Andrew Allegretta leaving the Hokies for Job with Tulane.

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Also the in stadium voice guy was let go a few weeks ago.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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What?

How you get fired in the offseason?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
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You trying to build a clubhouse, Craig?

Thank God. I might be in the minority here, but that guy's voice was like nails on a chalkboard to me...

I didn't think his voice was like butter or anything, but he's been at it for so long that it won't feel right hearing someone else.

Edit: IT WOULD BE HEAVEN... (SEE BELOW)

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I have an idea for a replacement

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If there's a God in heaven...!!!

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
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I'm torn because I can't stand his voice, but he will always be a big part of my favorite memories in Lane. The classic, "FIRST DOWN.....HOKIES" call with the whole stadium signaling while the band plays 'Go Tech' is beautiful.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Any idea how long he had been at VT? I'm 29 and can't remember another voice in Lane.

BILL MCCHAIN GOT FIRED? WHAT IN THE FUCK ALL HELL IS WRONG WITH THEM?! THAT GUY WAS THE VOICE OF LANE STADIUM! YEAH HIS VOICE WAS KINDA NASALLY BUT WHEN YOU HEARD IT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN LANE STADIUM AND THE HOKIES WERE PLAYING FOOTBALL!!!!!!

I did like the way he said first down Hokies

Wayyyyy too nasaly and soft

Yeah I agree. It'll be weird without his voice. Also I don't think Bill Roth would be able to replace him because he has a pretty good gig teaching and I think he's still working at IMG some.

I've been told at least twice in previous seasons that he'd retired, only to walk into Lane on opening day and being surprised when I heard the same voice again.

BUT WHEN YOU HEARD IT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN LANE STADIUM AND THE HOKIES WERE PLAYING FOOTBALL!!!!!!

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- The BoD

Can we hire the guy from The Homeplace?

I get fucking pumped when he calls my name.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I need to find people to go with next time I'm up there. It was really weird going as a party of one.

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Last Thursday we hiked the AT and went to the Homeplace for dinner. Coach Beamer was sitting on the front porch when we got there and he ended up getting seated at the table beside us. Looked like he was there with his daughter, her family and kids. We left before they did but I really wanted to see Him eat his cobbler and ice cream..

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Every employee from the guy at the podium to the person who sat me to my waitress all asked "so it's just you here?"

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What role did he have at VT?

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Andrew Allegretta is in his sixth season as the Director of Broadcasting for Digital Media and Olympic Sports. He serves as the sideline reporter and pre/post-game host for football broadcasts on the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network. He also serves as the play-by-play broadcaster for Virginia Tech's women's basketball and baseball teams. In addition, he anchors coverage of Tech Olympic sports broadcasts on HokiesXtra and hokiesports.com. Allegretta is also a contributor to men's basketball radio broadcasts and Virginia Tech Sports Today, the network's weekly regional television program.

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interesting that he is taking off right as the ACC Network is about to launch. I would think having the ACCN would be a benefit for all those involved with sports broadcasting at ACC schools.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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I mostly know him as the guy that they cut to on the radio broadcasts for score updates from around the country. Shame to see him leave because he's been starting to come into his own as a broadcaster, but until Laaser or Burnop leave he wasn't really going to move up at all.

Blame the support staff.

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Another Beamer recruit run out of town by Fuente.

He is getting rid of all the players and coaches, why not the other people too?

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β€œI served in the United States Navy"

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The beat writers all said nice things about AA on Twitter, which is probably why he had to go. Fuente can't have someone around who doesn't shoo off journalists with a broom whenever they get within 500 feet of Lane.

I will be honest I never heard of the guy before I read this article today but he sounds like a quality dude

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Never been to fan zone prior to game? Listen to any game but football or men's basketball on radio or ESPN3?

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Have not been to a home game since 2006 unfortunately, was deployed for several seasons to the sandbox after that and then family got in the way. Kids are almost old enough though, soon...

And no I don't watch any college sports outside Football and Men's Basketball

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Sounds like a promotion. Is he from the New Orleans area?

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He deserves a shot at being the main play by play guy somewhere. Seems like he's been second fiddle here forever.

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

Good luck to Andrew at Tulane. I always enjoyed listening to him call baseball games. He does a good baseball broadcast.

This is a good move for him. He's always been the back up behind Roth and then Lazer. He needs to get out there and be first banana somewhere.

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I agree, I always thought Andrew was pretty good but just couldn't get his break at VT. Best of luck to him.

Morgan Freeman pls!

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

I was thinking Gilbert Godfrey, his voice could possibly have a negative effect on opposing teams.

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