Virginia Tech football preview: Liberty Flames

N/R R.P.I. Liberty #67th R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech opens its first non-Beamerball season in virtually three decades or 29 years this Labor Day weekend down in the New River Valley under much ballyhooed inaugural game and season, with new head coach Justin Fuente.liberty lid

The 115,000 campus + online enrollment Liberty Flames of D-1aa fame -now gone F.C.S.- come a calling as a 28 underdog at 12:30pm on ESPN3, if you are live streaming at home. Liberty departed at least 1 mega stud baller –and same as mighty Virginia Tech is looking for a Pivotal replacement at Qb. Every preview I read has Liberty tabbed 2nd or 1st in the Big South football conference this year (in a six horse southerly race mind you). This I have to admit; surprises me, as did the opening point spread and this segues us neatly into… our signature word of the day.

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Virginia Tech football thoughts…

Virginia Tech football starts in less than a fortnight or with about 13 more days until all of you get to open your very first coach-Fu O&M gift wrapped – and hopefully- highly offensive present at home, in Lane, on Worsham Field, when hosting Liberty. Coach God willing…

"Start your engines!"

“Start your engines!”

Per chance, there is however some real live news coming or should I say seeping outta Blacksburg Virginia during the normally sleepy Slusher Beach dog days of summer. As a nugget, t-freshman, or rookie voting year Qb may have emerged as a suddenly credible Qb1 threat to start in game no.1. There are a couple of other (sur)names that have emerged this camp that are worthy of some further namedropping mention and likewise analysis. And there was also a great article written this week by Chris Coleman of techsideline.com that is worthy of further numerical and trend gleaming amplification; plus some hardcore coach-Fu Memphis era statistics that might just objectively surprise you in both directions.

I therefore urge you accordingly, buckle up, it is about to get… real! [Read more…]

Virginia Tech football thoughts…

Virginia Tech football is coming up on just about a full fortnight of practicing in esprit de corps for the very first ever Virginia Tech football game with Justin Fuente as the head honcho or big cheese atop the Hokie helm.

One of you two needs too … emerge!

Probably not much of a contest as a 27.5 opening line betting favorite as the hosting O&M home team out on the Vegas big-board avers or connotes.

I for one find that to be a bit; low. Virginia Tech does not to need to worry about Liberty seeking any revanche any revenge or any sporting payback next season or any time soon. And we do have this little matter called Tennessee up next no matter how liberating game no.1 is, or is not. So you might as well get the starters as prepped up as you can before you ask them to volunteer for something a bit more difficult in the fifth through the eight quarters of regular season play otherwise known as the Battle of Bristol itself. In the meantime however; some evidence has emerged to confirm a few things and some, -shall we say- some other evidence has emerged to tagline a very Pivotal (Canadian Football League pun for Qb insert________here; check) a very Pivotal lack of likely Qb1 news. Or at least evidence that was formerly expected to emerge regarding transferring JuCo quarterbacking (read: Evans) hopeful upward movement; that has now officially failed to emerge as Evans go thus far. Ergo, R.A.T.T.’s rejoice, this one is not as “P.A.T.T.y-cake, P.A.T.T.y-cake, baker’s man”; as some previous articles have been; …and neither is the terminal contact sport we all call football. Or so last time I checked… [Read more…]

Virginia Tech football thoughts…

Virginia Tech football just broke August Camp 2016 and is now finally in full preparation mode for a warm-up Liberation weekend followed by a totally jumped-up call for …Volunteers.

This man seems renewed to me!

This man seems renewed to me!

Tech reported everyone back to camp; although as you no doubt already know by now, uber talented yet pretty well muddied off-field and therefore likely formerly Qb3 Dwayne Lawson has left the Beamer Barn building; accordingly, Godspeed and God Bless to Mister Lawson out in Kansas. In the meantime however, we have objective summer training camp regimental things to examine and a few early returning weigh-in whispers and vibes; plus some overall offensive tempo driven things and as always a few odds and Split-Ends to tie up. So with less than 30 shopping days until Hokie football v.2016, let us get started and jump right on in! [Read more…]

Virginia Tech football thoughts…

Virginia Tech football has had its itinerary of 2016 seasonal players report to campus, check-in, and get weighed up.

"On one, on one. Ready? BREAK!"

“On one, on one. Ready? BREAK!”

Tech is set to kick off August Training Camp on Thursday as R.A.T.T. preparations begin in full for coach-Fu’s debut or inaugural season of Hokie football. Per always and ever single time that I can recall, there were a few guys who came correct and reported to camp in noticeably better cardio and pulmonary shape than before. Three cheers and a Hokie hurrah for them! And yet there (seemingly) were no really discernible guys going physically backwards, or guys going to one too many keg parties this summer or for one too many trips to momma bear’s the home-cooked fridge’. I for one find that refreshing indeed; to the point of being unique. to the point of being, stunning! As in heretofore never ever seen before; so let us caucus and take a closer look at some of the more interesting weigh-in and strength and conditioning results and see what we can gleam and just what all of this renewed emphasis on what they are calling: “Turbo Fitness” might just, mean… [Read more…]

Virginia Tech Football thoughts…

Virginia Tech football practice is about a fortnight away give or take.

Almost time to take the Worsham Field!

Almost time to take the Worsham Field!

Probably the most interesting training camp at Virginia Tech in oh say, about three decades, give or take.

I for one can not wait, time for something real to write about for a change and make no mistake; we who are blessed to write about Hokie sports still have so  much study and (hopefully) learn about Coach Fuente and his new cadre of imported Memphis staffers. As everything -well almost everything- is brand spanking new down in the Beamer Barn and the abutting outdoor real live grass practice field. What some would have me say had indeed grown at lest a little bit old, is new again. New big whistle, new Fu’fense when the Hokies have the football and even some new metaphysical blood on tap for Bud Stout. However, there are a few more odds and Split-Ends to cover. So let us hop right to it before this oblong spheroid football thingy really does tip-off for keeps in just a couple more weeks. [Read more…]

Eye in the Sky public scrimmage#2, Techbits…

Despite the ever growing (or tightening) O&M whisper, vibe, hint, and sourcing omertà, here are several things that have indeed, caught my Eye thus far this 2015 training camp.

Individual medley style this time.NCAA FOOTBALL: DEC 28 Russell Athletic Bowl - Rutgers v Virginia Tech

As I see several individual baller things’ that I do want to hit upon before we get to Labor Day night.

And I likewise do see a couple of things I’d like to see cleaned up.

So let us R.A.T.T. hop right to it. As unanimous Associated Press #1 in the galaxy “the” Ohio State is only really a fortnight away.

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