Report: Kerry Blackshear on Verge of Announcement

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Yay more speculation incoming

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

Daniels also posted this on the free side of 247.

My gut tells me that this is a battle between Tennessee and returning to Virginia Tech. The growing thought is he's extremely close to announcing his decision, which could come as early as Sunday. I think he's already made his choice, now it's just announcing it.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I'd love to see him return to VT.

But no matter what happens, the fact that VT is still in the running and a credible choice is a tribute to the tenacity of Mike Young.

We're a top 15-25 team with him.

Competitive team without, but likely NIT bound.

Always choose joy.

I like option 1 much better.

But either way, I'm really happy with what Young has done in his short time in Blacksburg.

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

I disagree. I think without him we'd be lucky to be over .500. With him, probably NIT with outside chance at tourney if everything falls our way.

Agreed, even if KBJ comes back, we will be one of the youngest teams in the country next year. Talented, yes, but I expect there to be some growing pains.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Just for perspective, '15-'16 team is basically what you're describing w/ KBJ:

Rotation for '15-'16: LeDay (R-Jr.), Bibbs (Soph.), Allen (R-Jr.), JRob (Fr.), Clarke (Fr.), Wilson (Jr.), Hudson (Soph.), KBJ (Fr.), Henry (R-Sr.)

Projected rotation for '19-'20: KBJ (R-Sr.), Bede (Jr.), Cone (Fr.), Nolley (r-Fr.), Wilkins (Soph.), Horne (Jr.), Bongo (Soph.), Johnson (r-Sr.), Alleyne (Fr.)

IMHO, I think that's a fair but conservative statement. Current version of KBJ is better than anyone on the '15-'16 team. Based on his rotations at Wofford, CMY really rides his best players in nut-cutting time ...Cone/Bede/Wilkins/Nolley/KBJ is a compelling lineup if prior play and recruiting rankings hold true.

If we snag both KBJ and Wur, I think we're better than a bubble team.

If (and I realize it's a big "if") Blackshear comes back, are we out of scholarships or do we still have 1 more?

Technically we would be out but we could drop Radford back to walk-on status if need be (which I imagine CMY would do if we got KBJ and Wur).

I'm not sure anyone beyond VT Admin actually knows for sure. The alternatives would be pretty limited...boat is full and we are done, someone isn't on scholarship, someone takes a medical out, or someone enters the portal.

Hopefully CMY can get Kerry to sign on and make this an issue.

Agreed. People are really overlooking just how much talent and (likely more importantly) experience we lost with NAW, J-Rob, Med, and Outlaw moving on. Even if Buzz stayed, I was expecting a step back. Yes, we have players that have played, but not with the workloads those other players had. We're not Kentucky or Duke bringing All Americans every year to where overwhelming raw talent makes up for it. It takes time to get to that Top 25 level. Losing that much experience will show on the court

You're severely underestimating how good KBJ is. Dominant post men change college teams.

Always choose joy.

Disagree with that point. If you don't have shooters in today's college basketball (3-pt line moving back too), you will take any post man and make him overwhelmed and frustrated.

We have loads of guards that can hit open threes.

All three freshman show it extensively on tape, Nolley is a very good shooter, Bede and Wilkins have proven it, Kabongo shot a decent percentage but needs more data points.

Always choose joy.

Bede can't shoot a lick. Great defender, can't shoot

You'd probably be shocked to know his 3 point percentage in a Hokie uniform is better than: Justin Robinson and NAW and is the same as Ahmed Hill.

Always choose joy.

Yeah, but we're talking about a much more limited sample size. I think if Bede had more takes, that percentage would go down. But who knows, he passed up so many shots last year with all the great shooters surrounding him, so maybe this year he'll feel more comfortable shooting more and perhaps wow us all.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

"You boys in there smokin' rope?"-Johnny Unitas (circa 1973) to his San Diego Chargers teammates

when he became a starter this past season, his overall shooting stats cratered...34% from the field and 26% from 3 during conference play; but he did have some bright moments.

hopefully, he finds a niche/confidence that works for him under CMY. there are several very good shooters on this roster, at least at the HS level, that would like his minutes. frankly I think he needs to do a much better job finishing at the basket; he's more than quick enough to get there.

That does shock me and I stand corrected. I watched a lot of games but apparently my perception was wrong.....

He's very streaky, but he reminds me of JRob early in his career shooting wise. I think his development this summer is the biggest question mark for CMY ball.

Always choose joy.

Bede's shot looks like an Elaine Benes dance tutorial. He needs to simplify it like Erick Green did in his career.

And to think some say Seinfeld isn't relatable!

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

What's the deal with relatability?

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.

Bede will have to be reliable this year for tech to be competetive, and I think he will show our fans that he is a good player.

It's very reasonable to expect continued improvement from Horne, Bede, Kabongo
and Wilkins. My real interest: How good will Nolley be??? He's had a year in the program. Will he be a "normal" freshman" or will he explode on the scene like a 1 and done???

Along with the Blackshear decision, I think this is the biggest wildcard for next season.

We have loads of guards who might be able to hit open threes.

Everyone hits 3s on their mixed tape.

And watch Bedes shot. A lot of moving parts. He needs to remain conservative on his takes.

If you don't have shooters...

We have those. An all-ACC level threat in the post would be a huge part of getting them open.

A competitive team in year one would give Young instant credibility for future recruiting. KJ would make us at least that. This is a big decision for all parties involved.

That's extremely optimistic, but it would be nice to be in contention to make the tournament

Recruit Prosim

Didn't he just OV to Kentucky or something rather? And started following them on social media and vice versa?

I'm all for him returning, but my hope meter didn't even flinch when I read the title of this thread. I don't think he's coming back ๐Ÿ˜”

Was just reading the Kentucky 247 board, and they don't seem optimistic whatsoever. So there's that.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Anybody help me understand the draw to UT? Kentucky, A&M - even Florida seem more obvious. What am I missing?

Off the top of my head UT is a preseason top 25 team and with him added would move to a top 15. He likely would be the focal point if he goes there. Possibly offers his grad program? It's a short drive to VT, so his girlfriend could easily visit on the weekends or they can both drive 1.5 hours and meet up. And Barnes is a pretty good coach to boot.

If he stays at VT, he can see her every day.

Just sayin'.

Don't disagree. The first thing I asked this board when he entered the portal was if he had a girlfriend. But if he does want to move onto another school, yet still wants to be near her, then UT would be the choice out of all the schools he's looking at. Just sayin

He might end up staying but he might feel like staying at VT and putting up better numbers on a borderline tournament team might not help his draft stock. If he is a #1/#2 option on a team that has a chance for a deep tournament run then maybe he gets noticed more. This is his last chance to be viewed as a viable nba player.

This argument I've never agree with.

He's a known quality. NBA scouts aren't basing their selections on ESPNs hype machine. A deep tourney run would raise his profile, but not his draft stock.

Always choose joy.

I probably put too much emphasis on the tournament. It would be easy for scouts to overlook a fifth year senior on a young team where he would be the focal point of the offense. If goes to a more talented team its possible he could stand out.

He's a known quality. NBA scouts aren't basing their selections on ESPNs hype machine. A deep tourney run would raise his profile, but not his draft stock.

I agree with this. Ja Morant played at Murray State and was the #2 pick.

KBJ plays in the ACC so there isn't a concern about "level of competition" or exposure.

Maybe KBJ just wants the chance to play for a national championship. That's a small possibility at VT, that's a big possibility at UK.

And maybe Kerry just wants a change of scenery, a new experience, and maybe even a little distance from said girlfriend. Maybe his other girlfriend goes to UT. Maybe, man, or just maybe nobody but him has a clue what he'll do or why he'll do it...or maybe...man, I want this drama to end. Drivin' me nuts.

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It's a short drive to VT

What's the drive like from VT to Blacksburg?

depends how many red lights you hit

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 the blue lights that really slow you down.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

True.

They slow down your drive.

And everything else. Better to avoid those.

Skutt, it looks like UK is already waiving the white flag (Link Here):

Since then, several reports have come out that make it appear UK is no longer in the lead

It's true that he could possibly make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament if he goes to Kentucky (or Tennessee), which would be amazing for him. But he could also end up being the 4th or 5th option. It's very high-risk, high-reward.

If he comes back to VT, I think he becomes more than just the centerpiece for next year's team. He could also establish himself as one of the most successful and beloved Hokies ever to play basketball at Virginia Tech. 10 years from now he could be remembered as a central figure who not only contributed to unprecedented team success, but was also the bridge between (hopefully) two very successful eras in VT basketball.

I agree with the poster above, his NBA prospects are basically established, and he's going to play professional basketball somewhere. But his legacy is still very much in play.

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

If he comes back to VT, I think he becomes more than just the centerpiece for next year's team. He could also establish himself as one of the most successful and beloved Hokies ever to play basketball at Virginia Tech. 10 years from now he could be remembered as a central figure who not only contributed to unprecedented team success, but was also the bridge between (hopefully) two very successful eras in VT basketball.

If he gets ACC POY next year, good chance he gets his jersey retired. I don't know if that matters to him.

Erick Green got POY in 2013 but didn't get his retired. Then again, Green didn't have KBJ's team success.

In 2002, the Virginia Tech athletics department developed a new policy on retiring jerseys. This special honor is bestowed to acknowledge an individual who has won an established national award in their sport, while allowing the number to continue to be worn by others. Tech will no longer retire numbers.
https://hokiesports.com/sports/2018/4/19/retired-numbers-jerseys-at-virg...

Would ACC POY qualify as an established national award? By definition it's a conference and not really a national award, despite it typically meaning you're the best player in the best conference.

Also another chance to beat on the drum that I'm not a fan of VT Athletic's jersey retirement policy - the only good thing is that the criteria is clear and not really subject to bias.

The ACC media's love affair with Tre Jones is going to probably torpedo any chances of KBJ winning the award this year, even if he has marked improvement in his stats.

Nope. If that were the case, Tyrod Taylor and David Wilson would be eligible to have their jersey's retired.

Does the Curry family still have animosity towards the program? Everyone associated with VTBB has left since their kids went through recruitment.

Dell and Sonya should be Blacksburg royalty but I never see them involved in the Virginia Tech community. Sonya just as much as Dell- she was an all-conference volleyball player at VT.

EDIT: Based on this article, there isn't as much vitriol as I anticipated. Hope to think it's water under the bridge at this point, both of their kids ended up carving out NBA careers.

Steph has openly rooted for VT in the past (at least in football, not really basketball) so I don't think it's an issue.

They'd probably just rather hang out in California and watch Steph play there for now than make cross country trips to Blacksburg for anything.

Steph has openly rooted for VT in the past (at least in football, not really basketball)

I've seen him wear VT gear as well.

I hope Curry gives a commencement speech after he retires so the school can give him an honorary degree.

I'm not sure he has to speak to get a degree, the university could just mail him one.

We're not UNC.

Dell still plays some charity golf events for VT I believe

So I'm thinking that just for the health of all Hokie fans, tomorrow would be a great time for KBJ to announce he's coming back, Tavien Feaster announce hes transfering to VT, and Antwaun Powell commit to the good guys. Or maybe spread it out over the days next week, that would work for me too.

Part of me thinks we've built up more than enough in the karmic piggybank for this to pass.

Part of me thinks you haven't been a Hokie fan long enough.

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.

Insert Dumb and Dumber and Caddyshack gifs here

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

There's a difference between being wooed, wined and dined during recruiting vs. actually making the decision to leave a place that probably holds some of the fondest memories he'll ever have!

The sting and drama of Buzz leaving is over. My guess is he actually likes the new guy which makes it even harder.

Now comes the moment of truth. Does he uproot and change his life for the chance at something else or does he come back to what he knows... Believe me, leaving will take a great deal of courage! I wouldn't want to be him this weekend.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Yes, get on with it.

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 Time to go to Work

CMY after Nolley, Bede, Cone, Cattoor, Alleyne, and Ojiako

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

So if KBJ comes back and Wur commits....how far away from Coach Beamer's statue do we put CMY's statue /s

Unfortunately, Wur committed to Oregon on his OV

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

Skutt obviously has a better pulse on the team than I do but I was always under the impression that Radford's scholarship status was fluid. I'm sure Radford is a great kid but when an obvious take like Wur is available, you make the numbers work.

With Wur not taking the rest of his OVs, my assumption is Oregon made a Godfather offer or he was a silent commit. From the outside looking in, I wouldn't put too much stock into the timing

This is all probably true but it goes against my narrative so I'm choosing to ignore it

I would have to agree with you....not based on anything, just that I like your narrative better.

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

Just waiting on TKP to report it

VTMidge

Do you uh, know something sir?

Knowledge is a blessing and a curse

VTMidge

so, uh, where's Blackshear playing in 2019?

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

Just means ignorance is bliss

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

And yet I keep opening this post.

Click here to destroy wall.

Is that the mom from Home Alone??

No, its the mom from Beetlejuice

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

Catherine O'Hara, who played both.

#TeamPeanutButter - because your cakes, pies, cookies, and ice creams are better with it!

Ooooh you mean the woman who was in Best In Show. Yeah, that's a good one.

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

No, no, no. The one from A Mighty Wind.

That's not it. If I'm not mistaken, she's the one from Second City TV.

If my hopes and dreams are any indication - kbj will be returning to bburg!

Danny is always open
23 can't read

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Ignore, got pranked by fake twitter....

I'm not sure my heart can take much more of these threads. Somebody let me know when it's official.

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

Not yet

Soon Maybe

Soon.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Maybe

I'm just here to sling some legs

Nothing else to do but....

via GIPHY

JP

Someone needs to edit Blackshear into this:

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

Doesn't CMY have a media event on Wednesday?

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Yes. To announce that Kerry Blackshear should come to a decision any day now.

Don't be surprised if the SCLSU Mud Dogs ends up being his landing spot.

Last year of eligibility Brent, can't hold anything back now.

come on KJ, you can do it!

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

Decision has been made

A decision that fits well into your aforementioned narrative?

Click here to destroy wall.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Just saw it. Can't believe he's retiring to play minor league baseball

He's taking his talents to South Beach isn't he?

Yea i decided to not refresh this thread every minute.

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

Same here, I'm on a strict 5 minute cycle now

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

This is helpful

I've run out of popcorn.

JP

I've run out of bourbon!

We put the K in Kwality

It's 9am man!

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

But Skutts post was like 11pm, if he's anything like me he's just been refreshing the page and his bourbon every few minutes since then.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

at one glass of bourbon every 5 minutes since 11pm its no wonder we havent heard from him in a while

via GIPHY

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

I haven't pooped since KJ took his name out of the draft

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

Afterwards:

Let's Go

HOKIES

I was gonna ask whether we need celebratory amounts of bourbon or drown our sorrows amounts of bourbon, but I realized there probably wouldn't be a difference.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

But the type of bourbon that will be consumed will be different.

804

Edit: ^This^
Good bourbon to celebrate, rot gut to kill the pain.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Not for me. I'll start with the good stuff, and slowly move down in quality and up in portion size. The part that changes for me based on the occasion is the stopping point.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Tyler Childers agrees

Good bourbon to celebrate, rot gut to kill the pain.

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Well time to break out the cheapest whiskey I own.

So...is someone just going to go knock on his door and ask him?

JP

Is he considered a recruit at this point? Just looking for @ing etiquette.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

He's still enrolled at Tech so I doubt he's considered a recruit

But don't tweet at recruits

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

Okay if we don't tweet @ croots how are they supposed to know we exist?

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Dang you're right

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

Don't get excited by the caption in the tweet, no new information here regarding where he will be...but I did not realize that KBJ is a 4.0 student who plans on getting his doctorate degree. That is one impressive young man.

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

Whenever I type Kerry Blackshear in Google to see an update, I type in Kerry Blacksburg by mistake every time. It has to be a sign.

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I'm hoping they're waiting until CMY's media event Wednesday. Does anyone know the time of the media event?

11 am

Skutt is being coy here. Every day has an 11am
Edit:

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

Is his media event available to the public? I cant seem to find it.

I was worried this might drag on, so I decided not to buy the whiskey until I know it's celebration time. That said, I'm retired, the wife just left town for a couple of days, so I'm already on my third Lite trying not to chunder myself since I have a feeling all this hype is gonna last a couple of days. It is difficult for me to describe how much I want KBJ back in the Cassell. My celebratory snack, since the wife is out of town, is destined to be bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, though. What bourbon suggestions would go well with that?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Dude buy a smoker and look up Atomic Buffalo Turds.

never thought about including the smokies, but can and will always vouch for smoking as the best method for preparing bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos

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

a martini with jalapeno infused vodka would go well with the poppers.

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

I believe proper etiquette requires that to be paired with Blanton's.

I'm just here to sling some legs

Well, I screwed up and drank so much beer that I went ahead and ate the poppers last night. Today's celebratory meal will be escargot puff pastry pops, not exactly bourbon paired food, but what do I care if I'm celebrating?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Natty Lite pairs with escargot, so all is not lost.

I'm just here to sling some legs

There will be an ESPN 30 for 30 on this whole deal. Happy Hump Day everyone

VTMidge

On the Verge
How Kerry Blackshear Jr. tiptoed the transfer line with only one foot

This is apparently what my day has been reduced to.

Reduced? That video was A+

VTMidge

Celebratory post edited. Nothing here to see fam.

JP

who is dylan orrell and do we believe him?

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

Webster's tweet reads "show kj how much we want him back in Blacksburg " this means 1) TWEET @ CROOTS 2)nothing official yet

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Thank you I was trying to do this on mobile but it's a pain in the ass. If fucking Microsoft could get off my computer so I could key play harder that'd be fantastic.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

I think this is a strong indicator that KBJ is coming back. It's a really bad look for VTBB to publicly beg a player to come back and then he goes to a different program. If KBJ gave a silent commit to the coaching staff, Webster is able to lock in some street cred from Hokie Nation risk-free with one tweet.

Does Webster need anymore street cred? He's like the reason we've been able to pull together this "transition" squad for the most part.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

I have to agree. It's almost like Webster is intentionally trying to build extra hype for tomorrow's media event....almost

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

Xtra hype? I'm sorta semi kinda going bonkers here.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Is this for real?

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

I don't think it's real yet. Looks like Dylan is just some VT student tweeting at KBJ. What caught my eye was that Coach Webster did the re-tweet.

JP

I leave my computer for an hour and a half, come back to 30 new comments...

scanning through:

see that KBJ graphic:

read the fine print:

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

Yeah, I have been away from the computer saw 58 updates and figured there was finally some real news. No such luck.

Yea we don't do that here

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

I have no sources other than anything posted on this thread or Twitter. But, given that info, I have an educated guess.

Skutt comments on this thread last night "a decision has been made." The coaches most likely knew of Blackshear's decision before anyone else aside from his own family.

Today, Webster sends out a tweet encouraging Hokie fans to let KJ know how much we want him back in Blacksburg. Obviously if a decision has been made, Webster knows that decision. Why would he tweet that out if he decided to go to UK or UTK? Like someone said earlier, it's not a good look to beg for a player then not get him, especially if you know he's not committing. And it's not like a KJ commitment for one year will make or break our basketball program under Coach Young, therefore there is no reason to beg anyway.

TL;DR, I believe KJ is coming back.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Here's my educated guess:

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Best troll account comment on twitter so far I think was the one who said he decided to leave basketball and follow his passion for Marine Biology.

VTMidge

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

That's the one. Stupid work computer only let's me do work at work. Not post things on non-work things.

VTMidge

IS ANYONE HERE A MARINE BIOLOGIST???

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

Titleist?

LAR '12 MVBones Go Hokies! USA!

I was at the Dry Tortugas all day. Not even back to Key West yet.

I was excited by the number of post. The only thing I can add is KBJ was not snorkeling with me today.

Hope you didn't get see sick on the boat ride back...

The key to snorkeling is to get sick when you get there the fish get much closer. I know this because I have a sibling that gets sea sick.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Not to completely derail this thread but is it actually possible to throw up while under water for humans?

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

I took some classes. It's a big deal at UNCW. Ichthyology lab was literally just going fishing.

He is going to bump his head a lot if he gets in a sub...

My favorite troll tweet was the one where Tennessee withdrew the scholarship offer because Blackshear said that Pal's was "overrated".

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

That guy is good then cause he tweeted both of them.

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Well, if that was true, French may never let him back on the team.

Well, if he's not coming back to the Hokies, Marine Biology sounds really good to me.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

no jobs, he'll starve

Now why was that downvoted? I balanced you out.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

This has been crazy. Hasn't been good for getting sleep the last week waiting on an announcement. Had better set an alarm for tomorrow.

VTMidge

We put the K in Kwality

0535 where I am. Making my first check up on this thread for the day.

I'll be back plenty of times today.

What time does CMY talk to the media today?

11

VTMidge

Beautiful morning

VTMidge

I will be refreshing this thread all day. Come on KBJ, don't let us down

The Presser will not be streamed per VT.

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

This is why we have a man on the inside

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

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Hercules Mulligan!

Mashing refresh on this like an old-time signing day thread

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

Any new crystal balls!?!

/s

Little Bobby Tables told me my signature was false

Seems like the media availability today has nothing to do with KJ

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

Doesn't look like the decision will be announced today, and not at the presser.

DRINK

via GIPHY

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

1 second. damn. but I will gladly...

Wartooth and Beaver be like

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

Can't argue with facts. Best of luck!!!

Good news guys! On August 26th classes start and we will know if kbj is there or not!

Danny is always open
23 can't read

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

Jeez Louise, end of August? Oh well, a liver is a terrible thing to waste.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Good news for your liver. There is a July 1st deadline.

Too late, liver's shot. Wanna take the test to see if you can be a replacement donor? I'll buy you a bottle of Pappy, but I'd need a shot or two to see what all the buzz is all about.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Man.... I had my "Blackshear's Back Alright!" Backstreet Boys meme all ready to go too...

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

I am curious how solid the sources were that claimed that a decision has been made. Personally I can't think of a good reason to draw this out for so long after a decision has been made. The only reason I can think of to not announce if a decision was actually made is if he is leaving and doesn't want to ruin his remaining month or two in Blacksburg. However, it does seem through the coach's actions that he is leaning towards staying.

Reddit thinks that as a NBA hopeful for next year he is soaking up the media attention to try to boost his profile. Reddit is also very unreliable so who knows

Danny is always open
23 can't read

NBA scouts do not give half a shit what UT, UK and VT twitter folks are saying back and forth.

Maybe the Knicks do.

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi. Tech, Tech, V.P.I.
Sola-Rex, Sola-Rah. Polytech- Vir-gin-I-a.
Ray, Rah, V.P.I. Team! Team! Team!

I always have to take these kind of updates with a grain of salt. There's no substance to them, and they're impossible to dispute unless you have firsthand knowledge that a decision has not been made. It often comes across as a way of saying "I'm in the know" without actually saying anything.

He's not in Blacksburg right now (online graduate classes) so that's one less reason

I saw a post on twitter that, in effect, said keeping KBJ also means keeping his dad, which may not be ideal for a young coach.

Is there something I'm missing here? I didn't know that there were any issues surrounding his family. Are they just full of crap?

Just because his name is Young, doesn't mean he's young. I think CMY is in his 50's.

Agreed. Just paraphrasing the garbage on twitter, which got me wondering about KBJ's father and whether I'd really missed something over the past few years.

Y'all. We can self-moderate this. If: someone is posting things, to which they aren't personally and directly related, and it isn't part of a larger story line that is already out there, why are we repeating it? Don't just amplify noise. That's two posts in a row here, and we had that garbage about Kumah a few weeks ago, don't just repeat things from nobodies.

Fair enough. I was just asking if there actually was anything to it in order to...you know, determine whether or not it was baseless.

Can probably locate it but young met KJs dad early in the process and his dad came away very impressed with MY. I believe the quote was 'he's a wonderful man'.
So yeah what you read was BS

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

I'm glad to hear that. Thanks for debunking.

He's forever Young.

So Florida going to get Powell and Blackshear aren't they?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

They might.

Both of my kids picked UF...I don't have any room to bitch if someone goes there. It's a fine school with a lot to offer.

My oldest wants to go to Tech, 2nd wants to go to UCF because she can work at Disney while at school (I'm ok with that since they launched their pay for college program).

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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duplicate...ingnore

UCF is very good in some of their programs. The key in-state here is to look at the individual programs. Several of the schools are very good at some things, but not all things. And some will offer more money than others to get the top students. Two of my daughter's HS buds, who are both currently doing their residencies, took the money and went to USF for pre-med rather than go to UF. Worked out great for them.

I'm going to be doing my Masters online at either USF or UCF.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Several of the schools are very good at some things, but not all things.

For instance, if your son/daughter wants to go to Clown College. Look no further than Florida State:

Three of my friends interned at Disney (they were IEs), and they all said it was a great internship.

Twitter me

Thank you!

....two losses to UF in one day?

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

Jeeze crazy if true

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Damn, Torian Gray really must have said some shit.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

"Hey let me check twitter and see if there's a KBJ update":

I just got a espn alert for KBJ too Florida

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

What the hell happened? He was coming back...coaches were groveling for him ("mad look if he doesn't commit"), etc.

We put the K in Kwality

normal cursing does not do justice to what this sparks in me. I hate sports

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.

Haven't been this upset about a Florida transfer since Finney-Smith

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

I hate those damn gators

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

I hate sports. Seriously. Fuck em.

Why can't we have nice things....

Starters: Cone, Bede, Wilkins, Nolley, Johnson
Bench: Cattoor, Bongo, Alleyne, Horne, Ojiako
3rd String/Redshirts/Walk-Ons: Aluma, Radford, Palmer

Roster has more questions than The Riddler. Don't expect us go .500 in conference this year.

I have no animosity towards KBJ. Dude put guys in the torture chamber in the post, represented the program the right way, 4.0 student and played his heart out. One of the biggest reasons we're no longer the worst program in the ACC. Will always remember the UVa game, gave us the go ahead bucket in one of the most impressive wins in Virginia Tech history.

Good luck big dawg, go ball out at UF and then go get paid.

Well on the bright side, we are going to have an absurd amount of returning talent for 2020-21 and beyond. The only senior in that team is Johnson. The only juniors are Bede and Horne.

I broke my hand that night punching the wall out of pure enjoyment. It was worth it.

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)..

Ha! Touche'

Wtf. Guess the checks from UF must have all arrived on the same day.

/s ...maybe

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

Eh. The kid deserves to head back home. Hopefully he can parlay this into a draft pick. He was a boss here and he will kick ass in the sec.

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

We do wish him the best. He graduated, and has the option to do what he did. Good luck KBJ. You're still a Hokie at heart.

*curb your enthusiasm music intensifies*

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

I hope he goes for 20 and 20 against Texas A&M

All 3s

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

20?

We put the K in Kwality

Yea he takes 5 threes, gets fouled and makes the and 1. Come on son. Do you even math.

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

(add if applicable) /s

"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

miss america contestant? /s

Go Hokies

And now my watch has ended

Danny is always open
23 can't read

In case anyone had any doubts

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

  • He's closer to home
  • Florida is now a Final Four contender
  • I'm assuming UF has his graduate degree.

Can't fault the kid for leaving if all of these are true.

I guess he didn't want to face the top caliber ACC competition anymore. Sorry to see him go after he stepped up his game this year when jRob went out.

I love the first reply to Bitter's follow up tweet this morning.

People already forgetting what CMY has done to get a team even on the court this upcoming year.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Boy isn't being a college sports fan fun? I love having fun talking about how much I love and support my chosen school with like minded fans who also enjoy things.

Fucking clowns. CMY hasn't even coached a game yet.

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

Jay's a jackass.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Dorian Finney-Smith, Jalen Hudson, Torrian Gray & now KBJ.

Where would Florida be without us to keep them afloat?

Back-to-back National champions in basketball, plus some more from football, just for funsies.

At least he didnt go to Tennessee

Or aTm. Wish him the best.

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

I can't even begin to imagine what he went through to get to this decision. We know he is a strong young man from his time at VT. But he really stepped it up here with how he handled this process. Is this a tough pill for all Hokies to swallow? Of course! But I would not want to be in a position to have to feel like I let down thousands of people doing what is best for myself. It is easy for those of us who have grown up as Hokies our entire lives or for those that came to Tech and left as die hard Hokies to say that we would have come back here! Good luck as a part-time Gator. Once a Hokie, always a Hokie.

VTMidge

I'm not happy. I'm getting tired of loosing recruits and current athletes to the SEC. Fuck Florida and fuck the SEC. And fuck Clemson while I'm at it! End of vent!

I think Kerry leaving is objectively the best decision for his future career.

Leaving Blacksburg was likely not easy, but he has to consider his future and with the options of UK/Tenn/UF etc. on the board, I would have been quite surprised if he returned. Even with KBJ, no telling how severe the growing pains would have been with Hokie Hoops for next year.

He gave us his all, I appreciate that, and I wish him nothing but success.

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

We weren't going to win a natty this year regardless and he's gone from the sport after that, so I'm just happy there's been a decision. Best of luck, KBJ!

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes.

If you see these characters, they represent specific people (as of Oct. 2):

Palpatine (Fuente) || Vader (Hooker) || Kylo Ren (QP4) || Lando (Deablo)

Antwuan Powell and now Kerry Blackshear. Please, someone assure me Tavien Feaster isn't committing to University of Florida in the near future!!!!!

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

Florida. Why'd it have to be Florida?

Good lets move on to something like a top 5 recruiting class in wrestling!

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

It's been rough go at it here lately (FU, UF), but I figured this would lighten moods around here. How about his dog's name, pretty good one am I right? #AlleyOop Maybe Hank and Alley can hang out some time.

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