Memorable Quotes

I want to add a random quote each time the site loads in the footer, but I am having a hard time remembering all of the classics. These are what I have so far.

"David doesn't drink," running backs coach Billy Hite said today. "David doesn't even fart. That's how good of a kid he is."

"Does it get๏ปฟ better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Rece Davis

"No Tweedy! Itโ€™s Whip!" - Cornell Brown

Any suggestions?

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Tyrod did it, Mikey! Tyrod did it!

Bill Roth is probably a good source for some of these.

a few off the top of my head...

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

"From the blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the hills of Tennesee, the Virginia Tech Hokies are on the air" - Bill Roth

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence." - on the Hokie Stone in the tunnel

"We were at the pinnacle, and we did it for years," Foster says. He pauses, nods, takes a deep breath. "And I did it with the best guy in the business."

Great Resource

If you're looking for anything involving Bill and Mike, here are some of their greatest calls:

My suggestion: "He said give it to me Roscoe, give it to me." - After DeAngelo Hall's strip of Rosce Parrish against Miami in 03

It's a Miracle in Blacksburg...TYROD DID IT MIKEY!!! TYROD DID IT!!!

Greatest Hits

#1 and #2 from this link give me chills every time. Bill Roth screaming "He ran it back! He ran it back for a touchdown!" needs to be my email alert. Welp, there's this afternoon's project.

From the best DE in college football history

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

love this video

Not a Hokie quote, but somebody please send it to our defense...

One of my favorites, attributed to a former Vol coach (don't remember the name), but passed on by my high school coach....."Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor."

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

Remembering this

made me want to use it as a signature line

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

Google to the rescue

"Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor." - Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee


I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.


illumination. Thank you!

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

Just remembered another one from high school...

"Angry people win football games" Don't remember the source for that one either.

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


If you notice, random quotes are now showing up in the footer. If you guys have any others you want to see in there let me know. Thanks for the help y'all!

Touchdown Tech!

I have a Worhsam field rug at home. Every time I walk across it I say to myself Touchdown Tech.

#Let's Go - Hokies

out of whack...

turn up the wick

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

Bud Foster

"I thought the kid you're talking to right there played his nuts off" - The Notorious B.U.D.

and you can quote me on that shit too.


"These people are losing their minds"

Twitter me

"Give it to me Rosco, Give it to Me!"
-Bill Roth

"Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!"
-Bill Roth

"Stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!"
-Hokie Nation


A couple I really liked

"Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, Blacksburg is "a beautiful college town setting. Tailgate parties dot virtually every open space around Lane Stadium, and there's a real sense of hospitality toward visitors - at least until the game starts." The Hokies roaring onto the field to the strains of Metallica's heavy metal song Enter Sandman makes kickoff "seem almost anticlimactic. It is one of the best scenes in college football."
-Rece Davis (very long but I didn't know which parts to take out so I said f*ck it)

"I think (Tweedy's) one of the best special teams player I've ever seen. Ever"

"Tyrod Taylor, human highlight reel! ..... I watched Tyrod in college. And when he got here, I told Ozzie and a lot of our coaches, I think the steal of our draft this year was Tyrod Taylor. He's just that exceptional of an athlete, he's just a pure competitor. I just love watching the kid play"
-Ray Lewis (as Tyrod leads the Ravens for the preseason game winning TD)

"Thank god this is Sean Glennon's last game"

"38-0 bro" -Logan Thomas

"38-0 bro"
-Logan Thomas

It was a catch

We're gonna go inside, we're

We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. We're gonna get 'em on the run boys and once we get 'em on the run we're gonna keep 'em on the run. And then we're gonna go go go go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline. This is a team they say is... is good, well I think we're better than them. They can't lick us, so what do you say men?

...oh wait, that's from Rudy

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

or this one:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
-Charles Dickens, famously referencing the 2010 VT season, in which we lost to JMU, but reeled off 10 straight wins to win the ACC

It was a catch

How about...

"What the hell is blocking?"- Marcus Davis


The quote in my sig

Also, "These people are losing their minds!" said by whoever did play by play for Miami 2011, can't remember at the moment

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.

Good ole Mike Patrick IIRC.

Twitter ===> @PattyLighttt

Your Sig

Is already in the rotation of quotes at the bottom

Logan 3:16

Revis by Tone

"Its my 1st year being Revis so you might see some flags but at the end of the day its gonna make me that cash"


Proud Member Of The Key Play Community Since January 2012.


Jesse Palmer said it about Isaiah Johnson

Well, yeah, you get the point.

Twitter ===> @PattyLighttt

I've always wondered where "No Tweedy! It's whip!" came from. I researched it, but could never find anything on it. What was that about?

I love Virginia Tech, regardless of the outcome of every game.

There was a video VT media (I think) put out showing "behind the scenes" at practice... During the video, Cornell Brown yelled that in this super high-pitched voice. I think it's from the "VT Football Camp Confidential" videos from this summer, but I don't know which exact one...

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

"Sam Rogers is a college football icon" SB Nation

Thanks Frank!

I think it was a "behind the scenes at practice" type of show that ESPNU did early during the 2011 season.

Livin the Dream

Follow me @HokieBarek

Yeah, something like that. I know that *I* know it from TKP, though whether it was embedded in a post or just linked to... /shrug

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

"Sam Rogers is a college football icon" SB Nation

Thanks Frank!

I had never seen this video before. I'm dying.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

This. Is. AWESOME. Also, Cornell Brown seems like he might eventually give Torrian a run for Bud's job when the time comes.

Um, no

Thank you! Really enjoyed that!

I love Virginia Tech, regardless of the outcome of every game.

What was Bud's comment about UVA this year? He said something along the lines of this...

Bud: "Well when you beat a team a lot it..."

Reporter: "It's 8 straight."

Bud: "Oh is it? I lose count."

Can't remember exactly but it had a ton of turkey leg on it if you catch my drift.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

my signature

'Nuff said :)

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.


Thanks for reviving this thread!

I'm going to have to update the list the footer randomly pulls from when the site loads.

"Never mistake activity for achievement."

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

John Gruden on Tyrod Taylor's spectacular scrambling TD pass to David Wilson in Orange Bowl vs. Stanford:

"We had Michael Vick a couple weeks ago, and now I get Starship Five right here. Take a look at this. Reverses his field, great sideline awareness -- and you don't think these Virginia Tech receivers are good at the scramble drill, do ya? That's a running back right there."

"Clemson might as well hold up a sign that says screen pass"

Mike Patrick IIRC, after Jacoby Ford gets blown up yet again during the blueberry uniform game

Continuing the Clemson flavor, don't forget this gem:
"(Virginia Tech quarterback) Michael Vick can eat pancakes off
of Woody's head," Clemson coach Tommy Bowden said. "(Dantzler)
is not as big, not as fast, not as quick. Other than that, they
look a lot alike.

How 'bout them apples? Mike Burnop

#Let's Go - Hokies

It was a catch!

Go Hokies!

"These people are losing their minds" Sean McDonough during the '11 Miami game when Enter Sandman started playing in the 4th quarter.

"War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.โ€~~Judge Holden

Not for nothing, but I'm pretty sure that was Mike Patrick that said that. His voice is pretty recognizable.

Yep, it was definitely Mike Patrick. Sean McDonough had the famous "has a man open" call from the Nebraska game.

Which is also an all-time classic Hokie call

That's where I screwed it up. Thanks guys!

"War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.โ€~~Judge Holden

Sean McDonough: ""From 44 yards, it's long enough. It is right down the middle! Good for Shayne Graham! They're still alive in Blacksburg!"

"Barney's movie had heart, but 'Football in the Groin' had a football in the groin."

I'm gonna paraphrase just a bit here:

Roth: "The student section here at Chestnut Hill is one of the more colorful around"

Burnop: "That's what you get from a bunch of Catholics"

Roth: "We'll be right back with Roanoke Catholic High School graduate Mike Burnop"

"I'll put a quote here to distract you from my inane comment."-Me

"We don't have a clock, we have a Cup"
-James Gayle

Can we just include every pre game quote from the players before the uva game?

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

"Mike London, master of clock and game management" - No one in the history of the universe

"An intense whining sound" -Virginia Sports Radio announcers.

My Dad, an ME, (now gone)....

"The concrete's vibrating"

Lane stadium after the punt block for a TD in the Miami game....

Jame Gayle on twitter in response to Moses twitter...

Moses "One year ago today I shocked the world and signed with UVA"

Gayle "Six months ago today I did a student stutter step went around you and sacked your QB"

J.B. Grimes on Jim Druckenmiller:

"He's stronger than train smoke"

I've literally never noticed those quotes before. Don't have the time to reload the pages over and over, but here are a few fun ones (that may already be in there)

"This is just incredible." - Mike Patrick

"Woooahohohooohooo!!" - All announcers on Darren Evans truck stick on Maryland player.

"Most students who are there want to be nowhere else... Once a Hokie, always a Hokie." - Chris Fowler

"They'll get after ya" - Frank

Party Positive.

At the risk of aging myself...

"That's right, Jeff (Jeff Charles, VT play-by-play man back in the day), that right there was a "sweep-style" play where the fullback and tailback go to the right, the guard kicks out, and they sweep aroung the right side..." Bill Dooley

Class of '85


Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy

"The U might be back, but we never left." - Rashad Carmichael

โ€œThese people are losing their minds. This is beautiful.โ€

Man I miss Roc.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

Oh god... I forget how it goes, and who said it... but back in 2002, someone on Syracuse had a golden quote

"I can't stand playing in Blacksburg. I hate the Virginia Tech fans. They're so annoying. They think they play, too."

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

Wyatt Teller on Marshawn Williams:

"I don't know if I'm blocking for him or he's blocking for me."

I love this quote.

My favorite quotes from announcers aren't VT-related, but I'll list them here:

Verne Lundquist said once last season that he loves college football because, and I'm paraphrasing here, "They're good enough to make plays you'd never believe but just bad enough to cause havoc"

The UCF running back just pummeled a potential tackler once and David Pollack said, "That should be targeting on Stanback!" It was totally appropriate.

I used the "does it get any better than Thursday night in blacksburg" quote as my senior quote this year. Can't wait to attend tech next year.

"Mike London is the only cop in Tallahassee trying to catch Jameis Winston."

All Maroon everything

"I promise you I will keep getting back up as long as you keep pushing forward." -Michael Brewer

It's gonna take a lot more than that to stop me

-Michael Brewer 30 minutes before breaking his collarbone,

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

My signature quote from Frank is a good one.

โ€œI remember Lee Corso's car didn't get out of the parking lot.โ€ ~CFB

Bradburn's quote about putting a returner on his ass is a must.

"The Hokies look to turn in their first complete performance of the 2019 season against FCS foe Furman." - The Key Play staff.

Even with a win the jokes write themselves.

My man revived a thread from 2011 for a joke. That's dedication.

To be fair it's been "revived" a few times since then

"The funny thing is coach just told me to get the first down. So, when I got the first down, all I saw was green grass, and I chose to go get the touchdown because I didn't want to get tackled. I don't like getting tackled.
-Tre Turner

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

"You were that dad when nobody had their dad on that college campus, Coach Foster"- DeAngelo Hall

"This is our game, this is our field, and most importantly, this is our state!" - Sam Rogers

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

This tweet never fails to get a laugh out of me.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

James Gayle holds the title for Champion 'Hoo-Hater. I can't imagine how savage someone would need to be to unseat him.

Click here to destroy wall.

Hunter Carpenter in 1905 would like a word.

Carpenter led VPI to an 11-0 lead. Carpenter was ejected midway through the game for throwing the ball at the face of a Virginia defender, but stayed on the sidelines to watch as neither team was able to score against each other

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

The passion is there, but the witty trash talk and ability to back it up by destroying them without being ejected earns Gayle the title IMO. Sounds like Carpenter would have been a hell of a great enforcer for our hockey team, though.

Click here to destroy wall.

A Hunter Carpenter-James Gayle mash-up has been one of my sig lines for a really long time now.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Logan Thomas gave the "38-0, bro"

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

That time in 2008 that Darren Evans destroyed a MD Player

Terrell Skinner just got FLATTENED


This is what buys you into the hearts of your team mates


Doc walker had a few good ones...

"Not a bad snap, you gotta since of urgency, son. Do you know who you playing? You playing Virginia Tech. 'Thats it, Ted Roof oughta go for it on fourth down, because his punting operation is not good." 2007 - Duke - Virginia Tech..

Starts at 1:08:30 - Shout out to Hokietapes

That kid played his ass off and you can quote me on that.....Foster defending his players to media I am thinking

"Brian wrote his nuts off on this one" Joe Lanza 11/8/2019

Can we use the tirade James Gayle is on in Twitterworld right now as one continuous quote or do we use each of them individually?

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.

Yes. Much like Cowherd's rant, you can pick your favorite line or post the whole thing.

Click here to destroy wall.

Sometimes, simple is best.

James Gayle is a National treasure

James Gayle is a National Hokie treasure


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