Will we get ranked this year?

Do you think VT will crack the top 25 at any point this year? Yes? No? Why? When?

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no.

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The fuckin 90s

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I'm more perturbed by the stupid ass tie...

I think that is a coat based off of the sleeve buttons, but still too big

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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If we win every game left this season, yes.

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Update: no.

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Not a chance, we will be lucky to beat Furman by more than 10

Go for it

lmao I didn't even notice that. nice.

Leg for that, that was hilarious. I hope we turn it around

Go for it

Will Ryan Willis learn how to read the read option?

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Answer is a no. If he hasn't figured it by now....

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

Does Ryan Willis even run a read option? Half the time the plays look like there's no actual read or decision being made. I feel like they just like to run plays out of that look for the sale of multiple plays out of the same look instead of actually utilizing the option

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That read option by Kansas last night was shredding BC. Insane. And their QB was steamrolling people. Willis hasn't fooled anyone on a read option which makes me think he's not reading anything.

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Maybe the top 20, but probably not. We may get to "others receiving votes".

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We'd need to win our next 5 or 6 games. If we did that, we would probably crack the top 25.

I'd give us about a 5% chance of that happening.

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We can for sure. How? Beat Furman Duke and Miami handily. A regular VT team would make quick work of them, this year's may struggle against all three. If we get it done however we'll be in pretty great shape down the stretch

Absolutely not. Unless something significantly changes, his team will be lucky to go 6-6.


Let's focus on winning this week first.

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He doesn't play for the team so he can speculate without much penalty

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After seeing BC get throttled by Kansas last night, I remain unsure what to think of this team.

Exactly. Kansas lost to coastal carolina last week too.

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We lost to a team that lost to Kansas. Us being ranked this year is highly unlikely.

In 2014, an Ohio State university lost to a team that subsequently lost to ECU and still ended up with a national championship and a #1 ranking.

I agree with the sentiment, but the whole "transitive property in football" really never checks out.

True. From what I was able to watch BC looked absolutely lazy on defense and incoherent on offense. They probably overlooked Kansas and had a bad week of practice, but still. No one should lose to Kansas. And no team should lose to a team that lost to Kansas.

We have to win six more games to be bowl eligible. Even making the dangerous assumption that we beat the two FCS teams I have a hard time finding four other wins let alone enough to be ranked.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Only 1 fcs win counts toward bowl eligibility 😬

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Yeah. So, wait... I think I've gotten myself confused. Is it seven wins or five FBS wins and one FCS win? Shit.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

5+1. We have 1 FBS already. Assuming we beat Furman today, we need 4 more FBS wins. 4 out of GT, Duke, Miami, UNC, Wake, UVA, Pitt, ND.

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Right. That's what I thought. So really the Rhode Island game is irrelevant. Unless we lose today haha.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Yes, yes, that was a funny joke you just made.

Last night was the first time we were ranked. While promoting the FSU vs #25 loluva matchup during the BC game, the commentator referred to them as the Hokies. I got a nice laugh out of it and then the sads set in.

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

Queue Jim Mora "Playoffs".

"Ranked?! Ranked?!"

I know we finished the 2015 season without ever getting ranked. Wonder when the last time was before that

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Probably 1992. Maybe 1993.

I wouldn't bet on it but I think people count out how easy it is to sneak in. By like Week 8 or 9 so many teams will have 3+ losses and a team with our schedule *should* be able to wind up in the 20's. It really wouldn't take a lot to do it but this team also has set a very low bar for themselves over the last year.

Lol. Kansas doubled BC last night. Kansas!! Like others are saying, VT needs to win 6 in a row to be ranked and I think that's highly unlikely. Unless something magically changes I don't see this team winning more than 7 games this season. I really don't think a ranking is in the cards for this team

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

Boston college losing to Kansas cant help

Gotta get 9 wins. A 9-3, P5 team will be ranked regardless of schedule at the end of the year. If we pull a victory over Miami or uva on TV, then an 8-4 season might do it.

No one's going to remember the performance against BC - just that we lost by 7 on the road of the season opener. Just win baby - forget about how it looked or point differential, this year is all about final result.

Not if Miami has a losing record too.

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

Well, yeah. We know that we can get ranked. The question was do you think those conditions are going to get met.

Heck no. This super soft team is ideally matched to its super soft schedule. If we continue to be unable to run the ball against the Little Sisters of the Poor, I shudder to think of the Notre Dame, Miami and other games.

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I think you meant to post this in the Basketball Forum.

VT will make the top 25!

In soccer.

At some point people will realize that we don't have a good football team.

Today is not that day.

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If we win out and beat Clemson, do we get in the playoff??

Today... might be that day.

We put the K in Kwality

We put the K in Kwality

If this team did somehow pull of a bit of a winning streak, there is no doubt they would lose one before being ranked. This is not a top 25 team and not a coaching staff to make a top 25 team out of it.

No.

Lmfao there's exactly a 0.00% chance of that happening

Lol

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Watching this and remembering this thread is out there is hilarious.

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Definitely making the bottom 10 this week, so kinda ranked?

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Nah, only if we lose.

Fam, you can downvote me but imma speak the dam truth.

I will be glad if we win more than one ACC game this year.

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Who is the one you are giving us?

Giving would be a generous word, but GT isn't very good...

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Looking like it will be competitive. GT is currently trailing Citadel, and we're struggling with Furman, so I predict a competitive Techmo Bowl this year.

0-2 Citadel only lost by a combined 14 points to powerhouses like Elon and Towson. Have some respect for the *checks notes* Bulldogs!

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Is it basketball season yet?

Yeah, when Willis wins the Heisman. Seriously, after today's game, it is time to delete this ridiculous thread.

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Threads only get deleted if they violate the community guidelines. This one is merely misguided.

No.

Go Hokies!

I say we hire Andrew Luck to coach the offense

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

Would he be a Pep protege?

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

I know that Hokies fans wished we could have the Stanford offense Luck played for. Our offense can't get much worse. Kellen Moore seems to be doing well in Dallas. I say roll the dice on a guy like Luck and see if we can get a diamond in the rough. Best case scenario he invigorates our offense and is able to put a consistent, fun, productive offense on the field for the first time in 2 decades. Worst case is status quo. What do we have to lose?

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

Whatever type of offense we employ, we need to find an identity and fast. I still don't understand what we are trying to do with this offense. We have a very limited ability to execute a power run game, and we are deathly afraid to let our QB air it out too much for fear of turnovers. So right now we are limited to screens, jet sweeps, and lots of other east-west stuff. If we are going to stick with our passive blocking techniques, we need to get a QB who can see the field and make all the throws. If not, we need to learn to impose our will in the running game on a consistent basis. I don't see an offense out there right now that is going to be able to score much against P5 competition. A Stanford style power run game would be great, but at the end of the day, I want an offense that can at least execute one thing to a high level consistently. We currently are not doing anything well.

I agree with all those things. It doesn't even have to be Luck. I'm just seeing what Kellen Moore is doing in Dallas and wondering if VT would be better off taking a chance on a guy who played QB at the highest level and understands offense. It's absolutely infuriating to me that teams all over the country are able to field competent offenses but at the same time everyone who has coached in Blacksburg in the last 20 years has made it look so bloody difficult.

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

what on god's green earth makes you think andrew luck would have any interest in coaching the hokie offense??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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I say we hire someone who is actually a coach.

We keep doing that and they keep failing. Kellen Moore is killing it as a first time OC in the NFL. Why can't we give an NFL QB who played in a productive college offense a chance to bring a competent offense to Blacksburg? Something that hasn't been done in 2+ decades

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

Well, in the season of NCAA 14 that I am playing on PS3, I'm currently 5-1 and not ranked (lone loss to Louisville in the season opener). Willis just went down and will be out the next 4 weeks. I'll keep you posted on how HH does for me.

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Yes but only on a technicality because we were in the top 25 in a meaningless preseason Sports Illustrated poll.

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