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Please no Pavers...

But I do miss the lunch pail


See, why not put this out yesterday instead of the GRIT thing, and there wouldn't be a big stink about it on social media. Timing is so bad by football's social media team.

Hell, this is a great video, I love it, but damn, just swinging and missing.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

That video got me like......

Sam Rogers got me like


There's no glory in practice and lifting but without practice and lifting, there will be no glory!

she was a loose acquaintance of mine when i was on campus, very nice girl who definitely could ratchet up the intensity to another level at a moment's notice lol

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

Sounds like an ex-wife (or two) of mine...

I see you are no stranger to pain

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

Maybe not use the word loose when describing a woman ...

ok pickle boy

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

Sam, he'll "get after ya".

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Awesome to hear from Sam but I'm also a little sad that they couldn't find someone from the current roster to give this speech.

And we definitely need to pick a slogan and stick with it - are we GRIT, HARD SMART TOUGH, Hard Hat - I'm confused.

It's an unwritten law that it's my lunch pail. I've issued the challenge. If someone outworks me, they can get it.
Darryl Tapp

I don't think having Sam do it was any slight towards the current players. They should be focused on spring ball. Sam is a link to the blue collar ethic that made VT famous and is a better link to the fan base. He can also be a good link to recruits, as he is able to show he was able to make an NFL roster as a former walk-on.

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

I didn't see it as a slight to the current players. But, I think that same message from a current player would have been more impactful. Sam's not doing Colorado's now, Sam's not catching passes now. We know Sam bought in when he was here (and probably still does). But, with all the culture transitions this team has had, having that message from the current roster would have been a 1st step on a path to a place we all miss.

It's an unwritten law that it's my lunch pail. I've issued the challenge. If someone outworks me, they can get it.
Darryl Tapp

Sam lived this life at Tech, and he lived those definitions for Hard, Smart, Tough. I like the choice of having him doing the voiceover.

I think that, if anything, what we need in this moment is the supportive, all-in voice of a former player.

After yesterday's Twitter shitshow, getting love from an alum in this way is a decent salve at the very least. Good move IMO.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Sam Rogers doesn't do Colorado drills...Colorado drills do Sam Rogerses.

We put the K in Kwality

Its okay. Not the best video, not the worst. But they have to stop using that shitty filter that makes our jersey colors look off. It's so bad.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

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

That's not a shitty filter. It's Nike.

Your takeaway from that video was about the colors being off?

NC state's motto is nearly identical. Not sure who was first but kind of weird. Maybe we should rock, paper, scissors for it? Or should I say hard, smart/together, tough for it?

Hokie Club member since 2017

Maybe they just combined ours and UVA's "Hard things together".

It won out over "get hard together"?

I'd prefer "Good At Football."

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

They forgot the "R".... lol... Respect, Rewind, Retreat.... Etc.... lol

Beat.Shitty.Schools. once in a while, please

Good message, but maybe too many syllables

or, stop playing shitty schools !!!

Playing shitty schools has a couple valid points (in my opinion). Like if you know you're going to have a big rebuild one or two years, like maybe you replace your DC and need to get recruits to fit a new scheme. Having said that: a) you should only do that for a year or two for a rebuild, maybe longer if you're rebuilding a whole program, b) you better freaking beat the shitty schools.

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women"

Lol we got Sam to do a professional voiceover on Zoom

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

Man, you really don't like the video editing of VTs social media team.

It's cool, I really don't like the guy that runs it.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

We need a new assistant coach.


I am kinda mad that normally I would jump all over this shred of football news and now I am like, eh, I will wait till I can watch it at home on the tablet. Damn you Fuente

I am not sure what to do with my hands now