Tech Thoughts: more Spring Practice part V…


Fu fighters, ... 1o1.

Fu fighters, … 1o1.

Virginia Tech may be done with spring football practice 2016, however; someone is not done objectively covering it.  Then, and only then; we shall let the no news is good news subjectively of the TSL sitzkrieg otherwise known as: any of the 129 D-1 football teams college name insert here:_________, off-season officially begin. For now however, the wheels on the omnibus of actually authentic things to still cover go round and round. As I’ve got at least another full spring football practice set of notes to type up and then probably a spring football practice wrap-up and regular season predictive article of sorts left to write. Maybe even two more sets of individual baller oriented practice notes at that.

Personally, this is not my favorite time of the sporting year. Logan Thomas is tall. Virginia Tech needs offensive-line help. Some peeps like the new revamped donator plan and some peeps don’t. (Yawn), or meh, or in other words… rain equals wet. And yah, yah, we’ve all been to this O&M off-season downtime B.B.Q. before.

I for one however hope to keep you in real news for longer than most; so let us take a look-see at some lingering spring football practice personnel odds and Ends and see what those with less than an Eye in the Sky may have missed… [Read more…]

Tech Thoughts … spring practice part IV:


Lot going on in Blacksburg, Va. this past week and weekend. Some in memorial –God Bless o4.16.

Game on!

Game on!

Some things are always going on over on Slusher Beach as the New River Valley starts annually heating up.

And even some football to boot!

I have a lot more than this.

However, in the interests of having more objective off-season things to write about, this will suffice for now. As per always, there are some guys making a move, some guys just setting the pace and a few guys who need to get it in gear. Timely enough Bristol Motor Speedway short-track weekend pun, insert here ________ check!

As only 3 work days remain to make your O&M depth-chart, move! [Read more…]

Furman at Virginia Tech football preview

#168 R.P.I. Furman @ #1o1 R.P.I. Virginia Tech:

Today’s word of the day is…Paladin




  1. a paragon of chivalry; a heroic champion.
  2. a strong supporter or defender of a cause: “the paladin of plain speaking” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
  3. any of the 12 peers of Charlemagne’s court.
  4. Virginia Tech’s first football win of 2015furman helmet

As these Paladin’s were a D-1aa second-round play-off team just two seasons ago. Albeit a very even looking 15-16 under fifth year head coach Bruce Fowler overall. So the jury is still out on just what Furman can be under coach Fowler. The Paladins won the D-1aa National Championship in 1988 -twice runners up- and former Cincy Bengals Super Bowl coach Sam Wyche once played there. Furman counts 36 players on this year’s team who own starts; there is that.

And that’s about that.

Virginia Tech really should win this one, rain is rumored to be wet, and yet there are some very unwelcome O&M Qb story lines regarding a r-shirt being pulled come Saturday afternoon for a 3:34pm kick-off on ESPN3.

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Dwayne Lawson thumbnail scouting report:

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi!”

**** or 4-star rated dual threat Qb, one Dwyane Lawson of Sunshine State (Florida) by way of Tampa Bay, is bringing his version of Lawsonville to Blacksburg, Va.!

Here is what really bent my Eye on tape -per always- in our omnipresent website motto of:  here real men congregate and: “…speak truth to the power!

i.e. uncensored and unabashed…

As I saw several things I really did like in film-study, and a couple more than may need some, well, some time, some calories, and some reps. And prolly a r-shirt as well.

(read on to find out, what)

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