Devon Hunter back with the team.

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Just came here to share the news, beat me to it, lol.

Glad to see him getting a second chance!

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

This is good news. I hope he becomes a real contributor

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Very surprising tbh

Somewhere, CJ Reavis is bewildered

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

Correct me if I'm wrong, but CJ had an on-campus incident, no? Might have affected his outcome.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Yes, CJ was a student court issue while Devon was an automatic suspension from the AD for a felony charge, not VT. So CJ couldn't attend VT any more. My understanding is that Devon was able to attend VT this whole time, just not be apart of the AD.

Same with Mook, Eric Kumah agrees:

I hated to lose Mook too, as I'm sure the coaches hated to lose a MAJOR contributor, but WADR no 2 situations are going to be the exact same. I mean it's not like they had the same history, the same infraction, the same mindset.....point being there's way too many unknowns to paint with a broad brush here.

Congrats to Hunter and I'll bet we see a determined player on the field this coming season. DBU is going to be good.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Exactly. Equating the two is a mistake and leave it to EK to make a good thing an opportunity to throw shade. They might want to grow up.

I'm happy the situation for Devon is resolved and he is getting a chance to move forward - I believe that's the right thing to do and I'm very hopeful he will become a success story.

For anyone else like me who couldn't figure it out:

WADR = With all due respect

Thank you!

Correct. There is a camp that says literally no matter what a player does, they should be allowed back and if not - its just "VT out to get them, power hungry student committee, hyprocrite coaches" - as Kumah hints here. and there is also a camp that thinks that when a player has a bunch of dope on him during a traffic stop, good riddance and a scholarship is a privilege, and no nuance applies - each scenario is different, which is why VT has a CAP to provide guidelines.

Mook was a Beamer recruit. Hunter was a Fuente recruit. Totally different circumstances.

Not sure if serious or /s but if serious this is a pretty bad take

If you are implying that Mook got a shorter leash because he was not a Fuente guy, I disagree. I think decisions around criminal charges are above the head coaches pay grade ultimately.

100% agree with you - blaming coaches (no matter anyone's opinion of the coach) for decision's impacted by a court of law is ludicrous. If people use that excuse to go after a coach it's just an excuse to criticize a coach they don't like not a legitimate criticism (especially college coaches)

I'm glad Devon will have a second chance to prove himself as a football player and more importantly as a human being.

I don't know if he can be a Day 1 starter for us given previous performance and being away from the program for a year. However, this at a minimum will allow Devin Taylor to move from safety to corner.

If Hunter lives up to his recruiting ranking and Daley can play FS, a Waller-Hunter-Daley-Strong secondary would a...strong secondary.

Armani Chatman is no slouch either. If he and Waller can play like they did in 2019 we could have one of the better secondaries in the country.

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What is this? Good news? No, no, no that's not possible

VT '17

Wait for it...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

Didn't have to wait long for the bad news

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Maybe next time, sit this play out.

We put the K in Kwality

This comment aged quickly and it aged well (in a terrible sort of way)

100% my fault for not putting in the/S, my bad guys

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

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

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Really happy for him. Did not think he'd get a second chance at VT.

Here's hoping he makes the best of it on and off the field.

Great news... Do we know how much eligibility he has left?

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

He is listed as R-JR. So, 2, but it will be interesting to see if the NCAA honors the extra year of eligibility with his suspension at the time. Not sure how that process works, but if it involves VT appealing something to the NCAA, we know how that will go...

He will get that extra year

This is fantastic news. Really rooting for him.

This applies*

*don't be this guy

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

This shit still makes me cringe every time I see it brought up

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Mullets are cool again.

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

well, sort of. Apparently, "shaggy" mullets are cool again now. Not your traditional mullets

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

No mullet has ever been cool. It's just people with bad taste being loud on the internet. Same thing with the returning jean jacket fad. Both are terrible decisions people make. We shouldn't hate those people but teach them the error in the ways.

What? Mullets and Jean jackets are up there with trucks sporting the Carolina squat.
Doesn't get any radder.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Mullets and Jean jackets are up there with trucks sporting the Carolina squat.
Doesn't get any radder redder

FTFY

I was a little nervous about googling what a carolina squat was.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Incognito ftw

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

His statement was well written/said I thought. Hopefully that was by his own hand and no one else's, but it's nice to have a little more depth added to the roster. He seems like someone willing to fight for his starting spot back so he might put in the work on/off the field.

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Current Roanoke-Hokie
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Hopefully that was by his own hand and no one else's,

If he believes it, why should one care who writes it. Not everyone is eloquent.

(Perspective of an attorney who writes things for other people on a daily basis).

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Secondary is LOADED

This is surprisingly good news. I don't even care how much Hunter contributes, I hope he's outstanding, but getting his life in order and working hard to get back onto the team makes me a huge fan of his going forward.

Hell yeah baby! Glad to see us give our guys another chance.

Deservedly so.

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Don't go to the post on /r/CFB for this because a bunch of LOLUVA, UNCheat, and the Cousins "fans" descended on it. Yikes...

UNCheat has opinions on it?! With all their issues, it's best not to throw stones in a glass house.

To be honest, we would be the same way if they did it. Truth is, we are all ignorant on this one and won't know the truth. My understanding from whispers early on was that the strangulation by definition was cut and dry, the difference being the condition for why he detained her. To fight for pure acquittal would have meant losing precious time. That said, who the hell knows.

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

Good stuff, everyone deserves a second chance especially a young kid

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

I'll be honest - I'm a little uneasy about clearing someone with who did something violent to return to the team. I don't really care about drug charges. DUI's are highly negligent and should come with appropriate punishment, but not malicious. Theft is stupid, but not dangerous. But I don't know how you 'accidently' or 'unintentionally' strangle someone.

I hope the coaches are making the right call (what choice do I have?), and I recognize that I don't know much about the situation (so I could totally be missing something), but adding someone back to the team after pleading guilty to assault (albeit misdemeanor assault) feels like not a great idea. Hope I'm wrong.

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I don't know how you 'accidently' or 'unintentionally' strangle someone.

Usually, at least from experiences with friends, police, family, the charge may have been brought after a verbal or written threat, an act of defense, or a poking a sleeping bear.

Kind of like, when the random drunk guy at an UFC event comes from the top row, and stumbles to the vomitory, as you are walking back to your seat, and he creates an obstruction. He responds with a "this is the UFC" and shoves you, not paying attention to the fact your ears look more like burned out mushrooms than ears. 20 seconds later, you have him pinned against the wall of the bleachers, his arm might be broken, but your rear naked choke is in tight.

You get the assault charges, drunkie gets drunk in public.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

Wow, your example has a frighteningly deep level of specific details.

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I was looking for the reel I had seen recently, at the start, this big badass girl is talking smack to an much smaller girl, but the last 15 seconds are the big girl getting curbstomped by the short girl, but I had to ask my 13 year old to help me embed it, and she responded with, "Embed in HTML? What's HTML?"

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I now want to see this video more than anything. Link?

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

This oddly specific example had me rolling

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
โ€œI served in the United States Navy"

It could have also come from a statement to the police where in a little scuffle one person may have put there hand on the others neck for a second or two while trying to push them away.

Devon - Get the tables!!!!

Testify my brotha....lets go Secondary...Git'er done

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