Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion Game Time, TV Info, and Open Thread

The Hokies seek vengeance for a scarring 14-point loss delivered by Old Dominion a season ago.

The Virginia Tech cheerleaders. [Mark Umansky]

Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1, 0-1 ACC) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (1-0, 0-0 C-USA)
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia | Lane Stadium (66,233)
Watch/Listen: ESPNU / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Virginia Tech -28
Weather: 75°F, Sunny
Series: The Hokies and Monarchs are tied at 1 apiece in the all-time series.
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LET'S GO

HOKIES!

Oh thank god you started the thread with this today, we didn't last week and we lost. I'm not always superstitious but this one seems to lead to wins.

He said give to me Roscoe

But I am a little stitious. So I agree.

gobble gobble, chumps

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

While last week was disappointing with the turnovers, I'm hoping Willis just had a bad day and we had a bit of first week jitters. Hoping today we reset and set the tone for the rest of the season. Let's Go.

Today, we avenge the past, even if we gotta get ugly to do it. Today, this football team remembers how to win.

Today, ODU discontinues their football program. SO SAY WE ALL

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

So if Willis throws picks / fumbles do we see HH? Do we see him anyway?

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

We see HH either when Willis throws his second pick or when we are up by 4 scores before halftime.

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We will see Hooker after we get up 63-0 early in the 2nd quarter......

/s

I'm not hating, I just want to beat them 79-7

Hokie in West Africa...sadly, I can't jump up and down hard enough for it to be felt in Lane

Someone please tell me why I should not put my life savings on ODU getting 28? I believe Tech will win but....sheesh....28 points.

Because it's a terrible idea to bet your life savings on any sporting event?

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

yes but also exciting

I think the best thing you can do for this game is just throw 50 on the ODU money line. I think its worth 50 bucks for a hokie win.

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

I am so hyped for the first home game of the year! We left our daughter with my parents so we could enjoy a day of fun, dood, and FOOTBALL. My mom looked at me like I was crazy when I was doing my happy football dance before we left the house. You'd think she would be used to this by now. Let's Go!

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

As long as you teach your daughter to do the happy dance so that, when she is a little older, she can spread a little joy in our lives at the game and tail gates. A child's laughter is priceless.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Win pls

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Well, it's time. Most importantly,

Hokies all day
All the way

R E V E N G E
E
V
E
N
G
E

R is for Revenge
E is for Everytime revenge
V is for Vengeance
E is for Effect revenge
N is for Never not revenge
G is for Getting revenge
E is for Excellent revenge

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

Revenge anagrams to Evenger.

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Football Gods Pls!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Quick ? does anyone know which XM channel this will broadcast on? I have to drive through the majority of the game

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Two things I really want to see. Well three if you include VT winning. But those other two things are for the running game to have a good game, specifically King. And to have a different QB play by the third quarter.

Hopefully due to a large lead and opportunity to evaluate our backups and not because of multiple poor throws early on.

Today, I want our team to absolutely PECKER-SLAP those monarchs completely out of existence!

I think that the inexperience of last year's team made it really difficult / impossible for Bud to make in-game adjustments. Last week Bud made his adjustments at half time and the defense played well. I believe before the end of the year, the defense will have enough experience that he will be able to make adjustments during either of the halves.
I am rooting for the whole team (especially, Willis) to have such a good game that there will be no reason for any of us fans to have anything but good to say.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

There is no earthly reason I should ever be worried about a game like this and I am terrified

Big game today. Listening to the pregame show on the radio, and you can sense everyone needs to see a blowout win today to right the ship. I've got a bad feeling about it but hoping we come out and show some fight. Hopefully the pressure for a statement win doesn't psych out the team.

Is Lee Corso super slurring his words?

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

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

When does he not?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Stoked for a big victory today!!

What's the word on Garbutt and Hazelton?

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"It's time to go play Virginia Tech Football longer and harder than anybody else in America!!" -- Justin Fuente
"I put a brick in Sacksburg today." -- Cam Phillips

I don't see the hesitation that some are feeling. Only question is will our win be big enough. I hope King has a breakout game. It would be nice to see our run game look good. I doubt it's gonna look great but hopefully at least good.

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

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

I think we need to score over 50 and hold ODU to two scores for everyone (me included) to feel good about the team.

Is it basketball season yet?

Saw the storm! Some orange smoke now for the entrance.

"Ryan Willis came on in relief of Josh Johnson." Hmmm

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

I don't understand why the officials don't actually watch the game live. Sheesh

Is it basketball season yet?

1 play....1 screw up... gladly the officials have the same stats

These announcers are morons. First they didn't even know what the review was for, and then they didn't recognize that the video evidence was inconclusive. FFS

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

King showing good vision early

If he does that consistently, he's gonna have a great career here.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I will satisfied with nothing less than a dismantling of this ODU team

Love this OL combo w Harris Nester and Dzansi

Like King's wiggle

Great blitz pickup by MCCLEASE

What a block by McClease to give Willis that extra second!

He's why that play worked. Pass pro is hella important.

I thought Willis was gonna get hammered.

I'm going to complain about the officials today... Not the calls, but the fact that instant replay has made them all lazy. Just do your job and we don't have to review every play.

Is it basketball season yet?

Thought they were trying to speed the game up, not slow it to a crawl.

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

There was a ref 5 yards away. What the hell is he looking at if he isn't watching the line? It's sloppy, careless, and slows the game a ton.

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Meh. I thought he stepped out too. And the kickoff I thought his knee was down. Both really close calls.

But you aren't a sideline official a couple of yards away whose only job in that moment is to locate the feet.

Is it basketball season yet?

100 times or of 100 I would rather them let a really close play continue for extra yards then for them to call it dead immediately. In real time that was extremely close since his heal was over the sideline. If they call it dead then we lose all of that extra yardage.

Young guns showing out so far

I know its early but I like what I'm seeing so far from Harris at center

Great Drive... That tipped pass BTW happened to be a great read on an RPO from Willis!

Is it basketball season yet?

Great start! Very cool King gets a TD in his first home game.

Let's get 12 more.

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Great drive. Converted a 3rd and 10 and loved the playcalling.

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

And a crossing route over the middle to the TE

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

What I noticed on first drive was how well the offense is selling their fakes. Did not notice that at all against BC, but stood out to me on that first drive.

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"It's time to go play Virginia Tech Football longer and harder than anybody else in America!!" -- Justin Fuente
"I put a brick in Sacksburg today." -- Cam Phillips

Actually getting running lanes on that first drive! Hope Turner didn't tweek anything when he jumped up for the catch but the ball went through his hands.

Special teams not looking great so far.

First drive takeaways: king is v good. James Mitchell is v good. Tavy Robinson is v good and just looks so ~effortless~ as an athlete and he's well on his way to being one of my favorite hokies ever

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

Agree, really like Mitchell. He's a very versatile weapon at TE. And it's evident that King is the most shifty back on our roster. Consistently getting extra yards after contact.

Consistently getting extra yards after contact.

And it's huge too. Turns a 3 yards run to a 6 yard run. Turns a 2 & 7 to a 2 & 4. Massive changes to play calling.

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I want to force some turnovers and see the D put up some points

King has to be RB 1 at this point...they can't keep running a rotation.

I agree he's gotta get the most carried but McClease showed his value on that drive. He doesn't make that disguised blitz pickup in traffic we are punting the football.

Considering we only have him and mcclease we need to use both though

VB born, class of '14

But by rotating the two. King is less likely to get worn down.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Damn....Maryland already up 14-0 on Syracuse

The ACC sucks. Clemson starts every year in the playoff without leaving 2nd gear.

Go VT B-Squad!

LaLa Davis is a load running downhill. Amazes me we didn't give him much of a look when he came out of high school.

Ashby picking up where he left off. Saved a TD on that shoestring tackle there.

Defense looking ehhhh.....

Is it basketball season yet?

DL talent and depth is very concerning to me

We do not have a P5 caliber DL right now. Very concerning.

Our defense is not very fun to watch sometimes

Great 3rd and short run away from the blitz there by ODU

Need to get them behind the sticks.

Good read and coverage by Farley there on Kumah

Dax got blown up by 89 there

I just don't see how our defense has gotten this bad

Recruiting. It'll get after ya.

Our Defense has no Dudes anymore. We get blown up by CUSA blockers

Um isn't that Cunningham?

ODU putting on a blocking clinic right now

Is it basketball season yet?

They are driving down the field with just the run game

Our CBs are getting manhandled on perimeter runs. Looks identical to last season. I really thought an offseason in the weight room would help these guys get off blocks.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

This defense is so bad 🤦🏻‍♂️

Our small-ish DBs aren't gonna be able to take down ODU's RB by tackling high.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

You can survive with bend don't break defense as long as you don't break.

That's the key. In college football especially the key factor in scoring drives is 20+ yard plays (explosive plays). If you limit those college offenses have a tendency to stop themselves quite often. However, the big key here is, once again, not breaking.

This is accurate. My only concern is our already small and inexperienced D getting gassed while our offense sputters for long spurts during the course of a game.

Is it basketball season yet?

Nearly our entire defense went in the wrong direction on that 3rd down run. Good lord

Adams ODU comes away with a score on their first drive. Not happy, Bob.

Should we just signal for a fair catch on kickoffs from now on? We are consistently not making it to the 25.

Turner just almost made SCTop10 right there

Corny must have read the film review from French this week. We've seen a number of routes across the middle already.

Is it basketball season yet?

Great read there by Willis

WTH is that official looking at right there?!

Is it basketball season yet?

why why why throw a fade on 1st a goal????

Jesus Christ.

Lol does the ref think he exposed his own shoulder pad??

Our run blocking is still very suspect today

Is it basketball season yet?

GoTtA mAkE sOmEoNe MiSs

*gets hit by 4 white shirts behind the LOS in the red zone*

Misdirection offense doesn't work with you are so passive and finesse up front that the defense just sits back and reads the play. We can't move the defense off the ball whatsoever.

Should have been a TD but Willis was late

Willis has been late and high on several passes so far. Needs to make quicker reads and place the ball a bit better. The one over the middle to turner could've gone for more if it was on time and he didn't have to jump for it.

Throw HH out for a series just to see what we've got.

Willis is so poor

OMG! They just showed CJF drinking water!

FuEnTe sHOwS nO EMotIoN! /s

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Those down-and-goal situations are where we'll miss having Holston and his size.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Those down-and-goal situations are where we'll miss having Holston and his size.a competent OL

FIFY

Is it basketball season yet?

Can we miss what we haven't had in years? 🤔

Nice cut back in for more yards

I'm watching delayed.

I'm still figuring this Hulu live TV thing out apparently

Me too.

But I finally managed to catch up with fast forward, and am now watching live.

Streaming version on computer is a little bit ahead of the live tv for some reason.

Not a bad 1st quarter. I think we see what a good RB with vision can do for this offense. It's opened up the RPO passes across the middle. Keep it going!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Is it just my tv or is bud fosters and other assistants shirts red. Team jerseys look clearly maroon next to them.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

I saw that but more concerning was that Foster looked not very intense (for him).

Looked red to me too. Bud looks like he's over it already.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

That was a very meh first quarter. We have to stretch this out before halftime or I'm gonna have a heart attack

VT is ahead, so I'm OK with that.

Dax is really having trouble getting off of his blocks today.

Is it basketball season yet?

NICE!

And good position for VT after the punt.

THAT'S SOME VINTAGE BUD!

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What's going on with Hollifield? Seems like he can't get off a block. They're only going to be bigger and better in ACC play...

Did Phil get a piece of it?

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

I thought the shank was caused by the pressure but not an actual block

Ashby making plays everywhere but Dax getting hung up in traffic. 🤨

If I am Bud Foster I am bringing some sort of blitz every single play. ODU's qb is turrible.

"How you doin', Randy?"

No run blocking... Ryan Willis locking in on his first read...

Is it basketball season yet?

RB needed to either go faster or stop for a second there.

Wasn't going to get through 4 players.

And there's the offensive stall out, right on cue.

I know that drive isnt really on Willis.. but PLAY HENDON HOOKER

Those sentences.

Make no sense together.

This probably isn't the time to change QBs and disrupt the offense. Third down should have been a completion.

Willis hasn't been great so far. That specific stall out wasn't solely on him but he hasn't impressed me. I think we need to switch things up & with HH who's more of a dual threat to see what he can do.

I think it's too close a game (with us ahead) to be making big changes right now.

Robinson had to catch that. Wide open.

Last series very productive. /s Willis looks off no one til he has to run.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Here's my thing. If Willis is only going to make one read and then run, why not allow the guy who can actually run do that?

Is it basketball season yet?

I refuse to believe that Ryan Willis is the best option we have.

Nothing wrong with the third down pass.

For real. That's the best we can do?

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Tayvion pls

JOHN BOYER

On that second down play, Willis legitimately stared down one receiver before scrambling. Man.

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

That drop was bad, 1st read not there for Willis so he pulls the ball down...

Will ESPN ever come up with a song other than "I Keep Forgetting" during commercials? (Streaming ESPU on Hulu)

Dax has been soft as a pillow today. Wonder if something's up w him today.

Dax is getting straight owned today

Is it basketball season yet?

Dax is looking terrible today.

As the guy mugs Dax out of bounds in front of the camera...

You know that guy...

Is it basketball season yet?

Cunningham playing dirty?

hewitt had no idea where that ball was

Nice tripping. Glad the ref saw it.

Dax looks like he needs a cup of coffee at halftime.

260lb DE Jaylen Griffin. Becton is 6-4 255 lbs you love to see it.

Shoestring tackle. Boom.

If we go into the half at 10 points, fire Cornelson

VB born, class of '14

So far Wilder achieving his first two goals for an upset - believe and avoid an early knockout punch.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

He's definitely going the route of trying to shorten the game.

Dax is looking awful. A few missed tackles on that drive.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Well we are winning, but being in a one score battle with ODU is not at all where we need to be as a team. Still not feeling great overall.

In other news Josh Jackson is having himself a game against ranked Cuse...

Probably helps that Syracuse is without their starting center.

But yes, Maryland is putting up points.

'cuse is also turning the ball over and MD has converted both in to TDs

What would Syracuse not having their starting Center have to do with Josh Jackson's QB play?

Is it basketball season yet?

what does Cuse's center being out have to do with JJ having a good game...?

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

JJ is a good game manager, look at his throws they are either screens or 5 yard slants. Arm strength is not there, its Maryland's run game that's giving Cuse fits.

can we just not run the read option?

We need some kind of running game.

Our O-Line run blocking is a real concern. 🧐

Running game non-existent even vs. ODU.

Whatever Willis thinks is the correct read on a read option, he should do the exact opposite.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

I think what you mean is that the run is never open.

Willis had some room a couple times on that last drive if he had kept it.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

^^This^^.

Is it basketball season yet?

I'm really hoping someone hires away our "up and coming" offensive coordinator.

These refs are as useless as tits on a boarhog

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

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Now THAT was nice!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

GRIMSLEYYYYYY

hope Tre's ok

Was Tre not hit by a targeting there? Dude straight speared him.

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gonna need giftory of that catch!

SC TOP 10 BITCH

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Nice catch by Grimsley!

Other than that muffed punt, Grimsley is having a hell of a start to his season. What a catch!

Bailed out Willis right there but damn what a catch!

VB born, class of '14

Don't look gift horse in mouth.

Holy shit, what a catch.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

And Grimsley saves an int

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

Hezzy pls

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

What a catch by Grimsley. Receivers have had some drops but maybe that will get them going. Dax is not having his best game but he's a competitor, going to see if he can start turning it around before half. Go Hokies!

Spenge the Man. Go Hokies!

That catch is on SC tonight

The Grims Reaper making a circus TD catch!!

Go Hokies

Pene-

tration.

wrap. up. the. tackle!!!!

I want 24 points by half

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I'm a little surprised that wasn't roughing

Was a tad late. Not too low.

Defense has been solid after first drive. Exactly what you should expect from a Bud Foster defense. He has always been excellent at in-game adjustments.

I can barely stomach this run blocking...what the hell?

Why does Willis NEVER keep an RPO? Asking for a friend.

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

Tell your friend - wouldn't have made any difference there.

Maybe not that specific play, but if you give it every time it's not hard for the defense to read.

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

I'm really wondering what the hell Kumah and Cunningham were thinking transferring to ODU. Both would have had playing time, VT clearly lets them show their skills better. Looks like a move made out of spite.

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Maybe Vance Vice should be put solely on recruiting duty. He crushes that part of his job...

Is it basketball season yet?

Go Army!!!!!

Run blocking is trash rn

VB born, class of '14

Run blocking is has been trash rn for the past few seasons.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Why are we running McClease up the middle..?

If the offensive line block form it is always a good call.

No O-line. Come on guys, this is a real game, not a walk thru practice

That run on first down just now was awful. It looked like no one was trying and McClease just ran right into the OL's backs.

All three of them that were in the backfield?

Is it basketball season yet?

I can barely stand to watch this OL in run blocking. I sat kids down at the high school level for blocking like this.

Is it basketball season yet?

We can't run against ODU. Unreal

I love these runs. /s

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

OL run blocking is exactly as it was last year, bad coaching here

Why are we running INTO the pile?

The pile literally includes the entire OL.

Is it basketball season yet?

The real question is why is the offensive line not opening up holes to run through. I know the play

If need be, let's throw the ball 60 times a game.

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

... errant post

Wow. Got a good spot there.

Might be an unpopular take but the refs have been among our best players this game.

Let's just say they haven't hurt us as much as usual.

That was a first down, but that spot gave us maybe an extra foot.

How the hell do you get a holding penalty on a screen

I guess it happens when the entire defense is behind the line.

Guys I've been spelling it wrong this whole time....

tayvion pls

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

....Willis

If we get a score. Can we put Hooker in?

that should've been picked

Is there a new stadium PA announcer?

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

Yes, and I don't like him.

They have to be better than the TV announcers who are rooting for ODU without any reservation.

and think that Robinson is our only play maker and handles really grown up this season

Yes.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Guys, we're just not good.

Screw that last series

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Offense looks sooooo stagnant.

No Running Game to apeak of.

Willis still unreliable.

Looks like its gonna be a long season.

This may sound like a broken record, but the running game would be fantastic if the offensive line could open a whole or do something besides turning around and watching the play

17 points at the half against an absolutely terrible ODU team that only beat Norfolk State by 3 points last week. Guys, I think we just flat out aren't a good team.

We have switched identities with UVA. We are a soft team now....

... when do we see QP or HH???

Johnson and a long miss same as it ever was

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Maybe wearing a lineman's number affects his accuracy.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

we should've just gone for it

We are winning, but this is not a very convincing effort at all. We are in a tight battle with ODU who is objectively a very bad team. I'm seriously concerned with this offense. If we can't run the ball against these guys, it's not getting any easier in ACC play. And Willis has gotten lucky on a few throws. This isn't the statement we needed to make so far. We are soft soft soft. Way too finesse.

I guess this is the part where fans bitch at halftime, though we're ahead by 14.

I think you make some adjustments and see if we can't generate some more offense. Why no run game?

I think people are upset because we should be up by 30 at halftime.

And is it not obvious why there is no run game?

Is it basketball season yet?

I get it.

But I just think it's pointless to spend the next two hours of our Saturday whining.

This team clearly needs a lot of work. Would help a LOT of we had a stronger offensive line, but the NCAA did their part to screw us on that.

I hear you, but this OL was not going to man handle ODU (like they should) with a single player. When 3-4 guys on the OL are getting zero to negative push on every running play, we have a bigger problem, and Fuente should dress it at some point in his tenure.

Is it basketball season yet?

Agreed.

People cannot use Hoffman to excuse the play of this OL. He may have made us marginally better, but one guy is not going to drastically impact the play of a unit of 5. That explanation is just not going to fly.

Yep, and the system is the problem not the dudes.

Makes you question our O-line effort....like someone said below....some of the linemen are wondering down field not blocking anyone.....it's disheartening to watch.....hope the coach can fix it before we play another P5 team or we're doomed!

One OL guy does not fix this no push line..

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

You're probably right, but one guy on the line does make a difference.

Vegas, who are completely objective and care only about being right, pretty much predicted this halftime score differential. As a program, yes we should be up 30. But this team is right where they're expected to be.

Vegas is not predicting scores. They are predicting what line will split the bets evenly between the two teams.....

Up by 14 against ODU......

EDIT: to add, who is a very bad football team and if not for some breaks it wouldn't be 14. What are you watching?

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

If being in a tight game with ODU and not being able to run the ball at all against them is your standard for acceptable now, then let's just join CUSA where we can be more competitive.

You are way more optimistic about this than I am at this point. I was all on board with the optimism heading into the season, but these first 6 quarters have drained me of all hope about where we are as a program

17-3 at the half. Not very good IMO. This team still has no identity on offense, and it all starts with the absolute Sh!t show that is the OL in the run game.

I thought that 8-9 wins should be the expectation this season, but we may very well be a 6-7 win team with the worst schedule of all P-5 schools. Fuente may very well continue his losing ways against almost all P-5 competition he faces. 2021 cannot come soon enough.

Is it basketball season yet?

I dont know how the hell you extrapolated a 17 to 3 lead to fuente being fired but that's just ridiculous.

VB born, class of '14

IMO the trend is very clear right now. And losing Bud next year is going to make things much worse for Fuente. I suspect that next season will make us all long for the 2018 season.

Is it basketball season yet?

Agreed. Though hopefully with another year of experience it'll turn around.

The whole point of Fuente was to have an offense that can average 30+ (45+against bad teams) so we didn't have to rely on Foster's defense to hold them to 20 or less.

We have a lot of talent, but the offensive production isn't reflecting it which points to the coaches.

Starting next year it'll be imperative to score way more points because we're losing a legend and will be breaking in a new scheme on defense.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Agreed. Though hopefully with another year of experience it'll turn around.

I hope so, but the trend is not a good one.

Is it basketball season yet?

Promising, but damn there are some scary, lucky breaks, don't count on all those in the second half. Gotta close this one out.

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BSME 2009

Willis just isn't doing it for me. 17 points against this trash ass defense? Please just put in HH for a couple series & see what happens Fuente. This can't be the best we have!

I mean we're not going to lose this game. Why not just put Hooker in the second half and get him some experience? Willis is a redshirt senior. A second half against Old Dominion isn't going to do him many favors.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

UMD 42-13 in first half. I miss JJ

Syracuse didn't show up to play.

What an absolute joke.

WiLlIs HaS A HiGhEr CeIlIng

I miss JJ... meh

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Meanwhile, JJ with 3 TDs and 277 yards ... in the first half against a ranked Syracuse team
Glad he's having success

Anybody still think Willis is better than JJ?

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

Anybody still think Fuente is an offensive guru?

I think I'm tired of hearing about it.

We didn't ask him to leave. And he could have stuck around and won the job if he wanted to.

I think this part of Fuente's open competition approach could be more nuanced, or at least the way he talks about it. Josh Jackson is far more reliable than Ryan Willis based on what I've seen (9 multiple INT games out of how many starts for willis?). If predictable outcomes matter, I just can't believe that Ryan Willis had even a good chance of starting over JJ had he remained with the program.

So, as far as making sure that the players are always fighting for a spot...I like it. I wonder if Fuente had given Josh his propers without excluding others from the competition that things might have turned out differently. For example, "Josh has been the most consistent guy we've had when he's been healthy, and I think he can get even better. I would be pleasantly surprised to see one of our other guys play so well as to win the starting spot and I think Josh would agree with that statement. That said, we always let the summer play out before we release the 2-deep."

I am assuming a lot about Jackson's motivations for moving on. It seems logical though.

"How you doin', Randy?"

I agree with that.

We should have been able to convince him to stay.

(9 multiple INT games out of how many starts for willis?)

Willis has had four multiple interception games in twelve starts for VT. It's really not that hard to Google "Ryan Willis Stats."

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

I'm convinced that it's the offense at this point...Ryan Willis may go somewhere else and do very well..

Maryland running game so much better and their rb makes even cameramen miss

Danny is always open
23 can't read

He also has a running game to keep him steady. They are tearing up Syracuse on the ground.

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Cuse shouldn't be ranked and were heavily overrated last year as well because of an absurdly easy OOC.

I didn't think it was this bad though.

Advanced analytics thought Syracuse was 40sh ranked team last season. This season they don't have their playmaking QB.

The identity of this team was illustrated by the effort by Silas Dzanzi on that screen pass that had a holding penalty called. He was slowly jogging down the field as a lead blocker and not really looking to block anyone. The Safety pushes him and he drops like a bag of potatoes and gets injured.

Yeah, the WR's aren't blocking very well at all either.

Is it basketball season yet?

ughh....i was really reserving judgement after the BC game. I saw the potential and obviously the mistakes that directly led to the difference. I don't know how we are doing this poorly against ODU. Hezzy saved a pick with the awesome grab in the endzone and then Willis gets lucky as the ODU defender drops it.

I'm not sure what's up with the defense today. We can stuff AJ Dillon but are allowing ODU to grab chunks of yds on the ground?

Run blocking is abysmal. I don't think I've ever seen run blocking this bad. I mean ODU has penetration on every run we have.

Dax looks slow today.

WR are able to fake out ODU DBs and are the reason we are winning. I was fine going into this game but the way they are playing i'm not comfortable.

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

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

I think the D played really well after that first series.

Is it basketball season yet?

Not impressed by the offense at all. We have way more talent than them across the board and can't run it at all.

Whether it's the zone blocking scheme, our RBs not making anyone (3 people at once) miss, or Willis not knowing how to run a freaking read option, there is no excuse for how pathetic the run game is

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

This game lacks energy. Seems more like a scrimmage than a game.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

The stadium looks full, so the players need to get up. If they cant get up for THIS game, we're in big trouble

VB born, class of '14

It's really starting to be a drag coming to TKP. Some of you all are straight up toxic and seem to only be here to piss on everyone's day.

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What used to be enjoyable to read while watching the game, now it's just depressing seeing so much complaining about "only" be up by 14... TKP says the offense has no identity.... TKP has no identity

Whoever downvoted this, you're one of the ones that I was talking about. Negative, petty, and toxic. This comment broke zero community guidelines and you're just being salty.

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If I could give you all my legs for this I would. Too true.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Well not exactly an enthralling performance so far. Betters would have def picked off Willis by now. Run game. Woof. I dont think we have had a good run game in 8 years.

VT sux's on O line and D line so bad it's shameful!!! D line cannot get off blocks or pressure QB and O line cannot get any movement against a lower level D line. If we get 6 wins this year we will be lucky. I watched JJ and UM and JJ is miles ahead of RW.....not even close! JF is suppose to be a QB guru or whatever but he's a joke!! I had so much hope for him after what he did at Memphis but it looks like a fluke now......As bad as I hate to say it......Bud Foster can't coach his way out of a wet paper bag! NO more excuses about recruits....he's been the D coach for 30 plus years and it's his fault we don't have the talent. I'm almost of the mindset to clean house and start over....not sure there's a coach that can come in and fix it but I know this staff is going no where fast. Hoping I'm wrong but watching todays game has been painful....Always and forever a Hokie fan win, lose, or draw but winning is so much sweeter!

Bud Foster can't coach his way out of a wet paper bag!

Yeah, that's gonna be a no from me dawg.

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Same here. Held ODU to 70 yards first half. wtf?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Defense has been good since the first drive. Relax big dog.

Apparently having a defense that gives up 70 yards and 3 points is indicative that Foster can't coach his way out of a paper bag in your opinion?

I feel sorry for you if you think that.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Yes, this is a lower level team and OUR D line cannot get off blocks, linebackers are missing lanes/tackles, and most of our secondary is afraid to tackle/question their ability to cover.......against a P5 team it's not going to be good enough to win.....thats my opinion of what i'm seeing....If you're seeing it differently; let's hope your right!

If you follow some of the older rivalries...WVU looks like utter shit. Getting run straight out of Missouri.

Wvu was lucky they didn't get beat by JMU. They look terrible and I think if the Dukes had Houston as coach (and not a regime change) they would have won.

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

It's a hard realization that we're not who we expect to be and waiting for a new identify is even harder.

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In case you aren't paying attention to other games, Akron has a turnover pencil..

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I notice they're losing...

I'm not drawing any conclusions.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

French should have field day over this game so far.

I'm just going to come out and say it, if you're watching the MD game instead of this one just so you can say how much better JJ is you're a fake fan, please stop telling me how good JJ is playing, like it's in any way relevant to this game or VT football

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Sorry iceman but it's relevant to discuss our coaching staff and/or lack of coaching!! FWIW I've been a VT fan since the early 80's and always will be! We are just discussing what we are seeing....thats what a discussion board is for right? It's ok for us to support JJ he was a Hokie.....and some of us are wishing he still was.

I'm tired of hearing about Maryland.

I believe there's a Maryland board, though.

Some of us have multiple TVs that allow us to watch more than one game at a time. JJ's success may highlight a system issue with our offense and is relevant to VT football.

Go post in the Other Games thread. This isn't the Maryland thread.

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There wasnt an other games thread to post in.......

Be the change you want to see on the site.

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I didn't have a problem with posting it in this thread.....so I didn't need to change

Come on guys. We are up by 14. It isn't as much as I wanted but we are winning.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Cunningham FUMBLES LOL!!!!

Ok to highlight some positives:

D had a shaky start, but seems to have settled down some and Bud has made adjustments and dialed up some blitzes to get QB pressure.

Grimsley is having himself a day.

Robinson definitely looks like a playmaker.

We are winning.

WR Coach Holmon Wiggins went to Alabama

That's a new one

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Can't rush the pass and can't block the run....have we ever been this bad on both lines? It just grates on you watching it play after play.

ODU went three-and-out twice on that drive, aided by the pass interference. WTF are you talking about?

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

What am I talking about? Perhaps it's the glorified high school quarterback standing in the pocket all day long. Against a Virginia Tech defense.

You guys going around downvoting legitimate criticism need to dry your tears and get a clue. And learn something about football. We are failing to look and play physical against OLD DOMINION.

I mean, you seem to be the upset one.

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and who's crying about the downvotes? Grow up you child.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Farley making love

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

No hiding that one.

He messed up on his break at the top of the route. I'd rather him take a penalty than let the guy go past you, but I'm not happy with the play. He's gotta be more consistent in his hip turn to avoid that bad footwork.

I wonder what the interactions between plays with Kumah and Cunningham have been like?

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

Very nice throw, Willis.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Good block by McClease again

Where is King?

Two white shirts 3 yards behind the LOS at the snap. Ooooooof

I don't get how our Pass protection has been pretty solid but run blocking is non existent.

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

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

McClease having a quietly strong game

McClease made terrific effort on that one.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

BIG by McClease there.

VB born, class of '14

McClease. Making it happen.

I think we're all just a little depressed because we have a new pa announcer

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Nice effort by McClease this drive so far.

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

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

that RPO would have worked either way.

It looks like we have made some decent offensive line adjustments. Run game is looking better.

It seems that there have been quite a few throws over the middle during this game.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

If we find a scene then that's a good thing

there you go. great run

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

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

McClease earned this drive. Good for him for making good on it. He's been good on each snap.

Indeed he has

McClease deserves the TD on this drive.

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

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

Let's get McClease his deserved TD here.

He did deserve it, but it was be too obvious to hand it to him when they were all keying on him

Yeah we gave him a shot on first. The QB run series in the RZ is clearly our short yardage go to in this offense.

Running between the tackles. Brilliant!

Where's the beef?

Willis showed toughness on this drive.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Fantastic drive there. Exactly what we needed coming out of the half. Also, haven't seen King in a few drives. Is he hurt?

Not sure but McClease is hot. Feed him.

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And the OL woke up a little bit on that drive!

Is it basketball season yet?

Run game looks much better this half. Glad we made some adjustments. That's the kind of effort we need to see consistently to make this offense work.

Now THAT was a good looking drive mi amigos!

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

That drive featured running plays.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I guess this is the right OL grouping. If I saw the names right, oldest is a true sophomore?

QB running had been important for us in the RZ. Great to see that work like 2016.

I think Bryan Hudson just drove a man through the field on that TD.

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

Looks like we switched up centers at halftime, right? Harris started, but Hudson was there that drive. Run game looked strong.

edit: taken out of context

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I knew where it belonged and lol'd myself. Thanks for the laugh.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Keep 61 in at Center please! Let's roll!

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Looked like it made a difference to me, anyway.

93 yards to open the half.

penetration has seemed better by the defense this half.

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

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

Good pursuit by Kendricks there but we have to be 1-2 seconds faster at collapsing that pocket.

I feel like that drive was the kind we were all hoping for. 93 yards, run game succeeding, hit a deep ball, converted a third down, overcame a drop, looked totally in control

Good shit bois

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Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

It was great to see Darrisaw pancake the defender and WIllis to roll over in for the TD!

Jesus Christ our tackling is abysmal.

Getting hands on the QB each play but barely breaking his concentration

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Jesus the announcers suck on tv. Kumah was all over Waller's shoulder pads. Also, "this is the theme for ODU to make a comeback like last week".

Honestly, all ESPN announcers suck outside of Herbie and Fowler. They're just annoying or one sided these days.

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

oh these announcers are atrocious. feel like they just want to be there for an upset.

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

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

Cmon defense. Settle down make the tackles, they are there

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

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

Well the tackling has reverted to maddening on this drive.

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

I liked tht defensive play call, but Ladler didn't make the play.

We seem just a movement off on this drive o defense. Belmar so close to a sack, Ladler so close to a sack, so close to stopping Smartt... gotta start making that play realized instead of close.

Being a "movement off" against ODU probably means giving up 600 yards of offense in ACC play, doesn't it? Outside of our FCS games, we're never going to face this many 2 star recruits up front again.

Caleb "Fairy"...wtf
Also that's a weak PI. Good play by Farley.

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

Ridiculously weak especially when they haven't been calling other possible PIs and letting them fight running down the sidelines.

We are going to get blown out be several teams this year

Yeah, I've seen very little this week that makes me feel any better about this year's outlook.

Up 14 essentially in 4th Q vs. ODU...not impressed

Yeah, we might as well bulldoze Lane and donate all the Hokie memorabilia to St Mary's School for Blind One-legged Girls. /s

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Our talent on D is worlds away from where it needs to be.

Is it basketball season yet?

Everyone on D is 1 step slow. Against odu!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Definitely "Worilds" away, sad to say.

If #46 was hauling ass he'd need to make two trips. Slow as molasses.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Let's come back and answer with a score on the next drive. Can't let them get back in it.

We are lacking containment by our defensive ends. How are we are power 5 program when we can't control a C USA

Once again, a step two slow pursuing the QB.

It's so frustrating because we've been inches away from big plays 5-6 times on this drive. But being consistently inches away is the difference between getting stops and that TD drive.

Against a middling G-5 team no less.

Is it basketball season yet?

Middling is giving ODU too much credit sadly lol

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

Clemson would hang 70 on this defense

Good for Clemson

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

I mean on OUR defense

I think that's a little ridiculous but whatever you say dood

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

You are too kind!

We should be kicking the shit out of this garbage team. Fucking frustrating

What is with all the missed tackles do these guys even practice

frustrating drive for the defense there....had several chances to put them behind the chains and end the drive

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

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

Pass interference....#3. That seems to be a recurring theme.

Is it me or does the defense seem slow.

They were a step slow on 5-6 plays that would have torpedoed that drive. So strange.

You left out undersized.

Not exactly a great combination

Well, at least that drive chewed up some clock. Looking for a half full glass somewhere.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Does our o line just assume our RBs can avoid everyone? It's never just one ODU player in our backfield.

You're definitely not going to make the point margin on this game.

This is just so uninteresting to watch. I've loved Hokie football all my life & this is just such a boring team right now

How long has your life been?

Because I can assure you that VT has played more boring football than this.

Just go back to the Dooley era. Now THAT was boring!

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

52% of players on roster are freshmen. Third highest in FBS.

5 seniors.

It's actually only 40% if you look at the scholarship players. Still a lot of young guys.

Is it basketball season yet?

I just repeated what the commentator on ACCN said.

52.5% of the roster is what he said.

Take it up with them.

Underscores the recruiting gap during the transition.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

You're like the White House Press Secretary of Fuenteball.

Keep those talking points coming.

Edited: to remove any possible political edge. Now please go back to making excuses and shouting down anyone who has anything not 100% positive to say about Fuente or VT football

Not only are you being political, you're being rude.

Hmm. 2 words: Not impressed. We maybe (mostly comfortably) winning. But definitely NOT IMPRESSED. Not even a little.

Dang. 3rd highest number of frosh in the NCAA. This is a young ass team.

The offense is definitely not playing as a team, no Communications no understanding of what their job is or others

How the fuck is that not DPI

Willis has the NoRead Option down pat. Every qb run is by design or a scramble. They don't even bother playing him to keep.

That's what we didn't need. Can't take series off, that's how you let teams get back into the game.

Same official who didn't throw flag there threw one on Farley

Is it basketball season yet?

So Farley's was a PI for diving in FRONT of the receiver, but Smith can get straight tackled before ball arrives and no flag?

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

How in the name of all that is fucking holy was that not PI

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

What did Conner do? I missed that Unsportsmanlike conduct.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

7-7 in the 2nd half so far

So the first half doesn't count?

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

It does, but I think it shows the ineptitude of this staff to put together 4 quarters of football.

Is it basketball season yet?

14-7 now.

How the hell is that not dpiand how do they show no replay and make no mention

Danny is always open
23 can't read

so are the refs trying to give ODU every chance?? No PI on that pass and then whatever this Unsportsmanlike is.....

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

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

I guess this is where we find out if this team folds or steps up

VB born, class of '14

This is garbage ass ODU. The fact we're even in this position is fucking embarrassing

The fact that you have to find this out against ODU is humiliating.

Sick personal attack bro

VB born, class of '14

Basically awful on both PI calls...ours wasn't and theirs definitely was. And you get no replay on the unsportsmanlike...

Unfuckingbelieveable

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

He said it again "Caleb Fairy" lmao

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

and Dax was held

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

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

Yep I'm done with this coaching staff

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Back-to-back "something controversial happened let's not show the replay".

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

It looks like fold time.

Bull crap! Damn Bud, your D is slow as hell.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Wow.

Is it basketball season yet?

wow....we have absolute zero momentum.....we are about to be in a battle with ODU....

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

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

Absolutely unacceptable and pathetic effort on that series.

That was absolutely abysmal.

That was EXACTLY like 2018.

We suck

Shit tackling. Shit containment. Shit hustle. Shit defense.

Yep, pass the Charmin.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

My bad guys I just started watching. Going back to not watching now, but even that may not be enough if they put our whole defense on skates

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

This team is truly, undeniably absolute trash.

Get the fuck out of here with this bullshit. This is toxic fucking trash.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

This team is toxic fucking trash

And you're a shit fan, so there that

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Lol. Fucking pitiful.

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

5 plays. WTF????

Are we still supposed to be happy because we are up by 7? Or is it OK to criticize now?

Nope, not allowed to without twisting a few panties into wads.

So we still can't play football in the 3rd quarter.

Is it basketball season yet?

Wilders goals 3 & 4 coming into play now - stay close in the 4th and make Tech doubt.

“Careful Man, There's a Beverage Here”

Lol, this is why literally no one took tech to cover.

Drink.

"I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it." -Frank

There's a sickness in this program...

I'm fucking done with this staff

Are you fucking kidding me? A second half 7 point lead after last year? Are you fucking serious?

This is fucking embarrassing. And yet it's the fucking norm of this fucking program. I'm sick and tired of this acceptance of mediocrity. Fuck this. Fuck this shit. We are better than this.

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We're certainly sure as fuck supposed to be.

Hey, we're up 7, quick bitching. /ssssssssssss

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

Fuck.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

I passed that point last year. I'm only mildy irritated right now. I'm like 60% hope we win and 40% want to see it crash and burn.

chants of ODU in Lane stadium...GTFO.....this is embarassing. This team better get their shit together quick. 1:27 and 78 yds??? coudlnt' even make them take time to drive?? wtf is going on.

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

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

Quickly losing any interest in this team.

Edit: and the rest of this season.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

I'm fully on the fire Fuente train now, this is clearly another 6-6 team and it's only going to get worse with his nonexistent recruiting

This is a bad team . Smh

Well I think its safe to say that Justin Fuente has officially turned the program around.

Is it basketball season yet?

This would be ok if we were up 50-17 right now, like we literally should be. Very disappointing.

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

See what a half decent rpo can do against a shtty D....Hendon pls...

I criticize knowing full well I could never do what these athletes do.

why do I do this to myself every weekend?

We don't know why!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

We will be lucky to go 6-6 with the weakest P5 schedule.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Fuck that was bad. Need to answer here.

The O-line, TE's, WR's are as good as VA Tech has ever had and the RB's are at least serviceable. The QB's do have some talent. This is PATHETIC!!! Hokies should be scoring 50 or more with all the weapons and talent they have. Defense and Special Teams have too much talent...WTF!!! On paper we are a top 25 team and 2 weeks in a row we look awful. This is no knocking off rust, team drama...etc. this time. This coaching staff has some issues!!!

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Didn't Fuente build his rep mainly off of one good QB at Memphis?

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Yep and sometimes they look like they don't even know what a football is. I don't understand it at all.

But that KR was nice

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

This is OUR house against a team we should want to stomp after last year and here we are trying to hang on. Where's the passion? Where's the pride?

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Oh, it's beyond glaringly obvious that this "team" has mailed it in for the season. Bod language is completely obvious.

No where is the execution?

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Even in (assuming) victory, this "team" plays worse than shit.

Looks like our 2nd half "football games are longer than 2 quarters" problems are still going strong this year.

... I'm biting my tongue pretty damn hard.

This is just awful! Foster maybe should have already retired. The Lunch Pail Defense doesn't even have a stale sandwich in it!

LPD?? What's that?

Somebody already ate our lunch.

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Hopefully this will be the drive where the fast pace Memphis offense kicks into motion.

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

As I recall they had a pretty good QB at Memphis then.

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. . . and an offensive genius as coach. /s

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

The kickoff return but can we capitalize? I have my doubts.

Good Special Teams play

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Nice run, but wow... We don't have any speed.

Is it basketball season yet?

Was wondering if I was the only one that noticed that.....

Wheatley looked like he ran out of gas before he hit midfield

Lol. Great return. Hopefully our D gets some rest because they are gassed.

Wheatley!!!!

I hate that I've gotten to the point with this team already that that kickoff return did not excite me.

Same. Never in my life thought I would say this, but I'm just numb to everything the team does at this point.

I mean, when the returner has beaten the entire team but is so slow that he can't get a touchdown and is caught from behind with a 10 yd lead, yeah, it's not exciting

I honestly don't think there is any way ODU actually wins, but yeah. What is the takeaway? I don't watch the press conferences usually because coach speak happens and it's pointless, although I get why they do it. But what do you even say if you're Fuente?

I don't think you would know, as you don't watch the press conferences

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

We needed that jolt. Gotta capitalize now.

Need to punch this in. Cannot settle for a fg. Although if it comes to 4th down I"ll take the 3....ha

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

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

RP-nO. Amirite??

Mcclease has looked good today, but how do you follow a 70 yard return with a basic run up the middle?

I mean it's fine, but we have a momentum play followed by that? Kills it.

This is pathetic that we're struggling to beat teams like ODU at HOME or anywhere for that matter, this today even if we manage to win needs to be the final straw in my opinion, I'm sorry but 24 points against ODU half way thru the 4th is just abysmal it's time to move on from the Justin Fuente experiment.

Go for it

No point in calling for it. We gave him a sweetheart deal and literally can not afford to get rid of him if that's what Whit even wanted to do. Not going to happen.

So true it hurts....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

He'll make it through this season, but the UVA game and bowl eligibility will be the deciding factors for his return. And no bull shit backing into a bowl like last year.

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If we are fighting for bowl eligibility with this schedule, I don't know how he makes it past 2020

Is it basketball season yet?

50 percent of roster are freshmen.

Which likely means next year it gets better.

Every year man, every year.

Good answer. Now do your job D!

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Good answer, VT

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

They're punching back. That first down run that was called back only had 10 guys on the field. Gallo tried to run in from the sideline and got caught I think.

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Close one! Needed that TD BAD!

thanks goodness....

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

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

Nice touch on that ball by Willis. We need like 4 more TDs after that one though, with none from the other side

ok yeah I lied about not watching, I'm hopeless

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

Cue up the vent thread cause I think we gonna need it regardless

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Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

Some people have already started it here.

I don't think I'll be showing up for that one.

If we get a win, I'll take it.

In years past that RB would have been blown up 5 yards behind the LOS

Is it basketball season yet?

We couldn't sack groceries on D.

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We can't tackle for shit hahahaha

IF THESE DEFENDERS DON'T TACKLE SOMEBODY IN THE BACKFIELD

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

ODU players making plays. VT players trying

Is it basketball season yet?

Bud's either got a conditioning problem or some lazy asses on D.

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shit!!!

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

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

we can't tackle

we havent for years. We have just largely gotten away with it in the past.

Something inside me died just now watching that missed tackle

and was resurrected 4 downs later

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

Each of the last 4 plays, it looks like they are trying to get the ball to the running back on passes out wide / delayed routes

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

My bad guys, I actually started to believe we could get that stop. Lesson learned.

I miss our defenses of past...

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

We had studs in the past. Now just slow pokes.

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A win isn't good enough. Being in a one score game in 4Q with a team like ODU is inexcusable for this program under any circumstances and it's happened twice in a row.

I'm beginning to wonder if there is something terribly wrong with "Hilgarfication

Is it basketball season yet?

Agreed, I'm starting to think it's all cosmetic and not actual strength or toughness.

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

Finally!!!

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Way to go big D!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

An unintentional quote from "The Hunt for the Red October"

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That RB is a small guy, why is he pushing back 3 of our players?

THERE WE GO BOYS!

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thank goodness.....but their avg 3rd down has to have been like 2 yds while ours is more like 7. Unreal

Now go score and put this game away.

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

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

Pollard missing that sack on the first 4th down was frustrating but I do think he and Kendricks have bright futures.

Does the fact that we currently have 50% freshman mean that in three years from now all but 22 of them will have transferred away?

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

No... The stat is 52% underclassmen... but its only 40% of scholarship players.

Is it basketball season yet?

Don't celebrate for doing what you're EXPECTED to do against this level of opponent yet! Get the fuck off the damn field!

The fact that Willis is even still in right now is ridiculous. Fuente you dumbass you're ruining VT football

We are giving ODU every chance to win this game. Unreal.

How many missed tackles y'all think we had today. There should be a service that tracks that.

I'm guessing 20-25 that have had hands or arms on, another 7-10 that fell for a move of some sort. And I'm being nice.

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

He fumbled that b/c he got hit in the head....

We just gave it right back...

We used to have a defense that was undersized, but fast.

Now they're a little bigger, but molasses slow. And for some reason, can't tackle.

We can still check one of those boxes

Is it basketball season yet?

GOD FUCKING DAMN IT

That's a fumble, boys

And gave the ball right back to them.

Where's the beef?

Lol...cue the Willis turnover.

You really just have to laugh at this point

I'm pretty sure Fuente was just yelling at Willis telling him to slide on that play.

“THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!”

Lol Willis comes through.

Drink again bois.

"I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it." -Frank

you serious clark?

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

What is Bud Foster thinking?!? How about "Can I retire now instead of at the end of the year?"

He'd probably like his check now and exit stage left.

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Is this a game or a game show?

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Fumble but helmet to helmet not obvious there?

Spenge the Man. Go Hokies!

Our team would be really good if both the offense and defense would play well at the same time

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Willis also got his bell rung with a helmet to helmet there too

Helmet to Helmet contact.

How is that not targeting? Wasn't called?

This is the best we have

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The frustrating thing is, Willis is a fifth-year senior and been in this system 3 years. He still makes careless decisions and tries to play hero ball. And very frustrating that a r-Sr who plays at times like a freshman is all we have.

This where I'm at - there is no way, no WAY, Hooker couldn't do better than Willis thus far this season. (Say in Jackie Gleason voice)

Man, watching games against teams like this is supposed to be fun. Not whatever this is.

It's been a long time since I've had fun watching a Virginia Tech football game. The only things I have are heartburn and ulcers.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Does Fuente just move onto the next transfer QB next year?

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

Maybe Fuente will enter he portal next year

He has yet to use a QB he recruited out of high school to VT, so it's likely to be a transfer QB next year.

Can they call targeting on review?

Who would've thought a Kansas reject would be a mediocre QB?

He seems to have brought the Kansas D with him.

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I think I saw Hooker warming up. Willis may have taken a shot to the head.

Heroball. Slide and move on Willis Jesus.

Can we see Hooker? It really can't be worse than this.

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

Ryan "hero ball" Willis at it again.

I tell you what, for someone who values not turning the ball over as much as Fuente supposedly does, his willingness to roll with a quarterback who has turned it over 5 times in 2 games is perplexing.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

Not one mention of the helmet contact by these commentators.

These guys are a joke

Is it basketball season yet?

So Ryan Willis is now responsible for 4... 5 turnovers so far this season?

Is it basketball season yet?

5. 3 ints, 2 fumbles

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