Focus on the next game, Not Black Friday

I am tired of hearing folks on this site talk about UVa. Sure, last week VT drubbed a terrible, terrible, terrible, GT team. Shutout? F yeah. Improvement? Big time. Do we seem like the team that's best equipped to challenge Clemson? I think so.

But you know who has the talent to look past a 7-3 opponent? Literally no one. Yet we, the fans of a team with the same record that got CURB STOMPED by Duke just weeks ago is out here looking two weeks ahead?

Pittsburgh, who EMBARRASSED VT a year ago, is coming into our house this week and they are easily the most physical team we've played this year. VT is improved but PItt is going to push VT to it's limits. Narduzzi's bunch sure as shit isn't talking about the following week's game. (fuck Narduzzi and his fucky bunch)

I think as fans, we have some role to play in the energy surrounding the game. Right now, this site reeks of arrogance. I sure hope Fuente and Foster have the kids minds right. If they're anything like the vibe on this site, we're going to be blindsided in a few days.

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Could not agree more.

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Could not not agree more.

Some of those most arrogant fans in football right now (Patriots, Alabama, etc.) have a whole bunch of trophies. Speculating and talking BS here won't impact how VT plays against Pitt. Should the stadium be rocking? Absolutely.

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

Couldn't agree more.

And not only is the Pitt game before the UVA game, but it's also the tougher game. IMO, after watching Pitt vs UNC, I think they're a better team than UVA and a tougher game for us. I know UVA beat them, but that was game 1. Right now, Pitt is the toughest game we have left and we can't afford to look past them.

I'm not playing this Saturday, so I don't think my focusing on UVA will affect how the team plays vs Pittsburgh

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

This reminds me of a quote from a Syracuse player from back in I want to say 2003. It went along the lines of "I hate playing in Lane Stadium. Their fans think they play, too."

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I play at home! My wife hates it, my dogs bark and run around for joy with me!

Though the smart dog gives me looks like I'm a little off in the head.

Having been in the stands that year, I can sorta second the recollection, though the exact wording does escape me as does the player who said our fans were crazy, but yeah, we're crazy and yes, we do think we're playing the game. When the noise in the stadium causes a time out, or a penalty, or even just a miscommunication, we're involved. In those days, the noise in Lane on defense was a constant and deafening roar, and it absolutely mattered.

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Yeah, I'd say atmosphere definitely makes a difference.

Affects plays, affects players, affects recruiting, affects perception.

I see folks all over the webs saying the same thing Bruce did. And this is my exact response.

Who cares what I or the fans focus on, as long as the players and coaches are focused on the right thing.

I don't have to take it one game at a time, because my overlooking this game to next won't have any impact on this game.

I'm focused on Pitt....

Because I'm going up to the game, and it sure would be nice to send the Fighting Nardouchis home sad and lonely after an epic ass whipping. After last year, I hope we are focused on torching these bastards, pissing on the ashes, burying the remains and tapdancing on their graves.

In a respectful manner, of course.

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The boys were thumped by Pitt last year, and I guarantee the good guys will show up with bad intentions. I'm fine with whatever the result is if they play like Hokies.

Nobody is overlooking Pitt, but uva (the one in c'ville, not the one in w'burg) is a minor speed bump after we break Pitt.

I am already looking forward to the Duke game next year

I'm looking forward to Penn State next year. Man do I want to beat that team into the turf

I lost a lot of respect for Cutcliffe after he called a fake punt so Duke could go up by FIVE TDs late in the 4th quarter.

I'd like to humiliate them next year.

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

I mean, he didn't call a fake punt. Duke's punter is a rugby style punter and always runs to the side on punts. If he has the opening/opportunity to run for a first down, he's going to take it. That's his job.

VT's special teams didn't do their job of making sure there was a defender staying there to dissuade the punter from running.

All that said, I would also like to blow out Duke next year.

I have to admit that I wasn't fully engaged in watching the game at that point, so I didn't realize that.

But later on that same drive that fucker went for it on 4th and 8 instead of kicking a 39-yard FG, up 28 with 5:39 left in the game, so that they could go up FIVE touchdowns.

That's literally the definition of running up the score. A totally unnecessary middle finger with no purpose besides showing up your opponent.

Edit: Just watched the punt play on hokietapes on YouTube, and with all due respect you're wrong, it was a fake punt. Duke's up 28 in the 4th quarter. Punt the freaking ball. Tell your punter to kick the ball. Otherwise they're running up the score.

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

If you don't want the score run up on you in your own field vs a team that hasn't beaten you. You should probably stop them. I have no issue with what Cuttcliffe did, we've owned every aspect of NC for the past 3 years and he was out to make a point.

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

So he's got no reason for complaint when we own him next year.

Yeah I don't think anyone argues this. If you're a P5 team there is no complaining that the other team ran the score up on you. Going into a FCS game and needlessly playing your starters the whole game to win by 8 touchdowns is ridiculous but games where you're manhandling a team that's supposed to be competitive; keep doing it.

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

Did you ever see the 30 for 30 "Catholics vs Convicts"? Lou Holtz recalls the motivation it gave Notre Dame when Jimmy Johnson ran up the score on the previous coach, who had already announced his retirement.

No, you're not obligated to keep the score down, but what goes around comes around.

Coach Cut was specific in stating after the game he did not call for a fake punt. As mentioned above, Duke's punter has always had the option to run.

I'm not apologizing for our shit play that night or lack of fight, and to be honest it looks like exactly what this team needed to get their head's right.

If they still had that mentality losses to Miami, UNC, ND, and WF would have likely followed.

It's this new found "fight" in our team that gives me lots of optimism for how we will close out the season and beyond.

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

Cutcliffe did go for it on 4th and long when up by 28, so fuck him.

It's our party and we'll hate on him if we want to, hate on him if we want to, hate on him if we want to.

He stepped on our necks when we were down.

But yeah, I'd say if there were a turning point in the minds of our players, that was it.

...If we had scored on 4th down this past weekend, would it have been running up the score? Is taking a knee on 4th down any better? Kicking a field goal?

I do think there are a few coaches that try and score as much as possible, but in general I think most coaches are smart enough to know...what goes around, comes around!

How about bringing in your starting defensive line to preserve a shutout? Would that be the opposite of running up the score?

Anyway...Let's Go, Hokies!

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

How about bringing in your starting defensive line to preserve a shutout?

You mean we kept in our starting defensive line in against their starting offense? Are you suggesting that's not fair? You aren't obligated to pull your starters. And a defense that's held their opponent to zero by the fourth quarter should absolutely go for the shutout. Particularly when it's the DC's last season, and we've lost to that team three times in a row.

Yes, I see running up the score on a team that you've dominated as different from preserving a shutout. I don't mind Cutcliffe giving his bench some playing time. I do object to him keeping his foot on the gas (like in going for it on 4th down when he could have taken the field goal).

But turnabout is fair play.

I'm not suggesting anything, just making conversation.

My personal preference would be to beat the hell out of every opponent, win by 7 TDs while holding them scoreless. ala '99 Syracuse game.

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

We can agree on that.

I greatly enjoyed the Georgia Tech game.

If you go back and watch that Syracuse game again, you'll find that our 14 4th quarter points consisted of two defensive TDs, and we only attempted 4 passes in the entire second half. Beamer was actively trying to not run the score up on them, but we did it anyway by accident. That is the classy way to blow out your opponent.

and I was there, so hooray beer!

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

It has annoyed me how polite this site has been to this guy. He is our opponent's coach. We don't cut Narduzzi any slack and we shouldn't give any to Cuntlippe either.

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I hope we are focused on torching these bastards, pissing on the ashes, burying the remains and tapdancing on their graves.

Noice touch!

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

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I am not looking past Pitt.

but more important than fanzone speculation threads......

Is the TEAM looking past Pitt?

That's what can't happen.

Go Hokies!!!

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Zero percent chance team is looking past a Pitt team that embarrassed them in a historic way last year. They see another stop on the revenge tour and Bud's last game at Lane against a 7-3 Pitt team and nothing else.

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Bud's last home game, senior day, got ass stomped last year. So many reasons for the TEAM to not look past Pitt. If some other idiots (like myself) want to talk about uva or the ACCCG or bowl games why not?

A) I'm a fan, not a player, so I'm allowed to look ahead.

B) The UVA game means so much more than the Pitt game. First, there's this little 15-year streak we have going with the Commonwealth Cup. Second, we absolutely have to beat UVA to keep them from winning the Coastal. Third, we have to beat UVA to preserve our own chance of winning the Coastal. If we lose the Pitt game, we still have a chance to go to Charlotte if they turn around and lose to BC the following week, and even if they don't, at least it would be them instead of UVA if we take care of business on Black Friday.

Pitt isn't going to beat us and then lose to BC.

So we absolutely need to beat them both if we want to play in the ACC Championship game.

Allow me to remind you of a little thing called the ACC Coastal.

If there's anything you can count on, it's chaos.

Well, there would certainly be no point in denying that.

According to the numbers, there is about a 13% chance that Pitt beats us and then loses to BC. Not high, but not negligible, either. SP+ currently has Pitt as a 6.7-point favorite over BC, which while somewhat high is far from insurmountable.

VT controls it's destiny in the ACC. They need to keep it that way by winning the next two games.

Those games are both important to win.

13%? Yeah, I'm betting against that.

The 13% includes the ~37% chance that Pitt pulls the upset. If that happens, there's about a 35% chance that BC pulls through for us.

I'm not saying that we should rely on it, only that it could still happen. On the flip side, a loss to UVA would mean the triple whammy of losing the streak, losing the division, and allowing UVA to win the division. I would certainly like to win both, but which game seems more important to you?

This week, Pitt is the only game that matters to me.

Next week, UVa will be the only game that matters to me.

And my previous picture on TKP was the Cavalier falling off his horse, so it's not like I don't relish the streak.

This deserves more legs.

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A few reminders of upsets for and against some teams from the last 20 years

2003 WVU beats # 3 VT 28-7
2005 WVU beats #3 VT 34-17
2007 #2 WVU playing for a BCS championship slot lost to 28 point underdog PITT 13-9
2011 WVU beats #14 Clemson in the Orange Bowl 70-33
2016 Pitt beats #3 Clemson 43-42
2002 Pitt beats #3 and 8-0 VT 28-21

and this year alone
6-4 Kansas State beats #5 Oklahoma 48-41 despite being 22 point underdogs
6-4 Illinois beats #6 Wisconsin 24-23 despite being 31 point underdogs

Any number of VT losses in games we won't speak of!

The point being that in college football in general (and certainly the Coastal Division in ACC in particular), stunning upsets are NOT rare, but in fact fairly common. Not to say that it's the way to BET but it would NOT surprise me to see BC beat Pitt even if Pitt pulls off a win this weekend.

But we aren't gonna have to worry about that 'cause the revenge tour is still going strong and will continue in Blacksburg this Saturday! GO HOKIES!

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

Judging by this, I am fully expecting the Coastal Champ to completely throw the playoff and NY6 situation into chaos by upsetting Clemson in Charlotte.

Like, how perfect of a goacc capper would that be?

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That is the most ACC thing that could possibly happen.

A) Fair enough, my man. Just not sure why this place seems to have moved past the Pitt game. If there's anyone we should be really concerned about stopping us from going to Charlotte, it's them, not to mention they're our actual next opponent.
B) I haven't crunched numbers on this but our chances of winning the division diminish significantly if we lose to PItt. I love beating UVa but that game isn't even fun any more and if the coastal wasn't on the line this year I wouldn't even care that much. It's been SO long that a win for UVa would be something to mock them for in it's own right, know what I mean? I'd much rather beat Clemson and if we beat PItt, our chances at doing that get a lot better.

"How you doin', Randy?"

I think it was posted that our chances if we lose to Pitt but beat uva, we have roughly 1/3 chance of winning the division.
Our chances if we lose to uva but beat Pitt are 0, so uva is definitely the bigger game, not to mention its a rivalry game

Smiff, u r on target. 1-0. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO THINK

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And 2021 recruits too don't look forward to those because Pitt is Saturday.

And 2037 schedules as well, not allowed to be discussed.

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

Don't worry me and the wifey are working towards the 2037 schedule ... If we have a kid in 9 months they could be ready for 2037 I think. Actually not really thinking about that.

Asked the wife if I could get a little ahead. Denied....

You are a hundred percent correct you have to be a fool to look past the Pitt game. Now I am really excited for the UVA game, I have tickets and VT is going to win the coastal.

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I legitimately don't think it matters what we talk about because none of us are playing on Saturday.

And all I see is people on here freaking out about Pitt (even if I don't think they stand a chance in hell against us)

Did not realize we play this Saturday. Thanks for the update!!

I am tired of hearing folks on this site talk about UVa.

Folks on this site always talk about UVA. I can't say i've seen much chatter around here that amounts to "looking past" Pitt, aside from stating that we can lose to Pitt but still win the Coastal, but UVA is a must win for that.

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

Fair enough. I see 200+ comments on the UVa kickoff time thread and in that, people are talking about how easy it will be to beat them. That's just so far ahead of schedule.....UVa isn't going to be easy, I bet, and Pitt will be far more physically demanding. UVa is soft as marshmallows, Pitt has been a tough bunch for a long, long time.

"How you doin', Randy?"

The vast majority of the comments in that thread are either people complaining about it not being a prestigious enough timeslot, saying that it's annoying because they are going and wanted to tailgate, or roasting UVA for linking the wrong press release.

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

Yeah. I am not playing. I can look at whatever game I want to. Thank you very much.

That being said I want a big W against Pitt, and I think they might have this circled on their schedule because of how embarrassing the loss was last year to them.

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You can absolutely do that. Be sure to put forth some 'take no prisoners' vibes for the guys this weekend. Let's blow their doors off and march through the Cavs next week so we can go rock Clemson at their foundation. If we pull the next three games off, this could significantly alter the landscape of college football in the 2020's.

"How you doin', Randy?"

That's looking ahead....

My point is how a little snowball turns into a snow man. I probably didn't articulate that well enough.

"How you doin', Randy?"

I LIKE THIS..........

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Y'all looking ahead to UVA ain't played nobody, Paawwwl.

Agreed.

We need to go 1-0 this week, and it's certainly what the team needs to be focused on.

Not being ranked, and not playing UVa on Black Friday.

Fans, of course, can talk about anything they want.

Man I am already focusing on our game in Nashville in 2024. I don't think I am limited to only talking about our next game.

We can discuss multiple things at once. I'm not about to let UVA throw shade on twitter and not respond.

We need to focus on UVa on Black Friday and beat them.

I couldn't care less about their tweets.

I don't think the team is going to have a tough time being ready for this game regardless of what the fans say. Any fan that sees a player around town I would assume is bringing up the Pitt game and not the UVA game because by the looks of it the fans hate "the douche" close to if not as much as they hate UVA. I say that because I doubt the players are on here wondering what TKP/any forum is saying about upcoming/current games.

What concerns me is Senior Day. All the teams I root for when they have Old timer day, HOF inductee celebrations, Championship reunions, banner hanging, etc come out flat. No data to back that up, mostly just the eye test. Luckily we only have 4 seniors so the festivities shouldn't be too crazy. Regardless, the team has enough motivating them directly in front of them to worry about Black Friday.

Or Senior Day can have one of our Seniors go off like the "non-stop ball of butcher's knives" did in 2016 as Sam Rogers ran for 100 and 2 TD's in our castration of uvanus 52-10.

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Perfect.....

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The UNC game was Homecoming. We hung a banner for Bud before Wake Forest.

Then we hung a donut for bud after Georgia Tech. Wonder if he'll bring it in the lunchpail to the Pitt game.

HokieSports.com should remove "Virginia" from the football schedule, My Column:

Irrelevant to the spirit of the topic and you know this.

"How you doin', Randy?"

Who cares? Dream big, we're fans. I can assure you that the team is not looking past Pitt and our conversations on a message board won't have any effect on their focus or intensity for this or any game

I agree with you but the only thing I'll say is that as fans who are hyper in tune with how the team is doing, we can all kind of share the same kind of confidence or not, about where the team is headed, what to expect, and such.

If there's such a thing as putting energy out there, let's put some energy into spoiling Pitt's day on Saturday. That's all.

"How you doin', Randy?"

Agreed, the GT game had no bearing on our coastal chances either way, and they showed up for that one ready to go

I mean, it did, a loss there means we would have needed to win the last two, with no opportunity to win with help from elsewhere. With the win, we could still drop the Pitt game and have a chance.

A small difference, to be sure, but definitely not "no bearing".

Yes, poorly worded on my part, meant we controlled our destiny even with a loss

THIS TEAM IS ALL ABOUT 1-0!!!

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Irrelevant to the spirit of the topic and you know this.

"How you doin', Randy?"

Also, that's not 1 but 2 sarcastic replies. For my taste, that's 2 more than required from the head TKP whistle. I do try to contribute something meaningful. Folks on here seem to be looking way past the PItt Panthers and in my opinion, Pitt has a decent chance to blow VT up this weekend. I think the energy here matters here, the same as it does in the stands, albeit to a lesser degree.

Love the site.

"How you doin', Randy?"

I agree with this sentiment even though I don't care about this forum topic.

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

the sentiment is that scheduling news is scheduling news and is open for discussion whether it's a game added in 2024 or whether it's a kickoff time confirmed for next weekend. Then after you started this topic, you went into the UVA kickoff time thread and commented "STOP TALKING ABOUT THE UVA GAME."

if the energy here matters, don't pick a fight based on a bad premise

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

I started a thread about PITT, and that's maybe what I should have done in the first place. I really wasn't trying to pick a fight, but I was definitely annoyed that the only thing this fan base could talk about was UVa and cracking jokes about PItt's coach being a douche. A team that can put our heads on a stick is coming to Blacksburg this weekend.

"How you doin', Randy?"

there are more threads about voting for Oscar Bradburn than there are threads about UVA. It's like you read one thread about a relevant news item and projected this entire narrative of how the fan base is looking past pitt lol

not to mention there are more post-GT threads discussing that particular performance (giftory, fam thread, film review, etc) and threads discussing recruiting (football has been making some moves in Texas of all places, basketball signed two top-100 blue chippers, wrestling signed the #2 class nationally) than there are threads about UVA.

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

cracking jokes about PItt's coach being a douche

Its not a joke if its true. The guy is a fucking clown, and I hope we bury his team and piss on the grave

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Let's be clear here. That's not a joke. Narduzzi is a douche.

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

And what are we supposed to do about it? Worry all week? Rehash all of the times Pitt's kicked our ass? Tell lies about what a wonderful cuddly person Narduzzi has shown himself to be on the field?

If I don't have anything else to say about Pitt, I don't need to put 500 replies on a message board thread about it.

Obviously it doesn't matter if fans look ahead. But personally I'm trying not to because I'm superstitious and too emotionally fragile to contemplate anything but a win against Pitt.

I agree with you but the only thing I'll say is that as fans who are hyper in tune with how the team is doing, we can all kind of share the same kind of confidence or not, about where the team is headed, what to expect, and such.

Pitt is a gnarly bunch led by a gnarly (Asshole) leader. They're coming for heads and this community is complaining about UVa kickoff times and talking about how we're sure to beat them.

"How you doin', Randy?"

I totally support those that can't look ahead emotionally and need to stay focused. You guys do you, it's cool. It's just that the OP chastises the rest of us for doing what most fans do, we take in the whole enchilada looking ahead, playing what if, and all the rest of it. I'm fine with you sharing your experience of needing to not look past Pitt, that's cool. No need to condemn the rest of us. We're all Hokies!!

"Don't go to, go through"

My points aren't about emotions, it's about actual football that will be played on saturday - not cracking jokes about female hygiene products and whining about schedules. Yes my post did chastise others for looking ahead. that's totally fair. I think it's ridiculous how big some heads seem to have gotten around here because we waxed a shitty team. I started a thread on Pitt to get some discussion going.

"How you doin', Randy?"

The person you're replying to is the OP.

Fans need to show up in Lane yelling their heads off from 3:30 til 4th qtr clock says 0:00 (and maybe after that). LET'S GO HOKIES!!!

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Well, since I begin every year with the goal of beating loluva, I don't want to jinx what's been working. I'm looking at the next 'hoo game as soon as the last one was played.

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I'm very nervous about this game. I hope the players are extremely focused. I'm less concerned about them looking ahead than I am about them feeling pretty good about beating the shit out of flat Georgia Tech. This team has learned how to handle a loss, I hope they can handle winning the same way.

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People were saying the same thing going into Georgia Tech after Wake.

I think the mental makeup of this team has become as strong as it can be. They could have given up after Duke. They could have phoned in Notre Dame or UNC when Hooker was down and out. They could have let the ND heartbreaker affect them in the Wake game. The D could have given up after the first half against Wake when the offense really left points on the board and gave up turnovers.

None of that happened, and I just don't see them coming out flat footed against a team that stomp our ass up and down the field last year.

I think we're gonna win and I think it will be by multiple scores. Obviously that's not a given. Almost anything can happen. But if there's one thing I don't think we'll see from this team again is a lack of effort or a lack of focus.

I think they played their best game (in the last two seasons) against WF. Then, the boys played as good if not better against (hard to tell because) GT.

It has been decided they are not going to be beat on a play, much less a game from here on out.

Lane is going to be insane on Saturday.

edit: agreed. revenge not redemption.

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I'm a firm believer that if I'm not the one playing the game, I can talk about any game in the future I please.

I'm superstitious, but not superstitious enough to think that words I type into a form dictate the outcome of a game.

Fuck Pitt, Fuck Nardouchey...

But Fuck UVA a hell of a lot more than them.

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Meh Eat Shit Pitt

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i hate Narducks...I mean Nardouche

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I can confidently say I'm not one of them. Pitt scares the crap out of me. They always do. It's going to be a tough, slug-fest of a game and the rain will only contribute to how nasty it will be.

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

That is ridiculous.

As a fan I am looking forward to both games. As fans, we are allowed to talk about both the Pitt and the UVA game. I think it is ridiculous to act like fans need to approach the week with the same mentality as the players and staff. I assure you, Saturday will have the best environment in Lane that we have had all season, despite many of the fans having thought and talked about how great 16 straight and the Coastal Title will be.

I do not think any one is looking past Pitt. In my view, there are in many ways tougher than UVA based on matchups. Pitt is a throwing offense, and Pickett in the last few games has gotten more mobile. The D has had a terrible time matching up with mobile QBs. In addition, if VT has been hurt anywhere this year, it has been the pass D. Admittedly the D is playing much better than earlier in the season. But my feeling is that Pitt's strength on offense matches up with our weak areas, and that is scary.

Statistically Pitt is here:
Yard rushing per game: 131.7. Yards passing per game: 260.1
Pickett Passing Att: 364 Passing Cmp: 222 (61%) with 10 TDs and 8 Int
Rushing: 36 Att. 131.7 yards, avg 3.6 yards per play

As an aside the Hokies are now averaging 4.1 yards per rush, and that includes a really bad average of a little over 2 yards per rush earlier in the season with Willis as QB.

Pickett is turnover prone when under pressure. The secret is going to be shutting down the quick passes and not letting him scramble for first downs. I suspect you are going to see a lot more press coverage and blitzes as Pitt's running game this year has lagged. Don't overlook Pitt! Pickett is dangerous and skilled.

Pickett is turnover prone when under pressure. The secret is going to be shutting down the quick passes and not letting him scramble for first downs. I suspect you are going to see a lot more press coverage and blitzes as Piitt's running game this year has lagged. Don't overlook Pitt! Pickett is dangerous and skilled.

Given the forecast, they might not be able to get much going in the passing game.

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Totally not looking past this game.

The offense taken over this post is alarming

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