😂
Our kicker is good
Could have burned another two timeouts or 60 seconds with better play calling and got the same result...sometimes I think these coaches just outsmart themselves.
Come on D, let's get the offense one more drive. I want to see J Brown. Just for the hell of it.
Wells has no interceptions and has thrown several nice passes. Give him credit for what he has done right. I'm not saying he is the second-coming of Vick or Tyrod, but he has done enough to win and that is what I wanted to see in this game.
Credit to the coaches and Wells for the improvement from last week
Listening on the radio feed at work. It's amazing how less stressful this game is when you field a solid defense.
Radio announcers haven't been talking about Jurkovic' sideline antics, but the were some references to him being a piñata and not having any boogers left. Nice.
The LPD continues to beat the crap out of Jurkovec. And I love it.
Just a reminder before he graduates and moves on that we are his daddy despite what he thought the last year
Bring on Brown!
Heavy rain - bad situation. Put this away with 1 first down and 3 knees
What can Brown do for us?
Guys it got scary there in the 3rd quarter but it's so nice to watch a dominant defense with all you fellas once again....
It's been WAY TO LONG!
Dax is team Cake! Nice.
Have we returned a punt this year? Cause I don't think we have lol
Yes, one in this game. And we fumbled it.
We had an excellent runback versus ODU that got nullified by a penalty
We got to watch Pry's first win guys!
6 sacks. Nice work boys.
Welcome to Sacksburg
Why is Wells still in?
Brown or Ferrell.
Don't need a new QB taking snaps in the rain for his first appearance
17 points should hold up.
Edit. Plus BC just did it.
I hope somewhere Antonio Cotman is watching this and second guessing some decisions....
1st run is what perplexes me. Our OL got push, engaged blocks and JH0 got a nice little run. Amazing how lights on/lights off our blocking can be.
Well I think I'll say one thing... Pry can coach a defense.
4 yards rushing for BC. Damn.
I REALLY like winning better than that other thing.