Landers Nolley will remain with Virginia Tech!

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All hail portal!!!

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THE CAKE IS TRUE

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

Portal giveth, and portal taketh away.

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

Alright here comes a bit of good news

Unveil now
Lift away
I see you
Running

Deceiver
Chased away
A long time
Coming

did NOT see that coming.

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

That's huge.

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Yeah that is a surprising development to be honest. Makes me like the kid even more

and fuck the NCAA

I hope that lion can be our center.

Lion would probably foul out quickly.

Lets recruit the ghostly figure in the background, that guy is huge!

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Hope that doesn't mean he's trolling us and heading to PSU.

We put the K in Kwality

or ODU

Upvotes for everyone! πŸ¦ƒ

Nothing sort of huge. He is a solid piece you can build the new path of the program around.

I was totally expecting bad news. Today has been great - keeping Nolley and bringing coach Antwon on board

As much as I love Blackshear, in terms of the future of the program Harris and Nolley are the two most important players we needed to retain.

We got one, and I'm starting to think we have a good shot at keeping the other as well.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Didn't Harris post that he is committed to A&M? Or am I mixing him up with others?

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Gordon and Gultekin both committed to A&M along with Cashius McNeilly.

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Gordon and Gultekin (sp?) committed along with Cashius McNeilly reclassifiying to 2019 to commit


I mean

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

Felt like at least two guys in the portal will come back. Based on all the seniors graduating and recruits going with Buzz, some guys have to see the positive as far as playing time and opportunity to be a starter next season. Nolley should be an alpha.

Agreed. Wouldn't KBJ like to play on the court with Landers? This is a good starting point for guys to decide to stay put.

JP

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

Dope

That's there That there's no place like the ACC.

Quick someone get him an edit before the NCAA sees it.

If anything he needs to add misspellings. We all know the NCAA doesn't like a basketball player who's too smart. It makes it look like they don't go to UNC.

and they might get classified as a partial qualifier. EDIT...Academic Redshirt.

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

Major step in the right direction.

But is he free though?

#FreeNolley

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- The BoD

Question - do we know for a fact he would be eligible next year? We never really got any resolution about the stupid NCAA's issue with his test score. Would absolutely love to see this guy play

so I've been researching this a bit, and the NCAA term for his status is Academic Redshirt. If he gets decent grades and stays good on VT's academic progression requirements, he will be eligible to play next year. This status replaced Partial Qualifier status a couple of years ago.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/1/27/10822442/ncaa-academ...

By all accounts his grades have been very good since he got here. I'd fully expect to see him take the floor next year for VT.

So we're still a basketball school?

well..that depends on how September through January goes

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

WE NEVER WEREN'T BABY

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.

PRAISE PORTALAlso Nolley is cleared to play next year.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

big, if true.

Excellent news!

What a savings

Which Childish Gambino song is this?

We put the K in Kwality

E Pluribus Anus

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

...or is he the guy from Lethal Weapon?

We put the K in Kwality

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

No, that's not Danny Glover. He's to old for this shit.

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

...dammit, my retirement is tomorrow.

We put the K in Kwality

Coach Young's first victory at VT.

Proud author of one plaid comment.

Ahem. He has 4 wins under his belt.

Don't forget his coaching staff, which is very good.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

That is very good, but it's already been dismissed by some on this board as "part of his job". This win can't be ignored.

Proud author of one plaid comment.

Agreed that it's part of his job. But he could've got 3 duds and would've been 0-3 out of the gate.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Recruiting is part of every coaches job, but everyone cheered when Nestor flipped from OSU. That's part of Fuente's and Vance's job, doesnt make it less exciting.

Mission Completed!

Let's make T-shirts

We put the K in Kwality

But will he play?

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- Mike Burnup

Yes, this

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Yes see above comment by me

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Source? Because that's great news.

#sauces

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Last time I trusted a #sauce on here, we were going to hire Gregg Marshall or Mick Cronin

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My #sauce is better than their sauce.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Definitely huge trying to bring in some of these recruits. Jalen Cone's brother and mom liked that post.

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Definitely first big recruiting win for CMY

69 comments.... nice

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What is that? That warm feeling that things are going to be okay? Is that... hope?

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This is a class ACT!!! SCORE!!!

Let's Go

HOKIES

Great news. Now bring back Blackshear, Bede, etc.

I talked to Nolley back in January. Based on that conversation I put him staying at Tech if Buzz left at 0%. He said Buzz was THE reason he was here. So I have to say this is 100% a victory that the new coaching staff deserves at least some credit for.

800% a Victory

Oh shit, we're getting Cam'ron Kelly too??

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

Ok so who else have you talked to? Cmon we need more good newz

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

I get to talk to football and basketball players and in a setting where they are comfortable being open and honest, but I don't get to choose who and when unfortunately. When I get the chance I take advantage though.

So you're either a counselor or a bag man?

/sssss

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Excellent news. I'm very interested to see how well he does next season

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

I think this is such a great sign for two reasons.

1) It shows that top end talent can (and does) recognize that Virginia Tech is a viable spot to come and play ACC ball even without the coach that helped get us to the point we are at right now, and

2) It shows that Coach Young clearly has something in his pitch or the way he interacts with said top end talent that convinced Nolley that this is still a place he can thrive and be successful for his long term goals

I personally don't see NAW declaring or KBJ likely moving as any kind of reflection on Young's ability in that regard.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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

This a huge win. Makes my confidence for the new coach skyrocket. That's recruiting right there.

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So, anyone else read that as no other ACC team would/could take him?

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I find this hard to believe, but I guess it's possible.

Academic foibles never scared UNC any, so there's that.

As a non-Graduate transfer, he would have been subject to a two year transfer sit if he had wanted to go to another ACC school. That would mean three straight years away from basketball games, so tough sell for everyone involved.

Sitting out a year may have been a huge factor in the decision overall.

However I'll take him staying for a year to be under Young for the opportunity that he doesn't transfer next year. He gets to really know coach and then can make a more educated decision, hoping that he becomes thrilled with what he sees though.

I read that more as a nod to the ACC. It's pretty much the same as a football recruit saying they want to play in the SEC. And let's face it, our basketball program is very much riding the prestige of the conference as say Ole Miss is for football.

Kabongo had announced he's staying, 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

Now time for Nolley and Kabongo to get in Blackshear's ear. And Bede while we're at it.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Well first they gotta get in Bede's ear since he is in the transfer portal. But Wilkins and Horne need to get in their ears too since they will be staying

Yeah I meant get in Bede's ear about staying, not Bede getting in Blackshear's ear. I worded that not great.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Not that it matter now, but I must have missed that he was in the portal. I don't recall seeing anything about him possibly leaving

Not if we walk him off like some have suggested /s

But wait, is he gonna get to play next year? Or is he still too smart?

Your best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and FUCK the prom queen!

I... I don't understand. I thought the offseason was for bad news. This changes everything I thought I knew.

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

You spoke too soon. Our kickoff kicker just entered the portal. Back to your regularly scheduled offseason

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

Is he Landers "The Lion" Nolley?

Apparently all the elephants drowned trying to make it to Kings' Landing, so lions it is.

I thought they couldn't fit them on the boats?

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

Cersei would just end up murdering them anyway.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I was gonna say that you're thinking of Joffrey or The Mountain who really like killing animals. But then I remembered S1E2 RIP Lady

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

After having her way with them, most likely. Why else would she want them?

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Hollar at your boy!!!!

I read his second paragraph such that he may have heard Buzz had been planning this for a year and was put off that he was misled. He signed up to play in the ACC.

I can't help but think the NCAA will find another way to hose us.

They'll question his driver's test score, or how he filled out his Kroger rewards application.

Meanwhile, UNC...

It's going to be pretty hard to hose us now. If Nolley did well enough in school to be on the team then the NCAA cant do much. Now Nolley has lost a year of eligibility, but as long as he has the grades in college he should be elligible.

He didn't really lose a year of eligibility . It was more of a forced redshirt. Still has 4 to play 4.

Really did they change the rules to partial qualifiers?

yup.. division 1 now has "Academic Redshirts" instead of partial qualifiers. Functions like a regular redshirt, leaving 4 years of playing eligibility.
The conditions are a bit stringent too, requiring a certain % of core classes be completed before senior year, to cut down on players transferring to basketball academies and magically completing all their needed core classes in 1 year.

The NCAA won't be nearly as worried about us if we are not pre-season ranked. They are much more likely to go after A & M now, at least until MY dances a few times in the O&M.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Hasn't worked out too well in the past. See UNC.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!