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Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: RealConservative on April 11, 2017, 10:29:44 AM
Its almost that time of you. Spring football is heating up and D1 schools will be backing their Spring Games over the next month or so.


Does Clemson, or the ACC, repeat? Alabama has to be a heavy favorite. What are yalls thoughts on the upcoming college football season and our schools here in Virginia?
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on April 18, 2017, 03:11:21 PM
Clemson doesn't repeat as national champs. I wouldnt go so far to say they don't repeat as ACC Champs, though. I think Alabama and Ohio State are 2 of the favorites, and I'd put Oklahoma and USC in the mix as well.

The ACC conference is very unpredictable right now. Maybe the picture will be a big clearer after the Spring games.
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on April 19, 2017, 08:33:09 AM
I've give it a shot. My final ACC Standings for 2017:

ACC Atlantic

Louisville
Florida State
Clemson
NC State
Wake Forest
Boston College
Syracuse

ACC Coastal

Miami & Virginia Tech (Tie)
North Carolina
Georgia Tech
Pittsburgh
UVA & Duke (Tie)

Conference Champion Game: Louisville
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on April 19, 2017, 11:01:18 AM
Too early for me. We've got the NBA playoffs and all of baseball first!
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on April 19, 2017, 07:04:10 PM
Spring football is my main focus right now, and the NHL playoffs. Not so much as my squad failed to make playoffs for the first time in my adult life.

I've tried to get back into baseball, its just too slow on TV! Thats just me. I sure loved it when the Braves had that DYNAMIC bullpen: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Greg Maddux.
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on April 21, 2017, 08:33:27 PM
spring football is a joke.the only reason they have it is to keep the players in shape.
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on April 21, 2017, 08:34:30 PM
Quote from: Common Sense;2144
Spring football is my main focus right now, and the NHL playoffs. Not so much as my squad failed to make playoffs for the first time in my adult life.

I've tried to get back into baseball, its just too slow on TV! Thats just me. I sure loved it when the Braves had that DYNAMIC bullpen: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Greg Maddux.

braves are pretty much pathetic now.
Title: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on April 22, 2017, 06:42:45 PM
Quote from: cubsfanbudman;2174
spring football is a joke.the only reason they have it is to keep the players in shape.

Spring football is great. You get to see what you have in the talent-cabinet after the Seniors last seasong to get ready for fall. Virginia Tech had some early enrollees so we got to see some dynamic new talent who could play as true-freshman this year. Now, no more practice. Just lifting weights, studying playbooks, text books, and coaching scheming to get ready for the last week of Summer.


And honestly, as an alum and fan.... the Spring Game is "tailgate practice"!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on May 28, 2017, 03:43:38 PM
i look for the tide to keep rolling this year.saban,s ego caused them the title last year,should have let kiffin coached the last guy,not the bum from usc who is now the atlanta falcons oc.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on May 29, 2017, 10:52:51 AM
Clemson's matra BYOG (Bring Your Own Guts) got them that win.    They've lost a few big playmakers from last years so we'll see how they fare on getting back to the ACCCG.

I can't wait to see what they bring to Blacksburg in the Fall!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on May 30, 2017, 10:56:11 AM
Just looking at your predictions again CS and you pick Tech on top and the Hoos on the bottom. Fair prediction, but I'm hoping UVA sees some sunshine this season. Dark clouds have been around too long for that program.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on June 04, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Eventually they will bounce back, but their schedule isn't very easy.

They open with William & Mary, which should be a win but after starting last year with a L to Richmond it may be closer than expected. But a win nonetheless.

Indiana would be a neck-and-neck game, and then they get a rematch with Uconn after the loss last year. Uconn was pathetic last season and they don't get much better. Should be a W for the ACC school

Then they go to the "Smurf Turn" at Boise State. That will be touch to compete with. A sure L coming from that trip.

The ACC schedule isn't going to be forgiving either this year. They play Louisville, at Pitt, at UNC, and at Miami. They get Virginia Tech at home but their atmosphere is easy for the Hokies. Not a hostile road crowd anymore. And UVA has a LOT of making up to do from last years 52 - 10 loss in Blacksburg to even make this one a respectable lost.

I predict at 3-9 at worst, and 4-8 at best for the wahoos.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on June 28, 2017, 08:10:05 AM
Part of me cant believe that all these media outlets are predicting Miami to win the ACC. Its becoming the annual standard for sports reporters based on their talent and their history winning titles. Except...by mid-season they falter, players attitudes flare up, arrests, disrespect for coaching and fans, etc. The sports media still loves on the U.

I will say this though- Miami IS undefeated in ACC Champion Games!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: RealConservative on June 29, 2017, 07:15:57 PM
Part of me cant believe that all these media outlets are predicting Miami to win the ACC. Its becoming the annual standard for sports reporters based on their talent and their history winning titles. Except...by mid-season they falter, players attitudes flare up, arrests, disrespect for coaching and fans, etc. The sports media still loves on the U.

I will say this though- Miami IS undefeated in ACC Champion Games!

I chuckled on that one. Thats because Miami hasn't gone to the ACC title game yet!

I'm hoping my Deacons are going bowling again this year. Dave Clawson has a good thing going and I'm happy with the crowds we are pulling in now. Got a pretty easy schedule this season.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on July 06, 2017, 02:19:09 PM
Part of me cant believe that all these media outlets are predicting Miami to win the ACC. Its becoming the annual standard for sports reporters based on their talent and their history winning titles. Except...by mid-season they falter, players attitudes flare up, arrests, disrespect for coaching and fans, etc. The sports media still loves on the U.

I will say this though- Miami IS undefeated in ACC Champion Games!

I chuckled on that one. Thats because Miami hasn't gone to the ACC title game yet!

I'm hoping my Deacons are going bowling again this year. Dave Clawson has a good thing going and I'm happy with the crowds we are pulling in now. Got a pretty easy schedule this season.


Going to be a competitive year in the ACC. The conference continues to grow and contend with the SEC.

I won't remark about the last game I saw the Hokies play in Winston-Salem. But after back-to-back 3-9 seasons there wasn't much place to go but up for the season since Clawson took over.

That's spot on about Miami though!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on July 14, 2017, 08:48:34 AM
ACC Media Day was yesterday. Some interesting tid bits from the discussion.

Staying true to home and the ACC division that's represented in our state: Duke's Daniel Jones and Virginia's Kurt Benkert are the only Coastal Division starting quarterbacks returning from last year. I saw nothing impressive about UVA's QB, or the whole team, at all last year. But Daniel Jones gave Virginia Tech fits, as that kid can play hard and tough. The Hokies graduated and lost some of the best offensive players in the ACC, but the defense comes back loaded up with talent. And defense wins games!

The ACC is contending to come off a 2016 season that saw the conference at #1 of the Power 5 conferences. Clemson won that national title and Lamar Jackson of Louisville won the Heisman Trophy. What are the odds that the ACC will maintain its spot at the top?

And looking at the schedule can Lamar Jackson play enough to be in the Heisman race again? A lot of talk on these 2 topics was that Louisville only has 4 returning starters on offense. Jackson will have to groom some new talent to keep those stats up.

And Clemson has graduated some of its best talent from the Championship squad. Deshaun Watson at QB, Mike Williams at WR and captain Ben Boulware at linebacker.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on July 14, 2017, 10:38:21 AM
ACC Media Day was yesterday. Some interesting tid bits from the discussion.

Staying true to home and the ACC division that's represented in our state: Duke's Daniel Jones and Virginia's Kurt Benkert are the only Coastal Division starting quarterbacks returning from last year. I saw nothing impressive about UVA's QB, or the whole team, at all last year. But Daniel Jones gave Virginia Tech fits, as that kid can play hard and tough. The Hokies graduated and lost some of the best offensive players in the ACC, but the defense comes back loaded up with talent. And defense wins games!

The ACC is contending to come off a 2016 season that saw the conference at #1 of the Power 5 conferences. Clemson won that national title and Lamar Jackson of Louisville won the Heisman Trophy. What are the odds that the ACC will maintain its spot at the top?

And looking at the schedule can Lamar Jackson play enough to be in the Heisman race again? A lot of talk on these 2 topics was that Louisville only has 4 returning starters on offense. Jackson will have to groom some new talent to keep those stats up.

And Clemson has graduated some of its best talent from the Championship squad. Deshaun Watson at QB, Mike Williams at WR and captain Ben Boulware at linebacker.

I really think the ACC is getting up there with the SEC in terms of football. I love the fact that it's a very competitive, National Championship worthy, league. I will be cheering my Hokies on like usual, but it will be interesting to see how the offense performs this year.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on July 14, 2017, 12:11:34 PM
I'm right up there with you Mr. Skins!

The defense should be good again as the secondary is going to be the best in the ACC; possibly in the country! The 2 Edmunds boys from Dan River, Brandon Facyson and Greg Stroman. 2 of them (Tremaine Edmunds and Greg Stroman) have been nominated for a pair of the defensive player of the year trophies.

And this morning at the 2nd day of the ACC Media Conference Andrew Motuapaka brought the lunch pail to the podium. Bud Foster always brings the best to battle. Our guys are ready to go to work.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on July 14, 2017, 12:55:51 PM
Normally I don't watch college football but I think I will watch the ACC this year just so I can hang out with you guys. I don't have a favorite team yet but I'll pick one soon.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on July 14, 2017, 08:23:27 PM
Normally I don't watch college football but I think I will watch the ACC this year just so I can hang out with you guys. I don't have a favorite team yet but I'll pick one soon.
May I suggest my avatar! lol
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on July 15, 2017, 10:19:47 AM
Normally I don't watch college football but I think I will watch the ACC this year just so I can hang out with you guys. I don't have a favorite team yet but I'll pick one soon.
May I suggest my avatar! lol

I give a STRONG 2nd to Riggins statement!

You want a program in Virginia that THRIVES on a winning tradition, and has one of the best homefield advantages in the country then coming to Blacksburg, Virginia- home of the Hokies of Virginia Tech.

We win. We've beaten the other in-state schools the past 13 seasons in a row. And last year we beat the wahoos 52-10 its not even that competitive anymore.

Hokies bring the lunchpail attitude and stand by it. We don't just play the game, we go to work!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on August 01, 2017, 05:56:52 PM
the chokies? really? i respect your right to pull for them,they aint that tough at home.i think FSU is gonna win the acc and make the playoffs this year.i bet they give bama  a good game or beat them week 1.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 02, 2017, 07:41:11 AM
Nothing bad about a team that was is a bowl debate with a new head coach going on to demolish North Carolina at their house, beating Miami by double-digits, laughing down UVA for the 13th time in a row, and making it to the ACC Championship game!

I think FSU will take it to Alabama in the opener in a close game. The best thing about that game is that it will give a good preview of the college football playoff, because even the losing team in that game can still make go all the way! My outside prediction: Criminoles 24 Alabama 20

Overall in the ACC I think there is so much up in the air on the Coastal side. I can't predict a clear winner, but I think that squad mentioned above takes it all this season. 
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on August 02, 2017, 10:26:41 AM
UVA fans don't really have a leg to stand on when insulting the Hokies. The Hokies have owned them for how many years now? And at least the Hokies have been bowl eligible for almost every season for the past several years. They just need to recruit a good quarterback whose willing to stay through his senior year, and you'll probably see the Hokies mentioned among teams good enough for a National Title. It will happen for Tech, and I think it will happen sooner as opposed to later.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 02, 2017, 11:25:49 AM
Virginia Tech has gone to a bowl every season since 1993.

Virginia Tech has beaten UVa 13 seasons in a row. Including last year in Blacksburg when the Hokies won 52-10.   

Glad to see us playing West Virginia again this season. First rivalry game that will actually be competitive in quite awhile!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Solon on August 03, 2017, 03:03:18 PM
VA Tech is ranked #22 in preseason USA Today coaches poll published today.

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The Hokies got 235 points in the poll, which had five ACC teams in it. Florida State came in at No. 3, Clemson at No. 5, Louisville at No. 17 and Miami at No. 18. Pittsburgh, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Syracuse also received votes.

It's the first time since 2012 that Virginia Tech appears in the preseason poll.
http://www.roanoke.com/sports/virginia_tech/hokies-ranked-nd-in-preseason-coaches-poll/article_97907b30-7866-11e7-b7b1-83862b89bce0.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Breaking%20News&utm_campaign=News%20Alert
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on August 05, 2017, 08:33:44 PM
Virginia Tech has gone to a bowl every season since 1993.

Virginia Tech has beaten UVa 13 seasons in a row. Including last year in Blacksburg when the Hokies won 52-10.   

Glad to see us playing West Virginia again this season. First rivalry game that will actually be competitive in quite awhile!
very year
pulled for alabama since i was 10 years old.i pull for uva basketball.va tech gets overrated every year.and if they were in  the sec,they would get beaten like a lakota drum almost every week,
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on August 05, 2017, 09:15:55 PM
The SEC is way overrated and about to get their butt whipped this year by the ACC! lol
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on August 06, 2017, 09:08:30 PM
The SEC is way overrated and about to get their butt whipped this year by the ACC! lol

and the chokies gonna win it all.  lol
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 07, 2017, 08:29:46 AM
Not a single "choke" last season by any means. Brand new coach, brand new system, and surpassed ALL expectations.

The debate was would Virginia Tech maintain its record breaking bowl-streak or have no post-season. 10 wins and an appearance in the ACC title game proved all of that false! After whooping the crap out of the other Virginia school (52-10) and going to beat the SEC squad Arkansas shows that Coach Fuente and the boys from Blacksburg are still in the mix. And on our way to being great. (And now we finally have an offence!)
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: RealConservative on August 07, 2017, 12:56:42 PM
I'm no big Virginia Tech fan, but I have several relatives who are alums. And I remind you and them that my alma mater won a few years ago, albeit the most painful game to watch in college football and as it was double-overtime 6-3. Anyways. Yeah the first coach after Frank Beamer is turning out to be a great hire. Those birds are crushing it!

My boys also whooped on the "other Virginia school" 27-20. And we went bowling and won. The ACC is proving itself to be a head-to-head contender with the SEC.

Wake Forest is in the toughest division in the conference with Clemson, Florida State, NC State, and Louisville headlining. I still predict my Deacs to make another bowl game and continue to build up to be toughest team in North Carolina.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on August 08, 2017, 08:06:57 PM
i have hated va tech since dooley coached them in the 70s.i,d pull for them over unc.fsu.but nobody else.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 15, 2017, 12:42:27 PM
Well, we'll just keep winning, making bowl games, winning bowl games, and winning conference championships! Left UNC in the dust down in Chapel Hill last year. All that squaking and the Hokies but it down 34-3.  I think our team practices are more competitive than that!

Joshua Jackson was just named starting quarterback for the Hokies yesterday afternoon. Redshirt Freshman from Michigan who has good pocket presence and a great arm. I like the fact that he was a Michigan State commitment, and then seeing VT hire Justin Fuente as the new head coach, he takes an official visit to Blacksburg, then drops his committment and signs with Virginia Tech. He was brought up in this system last season and I like him taking the reigns.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on August 16, 2017, 04:40:53 PM
I'm leaning towards Va. Tech this year.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 31, 2017, 08:45:45 AM
ITS HERE!!! FINALLY COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!

And the seasons opened the other nice with Standford, a favorite in the Pac-12, dominating Rice 62-7. Granted, Rice is a nobody and Standford has national title hopes, but its football.

I'm looking forward to 2 big games Saturday-

Alabama vs Florida State
West Virginia vs Virginia Tech (Sunday at 7:30PM)

The real rivalry is back for my Hokies. Its been years since we have played in the "Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy" but the history remains. Its somewhat of a violent history, and you can read about what Mountaineer fans have done in the past- like when we beat the in Morgantown and some of them peed in water bottles and threw them at elderly Hokie fans. The Hokies won the last matchup 34-17. That game was on the road at West Virginia and it was in 2005.

Either way. Both schools are ranked in the Top 25 and will playing at Redskins stadium in Landover, Maryland. This is going to be a close one. I believe the team that makes the least amount of mistakes will win this one by 1 score.

Hokies 24
Mountaineers 21

 
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on August 31, 2017, 08:48:00 AM
Wow, VA Tech VS West VA. Used to be a big rivalry game when both of these schools were in the Big East. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to watch this game. Who's going to QB the Hokies this year?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on August 31, 2017, 09:39:43 AM
It was the rivalry for decades and decades. Then the Hokies went to the ACC and there was some violent clashes in the fanbases that let the both athletic directors agreeing on putting the rivalry aside. Now its back!

Redshirt Freshman Josh Jackson has been announced the starting QB. His first day on campus with with the new head coach Justin Fuente, so he has been brougt up in the new offensive system. He has a strong and accurate arm in the pocket but the athleticism to get out and run for yardage.

We had our biggest weapons on offense graduate and leave for the pros but the talent is still there. Cam Phillips had almost 1,000 yards receiving last year and we didn't lose anything on the offensive line.

Oh, and he is from Michigan where his dad was an offensive coach at Michigan for years. And its kind of cool that a former Michigan QB said he will be giving Josh Jackson a call Saturday evening to give him a pep talk before his big start. I think I would be pretty hyped up if Tom Brady was calling me before my first college football game, too!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on August 31, 2017, 09:56:24 AM
It was the rivalry for decades and decades. Then the Hokies went to the ACC and there was some violent clashes in the fanbases that let the both athletic directors agreeing on putting the rivalry aside. Now its back!

Redshirt Freshman Josh Jackson has been announced the starting QB. His first day on campus with with the new head coach Justin Fuente, so he has been brougt up in the new offensive system. He has a strong and accurate arm in the pocket but the athleticism to get out and run for yardage.

We had our biggest weapons on offense graduate and leave for the pros but the talent is still there. Cam Phillips had almost 1,000 yards receiving last year and we didn't lose anything on the offensive line.

Oh, and he is from Michigan where his dad was an offensive coach at Michigan for years. And its kind of cool that a former Michigan QB said he will be giving Josh Jackson a call Saturday evening to give him a pep talk before his big start. I think I would be pretty hyped up if Tom Brady was calling me before my first college football game, too!

I know this sounds like a homer statement to say, but I do feel that at some point, Justin Fuente will bring a National Championship home to Blacksburg. He just seems to have the ability to make teams better, and I think when we start to see Tech getting back to their winning ways on a regular basis, you're going to see better recruitment and you're going to have players want to come and play for VA Tech. Loved Frank Beamer, but looking back, that National Championship in '99 turned out to be the best he could do for Tech. He never got the team back to that point. I felt he was close, but then there were always games that left me scratching my head. In all honesty, that year was probably an over-achievement. Again, I loved Frank Beamer and he will always be considered VA Tech to me, but I always felt he wasn't on the level high enough to get a National Title home to Blacksburg.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 03, 2017, 11:06:52 AM
Beamer didn't wanna play WVU anymore because of all the violence...I guess that's why they are playing on a neutral field tonight...anyway let's go Hokies!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 03, 2017, 06:35:35 PM
i think va tech wins 28-21  dont know how good they are,but i think they are better than WV
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 04, 2017, 10:43:13 AM
Great first weekend. Congrats to the Hokies and the Hoos. Nice to have both my Virginia teams in the win column.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 04, 2017, 11:02:16 AM
Great first weekend. Congrats to the Hokies and the Hoos. Nice to have both my Virginia teams in the win column.
Agreed....the Hokies have a good QB and a good punter...need a kicker and some work on the running game and the defensive secondary....it wasn't a pretty victory but we held on,mainly because of mistakes by WVU.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: superman on September 04, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
Attended the UVA-William & Mary game Saturday. Damp and misty weather held the crowd size down. Virginia was far better than they were in last year's opener against Richmond. Next up for UVA will be Indiana from the Big 10. Kickoff is Saturday at 3:30 at Scott Stadium.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 04, 2017, 04:21:47 PM
Congrats to the hoos on their win against a JV team. The biggest crowd in Charlottesville is when the big brother comes to town from Blacksburg.

Hokies freshman QB grew up, about a year, ever quarter. He was composed against a unique WVa defense. I like this kid!

The interior blocking needs to be touched up bigtime. The running game couldn't get consistent without good blocking and downfield blocking. And as for the kicking game....Joey Slye was an all-conference kicker last year but last night was baffling. Hope he's able to move past that shaky start and get back to usual effectiveness.

It was GREAT to beat those guys. Thats the REAL rivalry for Virginia Tech. And the Black Diamond Trophy makes it return to Blacksburg for the 4,270 day in a row. Next up is Delaware Fighting Hens.

Time to workout any kinks before ACC conference play starts.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 04, 2017, 06:19:58 PM
ova has a good chance to be a  good team now under mendenhall.ova was the best football college in virginia beforte the chokies were. they also played for a nat title and would have gotten it had sean moore broken his thumb.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 04, 2017, 07:33:06 PM
I'm not sure what school "ova" is but sounds like they could compete with uva nowadays.

Virginia Tech is on a 13-season winning streak against the hoos.

56-37-5 is the overall history with the Hokies in the large win column there.

Virginia Tech has won 4 ACC Championships and 7 ACC Coastal Division championships since joining the ACC in 2004.

This rivalry has become a bore. I wish the hoos the best of luck in trying to get that lofty goal of more than 1 conference win this season!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 05, 2017, 07:15:24 PM
when did you jump on the chokie bandwagon?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 05, 2017, 07:21:28 PM
I grew in a Hokie family.

And in 2007 I graduated from Virginia Tech; with honors.

And every fall I look forward to the amazing atmosphere and winning tradition we have built. The energy at Lane Stadium is untouchable.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 05, 2017, 07:48:51 PM
i saw it for the 1st time in 20 years this july.they have spent big money on that stadium fixing it up.also got one hell of a nice baseball  stadium behind it.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 10, 2017, 04:23:24 PM
ohio state got embararassed by the sooners.guess they aint gonna be in the playoffs,
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 12, 2017, 03:04:25 PM
The score doesnt even tell you how bad that beating was!

Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jacksons both put up Heisman worthy performances this past saturday.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 16, 2017, 02:45:47 PM
uva looks pretty good today beating the piss out of uconn,27-12 in the 4th quarter,
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 16, 2017, 07:39:01 PM
what a great ending in the florida and tennessee game at the swamp.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 16, 2017, 09:02:03 PM
Hokies put a hurting on ECU,64-17
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 17, 2017, 10:44:00 AM
Hokies put a hurting on ECU,64-17

Indeed they did and dang if UVA didn't whup up on Connecticut too! UNC blew Old Dominion away and O.D. gets to play Tech in Blacksburg next. Wouldn't be surprised if Tech didn't outscore themselves!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on September 18, 2017, 08:53:56 AM
Hokies have Old Dominion next before Clemson. That Clemson game is going to be tough. Might be the first 'L' my beloved Hokies get. Looking at the rest of the schedule, however, the way the Hokies have been playing, they might not lose very many games this year. Georgia Tech is always a tough game, Miami will be a tough game, Duke, etc.. but all winnable games IMO. Clemson, might be a different story. At least it's a home game.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 18, 2017, 03:15:35 PM
After a slow start the Hokies opened it up and rained hellfire and brimstone down in Greensville.

Josh Jackson is really coming into his own:

24-31, 372 YDS, 5 TDs

Thats a nearly perfect down in the pocket for the Freshman!

Clemson is the class of the nation, in my opinion. They've have 2 big wins against Auburn and then in Louisville. I consider a 1. Clemson 2. Alabama standing right now.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 18, 2017, 04:46:09 PM
Hokies moved up to #13 in the top 25 this week!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 18, 2017, 05:35:04 PM
Hokies moved up to #13 in the top 25 this week!

Yes sir! And with a win over Old Dominion this Saturday we should have our eyes on the Top 10 before the Clemson game.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 22, 2017, 10:44:52 PM
I know it's not over 'til it's over, but UVA was predicted to lose tonight in the double digits. Here we are in the 4th and UVA is up 35 to 14. If they win it will be the first lost on their home turf against a non-conference team in 17 years. Can somebody say "who are those hoos?" Playing some real football tonight!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Solon on September 23, 2017, 01:52:22 AM
UVA 42 Boise State 23

UVA had the long ball working for it against a team considered a 13 point favorite. Boise State is no pushover. In 2015 they crushed the Cavaliers 56-14 and last year enjoyed a 10-3 record which could have been better without a slew of injuries. They are/were considered a possible top 25 team and a likely champ in the Mountain West Conference. That's a big win for the Hoos.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 23, 2017, 02:27:21 AM
Yes great win for the Hoo's on the blue turf!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 24, 2017, 02:08:21 AM
VT goes 4-0 with their win over ODU and upset of the week was NC State beating FSU.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Solon on September 24, 2017, 10:22:31 AM
The early spread gives Clemson an 8 point advantage over VA Tech. Will it be that close?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 24, 2017, 01:49:07 PM
That Tech - Clemson game is going to be one to watch. Pulling for the Hokies, but I have no clue what to expect.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 24, 2017, 02:44:06 PM
uva may even givee the hokies a decent game?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 24, 2017, 04:00:27 PM
uva may even givee the hokies a decent game?

If it's not bad luck to talk about it I was thinking the same thing. Considering they have already played a mutual opponent and there is a lot of reason to think it will be a contest this year.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 24, 2017, 08:16:48 PM
well,we shall see. :-\
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: lazebone on September 25, 2017, 04:18:10 AM
The early spread gives Clemson an 8 point advantage over VA Tech. Will it be that close?

I was listening to a podcast where they brought up the topic of how a lot of the math for these things are created and manipulated. Long story short, they used the example of the Mayweather/McGregor fight ... they said that when the numbers were crunched, Mayweather was something like a 250/1 shot to win. However, there was no way any bookmaker was going to take those odds and they put it at 12/1 or so. And as the match got closer and the media and public sentiment seemed to up play McGregor's chances of winning, his odds actually improved to 8/1 or so. The point being, these odds are calculated for bet makers and takers, not what the raw data suggests. They calculate these things so that they hopefully can profit from whichever bet wins. 

So, lol, all that to say -   I'm guessing the actual advantage would venture into double digits.  ;D


That Tech - Clemson game is going to be one to watch. Pulling for the Hokies, but I have no clue what to expect.

Being away from the area makes me a little more sentimental about seeing my home teams do well. Glad UVA and VT are doing so well so far, but as I was looking at the scores Sunday morning, two things stuck out to me:

1- VT's strength of schedule sure isn't all that hot. If they lose to Clemson, they're going to need some blowouts to stay in the top 15.

2- They are definitely capable of those blowouts. They may not be playing those difficult inter-conference match-ups, but the scores are indicating that they are that much better than their opponents.

When you can put that kind of offense on the board, you're a threat to anyone. Add that to their always strong defense, and these guys look elite enough to have a chance. Can you imagine if they do beat Clemson? If they could do that and hold strong for the rest of the season with good win over Miami, I would hope that would be enough to get into the top 4.

At a minimum, we're going to get to see what one of the best VT teams since Vick can do against a "super team." I'm pretty excited to watch.

Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on September 25, 2017, 05:33:13 AM
Speaking of how the odds come to be, I took a look just now and the difference has narrowed to less than a touchdown. Clemson is a 6.5 point favorite as of this morning.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 25, 2017, 01:17:43 PM
GAMEDAY IS COMING BACK TO BLACKSBURG!!!

I'm ready for the champs to come into our town. The Tigers are damn good; and after losing some of their top playmakers they have shows they have the talent to not rebuild but to "reload". As for strength of schedule the Hokies have a pretty solid one:
@ West Virginia (neutral site but WVu was the away team)
@ Miami
@ Georgia Tech (these guys are looking dynamite)

The atmosphere is going to be insane and I hope my boys can take this one in a close battle.

The rise of the freshman Joshua Jackson has been remarkable. I'm glad he threw his 1st interception Saturday vs Old Dominion. He was able to race the anxiety of throwing a turnover and regrouping to get the boys back on the scoreboard. That gets him a little more prepped for Clemson, in terms of sport psychology and leadership.

Clemson has earned the right to be the favorite and #2 in the country. But Lane Statdium has earned the right to be one of the hardest places to play in all of sports. Its time to go to work!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on September 25, 2017, 04:24:56 PM
What time does the game start? I need to do some drywall repair at my rental house, but I want to see this game.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 25, 2017, 07:26:48 PM
8PM on ABC.

Prime time!

GO HOKIES!!!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on September 25, 2017, 08:30:21 PM
8PM on ABC.

Prime time!

GO HOKIES!!!

This!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on September 26, 2017, 11:44:45 AM
8PM on ABC.

Prime time!

GO HOKIES!!!

Oh good! That should give me time to do my work, get home, and get settled in. I have to drive up to Fieldale for this job. I live in Oak Ridge.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on September 26, 2017, 05:26:35 PM
The early spread gives Clemson an 8 point advantage over VA Tech. Will it be that close?
FSU has fallen far after losing their starting qb against alabama in their week 1 loss.i think alabama will make the playoffs again if they can keep winning.i also think usc,ohio state,and michigan have a real chance,as does clemson.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on September 27, 2017, 02:28:19 PM
That game show us all what was evident:

1- Alabama is just as good as billed. With the SEC not being as big and bad as they've been they will make it to the playoffs barring a game filled with mistakes.

2- Florida State was, and is, horribly overrated.


3- GO HOKIES!!! BEAT CLEMSON!!!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: lazebone on October 01, 2017, 07:06:03 AM
3- GO HOKIES!!! BEAT CLEMSON!!!

Clemson Tigers- 31  ... VA Tech Hokies- 17

Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on October 01, 2017, 07:20:44 AM
VT played em pretty good,let them get away with a couple big plays to put it out of reach.Our defense needs work in the secondary but we made some good plays on the line.Clemson's defensive line was just too much for our offense.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 01, 2017, 02:43:34 PM
Clemson is the real deal. Theres a reason they are the defending national champions. Some sloppy play and mistakes on our part, but their defensive line was unreal.

They are going to really tough to beat by anyone. Barring big injuries they are a safe bet to repeat an apperance in the national title game.


On to Boston College now. GO HOKIES!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 02, 2017, 11:00:14 AM
Tough game, but man, Clemson's defensive line is so fast off the snap of the ball. Our offense saw one or two of their guys in our back field by the time the ball got to the quarterback. Clemson had some speed! Their quarterback is fast too! I wasn't impressed by his passing ability though, but he was lightning fast when he scrambled. There were so many times that our linebackers were within inches of stopping him and they just couldn't make the tackle.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 02, 2017, 12:28:42 PM
Skinsguy- you're right on the money. Clemson has speed to burnnnnn.

Their d-line is loaded to the teeth with guys who blew us off the ball. We didn't establish a running game and make some key errors. But Clemson is well on their way to getting another national title.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 02, 2017, 12:52:11 PM
Skinsguy- you're right on the money. Clemson has speed to burnnnnn.

Their d-line is loaded to the teeth with guys who blew us off the ball. We didn't establish a running game and make some key errors. But Clemson is well on their way to getting another national title.

I saw some runs, but Clemson was stuffing a lot of runs too. Tech also had a crucial fumble when they were in the red zone. A turnover which later turned into six points for Clemson. You have to play mistake free football against them.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: RealConservative on October 03, 2017, 08:57:47 AM
Im proud of my Demon Deacons putting it close to Florida State. Guess the odds are that Florida State wouldnt going to be winless too much longer.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on October 08, 2017, 09:19:09 PM
Uva may give tech a game this season!
Uva has a great chance of beating unc and continuing their winning  ways!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 09, 2017, 08:55:33 AM
Uva may give tech a game this season!
Uva has a great chance of beating unc and continuing their winning  ways!

It could finally be a competitive game!

UNC is the Hokies next game at home after the upcoming bye week. But the Tarheels are absolute trash! They are 1-5 and they have been getting their backside handed to them every week. Their coach is on the hot seat and their QB has about a 15% completion rate.

Virginia Tech got the road win at Boston College 23-10. It wasn't pretty but a win is a win, especially in conference play.
Hokies are already a 87% Vegas odds favorite in the game against the Tarholes on October 21st.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 09, 2017, 09:12:48 AM
Uva may give tech a game this season!
Uva has a great chance of beating unc and continuing their winning  ways!

It could finally be a competitive game!

UNC is the Hokies next game at home after the upcoming bye week. But the Tarheels are absolute trash! They are 1-5 and they have been getting their backside handed to them every week. Their coach is on the hot seat and their QB has about a 15% completion rate.

Virginia Tech got the road win at Boston College 23-10. It wasn't pretty but a win is a win, especially in conference play.
Hokies are already a 87% Vegas odds favorite in the game against the Tarholes on October 21st.

It would be fun to see a competitive game with UVA. So as long as the Hokies come out on top of course!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 10, 2017, 05:05:14 PM
Hey, Skinsguy....it may be close for a bit but the Hokies will continue the STREAK on into 14 in a row!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 11, 2017, 07:38:16 AM
Not much going on in the college world this weekend in terms of big games.

No Top 25 team is facing another ranked opponent. I think the West Virginia vs. Texas Tech will be highly entertaining with really good QB play.

In the ACC Miami vs. Georgia Tech should be good. Miami is needed to find a new dynamic running back since they've lost their starter for the seasons with injury. I've thought GT is a threat to contend for the ACC coastal from the start of the year and this will be a big test for both squads.

The Hokies are a much needed bye-week as 2 of our big playmakers need to fully recover before coming back to ACC play.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 12, 2017, 10:43:00 AM
Hey, Skinsguy....it may be close for a bit but the Hokies will continue the STREAK on into 14 in a row!

You are right my man!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on October 12, 2017, 03:48:00 PM
I'm going to Tennessee to watch the Volunteers play South Carolina!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 12, 2017, 04:14:47 PM
I'm going to Tennessee to watch the Volunteers play South Carolina!

I love the Knoxville area!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on October 12, 2017, 05:35:32 PM
I've never been to Knoxville - so I'm looking for a fun weekend.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 13, 2017, 10:00:02 AM
I've never been to Knoxville - so I'm looking for a fun weekend.

It's a nice area. We have dear friends who live about 10 minutes from the university. I've found people there are generally really nice. They do have an impressive downtown area, IMO, yet Knoxville is supposed to be considered more of a small town compared to the likes of Nashville. My wife and I had kicked around the idea of moving to Knoxville, but I don't think our families would be very happy. Shoot, most of my family still lives in Bassett and they feel like we've moved so far away even though we're just an hour into North Carolina.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on October 13, 2017, 10:38:40 AM
Are you a River Rat? What year?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 13, 2017, 11:23:33 AM
Are you a River Rat? What year?

Yep! 1993.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on October 14, 2017, 05:02:40 AM
Wow Syracuse knocks off Clemson last night in a huge upset! Didn't see that coming!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on October 14, 2017, 12:37:14 PM
Wow Syracuse knocks off Clemson last night in a huge upset! Didn't see that coming!

Clemson never looked like they had the depth of their ranking this year. I was expecting something like this to happen, but I sure didn't think Syracuse would be the one to do it.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 14, 2017, 02:08:26 PM
I agree, Bill.

Plus their QB, who has been racking it up this season, got injures vs Florida State so the Cuse saw the wound on the offense and they went after it. And then Washington State gets DESTROYED last night so now the Top 10 rankings have been all shook up on what was supposed to be a lowkey game week.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on October 15, 2017, 11:38:49 AM
Good win for UVA at UNC yesterday,boy this weekend really had the upsets,gonna be interesting to see the poll tonight.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Bill Wyatt on October 15, 2017, 01:57:13 PM
UNC is not very good this year.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 15, 2017, 04:57:20 PM
UNC is not very good this year.

One of the worst in the ACC; if not THE worst.

And it wont be long until Larry Fedora will be fired as head coach. The will be coming into Blacksburg Saturday fighting for his career!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on October 16, 2017, 10:38:24 AM
Well guys - visiting Knoxville was better than the game. The Clemson game surprised me.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 16, 2017, 12:24:40 PM
Didn't even get to watch any college football on Saturday, didn't realize Clemson had gotten upset. I'll say this, when I was watching the VA Tech/Clemson game, I noticed that their quarterback wasn't that great of a passer, but it's his speed on the ground that killed the Hokies. I think once you contain him and force him to beat you with his arm, then you have him. Glad to see them get knocked off. Maybe it gives the Hokies a better chance at the ACC.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Steven on October 16, 2017, 12:31:24 PM
Skinsguy - you are a chap. I graduated from BHS in 1977.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 16, 2017, 02:36:47 PM
Skinsguy - you are a chap. I graduated from BHS in 1977.

My back doesn't make me feel like a chap! LOL!!! 42 years old and already falling apart! The funny thing is, I started posting on these Martinsville forums back in my late 20's. How's that for perspective on how long we have been trying to have online discussion forums for Martinsville?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 16, 2017, 04:26:31 PM
The ACC is shaping up for an exciting conclusion.

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech vs. Miami have ACC Title implications. And add to that whether or not Kelly Bryant returns to 100% or not have NATIONAL implications. Going to be quite a 2nd half of the season!

Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on October 16, 2017, 04:53:12 PM
Hey, Skinsguy....it may be close for a bit but the Hokies will continue the STREAK on into 14 in a row!
You said you thought they,d beat Clemson,how did that work for you?uva will give them a game,wait and see!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 16, 2017, 05:32:20 PM
Hey, Skinsguy....it may be close for a bit but the Hokies will continue the STREAK on into 14 in a row!
You said you thought they,d beat Clemson,how did that work for you?uva will give them a game,wait and see!

At no point did I say my Hokies would be Clemson. I said the rally chant: "GO HOKIES!! BEAT CLEMSON!!"

And said that Clemson is the real deal. And if they had their QB they wouldn't have dropped that game to Syracuse. If he comes back to 100% they should win their division again.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 22, 2017, 03:44:00 PM
The Hokies absolutley destroyed North Carolina.

That was total punishment and a stamp that the ACC Coastal still belongs to Virginia Tech.

59-7. The largest margin of victory in school history. It was back to Beamerball- with TDs coming from Special Teams, Defense, and Offense.


That and the Hoos getting beat down brutally by Boston College...made it a GREAT weekend to be a Hokie!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: RealConservative on October 24, 2017, 06:12:58 PM
The Deacs will snap this oh so close losing streak this weekend vs. Louisville!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 25, 2017, 07:12:15 AM
They've got a good shot but they've got a hell of a schedule left to become bowl eligible and make it to the post-season.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: cubsfanbudman on October 25, 2017, 04:10:27 PM
Alabama would beat the cookies worse than clemsondid!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 25, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
No choking on anything- the better team #2 and defending national champs beat us by 2 scores. I think Alabama would beat ANY team in the country by 10 points right now. I look forward to whooping UVa again this season to continue or DOMINATION OF THE RIVALRY!!!

The Hokies will continue our march to the ACC Championship game this weekend vs. Duke.

Virginia Tech wins and beat the -15.5 spread!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 26, 2017, 09:36:19 AM
No choking on anything- the better team #2 and defending national champs beat us by 2 scores. I think Alabama would beat ANY team in the country by 10 points right now. I look forward to whooping UVa again this season to continue or DOMINATION OF THE RIVALRY!!!

The Hokies will continue our march to the ACC Championship game this weekend vs. Duke.

Virginia Tech wins and beat the -15.5 spread!

Justin Fuente has really done a great job of restoring VA Tech as a powerhouse team of the ACC. I try not to be a homerish fan and expect things that probably won't happen, but I have a feeling that sooner or later, Coach Fuente is going to put the Hokies in the National Championship game. He has been successful every where he's went, has taken traditionally bad teams and have turned them into winning programs, and he's doing the same to a Hokies program that has traditionally been a winning program that was on the decline. This is probably the strongest football school that Fuente has coached at, and I think that gives him a huge advantage.   
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 26, 2017, 01:47:14 PM
No choking on anything- the better team #2 and defending national champs beat us by 2 scores. I think Alabama would beat ANY team in the country by 10 points right now. I look forward to whooping UVa again this season to continue or DOMINATION OF THE RIVALRY!!!

The Hokies will continue our march to the ACC Championship game this weekend vs. Duke.

Virginia Tech wins and beat the -15.5 spread!

Justin Fuente has really done a great job of restoring VA Tech as a powerhouse team of the ACC. I try not to be a homerish fan and expect things that probably won't happen, but I have a feeling that sooner or later, Coach Fuente is going to put the Hokies in the National Championship game. He has been successful every where he's went, has taken traditionally bad teams and have turned them into winning programs, and he's doing the same to a Hokies program that has traditionally been a winning program that was on the decline. This is probably the strongest football school that Fuente has coached at, and I think that gives him a huge advantage.   

I agree! And the magic he is doing on the recruiting front is out of this world. Look at all the young guys that he's recruited from out of state and are already prime time players: Josh Jackson at QB for example. He is a Michigan kid and he's got one of the best passer ratings in the country as a Freshman.

The commitments keep rolling in. Just this weekend we got a commit from Georgia who picked the Hokies over Alabama and Georgia Tech. He's able to get players in bunches that we would have never had a shot at.

And just think....he is just getting started. GO HOKIES!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 26, 2017, 02:12:09 PM
No choking on anything- the better team #2 and defending national champs beat us by 2 scores. I think Alabama would beat ANY team in the country by 10 points right now. I look forward to whooping UVa again this season to continue or DOMINATION OF THE RIVALRY!!!

The Hokies will continue our march to the ACC Championship game this weekend vs. Duke.

Virginia Tech wins and beat the -15.5 spread!

Justin Fuente has really done a great job of restoring VA Tech as a powerhouse team of the ACC. I try not to be a homerish fan and expect things that probably won't happen, but I have a feeling that sooner or later, Coach Fuente is going to put the Hokies in the National Championship game. He has been successful every where he's went, has taken traditionally bad teams and have turned them into winning programs, and he's doing the same to a Hokies program that has traditionally been a winning program that was on the decline. This is probably the strongest football school that Fuente has coached at, and I think that gives him a huge advantage.   

I agree! And the magic he is doing on the recruiting front is out of this world. Look at all the young guys that he's recruited from out of state and are already prime time players: Josh Jackson at QB for example. He is a Michigan kid and he's got one of the best passer ratings in the country as a Freshman.

The commitments keep rolling in. Just this weekend we got a commit from Georgia who picked the Hokies over Alabama and Georgia Tech. He's able to get players in bunches that we would have never had a shot at.

And just think....he is just getting started. GO HOKIES!

Exactly! As much as I loved Beamer, I felt about four years ago, he should have called it quits. There were calls he made in certain games that just left me scratching my head. But then again, I also feel that way about Coach Gruden, lol!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on October 29, 2017, 11:33:59 AM
And the Hokies with another big ACC conference win over Duke!

Hokies 24-3

UVa contines to lose and goes back to the program reputation that they've had for about a decade now. Pitt ran all over time of the hoos 31-14.

I was suprised to see Miami struggle at times with UNC; especially since the Heels had to use their 3rd string quarterback.

This Saturday Virginia Tech at Miami should determine the winner of the Coastal division and who heads to the ACC Championship game.


GO HOKIES!!!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on October 30, 2017, 11:02:09 AM
And the Hokies with another big ACC conference win over Duke!

Hokies 24-3

UVa contines to lose and goes back to the program reputation that they've had for about a decade now. Pitt ran all over time of the hoos 31-14.

I was suprised to see Miami struggle at times with UNC; especially since the Heels had to use their 3rd string quarterback.

This Saturday Virginia Tech at Miami should determine the winner of the Coastal division and who heads to the ACC Championship game.


GO HOKIES!!!

That's a huge game!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 01, 2017, 05:04:25 PM
And the biggest game in the ACC, with national implications, is #13 Virginia Tech at #8 Miami.

Essentially, this is the game that can determine who wins the ACC Coastal and goes to the ACC Championship game. Miami had some struggles with UNC last week, but they are loaded with atheltes and has a really good coach now in Mark Richt. I think this one goes down to the wire and whoever wins the turnover battle wins the game.

I prediction:

Virginia Tech 27
Miami 20
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on November 01, 2017, 08:56:07 PM
I don't feel good about this game but hopeful the Hokies can pull out a victory.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 02, 2017, 01:04:32 PM
As much hype as Miami has gotten this year...and as much as I cannot STAND their "fans" or the team itself...they are loaded with talent. This is going to be a close, close one for sure.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on November 03, 2017, 09:28:02 AM
One of those games where it really will let you know where Tech is in terms of improvement. They, obviously, wouldn't on the level of Clemson when they played them. Let's see if they are close to the level of Miami.

Regardless, at least we know Tech will probably wind up being in a pretty decent Bowl game this year.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 05, 2017, 05:19:33 PM
Well, as it turns out Miami is back to being really, really good. They are loaded with athletics and they have an incredible coach.

Keep in mind- Coach Fuente is only 1 1/2 years into his Virginia Tech career and our quarterback Josh Jackson is only a freshman. After getting beating almost every play he showed that kid is tough as nails!

Our offensive line just could NOT protect him for the life of game. The speed rush just ate him up. They are a very talented team and I think they are now the favorite to win the ACC. Should be a really good game with them and Notre Dame this weekend.

Onto Georgia Tech for the Hokies. If UVa's defensive line was able to make penetration on GT then Ricky Walker and Tim Settle should be able to push that QB to the outside and then gobble him up. Its gonna be a tough game in Atlanta but its a noon kickoff.

GO HOKIES!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on November 06, 2017, 02:41:27 PM
Yeah, that game was tough. There were a couple very ticky-tacky pass interference calls on the Hokies that left me scratching my head, but I guess they call that stuff much closer than they do in the NFL.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 06, 2017, 04:33:31 PM
That first pass-interference call was ridiculous. But. In the end, it didn't matter cause we couldn't protect our QB, our receivers couldn't catch the ball, and we couldn't defend all that well.

Miami. As much as I cannot stand their fans and their whole "swagger", they are really good. Really good.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on November 07, 2017, 09:18:42 AM
That first pass-interference call was ridiculous. But. In the end, it didn't matter cause we couldn't protect our QB, our receivers couldn't catch the ball, and we couldn't defend all that well.

Miami. As much as I cannot stand their fans and their whole "swagger", they are really good. Really good.

Georgia Tech is always a very tough game. Their triple option offense is ridiculous.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 07, 2017, 12:39:01 PM
It is. But I think we have the power in our d-lines and the speed on the outside that we can shut it down pretty well. Got to make up for last season!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on November 11, 2017, 07:34:52 PM
Offensive play calling at the end of the game for VT was stoopid....3 and 1 with plenty of time left to get a fresh set of downs...incomplete pass...then 4th and 1 and incomplete pass in the endzone....wth were they thinking?
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 12, 2017, 11:29:59 AM
Just bad play calls yesterday at key points. And poor execution in most aspects. Poor performance overall.

Why, on that final drive and that final 4th and 1 did we throw to the endzone and NOT JUST SNAP THE BALL UNDER CENTER AND HAVE JACKSON LUNGE FORWARD FOR THE 1ST DOWN?!?!

Grrrrrr....the guys have to learn from this. Its still a developing team for sure, so we have that going for us.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on November 13, 2017, 09:09:17 AM
I tell ya, for some reason, Georgia Tech always gives the Hokies trouble. They could be a winless team and will still play like a #1 ranked team against VA Tech. Just seems like there are certain teams that match up well against other teams, and no matter the situation, those teams are going to win.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 13, 2017, 11:04:52 AM
I just don't see how we let that receiver go WIDEEEE OPEN down the middle the field and catch a ball that almost any other players couldnt have caught cause he was so damn wide open.

And the 2 passes when it was 3rd and 1 and then 4th and 1. Just run it up the gut.

Bad. Bad play calling to finish it out.

Hard to keep hold of the fact that this is a very young team on offense. And we had 3 guys who broke records at their positions last season (quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end) leave school early to go into the NFL draft. Its hard to fill those shoes.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Skinsguy on November 13, 2017, 03:46:40 PM
I just don't see how we let that receiver go WIDEEEE OPEN down the middle the field and catch a ball that almost any other players couldnt have caught cause he was so damn wide open.

And the 2 passes when it was 3rd and 1 and then 4th and 1. Just run it up the gut.

Bad. Bad play calling to finish it out.

Hard to keep hold of the fact that this is a very young team on offense. And we had 3 guys who broke records at their positions last season (quarterback, wide receiver, and tight end) leave school early to go into the NFL draft. Its hard to fill those shoes.

It will take some time. I think Jackson will continue to grow as a QB and I think he's going to be really good. A year can make all the difference in the world. A year and a great recruitment class.
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 13, 2017, 04:23:03 PM
JJ has been amazing as a freshman quarterback. Phenomenal actually. Our lack of running game, which is uncharacteristic for the Hokies, has set us back midway through the season. Jackson had to shoulder much of the productivity of the offense.

His future is BRIGHT. And the recruits we keep getting in during the Fuente era are going to continue to pile up!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Solon on November 15, 2017, 01:08:42 AM
After upset Saturday guess where the ACC stands? Clemson is No. 2 and Miami is No. 3 in the national playoff lineup. The ACC Championship game will knock one of them out of the picture. Of course, Virginia could preempt that and make one incredible statement coming up this Saturday. Go Hoos!

Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 15, 2017, 08:45:20 AM
Andddd bad news for my Hokies.

Our starting safety Terrell Edmunds (Danville) is out for the reasons for shoulder surgery. Its worse as his backup Diablo is out for the season following an injury a few games ago. Now the "next man up" is a redshirt Freshman Khalil Ladler. Very athletic kid but 3rd on the depth chart.

Through practice Bud Foster has been rotating a couple starters so we'll see how this goes. Should handle Pittsburgh but now I'm stressed about the game with the Hoos. Hokie Nation still wants 14 wins in a row against the kids from Charlottesville!
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Riggins on November 19, 2017, 06:24:42 AM
Great goal line stance to win the game for the Hokies yesterday but they didn't play good overall.I was sure Pitt was gonna score on that last drive.It's funny after all the criticism last week about the 2 point conversions,yesterday when they should have tried for 2 on that last score,they didn't lol
Title: Re: 2017 College Football Season
Post by: Common Sense on November 19, 2017, 05:07:21 PM
That was a hell of a win. Sluggish and sloppy most of the day. I was also convinced that Pitt was gonna put it in there for the win in the final seconds.

But REAL MEAN WIN ON THE GOAL LINE!!!

4 downs. Less than 1 yard to the endzone.

And not an inch earned. Hokies take the win at home on a good senior day with a big sack on the goalline by Senior captain Andrew Motuapuaka. Hell of a stop!

Now on to play the boys in blue from Hooville. Should be a good game, solid matchup. Hoping that some of our injuries can heal so we can BEAT UVA FOR THE 14TH YEAR IN A ROW!

GO HOKIES!