Jack Tyler Promoted to LB Coach

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Speaking of former players. I noticed this tweet from Coach Tapp. Good to see this kind of outreach. Something so simple but can go a long way.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

It's great to have Tapp, but it really shows how badly mismanaged our alumni outreach is that he has plead for them to come back.

Agreed. Look no further than Ox's tweet.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

He's been doing great work as a support staffer the past 4 years or so. Now we'll see how well he recruits on the road*

Sounds like Claeys is happy to take a year off while he nails down another DC job.

*once COVID is over

I love his twitter handle

And won't he be capable of transferring loluva hate to the next gen?

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

That should be a 3-credit course (with a lab section) taught by James Gayle.

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Need to hire Bradburn to run the Twitter account, if he doesn't get a shot in the league of course!

Need to hire James Gayle to run the Twitter account

How fun would it be to have the VT Football twitter account controlled by team alums as a group?

So much shade thrown at hoos and Miami. Would also help them feel connected with the team, too.

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Such a good idea. @Whit

Very happy about this. A lot of Hokies on the defensive side of the ball.

Always good to see Hokies doing well after graduating.

He's already been working with the team, keep the chemistry going. Hoping for the best out of this

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Seeing them announce Tyler as the replacement so quickly after Claeys' stepped down makes me wonder if this was the plan all along. JHam may have wanted to promote Jack last year, but CJF may not have wanted a first-time coach on an already inexperienced staff. So they bring in Claeys for a year to show the young defensive coaches the ropes and essentially train his replacement, then let him walk to retire or try to find a DC job somewhere.

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

So Claeys was effectively a coach from the "Portal"?

Y'all think everything is an elaborate plan. Read Claeys statement, he wants to be a DC. He didn't like being a position coach. Not everything has to have some huge chess game behind it.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

He obviously wasn't offered a DC position last year. He may not like being a linebacker coach but if he took it, it likely means it was the best offer on the table. It is definitely possible that he was pitched a training role. Especially considering how involved Jack was this year. It doesn't have to be true, but could definitely be true.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

A lot of things could be true. I just see a ton of this chess game speculation like there's always some master plan that Fuente is working behind the scenes. I think things are always simpler than they seem with this staff.

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

It doesn't make much difference to me anyway in this instance. It wasn't a wizard's plan if true and nothing damning if not true. Jack Tyler has been groomed for this promotion since he was a player. It was time for him to be promoted and I am happier he is here than somewhere else. I hope he does an outstanding job.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

I'm not sure why you think I'm suggesting Jack Tyler wasn't being groomed, or that it wasn't time for him to be promoted, or anything of that sort.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

I wasn't thinking that. I was merely elaborating that whatever plan there was or wasn't doesn't change the current situation, and I am ok however it went down.

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." - K

Yeah, but maybe somewhere in between.

I would guess Claeys was Ham insurance but after a year, they saw that Ham was fine. With budget cuts, they went to Claeys with a huge paycut and ge chose retirement. We are going to save like $300k going from Claeys to Tyler. That will find the support positions they want to add + the only raise anyone will get (Vice).

Tyler is good and deserves a shot. Claeys is a budgetary extravagance we can no longer afford. We don't need that insurance.

Not everything has to have some huge chess game behind it.

Yeah VT is really more of a checkers school

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Let's be real though, the linebacker play regressed if anything this season. Not sure how that fits in to that narrative.

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I refuse to speculate, so I'll just wonder instead.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.