Hokies Shut Out of All-ACC Teams

No VT players on the first, second, OR third team All-ACC. That's the first time this has happened in the ACC or the Big East.

Sorta highlights the anonymous coach commentary from over the summer, from this post: https://www.thekeyplay.com/content/2022/august/3/acc-coaches-talk-anonym...

"It's not a stretch to say the offense doesn't have a top-half-of-the-league-level skill player at any position. They haven't signed a single player in the last two years that a high-level ACC program wanted."

That was a hard pill to swallow back then, but this All-ACC shutout pretty much confirms it. This is a program as bereft of talent as any VT team has ever been since we joined the Big East. But I will say I like the direction that Brent Pry is taking recruiting, and it is sure to get better. (Sad note: I almost wrote "Key" instead of "Pry" because I just read an article about Key's hiring at GT. Same first names will really get after ya.)

Direct link to ACC announcement of All-ACC teams: https://theacc.com/news/2022/11/29/athlete-awards-clemson-leads-with-12-...

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Statistically Garbutt kinda got robbed his 9 game stats were in the top half of people that played a full season....he also agrees with me. Outside of that though I really don't think that I can disagree with any picks.

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Whatever.

All Hokies are 1st Team in my opinion.

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Garbutt and if Delane would've played all season. Otherwise uhhhh yeah they're kinda right on this one

Ooof. Reading the anonymous coach talk, and then basically seeing that comment validated is brutal.

Also, shout out to the OP in the anonymous coach thread:

Biggest shocker to me was the 'good vibes' I read on the Duke staff, seems some coaches believe the new staff can turn things around there eventually

That guy was spot on, damn

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Man, rereading Athlon's preseason coaching gossip... it's wild how spot on they were, and how surprised most of us were.

From Athlon:

I think Brent Pry identifies as a Bud Foster guy and wants to commit long term. Other coaches saw the condition of that roster and figured out pretty quick that they have years of work ahead of them.

It's bleak on offense. Schematically, they were a train wreck in '21. I don't think they have an ACC-caliber QB on the roster. Those guys are average at best. The offensive line was the strength for the offense, and now they're gone.

It's not a stretch to say the offense doesn't have a top-half-of-the-league-level skill player at any position. They haven't signed a single player in the last two years that a high-level ACC program wanted.

I think Pry's plan is to do what [Jeff] Hafley did at Boston College and bring in an NFL guy like [new OC] Tyler Bowen, then run a lot of ball control, two-tight end stuff to try to shorten the game.

Pry is a great DC, except now he's going to have to face the reality he can't focus on this defense the way he has his entire career. It's always interesting to watch a career coordinator in their first head-coaching year and how much they're stuck on acting like their old job.

This is a really solid staff, they're football smart, but you can't just outcoach every team every week in the Power 5. It took Frank Beamer a long time to get it going, and it might take the same amount of time to fix this.

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This is a really solid staff, they're football smart, but you can't just outcoach every team every week in the Power 5. It took Frank Beamer a long time to get it going, and it might take the same amount of time to fix this.

Haha it's so painfully accurate that it hurts to read! Looks like a lot of issues but most of them are fixable with good recruiting so that's good.

This is good in my opinion.

Any returning player that feels slighted should come out next year with a chip on their shoulder and work their butt off this offseason.

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well, we can only go up from here

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seems about right, TBH. How many ACC wins did we have again?

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1 lmao against a dumpster fire BC team who somehow beat Louisville

And a ranked NC State!

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Who we also should have beat... by multiple scores

Not at all surprised. This year was the floor. Let's just have the coaching staff get to work and start moving up going forward.

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If Miami can do it we can do it! Do I really need the /s?

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