Ask TKP: What's your bold prediction for the 2019 season?

Since the thread from last year was bumped and it was fun to look back fondly with regret, what's your one bold prediction for the 2019 Virginia Tech football season. It can be a breakout player, upset win, unfathomable loss, statistically based, or whichever direction you want to take it. Just go hard in the box.

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TKP doesn't freak out after our first loss of the year and all discussion is contained in one thread

You've been on here almost 6 years, so you know there's not a chance in hell either of those things are going to happen...

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

The thread asked for bold, not logical. But there's probably a higher chance that we go undefeated and then never have any meltdown threads

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We go 8-4 and everyone is content.

If we go 8-4 I doubt everyone is content.

That was the bold part.

We'll play at least 12 football games.

I think we beat Notre Dame in South Bend then come home the following weekend and lose to Wake.

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

Such a VT thing to do.

He asked for bold

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

1. We win at Notre Dame by multiple scores. I know this means we inevitably lose to Wake or UNC because we can't have nice things, but i think we pull off the big win.

2. Ryan Willis is 2nd Team All-ACC and Tre Turner is 1st Team All-ACC

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Feaster is going to come in and provide the extra push that puts us into a 10 win season.

Feaster is going to come in and provide the extra push that puts us into a 10 win season. the National Championship

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Dejuan Ellis will throw a pass off of an end around or jet sweep

edit: this did not age well

Save this for the ACCCG.

My Bold prediction is that we go 11-2 with losses to ND and Clemson in the ACCCG.

My realistic prediction is that we go 9-3 with losses to ND and Miami, not sure if we will be in the ACCCG with a loss to Miami.

Anything less than 9 and I'm quite disappointed in that 3rd loss, which would no doubt be a head scratcher.

Anything less than 8 and I have little confidence that Fuente can realistically lead this program to a place where we regularly compete for an ACC Title.

Is it basketball season yet?

Bold prediction = 10-2
Realistic =9-2

Dissapointed in 3rd loss.....

You expecting a cancelled game? Man hook a brother up with that weather control device

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

shhh don't tell UNC we have one of those

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.

My Bold prediction is that we go 10-2 with losses to ND and Clemson in the ACCCG.

Regular season is 12 games, and ACCCG is the 13th game. So do you think we'll be 11-2 after the ACCCG or do you think we'll be 10-2 going into the ACCCG? If it's the latter, who's our second regular season loss?

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Me mathing this morning...

Sorry Fam

Is it basketball season yet?

There will be reasonable discourse about the state of the program throughout the entire season.

The defense completely reverses course, the secondary leads the way, leads the Hokies to an 11-1 regular season with our lone loss coming to Boston College. VT beats Lousiville in the ACC Championship but gets snubbed to the playoffs by 3 SEC teams not including BAMA who goes 6-6.

And VT gets a 4* recruit.

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Optimistic: We win and lose the games that we should. We finish at 10-2, highly overrated and get wrecked in a bowl game by a superior opponent.

Pessimistic: We start off strong through our incredibly soft schedule (5-2 or 6-1) then our thin defense gets exposed, resulting in a massive dumpster fire and losses in the final 5 games.

In reality, we probably end up somewhere in between. My liver can't take my pessimistic prediction after last year.

Optimistic: We win and lose the games that we should.

This seems like such a reasonable expectation but it never happens.

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I think the pessimistic view is quite possible. We don't have much depth, so one or two injuries in key positions and we're fucked.

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Yea i know. I hope it doesnt though. Like I said, my body cant take the punishment that will certainly ensue.

-Ryan Willis sets school single season passing yards record (3,546 yards)

This seems surprisingly realistic.

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The season will start strong and we will win by impressive enough margins to start hearing whispers from national media before injuries hit our razor thin lineup and we settle in for a regrettable but acceptable 9-3 regular season.

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Bold: Offense starts humming and we put 60+ on the board in 2 games.

REALLY Bold: Defense shuts out an ACC opponent

Chaos and the unexpected. If I had an idea it would be expected, so no idea.

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

We win our "big games" for once

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.

We argue about women's soccer wages in a minimum of 75% of the threads.

Ryan Willis has the most gaudy QB stats in the conference.

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And still gets no attention.

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Very possilbe that RW finishes the season as the second best QB in the ACC behind Trevor.

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you mean behind Perkins, right???

We could go 10-2, recruiting class in the mid 50s (that doesn't include DL), and someone will still post "winning cures all" with regard to unacceptable recruiting.

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look man, I generally think you get knocked a little more than you deserve on this site but coming off the season we just had this is a very strange take

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.

Haha. Fulfilling my duty to go against the grain, though with slightly less punctuation than DC.

I don't think we finish with a very good class this season no matter what we do on the field.

I do think going 10-2 will have a positive effect on the 2021 class, but we still have to pair that with a better recruiting pitch and more effort on the trail to capitalize. I don't think winning alone guarantees significant recruiting improvement, but it definitely helps.

Bold- We win the coastal because Miami melts down and UVa is overrated. I would not be shocked if we lose to Wake at home, either.

Caleb Farley makes an All-ACC team

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Farley gives me Motu vibes as a guy going through growing pains who will be just fine in the end.

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54 needs to sit on the bench and graduate already. He's terrible!

-Jack Crow

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

James Hetfield's little known son, James Hetfield Jr. , is introduced as a walk-on and he blows up summer camp as a linebacker. In the ensuing excitement, Metallica announces a fall tour that will consist of at least 12 shows only at Hokie games, even the away games, where "Enter Sandman" will be played live before every game, even the away games, at the 50 yard line.

In a strange, yet satisfying turn of events, AD Whit agrees to put ECU back on the schedule... during the same weekend as the ODU game. The Hokies play both squads at the same time and crush them 757-0. Metallica plays four sets for that game just because.

Drew Harris finally makes it to Blacksburg and is hired as associate RB coach. The Hokie running backs all rush for 10,000 yds each and score on every running play because nobody can see them.

Coach Fuente is suspended for two weeks following the Georgia Tech game, after video showed him hitting on new coach Geoff Collins' wife during pre-game warmups. When asked about the incident, Coach Fuente remarked that, "when you're playing Georgia Tech, you have to try and score on every opportunity."

Oh, and Sam Rogers.

Leonard. Duh.

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We're done here. Another thread won by Leonard

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.

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Surprising.

But agreed.

Win the games we should, lose the few we shouldn't, show improvement across the board, and convince me that Bud hasn't forgotten how to coach and Fuente isn't over his head = Happy Ernest (probably...maybe.)

Bold prediction: We get our act together and go 10-2 and lose by 6 to Klempson in the ACCCG in a grinder.

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

I'll get back to you after Feaster makes his decision. Quite a bit hanging on that for my season outlook.

I was so close to nailing the 2018 Predictions. I don't think you guys want me to play this game again. So instead here is Rick Astley

1) Better injury luck, more experience, JHam, and a few new faces provide a substantial defensive improvement, I'll say top 35 defense by S&P+.

2) Farley, Dax, and one of the two safeties makes an All-ACC team.

3) Elijah Bowick forces his way onto the field as a contributor.

S&P+, what a joke /s

Only a positive bold prediction for me, because the bad will always find you anyway.

Double D wears the 25 twice, makes All-American at safety, frequently compared to Sean Taylor.

Wait, what?

That is bold. But not so bold, to be completely unbelievable, and it would be pretty amazing if it came to fruition.

Leonard. Duh.

I just watched this GIF at least 30 times in a row

Bold we get snubbed a playoff birth due to our schedule after going 13-0.

(add if applicable) /s

A would you rather:
Lose to ODU, go 12-1, and manhandle the rest of our schedule - make the playoff
Beat ODU, go 13-0, but squeak by all opponents (nearly lose to a few including a hail mary against Clemson and they don't have Trevor Lawrence) - miss the playoff

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12-1 playoff easy.

Guess I can explain this more. National relevance is larger than the state of Virginia. The recruiting impact of making it to the playoff severely out weighs losing to ODU and there's always next year with the amount of times we scheduled them.

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Just like Ohio State. The way the rest of their season went, their loss to us doesn't bother them at all.

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I had actually typed that comparison out but I figured someone would complain that OSU losing to us isn't anything like us losing to ODU.

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Upping this prediction. We allow -4 points on a straight shut out season as the d rallies for bud. UVA is unsure what to do and manages to score -4 away home VT wins 38 : -4 bro

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James Mitchell catches 7 touchdowns

In the first game.

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Without using his hands...

While being held or interfered with every time...

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

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Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Offense actually makes the jump we have been hoping it would and, with our light schedule, we become a top 10 scoring offense.

This is Fuente's 1995 season.

Start slow (loss to BC), pick up momentum and win out until we lose another 2017-esque game to Clempson in the ACC CG. We beat a good Texas team (or one like it) in the Sugar Bowl as underdogs.

As a VT fan, I understand seeing these predictions that we will lose to BC. As a football fan, I think that will be a really bad loss if we do. They have lost the majority of their meaningful defensive players including most of their secondary I believe. I think I've seen it mentioned that they are losing 4 OL starters as well. Our offense, if it's all it's hyped up to be, should have a nice start to the season.

The most likely way BC beats us if Addazio can dude-ball us to death on offense with Dillon carrying it >25 times and wearing us down keeping our offense off the field. Fortunately it being the first game of the year should mean we'll have a fresh defense if nothing else.

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

Agreed, we have beaten them up there with some mediocre teams the last 3 times.

QP leads the nation in receiving yards as a TE

Juco DTs show out, young/unproven DEs show out, we top our sack total from 2017 (32) when our DL included Settle, Hill, Gaines, and Walker

"These people are losing their minds!"

We drop 2 of the first 5, but the team really starts gelling and we win out the rest of the season. We come in hot to the ACC championship game, kids play the game of their lives, we beat Clemson by 10.

We get blown out in the Orange Bowl by Oklahoma, but the season was enough to convince several of our 2020 recruiting targets to flip before signing day, securing us a top 25 class.

The Hokies win it all. You heard it here first.

This isn't bold. Last year everyone said this was our year.

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But this year = Last year +1. It's simple logic.

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It is discovered that half of TKP smokes crack before posting

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

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10 wins, an ACC championship game appearance, 3,000 yard passer, 10+ interceptions, and a top 25 defense. Schedule is too easy for this not to happen.

The defense was horrendous last year, but the talent is there. The importance of a year of game experience for the current DBs, LBs, and DE's gets overlooked. Offense also has the chance to be very good given the deep and talented receiving corps, and dare I say depth and talent on the OL.

"Dick to Hyman? DICK TO HYMAN!" - Guy in Lane Stadium crowd when Richard Johnson hit Josh Hyman on reverse pass in 2004.

Willis has at least a 5:1 pass/rush TD ratio while throwing <7 picks which all come against the FCS teams

Defense takes a step forward but we still give up (1) 30+ play per game

He has a better than 7:1 TD:INT ratio with 10 INT.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

We end up with a top 30 recruiting class by early signing day.

Ok. Well that is more Hope than realistic

Bold Prediction: Fuente is fired at the end of the season.

The least likely of every bold prediction in this thread.

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The lowkey positive if this happens is that it would suggest we have a hell of a lot more money floating around than we think, because his buyout is still huge after this year.

Just looked up buyout... $15m. Ouch.

Dax gets a pick 6

OP said one bold prediction, but I have a second: FOUR Hokies will be named to Pre-Season Award Watch Lists. Two have been announced, one will be obvious in retrospect (Bradburn), and one will be a surprise.

Wait, what?

You're good. If you limit your bold predictions to only one just because one was requested... you're not being bold.

Leonard. Duh.

There's bold, and there's just being a scurrilous scofflaw. I don't want to lose a leg crossing the line.

Wait, what?

Three down, one to go. Keene named to the TE watch list.

The weird thing about the surprise coming before the one I expect is that now I wonder if I wasn't bold enough. Maybe there's another surprise? It's kind of the Catch 22 of surprises - once you get it you expect another, so was it really a surprise? And does it make some big surprise chain?

Wait, what?

Nailed it! Ashby named to the Nagurski Award watch list.

Thanks!

Welp, definitely not bold enough. Good try though. Bradburn added to the Guy Award watch list. That's 5 so far I think. Can't get link to work on mobile.

Yep, once Ashby got it I knew I was too timid, because I expected Bradburn from the start. But now I'm wondering if there isn't just one more out there....

Wait, what?

Can we start a fam thread for this?

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We're all going to grow a few grey hairs but not quite as many as well all did last year.

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

Bud Foster announces his departure from the program during the season and takes a DC position at an SEC school in 2020

Damn, right on track again :(

I need to stop making predictions

You want bold? Here you go. Putting all my chips on Willis to stun the CFB world. VT's "soft schedule," excellent receivers and Feaster's 1200 yard season open the door for Willis. He breaks VT's season records for yardage with over 3600 yards and TD's with 30+. He beats out the Clemson Wonderboy for ACCPOY due to a sophomore slump. He is a Heisman finalist and first round draft pick and starts a string of top 10 QB recruits coming to VT to be coached up by CornFu. There ya go, all in.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

You and Leonard related?

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I have no idea, but I do like the cut of his jib when it comes to sporting orange and maroon glasses.

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That I quit college based on this management class I'm taking this having wasted 6 yeas of my life and time. Seriously who gives a group project in an online class that's 7 weeks long!

Edit: today in my online class I had a "kid" message me I am taking this class too seriously and I just need to make stuff up instead of asking my group to contribute work.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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today in my online class I had a "kid" message me I am taking this class too seriously and I just need to make stuff up instead of asking my group to contribute work.

Not gonna lie, I did that plenty of times in undergrad

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Our assignment is to interview someone in a business and create a fictional consulting company. I asked "who should we interview" she said this isn't rocket science just make it up".

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My bold prediction is that the majority of TKP members take a breath and stop shiting on the program and realize the players are kids. ๐Ÿ‘

Our defense will head in the right direction but it won't be enough to win big games. If we win ten plus games, it's going to be because the offense is firing on all cylinders.

And I think this year that might just happen.

After listening to the ACC media days interviews today I predict Tech will finish 9-3 with a win over UVA and Miami, loss to ND, and 2 totally unexplainable losses in the division. And due to their marshmallow schedule will have no national credit for their record.

Caleb Farley will lead the team with 8 INTs

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Foster, Dax, Willis, Hamilton, Keene, Bradburn, and Hilgart, after losing to ODU, pull of a time heist to take the infinity stones and set the world right. Once the team returns from the quantum realm the stones are added to the lunch pail gauntlet, which is handed to Foster who mumbles something about it just being a little gamma radiation and that if he could survive the 2007 LSU game the gamma will do nothing. Foster snaps his fingers and:

  • VT has significant financial backing from boosters
  • The ACCN is immediately profitable
  • ECU is wiped out of existence
  • All VT de-commits re-commit
  • The NCAA authorizes EA Sports to start the NCAA football franchise again
  • Bill Roth returns to the Hokies to call the remaining games, and gets authorized to call the national championship game where he is unable to hold back his favoritism as VT suffocates Oklahoma 66-3 to win their first national championship in football

Foster resigns as defensive coordinator at the end of the year and signs-on as the new coach of the VT Bass Fishing team. The team immediately goes on to collect its 2nd NCAA championship.

^^^winner

HH4455

VT cracks the top 10 at some point.

VT 24 - 21 BC
VT 41 - 28 ODU
VT 21 - 27 Furman
VT 0 - 1 BYE
VT 21 - 31 Duke
VT 17 - 34 Miami
VT 49 - 24 Rhode Island
VT 35 - 31 UNC
VT 14 - 35 ND
VT 27 - 24 Wake
VT 30 - 24 GT
VT 20 - 31 Pitt
VT 27 - 24 UVA

After a pretty meh 7-5 season with a terrible loss but a miraculous come from behind, last minute score to keep #thestreak alive, VT fires Fuente

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

BYE week, it'll get after ya.

You can go ahead and stay in Uganda with that prediction.

"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)

Just because it's bold doesn't mean it's what I truly think...

For the record, I don't believe this is what will happen. This team has been nearly impossible to predict for several years now so, who knows? I could see this team going 11-1 or 6-6. Both scenarios seem completely plausible based on recent history and this schedule

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Is it bold? It's basically just last year.

Which is precisely why it's bold. When have we done exactly what we've done the year before? Our team never does what people expect it to. I'm counting on being completely wrong

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

I could see this team going 11-1 or 6-6.

So you're saying we're Schrodinger's team?

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

Hey hey heyyy...let's just cool it with those vibes pal.

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Whats wrong here? This prediction has us beating GT for once

I love that even in your doom and gloom bold prediction, we lose to Furman, but still don't lose to UVA.

I had to check to see if you counted BYE as a loss in your total

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.

Lol, good call. I didn't think about that.

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Honestly, this is the most realistic prediction I've seen all off-season. Not because I think this is exactly what will happen, but because it looks like an ACTUAL season, with highs and lows.

I think a loss to Furman is pretty unlikely, but if you flip that to a win we're at the 8-4 record that I think is right about what we should expect from this team.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

We humble UVA with another 38-0 in Lane North.

Second bold prediction:

Just go hard in the box.

Is what she will say

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

I win the sizzle cam

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Bold Prediction: Feaster transfers to Tech and Fuente uses him as a feature back.

Really Bold Prediction: Feaster transfers to Tech and Fuente uses him as a feature back. After a solid start to the season he propels himself into Heisman race with a 150yd 3TD game against Miami, in which he makes certain Miami DE look silly. He continues the season with similar performances. During the first half of the UVA game he rattles off 200yds and 4TDs. This gets Bronco so flustered that he takes away every player's jersey at halftime and they are forced to forfeit.

Feaster continues his dominance against Clemson in the ACCCG going for 250yds and 5TDs. This causes mass riots in SC resulting the looting of fireworks stores. The SC national guard is called in to restore order. In the first round of the CFP the Hokies destroy Michigan. Late in the game Hokies fans find out Danny Coale is on the sideline and chants of "It was a catch" start. We easily defeat Bama in the NCG which causes Saben to retire. Dabo leaves Clemson for Bama which results in more riots in SC. Clemson returns to a middle of the pack team and all is right in the world again.

Feaster continues his dominance against Clemson in the ACCCG going for 250yds and 5TDs. This causes mass riots in SC resulting the looting of fireworks stores. The SC national guard is called in to restore order. In the first round of the CFP the Hokies destroy Michigan. Late in the game Hokies fans find out Danny Coale is on the sideline and chants of "It was a catch" start. We easily defeat Bama in the NCG which causes Saben to retire. Dabo leaves Clemson for Bama which results in more riots in SC. Clemson returns to a middle of the pack team and all is right in the world again.

You can always tell which other Hokies live in South Carolina...

Really sick of the amount cars with 'national championship' stickers stacked on the back of peoples widows

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After the National Championship this year I legitimately considered whether I needed to move elsewhere for the sake of my mental health.

At Edisto Beach last month, there was a group of 3 or 4 guys that walked up and down the beach all day with a clemson national championship flag...like a full size flag...all day. Every day. For a week.

You are not alone.

- "And now Miami wants to talk about it..."

Oh, if only true!

My bold prediction?

Another defense that gets gashed on the ground and a season that ends up in the 7-5 range. I have serious concerns about the D-Line, especially the depth. I fully expect another down year from the Defense overall, though some improvements from last year with hopefully fewer injuries and more experience across the board.

VT will likely need to throw early and often to win this year, and the obvious answer for other teams to counter is to control the clock with their running game.

While getting AJ Dillon in the first game means the team will be fresh and hopefully not banged up, I still hate going to Chestnut Hill and I think he'll have a field day.

Duke's Deon Jackson ran for 847 Yds and 7 TDs last year and has gotten some big preseason hype from Athlon and Phil Steele

Miami has a great combo of DeeJay Dallas (600 Yds rushing last year) + Asa Martin (4* Auburn transfer) EDIT: Portal strikes again.

UNC's strength is also their running game, with quite a few questions in the WR group outside Dazz Newsome :(

Notre Dame put up 37 points a game last year, and I don't expect the VT Defense to stop either the pass or the run in South Bend.

Wake has Cade Carney, who ran for 1,005 Yds last year

Pitt has massive questions around their running game and I have no idea what to expect for GT.

UVA has very little RB experience returning but Bryce Perkins is a threat to run (923 rushing Yds last year).

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Bud has his work cut out for him, because it seems to me that OC's are going to be licking their chops and going run heavy against us again.

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BC will definitely be a great early test for the defense. We're going to find out really quickly if we made significant improvements over last year. If the DL is unable to be stout against the run and LBs and safeties in run support can't stay disciplined, teams as you said are going to try and run it down our thoughts and dare us to stop it. Physicality and discipline of the D will be put to the test right out the gate. Tying in with the O, if we can't get a running game to grind out some downs on the ground and give the D a rest, I fear we see a lot of similar defensive collapses as last year. I'm anxious to see where we are at week 1.

Welp. Ditto. The dL just seems to weak for us to get more than 7 wins. Not only poor vs the run but our Qb pressure was negligible last year. The offense should be good but that's a big load to carry

"I play real sports, not trying to be the best at exercising..." - KP

Asa Martin is gone from Miami, he re-entered the transfer portal.

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

Hmm. Didn't see that in my preview perusing but thanks.

I still anticipate a rough night against the Hurricanes.

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Bold:
Tre Turner is not as good as advertised, Damon Hazleton is the runaway best receiver on the team. Tre gets passed by an elite freshman receiver who will be way over hyped going into his sophomore season. Reminds me a lot of Sean Savoy.

idk...the success that Savoy had seemed more about scheme and getting him in the right places on a lot crossing routes. Granted, he then made some catches and great plays in space.

Tre has shown more ability to beat his man, get open, and make plays on 50-50 balls. He has also shown he can get off the line and go block a punt and spark a victory against LOLUVA all on his own.

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While I can see Tre not having a blow out year, I can see him taking a bit of a step back in explosiveness. He made some phenomenal plays last year but I hate expecting that from anyone.

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My bold prediction is that we blow BC right out of Chestnut. Willis has a good game (9/15 PA, 162 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int), but his performance doesn't feel quite as good as it is, because the only highlight play is a 50+ yard TD to Big Play Tre. But we have a great day running the ball, special teams and defense both score a TD. QP comes in for late 3rd Q and early 4Q duties, plays out of his mind (3/4 PA, 110 Yds, 1 TD, 9 Rushes, 104 Yds, 2 Rush TD). Hooker comes in late to finish the 4th Q. First series is an exact replay of his highlight TD against William & Mary. Second series he kneels to run out the clock. Hokies Win 69-3. And obviously after a game like that, TKP celebrates with 5 minutes of FAM thread followed by a solid week of non-stop QB controversy discussions!

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Tavien Feaster transfers to VT, Quincy Patterson usurps the starting job from Ryan Willis and the offense looks eerily similar to 2011. QP does this to a UVa linebacker:

75% plus of James Mitchell's snaps will be standing up as a WR

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

Bucky Hodges 2.0?

Miami might go 0-12

My bold prediction:
I will consume lots of whiskey and bourbon ๐Ÿฅƒ while watching the Hokies push other teams' shit in.

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push other teams' shit in.

That may be my least favorite phrase to describe sporting dominance...

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The DL leads the acc in tackles for loss.

We see 3 negative plaid comments this season.

Braxton Burmeister makes all conference

(you asked for bold)

Drew Harris shows up to fall practice

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To me a bold prediction must be something most people would not predict, but still has some reasonable chance of happening. That being said...

Virginia Tech has the most prolific passing attack in the ACC, and earns lots of national attention for it. No one ever becomes part of the Heisman conversation because it is seen as more of a system, but two receivers surpass 900 yards receiving and James Mitchell surpasses 500. Virginia Tech wins the coastal as the defense returns to being at least good enough to win games with the high scoring offense, and gives Clemson a scare in a very high scoring ACCCG.

Not bold at all tie-in: VT fans feel snubbed Ryan Willis does not get Heisman consideration even though several other QB's post clearly better numbers against a much harder schedule.

So a bold prediction in your definition could mean something like:

We lose to UVA this year.

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CLINICALLY PROVEN UVA/UVB PROTECTION

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Tre Turner leads all ACC Wrs in yds and tds......

One thing I'm surprised by in this thread is all the attention on Tre Turner. For sure he made some really athletic, highlight-reel plays in 2018 but I don't think he will even be the best receiver on the team in 2019, much less in the ACC.

What does Damon Hazelton have to do to get more love? 802 yards in a season not enough? Tre Turner's emergence is only going to take defensive pressure off of Hazelton. I see him having a 1,000+ yard season and most people ready to make Tre Turner the greatest VT receiver ever are going to get a lesson on unrealistic expectations.

Hazelton is excellent and we're lucky to have both of them.

I think what makes everyone so excited about Turner is that he was a true freshman who kind of came out of nowhere (only 3 receptions in our first 4 games) and had a huge impact as the season went on. Also, he really passes the eye test, and 20.6 yards per catch is just tremendous.

I wouldn't be surprised if they both went for 1,000 yards if they stay healthy. They are clearly the strength of the team.

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Tre came on late last year, and I think he'll make a big leap from last year to this one. Hazelton's just gotta replicate the good parts of his game and be a little more willing to stick his nose in there

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.

It's almost like these people forgot about the announcers reminding us how Hazelton was Ryan Willis' roommate (and how Willis would throw to Hazelton even in triple coverage).

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

Gee, why would we ever wanna forget hearing that 4276896547i765 times a game

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.

Did we ever get tired of hearing how big Jarrett Boykin's hands were? Or how about David Wilson wearing a tie to class?

I'm still trying to figure out how tall Bucky Rogers is...

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I was in the same boat until you check the numbers. Hazelton was hot at the start of the season. He racked up 479 yards in the first 5 games. Hot damn. The remaining 8 games yielded 323 yards. Even with a slow game against FSU, Hazelton was averaging 95.8 yards through his first 5 games. His last 8 games, Hazelton posted an average of 40.4 yards. His TD numbers also follow this closely, with 5 TDs in the first 5 games and only 3 in the remaining 8.

Tre really didn't show up until 6th game of the season, with his first TD and first game of 60+ yards. Looking at the tale of the tape, Tre was scoring about once every 7 receptions. He has a crazy 20.5 yards per reception. Hazelton was more the work horse and I believe the target of doubles and allowed Tre to have the breathing room to make plays as Hazelton was the big threat. Hazelton averaged 15.7 yards per reception but keep in mind that he has DOUBLE the total reception of Turner on the season.

It really reads like the tale of two receivers and while Tre gets the "Big Play Tre" attention, Hazelton is going to continue to put up big numbers in a more quiet fashion. The man creates matchup nightmares at 6' 2" and 225 Lbs. and I believe our best chance at a 1000 yrd receiver especially with the Kumah departure.

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it seemed pretty obvious that dame was playing hurt at the end of the year as well

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You mean when he was the only trustworthy punt returner and was sent in to only fair catch because he had one leg?

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Yup - he was definitely hurt for the second half of the year and was basically a possession punt returner even though the only fair catch he did he could have jogged to a score with the wall they had set up for him. Not really sure the stats tell the story here.

I'm hopeful (and optimistic) that both Tre and Damon will put up consistent stats for the year in 2019. As long as everyone (including Willis) is healthy not have a chance to put up big numbers.

My post was pretty much the only one saying Tre would have a great year. There were a few saying that he would regress....so me saying Tre would have a great year is bad but all of these posts saying the team implodes is okay....smh....it's a bold prediction. Hazelton wouldn't be bold......

My "bold" prediction is that the Boston College game is the most pivotal of the season, and the outcome of that game where we're a slight favorite (Vegas has us favored by 2.5, and ESPN gives us a 65% chance of winning) will impact the direction of the entire season.

A win in Boston would give our young team a much-needed foundation of confidence, and I'd like our chances of heading into the Duke game after a bye with a 3-0 record and a lot of momentum.

A loss at BC--especially if we're pushed around and give up 200+ rushing yards again--could bring back ghosts of 2018 and put a LOT of pressure on the psyche of the team heading into the week 2 rematch against ODU, which is obviously already a must-win.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

TKP gets to 1,000 subscribers by week 4.

Click here to destroy wall.

Another North Carolina school cancels a mid-season game due to an insignificant weather related phenomena. However, due to in-conference obligations, we have to continue to play this cesspool of a school and we then get criticized on Twitter for being heartless as many inland North Carolinians suffer the inhumane hardships of losing power for 3 hours.

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Same as every year...

What's
Important
Now

We don't have a devastating injury in fall camp.

Burmeister's waiver is approved and he's named starter at some point this year.

The VT-UVA game will be winner takes all in the Coastal and we lose, because this is the darkest timeline.

(I got pessimistic as I was typing)

Alan Tisdale or Rivers get > 40% of the snaps at Backer

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Bold: We are better than I think we can be.

Bold prediction: LOLUVA looses to GT.

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

Feaster chooses VT expecting to be the feature back and everyone rejoices. He starts every game averaging 7+ YPC in the first quarter only to inexplicably never see the field the rest of the game.

he gets traded to USCe for a bag of footballs and a Marcus Lattimore jersey the week before they play Clemson

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.

Gideon Driscoll cracks the 2-deep at DT. Mark it, dude.

My new bold prediction:

1. The Corn-Fu offense is really potent this year with the obvious weapons on the outside doing All-ACC work and with the emergence of Caleb Steward as a legitimate ACC RB.

2. Combine that with Bud's final season run for the ages. The D returns, not to vintage Lunch Pail D, but to being really good. The highlight of the season is the ACCCG where he does to Trevor Lawrence what he did to CJ Spillar and James Davis back in 2006.

This doesn't net a playoff birth as the Hokies dropped a difficult game on the road to a good ND team. But they do take LOLUVA's spot in the Orange Bowl (can you believe people are actually predicting that??) and send Bud of with a victory in the Sunshine state!

Is it basketball season yet?

10-2 and 7 games that we win by 14+.

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10-2 in regular season with Losses to Notre Dame and Miami.

Probably get the Citrus bowl or Tangerine bowl which I predict to be a loss

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The passing offense breaks every notable single season mark including total yards, passing td's and we have 3 guys who catch >7 td's each.

Next offseason will be better than this one

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