Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse Game Time, TV Info, and Open Thread

The Hokies have no margin for error the rest of the way.

[Mark Umansky]

Who: Virginia Tech Hokies (3-3, 1-1 ACC) vs. Syracuse Orange (3-4, 0-3 ACC)
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia | Lane Stadium (65,632)
Watch/Listen: RSN / Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: VT -3.5
Weather: 58Β°F, Partly Cloudy
Series: The Hokies are 8-10 all-time against Syracuse, but 6-2 at home.
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LETS GO!!!!

He said give to me Roscoe

Hokies!

HOKIES!

Haven't felt this disinterested ever. Still gonna hope we snap out of it and pound the Orange into submission today

Will just be on the radio broadcast after daughter's swim meet ends. Hope the team can pull it back together and right the ship. Running out of time fast.

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Good luck! Those fall club swim meets can be brutal on parents and swimmers.

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

Thanks. Up at 5-something AM. Hoping Tech's offense can do enough to keep me awake. I've already fallen asleep during 1 game this year.

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Oh man I do not miss those at all. My dad use to sleep in the car until my first event haha

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

I'm not interested in the Fu philosophy.

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

Jesus we are 8-10 all time against Syracuse. Even if fuente pulls the upset we will still be under .500, that is crazy

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:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

For whatever reason, they're generally a tougher challenge for us than they should be.

And let's not get started talking about the Carrier Dome.

I'm glad today's game is at our house.

Why am I watching this game? I'm a glutton for PunishmentπŸ˜‚

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

"A tiny flicker of hope".

Come for the sweet throwback unis, stay for the lower than average football.

Same

Same reason I went to all those Big East basketball games, the Hokies!

FairπŸ˜‚

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

Hope springs eternal!

I don't feel great about today, but I feel a lot better than I would if this game was in NY.

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

Blacked out in my area so I can't even watch it. But don't expect anything other than an L.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

yeah, me too. not on youtube tv. anybody know how to stream it?

Yeah I got optimistic when I saw it was on ESPN3, but I'm blacked out in SC

Blacked out in Blacksburg ESPN.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I was able to load my vpn app onto my Firestick and changed it to NY. So I can see it now. (NordVPN)

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Pleasantly surprised by turnout especially by students.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Blacked out in Wilmington NC... WTF?

Is coronavirus over yet?

None of the games on ESPN3 for me have ever been blacked out...but this one is? What gives???

β€œAlso, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

It's blacked out for me on ESPN app. I live in NoVa. Anyone know a workaround?

Firstrowsports...may have pop ups but at least I can watch on my ipad

Sportsurge works pretty well too.

Thanks I finally got one of the streams to work but it wasn't easy. I think I'm going to need to run a virus scanner now too LOL.

Any stream in particular? I feel like I'm surfing the DarkWeb.

"You're proud of your wahoo diploma - 4 years of going to class. If I had a Wahoo diploma, I'd use it to wipe off my ass!'

LOL the one that finally worked for me was on 6streams.tv but I think these sites were designed to try and get you to click on something that will infect your computer with malware. Use with caution. I would run it from a virtual machine or a chromebook or something that you can isolate.

It's on MASN in DC area

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

Uniforms look sharp out there on the field. Solid maroon helmet also looks way better.

I disagree, I think the straight maroon is too bland. These unis are ok-I didn't watch when these were the unis back in the day-but there's no pop. I think the white facemasks with the stripe give the whole thing a huge pop.

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

Is this game on tv in Fairfax? My ESPN app says it's blacked out

MASN if you have cable

So most of y'all don't have any cable or not have RSN package?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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YouTubeTV has tons of RSN's but not a single one is showing the game.

β€œAlso, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

I have tried YTTV and comcast logins to espn... no dice. what a joke.

Danny is always open

Watching the Michigan Northwestern game streaming on Fox Sports in 4k HDR and my god it looks good. What are the garbage broadcasts we've been getting?

Let's Go...

And the game is blacked out, probably better so we don't have to watch tbh

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:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

So glad we're wearing the awesome throwback jerseys and so many people can't even watch

Thomas isn't a bad running option so far.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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That might have been one of the best drives we have had all year.

Blacked out in SW Florida.... well, pool and bourbon time....

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

Baileys RSN has it on xfinity.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Eh, oh well. I enjoyed the float time while listening to the UC-Navy game. Havent even looked for our score yet (obviously am going to now)

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

I have absolutely no way to watch this game.

...and I'm perfectly ok with that.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I don't know how we feel about streams from dubious sources, but Sportsurge has some working stream options if you wanted to try there.

What a joke. Can't watch on HULU, can't watch on YouTube, ESPN app? Nope. Paid for ESPN+ and still nothing.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

FUMING right now. Literally the same text I just sent to my brother

the numbers don’t lie and they spell disaster

That was one of the most complete offensive drives I've seen from this offense in a LONG time. Good mix of run and pass with a variety of ways of doing it. Let's see how it goes when it's not scripted

Best drive since UNC

Admit it, you're just messing with all of us folks who can't watch it.

serious question here:

why can't we just do that every time

the numbers don’t lie and they spell disaster

We should just schedule Syracuse defense for every game

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

Good start, score on first possession....

Looks like something has definitely changed for the offense. Burmeister keeping on the read option. And they throw to the TE for the TD.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Firstrowsports....BB3 to Delilius for a TD

I love these jerseys btw

Why is Malachi Thomas the first running back to get consistent carries on a drive in week 8 of the 2021 season?

If we look like that all game and we don't make these jerseys permanent then fire everyone

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We'll have to see where we land with TOP first

Well, their scripted first series went well. Let's see what happens if Syracuse makes some adjustment.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Who is the RB Thomas? Where is Blackshear? Holston?

Was the opening drive scripted?

Danny Coale down the right side line

Can't get this game? So odd. ESPN3 was supposed to be good for me

These jerseys look absolutely incredible on the broadcast. If these aren't permanent at some point someone needs to be fired

TurnOVER!!!

Crap..

I'm already gonna be drinking so I guess it doesn't hurt to comment on just how AMAZING these jerseys look

It's fucking embarrassing that we seem to be playing as good as we look, yet the vast majority of the home audience can't watch.

β€œAlso, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

All of the networks that show it according to the acc website are northeast...

Danny is always open

Are you the internet mob?

If that mob consists of most of the entirety of the Southeastern United States, aka: their primary viewing area who can't watch, then sure. Oh hey it me.

β€œAlso, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

The fuck is with blackouts? You want LESS viewers?

We need a stop on this drive.. keep the momentum.

defensive failure!

Wow that was terrible....He was untouched on that TD

Well this is fun. Offense finally shows up and defense decides to stay in the locker room

Fuckin terrible

Danny Coale down the right side line

Is this game available on any streaming service? I can't seem to find it.

31 was useless on that TD.

Did not play his responsibility. Took himself out of the play.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Guess Malachi is RB1 now

Our best offensive play, the broken play were BB3 runs

malachi thomas Is a true freshman. Strange he's getting so much playing time but also nice to see us actually try something different and use some of those 10 scholarships

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Good news is I am mad at Whit instead of the twam right now and cant watch

Danny is always open

Blame Swofford

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

I miss Khalil Herbert! :-(

Herbert breaking runs with these uniforms would have given me major Lee Suggs flashbacks.

how was that not a catch?

This will stand.

Might be incomplete by an asscheek lol

Edit: I'll take it

Dang, that's an awesome overturn.

hell yea, he was clearly inbounds and clearly made a catch!

Where was this run blocking earlier this month?

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Pussy Touchdown Undenied

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Ah yes, the shootout we all expected is happening /s

I find myself with a lot of mixed feelings watching this. We look great in these uniforms, the players are playing hard and with great effort, and it's always great when the Hokies get a win. However, I have a feeling this will also cool Fuente's seat a bit with a win today. We always play like garbage and when Fu is on the verge of getting canned he pulls out just enough to save his job. Rinse repeat same thing next year. Ugh.

Ok is French calling plays? Power, power, power.....surprise it works!

"Don't go to, go through"

The defense is not getting pentation. This will hurt us later in the game.

I tried. Can't find it on streaming or on radio in Richmond. Whatever. Back to house projects

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

His decision was made after a phone call with longtime Virginia Tech assistant coach Bud Foster. All Foster told him was, "We win. They don't."

96.1fm in richmond

VPN to make the internet think you are in Seattle, use FIL cable login on ESPN.

How about...I don't have to do this bs. I live in Richmond. I should be able to watch my regional teams.

You can download the VT Athletics App on your phone and listen to the broadcast

Gotta force these guys to throw...good stop!

Better throw, that screen play would have been a much bigger gain

Tough call to make on the Blackshear "catch". He had control...

Terrible throw but way to snag by Blackshear

Despite the offensive success, Burmeister just isn't accurate enough. Ironic with Fuente and Cornelson that their chronic issue is QB

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O-line was blocking themselves... not the Orange

We're going the wrong direction

Danny Coale down the right side line

Clements just got beat on the sack

Don't worry-Corny with a double reverse on 2 & 8 to insure a 3 & long-he just picks shit out of a hat I swear

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He continues to be a terrible situational play-caller...and well...OC in general.

thats a lot of empty

Good adjustments by Ham!

This offensive line is softer than baby shit. 2 straight drives that have been completely derailed by their inability to block anyone

Peter Moore, what a punt!

VB born, class of '14

I think last year was a mirage for the OL, they looked better because they had an NFL RB playing behind them...not because they were good.

Are you forgetting the 1st Rounder at LT?

And 2 O-line guys that transferred out.

Our biggest problem on offense is QB play

Hokie Club member since 2017

The oline is weak on the blitz and there doesn't seem to be a quick passing scheme to counter it.

For those wondering a VPN cannot trick the ESPN app on mobile. The app requires gps location sharing to work. Therefore, you need to use a VPN on a desktop or other method where your GPS location is not being shared.

44 is having a bad game so far.

Strong has to look for the ball

Wth D

Let's see if we actually try and move the ball next drive.

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we won't per usual, Fuente's gonna run out the clock

Pathetic defense. You can't give up a methodical 99 yd drive.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Defense can't handle a running QB

Wow! Sweet!!!!!

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we just gave up a 99 yard TD drive.....

Beamer ball

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

It still lives....sometime! GO HOKIES

There we go! That reminded me of Vincent Fuller returning it all the way.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

99.5 yard drive, let me show you my shocked face!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

The people who want JHam as HC right now

Just came in to check the score (I swore I wasn't going to today) and we just gave up a 99 yard drive? Time to go mow the back 40 I guess.....

Special Teams!

Hey at least we got our two points lol

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Blackshear doing a pretty good Herbert impersonation.

all that for nothing

EDIT: I mean I guess a FG is nice

I'll take the kick

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Come on don't play this ultra-loose defense.

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Ok two minor, minor nitpicks on the uniforms. Overall they are perfect but two minor details. One, the orange is closer to Syracuse bright orange and should be burnt orange. Like maybe a shade brighter than Texas orange. Two, the orange sleeve numbers are a bit too small. The originals covered most of the sleeve.

I hope they do a Jersey auction on these. I told my wife I will cash in investments to buy one. She was okay with that.

There is no consistency in this squad...Offense has pulse, D shits the bed

Actually, they're fairly consistent at alternating bad days.

The defense is not getting it done today.

Of course

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

2 min defense needs some work

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Looks like Waller is out.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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giving up many 20+ yd plays is killing us

That was a given and the D had know clue.

Looks like Syracuse tried to be slick on that play, but our guys picked up on it.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

What?!?!?!??!

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Dammit. Fu iced himself yet again

We put the K in Kwality

What the fuck. Complete vibes of calling a timeout during the liberty loss. What the hell Fuente

Edit: upon further review Fuente is right that these refs totally botched the substitution. ACC refs are the worst.

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this is how you don't clock manage

Are you kidding me?!?!??

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Fuente is an idiot

Actually, he turned out to be right about that one.

Fu is a fucking idiot

Edit: Upon further review, it was the right call for the timeout. My bad.

This is one of the most bizarre ends of a half I have seen. Well, heard at least as just listening to the radio.

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this is two bad teams playing football right now

#poorcoaching

We put the K in Kwality

Led by two bad head coaches

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Two coaches comepeting in ineptitude

VB born, class of '14

turn the heat up

I have no clue what the fuck just happened to end the half. That was the weirdest ending to a half I think I've ever seen

Saved by the pole.

Edit: substitution snafu makes more sense, but why not just leave your goal line defense out there regardless at that point.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Man Fu really shows some fire when his job is on the line. Maybe wherever he goes next he should not be on a contract but just game to game. They might win the playoff.

What a shit show

That... was the most interesting sequence I've seen in a while.

We stuff them on a run which would have ended the half, but we also called timeout which nullified the play.
Then they doink a 19-yd field goal.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Justin Fuente is coaching against Dino Babers.

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What's going on?

ACC Football.

Two coaches with awful clock management. Both blew it.

LMAO.

What a fantastic display of bad coaching to end the half. Dino throwing up all over himself to blow a chance to take the lead. Fuente feeling jealous and calls that needless timeout to get in on the action. Then Cuse blows the gimmie FG anyway.

It's not possible in CFB, but it'd be fitting if this game ended in a limp noodled tie.

At least his explanation made sense

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This staff is BAD. Clock management is bad, opponent scouting/analytics is bad, in game adjustments are bad, recruiting is bad, player development is bad... Is there anything they do well?

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

calling timeouts at the worst possible times?

saying GRIT GRIT GRIT?

Equipment manager seems to be doing ok

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We send lots of players to the Transfer Portal...oh, wait

All Syracuse has to do in the second half is show pass and run the QB.

For those of you that can't actually see this game, Syracuse only had 9 on the field and began running 2 more on with like 5 seconds on the play clock. Fuente felt they should have been given a chance to match personnel but the refs didn't stop play which is why he took the timeout. People are only pissy because of the outcome of the play (stopped short of the goal line). Had he scored we'd be calling it a good move...

Was about to comment the same thing. I know people are drunk / unreasonable when watching their favorite team, but Fu was right about that one; that was complete ineptitude by the refs.

Exactly. I'm ready to move on to a new staff but he had to do that there and it was the right call. It was ridiculous what the officials were allowing.

Cuse was clueless. The personnel wasn't even gonna get to the line before the playclock ran out. Either they snap the ball without knowing what play is going on or they get a penalty for not having enough men on the line. So a timeout is gonna help Cuse regardless

^Yup. The timeout benefitted Cuse more by letting them regroup.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Too many men on the field penalty for Tech.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yeah, I haven't been a Fuente fan for a while but some of the outrage for his game calls is hilarious.

Yeah, I was pissed at first (see above comment), but the explanation made sense...my bad yall

I honestly get the timeout there. Cuse was running different personnel out there and VT wasn't being allowed to substitute to match. Fuente didn't want to take the timeout and obviously we all wanted the stuffed run to be the end of the half, but it was a pretty shitty situation and his hand was forced. The explanation he gave on the sideline made sense to me.

Which is worse: Our 2 minute offense or our 2 minute defense?

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

YES

toss up

270 yards of offense by Syracuse in the first half, who has lost 12 straight ACC games.... not good guys.

Yeah, but they gave up 200 yards to us and that doesn't include the long block return

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

Thats a normal timeout to take that we get mad he didnt take if they score

Danny is always open

Where is our pass rush?

Wearing these uniforms, playing a schedule that includes WVU, Pitt, Cuse, Miami, Boston College.

Too bad we don't have the W/L record of those years

Defense is getting beat at all levels. Need a turnover.

down hill in the 2nd half....ugh A running QB will kill us. (and is doing it)

That should have been a pick-6.

Schrader for Heisman. SMH.

Sorry ass defense. They are getting manhandled!

0 adjustments defensively out of half, still getting demolished by this quarterback and absolutely no pressure. The "Justin Hamilton for head coach" people need to pump the breaks

Agreed. Always respect another Hokie, but his position group (safety) is not good, and the defense is pretty average at best.

The lack of P5 size and any dependable depth on the DL is coming home to roost today.

Lol 2021 Virginia Tech Football...it'll get after ya

Why couldn't the defense have played this bad last week when it wouldn't have mattered???

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Tunata out for the rest of the game. Ugh

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Great catch Caleb Smith

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

our play calling is looking desperate

these announcers....I can't stand them

Tre's gotta catch that

Offensive implosion just when the defense really needed a pick up. Need a defensive stand so badly now.

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It's not a coincidence that after the first 2 drives we've done jack shit on offense. Cornelson striking again, seemingly having completely abandoned the run game that was working

Sorry ass offense.

if y'all watched squid game and need another lit kdrama to watch......I recommend "My Name". Sorry OT, but tyring to take my mind off this gasme

We have not passed the ball well all year.

We are infact one of the worst passing teams in all D-1.

We are in a 1 point game.

And we have completely abandoned the run...makes total sense

The best passing QB Fuente has seen in his time at Tech, though... how can this be?

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they might as well pull BB3 at this point, he's for sure still hurt

If we lose this one, I think you have to have serious thoughts about pulling the shirt on Tahj and seeing what you have, or else Robinson could maybe play QB.

Completely?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Good stop (and sounds like some luck) and good field position. Let's do something good.

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Big play Tre to the rescue

As much as I'm tired of jet sweeps, Tre executes them better than anyone else I've seen in our uniform.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Good no-call on the "running into the kicker", but the kicker deserves some kind of bad acting award.

At what point is BB3 going to start keeping some of these options?

...last play against UVA.

We put the K in Kwality

Thomas is clearly the runner we've needed all season. If we needed to go through 10 to get to him, I guess we're finally there.

And Blackshear is outright fast if he gets to daylight.

Malachi is in for the TD

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Thomas?

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Thomas is looking good today

Is 26 points our highest output of the season?

We put the K in Kwality

It's more than Clemson got...can't say I expected to say that this season!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Is Holston injured? Thomas is looking good though

Yea I was asking the same thing. Is he hurt or in the "dog house"?

Danny Coale down the right side line

I don't know, but leave Thomas in for a while.

Complete speculation: Dog house. There was a tweet a week or two ago where someone said Holston needs to be fed the ball more, and he replied in agreement. Can't seem to find the tweet any more so maybe it got deleted.

Ooooooh. Forgot all about that.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

has he done anything this year to make you think we shouldn't be giving carries to other backs? not to me. i have been waiting patiently to see thomas or lee start getting some carries

Cornelson didn't call stupid plays from the 2 yard line there. Crazy.

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Thomas can find the inches we need.

No disrespect to Blackshear but he needs some thunder to go with his lightning or it doesn't work

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Yes. Absolutely. We need both.

I'm liking the law firm of Thomas and Blackshear!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Haha Fu remembers ND

Win or lose we look really damn good today

And by that I'm talking about the uniform. Fucking hell that needs to be our permanent jerseys going forward. Goddamn they are sharp

This is my school
This is home

I read that first line and was really confused with your optimism :)

😎

This is my school
This is home

They nutsacked Schrader on that one.

He's the TE-QB model that I hate opponents to have.

JHam's made some adjustments?

Without Waller and Strong no less

VB born, class of '14

Great punt return.
Special teams are doing their part today.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

ok we have good field position again, plz score

Sweet Feet Tay!

Greenwood held Tre!

*Wears BeamerBall era jerseys*

- Blocked XP returned for 2 pts.
- Syracuse misses FG.
- Made a 48 yard FG.
- Big punt return by Tay.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

Thank you for your service.

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Can't get 10 yards in opponents territory for a FG attempt? Smh

VB born, class of '14

idk why we didn't try passing on 3rd?

No flag???

Danny Coale down the right side line

BBB 1 of his last 9 throwing.

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How do they not call that a PI?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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That should've been PI!

Turner has to run through that arm, or make it more visible to the refs that he's being held through some theatrics.

That being said, yep, bad call. And yep, ACC refs suck at their job.

Wow. Bad no-call.

Jesus took long enough to call that hold.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Everybody in the stadium saw that one.

Good yet obvious holding call.

Hard to believe we have to compliment ACC refs on doing basic stuff.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Except they got the spot of the foul completely wrong

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Baby steps.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Definitely holding happening there.

#31 is getting abused

I was seriously worried he was going to fall forward far enough to get that one...

Glad he didn't make it.

Good lord that was easy

Schrader trying to game a targeting call there... your last name is not Brady, young sir.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Schrader playing that for all it was worth.

Well, more than it was worth, really.

Alright, I guess I'll watch the rest. What have I missed? Anything promising?

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

True freshmen running back Thomas. Safety Peoples has laid some people out today.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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a lot of bad football

We are still under 300 total yards for the day. Thomas/Blackshear and not turning the ball over are buoying the offense today.

We tackle like turtles fuck...ugly!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

The lack of talent at D-line and LB is glaringly showing today.

Yeah, if Offense doesn't pick it up in 4th Q, D is gonna get bulldozed.

Best bet is simply to keep them off the field at this point

Are the "bad angles " coming from 'Cuse players being faster? ( I can only get audio)

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So in summary, our offense is playing above average today (our average), but....... Because VT games are supposed to be a heart attack factory, our defense decided to not show up.

This defense is terrible today

Apparently it's two hand touch on third and long.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

How did I know that was going to be a Schrader run, and our entire defense didn't?

They're trying to get through the day without tackling.

It's like last year's defense came to play.

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or worse

I'm only able to follow the game on ESPN Gamecast today, they're doing a horrible job keeping up with the play-by-play, but then it said this:

"Garrett Shrader run for 21 yds to the VTech 3 for a 1ST down"

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

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This QB is on pace to have over 200 rushing yards in this game. Pretty sorry game plan across the board

The game plan is OK, but the tackling is non-existent.

Schroeder running is their only play. Unfortunately it's working too well.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Good football teams find ways to win.

Bad football teams make a second string QB with a terrible arm look like Lamar Jackson

I need to stop torturing myself each week, but here I am....sigh!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

We're here with ya. MLC

Love JH but can our DC really be a candidate to be our next HC....

Not at the moment, no.

It is looking like the offense will have to win this one for us today.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

empty stands, we're starting to look like UVA... of the past

Figure's that cuse's 0-3 ACC QB is playing the best game of his life today. Dudes running like a maniac

Par for the course for most opposing QBs. If you're looking for the game of your life, just wait for VT on the schedule

Tech's defense is looking like their speed and tackling sliders were turned down to 10 out of 100 in the NCAA football video game.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

If you look at all those games, though, they were mostly decided on the last play of the game.

This game is going to go down to who scores last.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

we'll score but it'll be called back because of a Fu time out

I can't even watch live, but for those of you who are able to watch the broadcast and are commenting on the terrible tackling, I don't even need to see it live, I can see it vividly in my head. Our guys ineffectually launching just their lead shoulder into the ball-carrier with no attempt whatsoever to wrap up, whereby they proceed to bounce off and fall to the turf while the opposing player continues on. Wash, rinse, and repeat.

You can't even blame it on them making an attempt to pop the ball out, because most of the times when they make this attempt at what they want to call a 'tackle', they're only aiming for the legs or hips, and are nowhere near where the ball is tucked. I have absolutely no idea whatsoever where/why this is being taught or not cleaned up by our staff.

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Spy the QB with Barno. Barno has been stopped dead in his tracks any time an OL gets their hands on him. Might as well use him to try and stop the one thing Cuse has been able to do successfully all day.

Schrader is neither fast nor shifty. He just has tons of open space, and when he doesn't, he just runs through poor arm tackling from both are LB's and DB's.

Yeah, I don't understand why we're not using him like we did versus UNC.

Thomas?

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Thomas having a hell of a game.

M. Thomas goes over 100 yards for the day

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Thomas wow...I'm impressed

Stupid 3rd dwn calls!

We needed a TE - QB.

Quincy Patterson, maybe.

ugggghhghhg settle for a FG

That 3rd down call was dumb

Couldn't call a pass with Burmeister's arm gimped.

And cue Redzone ineptitude

I mean BB3 is clearly hurt so I guess its not the worst cal

Disappointing outcome but I'll take it.

I hate that third down call we always run it and it always gets stuffed and it always looks like BB has forever in front of him.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Again, BB3 needs to keep the football on that option. The defense is playing absolutely no mind to that threat because he doesn't keep the ball.

dude is hurt again

Power running game, blocked kicks, slick maroon tops.

Let's get it rocking like 1999

The Dude Abides

BB3 probably hurt, that's likely why we handed off there instead of the option. Begs the question why he was in the game though...

Would you like Prys with that?

QB2 not available. QB3 likely not ready

Is Kadum QB2 or... at this point, QB10?

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Because your QB is hurt Cuse knew he couldn't throw and wasn't going to keep it. So Thomas had no chance. Should have done a wr screen or jet sweep....

Blackshear looked pretty pissed there getting pulled after a good run.

I get protecting BB3 there, but why take Blackshear out. Thomas needed a blow. Ffs with this staff and their half ass "decisions"

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Wasn't that ball on the ground?

that looked like it hit turf

Why are we not playing 100% inside leverage?

On 3rd and short they're running short slants all day

The ball was on the ground.

That wasn't a shadow, and there weren't hands under it.

The way Tech's 4th down defense has been this year, why not go for it every 4th down?

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Seems like I recall a high school coach that never punted...and it worked out for them more than not.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

1/3 more downs. Quite an advantage if you don't give up too many points.

Wow this D

You cannot neglect and let your defensive line talent languish for years without paying for it.

Then when you finally make defensive line recruiting a focus, lose a host of them in the Transfer Portal

4th and 2 from their own 33. That is total disrespect for our D.

Do you blame them?

Edit: 3rd and 13. Let's see if we can get a stop.

Double edit: 3rd and 18. Let's see if we can get a stop.

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Also disrespect for our O because we all know they probably won't score a TD from the 33 if Cuse didn't convert.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Finally a sack

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Defense got great pressure on Schrader that time.

Barno got the hand in there

We need a long drive and a TD. That could ice it for us

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Ask and you shall receive.

Would have liked to use a little more time, but good enough for now.

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I'm happy with the score (as I'm sure you are) but it was too quick

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Big play Tre!

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TEs are making contributions today

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Thomas?

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Let me be the first to dub this young man...

MMFT

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

TD Tech
M Thomas is showing out today!

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Malachi Thomas is a beast.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

TOUCHDOWN MALACHI!!!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Thomas for Heisman

Thomas!

Dude!

Team is playing hard and Thomas looks great today. However I think Fu did just enough to save his job today. Don't know how I feel about that honestly.

Fu should be canned regardless. but don't worry I don't see us winning many other games on our schedule

This alone might be enough to save it. As long as we are mathematically in the coastal race, Whit won't fire Fu. Then by late November all our candidates will be off the board, and Fu will point to young guys like Thomas and say he needs more time. Here we go again.

If we have a decent QB (Orji, Ferrell) we will be okay..... even with CornFu....

We had a decent QB in Hooker and didn't coach him and ran him off. Now he's statistically one of the best QBs in the country at Tennessee. We will not be ok.

Still 5 games left...and this one isn't done

He has plenty of additional opportunities to blow it in the next few weeks. Maybe they can win 5 or 6 more this year, but will be real tough to see that.

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welp my stream is finally crapping out

yeah mine is breaking

Danny is always open

Thomas won himself the starting job today. Haven't seen a day like that for a running back here in quite some time

Khalil Herbert.....last season?

Loved KH but he never scored 3 rushing TDs in a game and he rushed for over 100 yards only twice in the last 6 games he played in.

Herbert was an absolutely outstanding player on a pretty bad overall team.

He's now in the NFL and having immediate success as a rookie.

Thomas has had one absolutely stellar game...against Syracuse.

I hope he turns into an absolutely outstanding running back, but might want to pump the brakes a little on this one

He ran for 208 and 2 TD against Duke last season. That's pretty comparable

Herbert is great, and a different kind of RB.

Was great to see Thomas have a great game. I want to see more of him.

hattrick for Thomas!

Welcome to the starting lineup Mr. Thomas!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Did we just find a starting RB?

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Where do I buy a Malachi Thomas jersey?

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Where do I buy a throwback Thomas jersey?!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Strong is unable to cover anyone

Our defense needs some tackling practice.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

HOLDING!

Actually, tacking the defender.

Griffin had him damn

and then Griffin got tackled

Tackling and angles optional

Damn can't even make them drive the field

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Thanks Dino for keeping that clock going...never mind.

Our offense has to keep them off the field

The defense is really missing Waller.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Daley is a coverage liability

Am I the only one who thinks Syracuse's "running" QB has a better looking arm than anyone on the VT roster?

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"This is not a football team that likes to make things easy" on the radio. Love it.

Syracuse has run for 302 yards.

Okay, need to field this kick and get a couple of first downs.

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Schrader has run for 178.

2 1st downs and it's over... let's hope Corn isn't too conservative.

I'm not the only one nervous thinking that we'll find a way to lose this one, right?

So King isn't even returning kicks now either?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yeah Thomas isn't fast enough to be returning KOs.... IMO

Not entirely sure I understand why, unless he got hurt and we didn't hear about it.

Or maybe the team is experimenting with Thomas being the "everything" guy a la David Wilson.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I think we keep two back, so they might have kicked to the other side?

VT is not playing it safe by just handing off

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

When Robinson caught that ball, I was like "why is he still running? Why doesn't he get out of bounds?"

Then I remembered that we were actually winning late and that that's what he's supposed to do.

That's how long it's been.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I was actually afraid he was going to run outside, and was happy when he cut back in.

Still need 2 1st downs because we got the 1st one on 1st down

Come on Hokies. We need a first down

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I remember when I said thomas was gonna be decent damn itπŸ˜‚

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

Short side of the field with the jet. Stupid

Awesome...who's ready to get their heart ripped out again

thats game, they're gonna drive down the field

unfortunately we all expected this

Fire Cornelsen. He fucking sucks

Lmao..I guess that's slightly better than Incompletion there

Actually, yes.

get that time off the clock.

Running game going strong, let's drop back pass with an injured QB.

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Let's hope we tackle and cover...

Come on Defense

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Just another stupid play call on 3rd down. You keep him the pocket where all he can do is throw it or take a sack. You gotta have him move the pocket so he can throw it, run it or take a sack that is for negligible loss, not 10 yds. Those 10 yds are important!

Two more stops needed by the D

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I'll live with that...

Come on, get 1 4th down stop!

Whelp.

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They are 4 for 4 on 4th downs!!!

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Its gonna happen again..
Fire Fuente

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Are they seriously not going to call holding in this game?

D Strong cost us the game on multiple plays

Spy him with Barno!!!

He is faster than Tisdale

Call the obvious holding.

It's there in every play.

"Heartbreak hotel"

omg omg omg omg

I'm so fucking tired of losing

Lmao I'm freaking glad it happened again.... Whit has no excuses anymore time fire that sack of shit Fuente

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Fire them all

Fire them today

This is my school
This is home

fire fuente
EDIT: today

So we're firing everyone including JHam now, right?

Chokies in perfect form.

On the bright side, you can now put the nail in the coffin of this sorry-ass coaching staff. Feel sorry for the defensive side though. I know they had a terrible game here, but this is the first bad one this season. Wishing JHam the best wherever he lands next year.

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Of course

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Fire everyone!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Welp. Here we are again.

J Ham get the hell outta here. Hes not ready for this shit

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

I'm frustrated too. But it is the first bad game of the year. Almost certainly gone as you have to let the new coach pick their staff, but I wish him well and hope he keeps doing well wherever he ends up.

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Norte dame game up 8 with 4 mins left and we loss. Hes incompetent

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

Yeah true. Amazing how I managed to black that out. Although that was coupled with the no help from the offense. This one was the first totally on the D.

They really did a good job turning it around from last year. Wonder if the defense completely falls apart now. Can easily see the entire team mailing it in now that the season and coaching staff have got to be gone.

Have a good rest of the day AP. It is a real bummer.

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Can we please fire this entire staff immediately.

Syracuse is literally the least talented team in the ACC

That's just what a 6-inch advantage will do. *sigh*

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

From 12 minutes ago.....

lepakkkkk | 12 min 14 sec #

I'm not the only one nervous thinking that we'll find a way to lose this one, right?

LAWWWLLL

I JUST SAW THE UPDATE ON GAMECAST:

"Garrett Shrader pass complete to Damien Alford for 45 yds for a TD (Andre Szmyt KICK)"

I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING AT OUR INEPTITUDE SOMEONE PLEASE SEND HELP

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Try this. It's the best I can suggest.

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Strong beat again.

Was there something wrong with him? sick? He didn't have his confidence or swagger.

Too soon? #MakeTheMove

Name a ludicrous reason to lose: 4/4 on 4th down conversions

Are they chanting Fire Fuente in the crowd?

I think they're mostly too stunned to talk.

#FireCornFuHam

Hoping Strong is hurt because he has looked like a huge liability all season

Not cool.

I don't literally hope he is hurt.

Hoping he's playing injured because he does not look like the player he appeared to be last season.

I.e. one he is healthy he will return to form.

Getting toasted by two star receivers from Syracuse isn't going to work out in the long run

I see what you're saying, but you have to be super careful with that phrasing.

Not gonna lie, impressive agility by that coach.

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Schrader has had one of the best games for a QB in Lane Stadium ever and he's looked incredibly average against other teams. The defense looked so freaking soft.

And the offense can never get it done when they're actually needed.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Syracuse. This is where our football program is

BYE BYE FU - YOU NO TALENT ASSCLOWN

A smart DC blitzes on this play.... i know what VT would do....

Last week it was the offense that failed, today the D....

Second time we've been up two scores late in the fourth and have managed to lose the game.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

This is what happens when you coach not to lose. 🌽 wasn't aggressive enough after the 1st down by Robinson. The throw to Robinson was actually safe but he made a guy miss and got the 1st down. Cuse's coach went for the 4th down, in his own territory with 9mins left. I wish our coaches had those stones....

And if we went for it and failed, the calls for Feunte's head would just as visceral. "Damned if you do, damned if you don't "

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We need a big dual threat QB with an accurate arm... like...... Hendon Hooker! Oh, wait... they thought BB3 was better. :-)

Shame that the breakout game by 24 will be a letdown loss

Unfortunately we can't hold late leads and protect our home turf. Another disappointing loss. I love Virginia Tech but this is not fun to watch anymore.

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Thank you for your service CJF. All the best to you.

Congrats to Justin Fuente on becoming the most hated person in Tech sports history.

He's earned it!

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that was surprising. i never thought we would win. but i was sure we were gonna lose by a last second field goal, not a td

I'll take the L if it means we get a new coach. I'm done.

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Fuente must go β€” NOW! If Babcock balks then he must be fired too.

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Glad I didn't follow. I'll watch the joke of a review on YT

Even when you get skunked; fishing never lets you down. 🎣

I told myself this morning forget it. I am not investing my time in such a sh$t show. So we went hiking. Just got off the trail. Beautiful hike in western North Carolina down the Green River. Just checked my phone and see that my decision was correct.

Second report. Looked at the sequence of the game (since I did not watch it live) and it looks eerily similar to the Notre Dame game. Up by two possessions with three minutes left. Offense plays not to lose. Defense gets rolled and voila, Fuente finds a way to lose again.

Well the good thing is I'll be hunting on Saturdays for the next month.

Me too, I can't be lost as a fan, ever, but I can sure as hell find something else to do next Saturday.

Fuente is 0-2 against Babers and Cuse.

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Time for a changes!

and Why did we let Hooker go?