Justin Robinson is Back

Virginia Tech received seemingly excellent news ahead of Selection Sunday.

[Mark Umansky]

Justin Robinson is back.

The Hokies have been without their all-time assists leader since a January 30 win at Miami. Robinson had since been out with a left foot injury.

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LETS GO!!!!!!

HOKIES!!!!!!

HOKIES!!!

Edited: Drinking - Vtkey beat me to it by nine seconds, according to the post times.

“Also, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

Don't worry mate. I won't let you drink alone. This news deserves a stout libation.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Yessss now let's hope he's in playing shape and we don't miss a beat.

I expect a huge first round game from #5. So happy right now!

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

#4 seed so he can get his feet wet. Unless he just comes back Zion style and wins the while thing.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

A Zion style return would be magical. Give ESPN talking heads something to talks about.

They'd still talk about Zion.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

It's time to finish what J Rob helped start. Let's freaking go.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

With the stepping up of KBJ, #5 now has another weapon to call in tournament. If Outlaw , Hill and NAW are hot (or any combination of the 3) we should see great things.

GO HOKIES!

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

If the committee is taking into account Duke having Zion then they have to treat JRob the same way. We SHOULD ave a 4 seed then

I hate to be put in this position to seemingly defend Duke, but it's not really a comparable situation. Zion came back and played games already. He had a massive impact too- dominating the competition and propelling Duke to the ACC tournament title.

Meanwhile, Robinson hasn't played meaningful minutes since the end of January and nobody has any idea what impact he might have on the team at this point.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

If he is off at first, but the guys can find a way to pull off 2 w's, then he should be getting back into his groove by game 3. Even if he is just added depth, this still makes a run more possible.

If we find a way to win two games, I think we'd all be ecstatic regardless.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

I think we will be favored in our first two games. And if we win the games were supposed to win I too will be ecstatic.

I really like this team and I feel like the next month is the last we are going to see if This team. It starts with round one. Let's enjoy any and all wins.

We need to play with vengeance, and not pay attention to what others say we are "supposed" to do.

"Even if he is just added depth, this still..." - Agreed! How much of a difference did it make having PJ back in the line-up. The guys get tired...Justin a little off is better than nothing at all. Advantage HOKIES!!

JP

They did, and it's glorious.

@hokie_rd

Wonder if having him back will change where we are be seeded, or if he would have to play in the FSU win(s) for that to matter. Certainly helps us in the tourney either way.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

This morning Lunardi was discussing how it will be interesting to see how the committee weighs injuries teams have had for seeding purposes. He mentioned us as a team that could get a favorable bump if 5 was back (this was before this excellent news).

He also indicated that's why he had Duke the overall 1 with Zion back

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Using /s is for cowards.

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... maybe not the best comparison based on known outcomes.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

So Nolley and Clark are playing too? /s

What is that I hear?

That is KHADIM SY'S MUSIC

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Best gif ever. Full stop

That gif is Insta-plaid.

The best part is when the guy jumps after Buzz chops the water bottle, as if everything else about his celebration is normal and he's not even paying attention to him.

Funny I watched this on loop a billion times the last time and never even noticed the water bottle until now (both times on phone)

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

My favorite reaction basketball coach of all time. He gets it in during the games.

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And he does it all with his pinky extended.

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

If we win it all, Buzz stays.

Then again it would be a great way to go out/send out the seniors.

Using /s is for cowards.

Who is he, Barry Trotz?

If we win it all I'll be too happy to care if he stays or goes, at least at first.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Um... No

Um...yeah I would, guy. 1st team Natty, are you kidding me? I wouldn't come off that cloud for months, regardless of what happened afterwards.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

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You right. My bad fam.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

No sweat. You're off the hook.

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Maybe the engineering department guys can come up with a Championship Finder.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Now that this is all cleared up let's reel in this conversation

As every fisherman knows, though, there's always got to be one more last cast.

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Quit trying to lure me back into this conversation. I'm not taking the bait.

If we win it all, Buzz stays.

....at the negotiating table and gets a larger offer from TAMU.

FTFY

Not saying he takes it, but could you imagine what the disparity in pay might be?

The Dude Abides

Too bad he didn't get a warm up game but at this point I'm just excited for his return.

Robinson and Hill both get their third career tourney game this week. Hopefully third time is the charm

I'm thinking this could push us up a seed. But it really shouldn't matter that much in terms of our chances to advance to the next round. Even without Robinson, a 5/12 matchup would still be favorable to us.

What Robinson does is helps us over the hump against teams like FSU. I was sad that we lost on basically a missed free throw, but I don't think we would gain anything by playing another two days in a row.

I'm going to trust that Buzz's coaching prowess has accounted for Robinson's impending return and that his return will not be a disruption.

We may be the sleeper in this tournament if other teams are eliminated through unfavorable match-ups.

GO HOKIES!

I'm glad he gets to play in his final tournament. The first 5 minutes will be very telling, I hope he or the team doesn't struggle finding their rhythm.

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Hey, if Zion can come back the way he did, I have no reason to believe 5 can't as well. Just need to ease him into it, but at least the legs should be fresh. That's awesome news!

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I didn't see Zion in a walking boot though

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Great news!!!!! Let's fucking go!!

Now we're finally back to full strength...well...what passes for full strength this year. I'm hyped.

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WOOOOOOOO JUSTIN TIME BABY

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I'm guessing today's news means that he is full go in practices between now and the start of tournament play.

Playing devil's advocate here. Any chance this is smoke and mirrors in which he dresses but doesn't play? If anything, makes opponents prepare for him.

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

Wat

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

That thought did cross my mind.

But, when somebody hands me a cake, I assume that they really are handing me a cake. Even though it might actually be one of those plastic pretend cakes

The way some of the reports have been with him recently in non-contact and "hopeful" he can play. I'm just hoping it was a great ploy from our guys to ensure he is 100% for the tourney.

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

Game one is Friday, so he has one extra day to get back in shape.

My thoughts exactly, and it being a West Coast start gives us even more time to get Justin ready. Barring any setbacks from his practicing, which I hope has occurred at least a little to this point (half speed maybe), it should be interesting to see how he can reinvigorate the offense. I'M STOKED!

I just hope we can add the Justin factor to the way we figured out how to run the offense w/o him, thereby making us a two-headed monster on offense. It's not going to happen right away, but by the Sweet Sixteen we should be humming along.

"That man was violating a city ordinance, and I was just doing my duty to enforce it." - Mike Curtis

"You boys in there smokin' rope?"-Johnny Unitas (circa 1973) to his San Diego Chargers teammates

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

So happy for him! So happy for us!

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I'm excited VT is playing on Friday because I'm going to the US-Ecuador match Thursday night in Orlando. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

At the end of the day, I think the injury was a blessing in disguise. Bede and Wilkins improved by standard deviations during conference play.

Dear Rest of the Field

We played without him for the majority of our ACC slate

We were 1 point from finishing 4th.

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

And 1 pt from getting to beat the hoos in the
Acc tournament semis and get to the acc championship.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Nah man. Did you not watch the game? We pulled away in the second half and won it by double digits. Kyle Guy cried into Tony Bennett's arm's because people were chanting UMBC by the end.

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We were 1 point from finishing 4th. 3rd.

FTFY

???

We finished 12-6; flip that game and we're 13-5. Still a game behind Duke in 3rd at 14-4.