Furman FAM Thread

A lot of heart to stick with it in a tight game!

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FAM!

Danny is always open
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Keshawn King fam

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Dashawn Crawford, fam!

Sacks on sacks on sacks FAM

Gobble Till You Wobble

Coverage sacks fam!

FAM!!!!

👑 KESHAWN KING FOR 100+ yards rushing!!! 👑

Let's Go

HOKIES

We literally can't lose next week FAM!

Gobble Till You Wobble

Wanna bet? /s

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

Sometimes that Bye week will get after ya....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

We were looking ahead to bye week?

FAM!!

FAM!

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

FAM!

Friends don't let friends go to LOLUVA

FAM!

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

We have a good running back in King and our defense played a solid game

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

and also, the offense scored enough to win the game.

But just barely

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Yes, and UVa barely beat FSU. Temple barely beat Maryland. Penn State barely beat Pitt.

A win is a win, and is MUCH better than a loss.

There is no way to defend scoring 24 against Furman who gave up twice that much to Georgia State 8 days ago.

Atrocious offensive performance.

The only counter I can offer to that is it was clear we were 100% committed to the run, and that really shortened the game. No, the offense wasn't good, but our game plan also limited our productivity. The first quarter felt like blink and you miss it. And to the staff's credit, they didn't abandon the run. They were going to sink or swim by establishing a run game. Thank God Keshawn King answered the bell.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Why should I have to defend an offense that scored enough to overcome a deficit for a comeback win?

In a FAM thread, no less!

Sir, you forget yourself.

C'mon guys, can we at least keep it positive in the FAM thread....

and also, it was a double digit 2nd half comeback.

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

If VT's football team performance was an equity stock it would be volatile AF, but I'm keeping some cash in that MF'er. Roll the dice. FAM!

"How you doin', Randy?"

Buy the dip. FAM!

FAM?

A bad win is better than a good loss!
Hokie football that fails to satisfy is better than the offseason!
We have a group of guys who are going out there and playing their faces off for our beloved Hokies!

FAM!

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I'm not sure, I felt better after the 2016 ACC championship game than I do today.

I can still hear Herbstreit now saying how bright the future was for Fuente at VT. :/

Fam!

This team stepped it up and got it done, even after having created a hole for themselves. The running game made an appearance! The defense stepped it up!

There is still much work to be done, but they've got heart.

fam

Wrong thread.

Not being the Tech that loses to an FCS FAM!

We won fam!

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Scored 18 points more than Furman in the second half, even though they started with the ball. FAM!!

Bump the fam thread because JC, can we just be the biggest bunch of glum a-holes on the planet and keep the MEH thread alive? For REAL? Is the hopefully 'old' Justin Fuente wearing off on the fans?

VT is 2-1 with a bye week and I suspect we havent seen anything close to their best efforts yet.

"How you doin', Randy?"

THIS. For the love of God, let's not become the MEH fanbase when our team wins. I absolutely hate to see those threads pop up. Just go be miserable somewhere else.

We've certainly lost some of these games in the past.
Great job turning it around at halftime.

Fam.

Damn right! At halftime you could have convinced me to bet serious money that VT would lose the game easily. Then they came out and dominated, with a disappointing dip at the end.

This team is going to lose more than a couple of games. Our QB is error-prone, and our lines on both sides of the ball need to find their footing. But for a little while today, VT dominated. That's worth celebrating.

"How you doin', Randy?"

FAM! A real D1 running back showed up and we decided to get the ball to Turner more and look what, we won the game!

The mood in here is pretty meh, and I feel the same.

My positive spin is there are some good pieces that seem to have emerged that I don't know that we had last season. That is competent DB play, Keshawn King looks like he has a spark that I haven't seen at RB here in a while, and the defense in general looks more disciplined.

On the flip side, does RW look like he's actually regressed? That one pick he threw over a wide open Grimsley I have no explanation for.

Willis completed 81% fam!

(and leads the FBS in turnovers)

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

Willis, 1 fumble and 1 int in the last 2 games. Maybe he was only turnover prone during week 1?

A win is a win. They don't label them as GW (good win) BW (bad win) SBW (squeaked by win), etc. They are all wins. Some look better than others. Yes the team has things to work on. They did make adjustments and played the 2nd half. Now we have a bye to work on fixing mistakes and get healthy. Hokie Fam!

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

1-0 Today! FAM!

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Hey people. Enjoy the wins when you get them, ESPECIALLY if you think they will be in short supply later in the season.

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Roll on....let's rest up next week and get right, King is a blessing, and I can't wait to see him pop off some more this season.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Probably will go under the radar but changing up the kicker on kick offer was a huge and the punting game was pretty solid as well, lots landing inside of 20

Parker Romo did a pretty good job with kick offs, but his prancing walk up drives me a little nutty.

Oscar was better than solid, dude is a weapon.

I'm still waiting for Oscar to bounce the ball off the return man's facemask or helmet and our gunner gets down the field and recovers it for the score.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Fam! Here's to #NMA this week.

No MEHs ALLOWED!!

I'm resisting posting other thread

Let's Go

HOKIES

Duke is winning huge, so no meh if VT wins their third straight game.

Last years 3rd quarter blues are in the rear view. FAM

Overheard as Duke assistant coaches took elevator down from press box: “Guys, they stopped the run with a three-man front.” - David Teel Tweet 2018

In 3rd quarters this year: VT 28 - opponents 7

Already been stated, but I want to reinforce: we weren't the Tech that lost to Citadel fam!

Also, reality check for Maryland today losing to Temple

Not happy with the offensive coaching but proud of the grit the players showed FAM!

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

Crawford looked like an old pro today. FAM!

"How you doin', Randy?"

Extremely proud of this team. I don't think last year's team comes out of the locker room at half and pulls out a W.

Coach Bud Foster on the sidelines for the games this season, and the D showing a little more swarm, FAM!

KFK - Keep Feeding Keshawn.

FAM

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Whether you post in the MEH or the FAM, you're a hokie, and thus my FAM.

Whether you demand more or defend the current, we all hope for W's.
FAM

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

We came back from down 11. Our players play with a ton of heart. We also have glaring issues. We aren't there yet. We might not have a head coach who can take us there.

You can simultaneously celebrate wins while acknowledging our issues. The fact is, we have major problems in our program. Some of which don't appear to be being addressed. At the same time, our defense is light years ahead of where I thought it would be this season, and the offense is playing through Willis's many, many (far too many) mistakes.

We aren't a good football team. But I still love us.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Agreed. I wasn't criticizing those who are critical of our program.

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

Sorry if I sounded accusatory. I was trying to further your point, not refute it. Nobody should be satisfied with the product on the field right now, but also nobody should let the game of college football make them miserable. And a day with bad VT football is better than a day without it

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

FAM!
I got sent on the road through the weekend for a service call to a customer. I've got 99 problems but a loss to an FCS team ain't one of them (though TKP no longer being a welcome break from a stressful life is 😕)
FAM!

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I'll tell you what that was, it was a win, yay!

I'll tell you something else, that Furman kicker is AWESOME at onside kicks. I've never seen someone do what he did there at the end, I think we need to learn how to do that.

That was a novel onside kick that I hadn't seen before.

Happy to get the win FAM.

I'm a little late, and watching the game now after listening to it on radio...

BUT FAM! WE WON AND MARYLAND LOST TO TEMPLE!

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

We won! Period. End of Story. (Bumping up above MEH thread)

Better a fam than a vent thread. I wasn't pleased with our performance or the margin of victory, but at least it is a Victory.

Click here to destroy wall.

True! And we should cherish the victories every chance we get. I don't think there will be many more.

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

Can't say that I totally agree with your last sentence. The team is young and they seem to play to the level of their competition right now, instead to the level of their ability. Which means that they could be in every single game. I have no idea what to expect for a win total, anything from 10 wins to barely getting to a bowl (I pray for nothing less). It all depends on how they pull together. I hope that they did some growing Saturday. If so, this could be a fun ride.

There is nothing in the world like Thursday night in Blacksburg!

The only real complaint I have that could be worked on in the bye week is to figure out how to have a power run game. Everything in our run game now is soft and passive and I want to be able to out muscle somebody.

With that said this is a FAM thread and a win is a win. Also, I had the benefit of watching game on delay after already reading the result on the twitterverse. Frankly it wasnt as bad as the reaction. We got behind a team we shouldnt have and came out with a really level headed methodical response in the second half.

I am concerned with the fanbase. Leaving at halftime? That is fairweather fandom and I refuse to defend it.

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

As Joe said, don't blame the fans. That's attacking a symptom instead of the root cause

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

I disagree with Joe. If you commit to come it isnt asking much to stay. I cant say how often I see people prop VT up as having a next level fanbase and frankly it is becoming apparent it isn't true.

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

I personally don't blame the fans at this point. The product on the field is terrible. I personally always stay until the clock reads 00:00 but I don't fault fans, especially students who haven't even been around campus when the team was decent, for leaving a game that's frankly just hard to watch.

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

Can we agree that what you are describing is a fairweather fan. That used to be like a curse word in sports.

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

I guess my point is that students, who get their tickets for free don't have an incentive to stay

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

They also have nowhere to go. Support your team another hour and a half before starting the next beer pong game.

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

I used to think fairweather fandom was terrible...

Until I experienced the last 10 years of the Carolina Hurricanes. Sometimes, the only thing fans can do is vote with their wallet, and having that team play in front of a half empty arena for 3 years finally forced the owner to sell to someone who actually cared. Not coincidentally, this year is my first time as a full season ticket holder, not just because of the success they had last year, but because the new owner is putting his money where his mouth is and is actively trying to improve the product on and off the ice, and I'm totally on board with contributing to that where I can.

If you're not on board with the direction of VT football right now, I'm not going to fault you for not supporting it financially.

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Fairweather fans are STILL terrible.

And unless you're a billionaire supporter, cutting of your HokieClub donation isn't really sending all that much of a message.

I can't see King being the next RMFW because he's too small, but had some nice agressiveness/broken tackle toughness in that 15 yard run just before the really long run.

I agree. But the power part starts with scheme and blocking with aggression versus being on their heels. Everything is lateral and delayed and feels a beat slow from the start.

The concern of things staying the same is only exceeded by the fear of change

FAM we are on a winning streak!

Women's soccer won both their games this weekend too! FAM!

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Oh, and fuck the meh thread, FAM!

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

C'mon man. Don't trash the meh thread. Let us pessimists wallow in our sorrows but don't forget that we all want the same thing. Enjoy your fam thread if that's for you but don't hate on the meh thread just because it's not your speed. Just don't read it if you don't like it

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

Fair point.

We could have a Meh Meh thread for the TKP'rs that dont like the Meh thread...
and then a Meh FAM thread for those that want to show their support for the Meh thread.....

At least most of us still have a sense of humor

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

What puts TKP above every other Hokie forum ^^

I mean sure...but let's be real here. At halftime yesterday, this entire fan base was done. The team did exactly what it was supposed to do after halftime, and win the game. After watching the other games yesterday, I'm not so full gloom and doom. The games are there for the taking. Yes, it left a sour taste, but now we can build on it and get behind this team.

This is a team, one we haven't seen since '16. They are bonded and behind each other. You know what's worse than last year's cancer locker room? A cancer fan base that creates doubt in a bonded locker room. This team needs us, let's get their backs!

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Can't get on board with this one chief. Negativity tends to poison everything around it. If you could guarantee me that the negativity stayed in that thread and no where else, I'd be on board with it. As it currently stands, it's just breeding hate and a lot of long time, really great TKPers are being run off because it is constant negativity around here. We make a fam thread when we win and routinely get people coming from the Meh thread to piss on our little celebration here. Do you have fam posters in the Meh thread?

EDIT: It's also not like the Fam thread posters have enough volume to make a difference. There is 1/4 of the posting activity in the Fam thread that there is in the Meh thread.

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I wouldn't know, because I'm not reading the meh thread, but could it be that there are more arguments there, prompting more posting?

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've assumed they're eating each other alive over there watching the comment count rise and rise.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

It's possible, but engagement is a big piece of how people form and hold opinions.

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Nobody is changing anyone's mind by engaging them in the meh thread.

Avoid!

(Not that I followed my own advice, but today's a new day!)

I'm just assuming there's some overlap with the arguments on this meh thread and the last one, which I did read.

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!

The on the field product isn't where the fans, players, or coaches want it to be. But the Furman's, ODU's and Rhode Islands are where you get to work stuff out. I didn't get to see the game, but if they were running it that much (as it sounds), they were probably using Furman as a team to work on the run with.

We need to get something together to beat Duke on the 27th and hopefully they've got enough full speed in game footage to be able to work on getting better. I will never be down on a W, especially when we've lost games like this in the past.

Hopefully the coaching staff can get the players to feel like they can get better and the players will embrace constructive criticism and own up and get better. Ernest Wilford dropped a few passes including a potential game winner against Miami one year...he took that moment and worked on his hands, and barely dropped a pass the rest of his time at VT. Let's hope current players can do something similar (with whatever they need to get better at).

FAM! Here is some more reason for optimism about this team going forward:
- Based off of Foster's postgame comments, it sounds like tyjuan garbutt may be available for Duke which will be a big boon for production and depth at the DE position. Maybe Zion will be back later this year too?
- Hopefully with a bye week, Hazelton will be available as well, adding another dangerous weapon to the WR corp
-Love the improvement at CB/safies , but just as exciting is the depth behind our starters. Remember that we got guys like Webb, Chatman, Hunter, Thompson, Walker, Hawkins developing and improving behind the scenes

@ LouisianaHokie - FAM thread....you're doing it right. Thanks!

JP