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Hokie360 posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 minute ago
When do GAs typically get announced (at any school)?
If he wanted to get into coaching, he'd likely end up as a GA someplace. I'm not sure when those positions are typically filled.

In other news, his little brother Charlie Brewer (2017 QB) committed to SMU (and coach Chad Morris) a couple weeks ago.

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HokiePhilmore posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 30 minutes ago

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nvpbrown posted in the thread Clarification on Feb. 12 home date by HokieWrestling on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 38 minutes ago

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maddogbob posted in the thread CWS shows how important good pitching is. by maddogbob on the Virginia Tech Baseball Board 57 minutes ago

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Hoakie82 posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
I'm not saying Brewer isn't tough, I just think it's odd how much love he
Gets & how little Glennon got for being tough. When Glennon took a much worse beating at times. Plus, we won 10 games every year Glennon was here and Glennon was player of the game in the ACCCG one year. Glennon had his faults but he's every bit as tough plus some over Brewer.

Please don't let this lead into a Glennon bashing thread. That only reflects poorly on you.

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hokienole posted in the thread SIR: Bud Foster ranked #1 DC in CFB by lanebrain on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago

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HOO86 posted in the thread Pittsburgh Athletics released a 5 year strategic plan. by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 1 hours ago
Georgia Tech needs to add soccer.
GT has been in the ACC long enough to start soccer programs. GT has about twice the male student population than female student population. They should add men's soccer. They are not Title IX constrained.

They are in the perfect conference to do so, and they can play it in Bobby Dodd Stadium. I know that the SEC is backwards when it comes to men's soccer, but GT isn't in the SEC anymore. I'd like to see GT add men's lacrosse too, but I'm not expecting miracles. Soccer is a no brainer though. Author Blank is building a new dome stadium for his new MLS team, Atlanta United, along with the Atlanta Falcons, and here GT is with no soccer.

[Post edited by HOO86 at 07/01/2016 6:29PM]

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EmbreyVT posted in the thread how's our new bypass road entrance construction going? pics? ready 2Sept? by HtownHokie on the Virginia Tech Football Board 2 hours ago
Was there on Tuesday and it is a very big project. It changes
a lot of stuff. I predict it will be ready for 2017 football season. I wonder what the plans are for the other side of 460?

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Mercury posted in the thread Pittsburgh Athletics released a 5 year strategic plan. by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
Interesting wake stats
For all the folks that talk about kicking wake out - pretty damn amazing at 63 with the size of their school and gt and Pitt much lower hmmmm

And ga tech who whines about their program is so impressive numbers don't lie-

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daveinop posted in the thread Disney to Buy 1/3 of MLB Digital Streaming Arm by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago

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NokieHokie posted in the thread SIR: Bud Foster ranked #1 DC in CFB by lanebrain on the Virginia Tech Football Board 2 hours ago

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HOO86 started a new thread on the Conference Realignment Board 3 hours ago
Disney to Buy 1/3 of MLB Digital Streaming Arm
They also have the option to buy another 1/3 in 4 years. This company produces the WWE digital streaming network.

ESPN is jumping into over the top digital streaming with both feet. I think it is fair to predict that the ACC Network will be distributed digitally via streaming. It talks about ESPN stepping up efforts to find more Sling TV partners out there.

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hokienole posted in the thread SIR: Bud Foster ranked #1 DC in CFB by lanebrain on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Or, the head coach supported the D tilt so far to one side it led,
especially over time, to increasingly O incompetence (last 4 yrs specifically).

chicken/egg issue...

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VAVET posted in the thread SIR: Bud Foster ranked #1 DC in CFB by lanebrain on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Re: Last year we had FIVE returning D Linemen who had....
no. all those guys had substandard years because of injury or other reasons not known. sometimes forget Marshal even played last year and he had been good the previous season. think Baron Williams should have gotten way more run

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hokienole posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
When VT got down in score, the O often got its act together and played w/
more risk and aggression... because there is no option to play it safe anymore when down in score, or you'll lose anyway.

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TekkNerd posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
I liked the effort he gave, but I never thought he was that good
The OSU game and the UVA comeback stick out. But overall when you compare him to our other starting QBs over the last 20 years, I'd say he was only better than Al Clark, and about even with Grant Noel. I don't really understand the love affair. If anything I feel that if the time and effort were put into developing Motley that he would have been better than Brewer. Down vote me all you want but Lefty spent zero time developing his back up QBs. Mark Leal was not as bad as he looked, and we now know that Motley is better than he was against OSU. Several fans wanted to keep Lefty just so we could keep Brewer around as a GA. That would have totally screwed up the chemistry of Fuente's staff.

If you really want to know how good your QB is, ask opposing fans. They'll be honest and unbiased. No one was impressed with Brewer outside the OSU game. But other fans were afraid of Vick, MV2, Randall, and Taylor.

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48zip posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago

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48zip posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago

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Tuckahokie posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago

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VTHokie2000 posted in the thread Kelly Koshuta to transfer to JMU. by Old Line Hokie on the VT Womens Basketball 3 hours ago

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VaTechie posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 hours ago
Yepa, seems our QB's had no time forever ...
Brewer is not among the greatest Hokie players, but he damn sure is among the greatest Hokie warriors.

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EddieVT posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 4 hours ago
One tough SOB
I really liked the guy. He did make some bad plays, but also made some great ones.

A few thoughts to his struggles:

- Poor OL play
- His first year he had freshman ALL over the place
- I think Loeffler made things too complicated
- Lack of a running game for most of his two years

I will say that as bad as he was in some games...I will NEVER forget the way he played at Ohio State. He was amazing that night.

Reporter: What's a Hokie?
MB: "I'm supposed to say 'I am'"

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chuckd4vt posted in the thread It is July 1st. Where is Swofford? by SAMMYNOLE on the Conference Realignment Board 4 hours ago
Planning for a weekend on his kid's new boat. J/K. Maybe?
I do think the Swoffords are doing pretty well nowadays, while VT's finding itself consistently losing recruits to Iowa State.
[Post edited by chuckd4vt at 07/01/2016 4:04PM]

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wojotrane posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 4 hours ago
Re: Know what else I saw? Motu plays middle of field vs short pass game
Motu is hard to watch at times but does well in other instances. I need to remember that it is a team game and poor D-Line play exposes him and when that happens our entire D looks bad.

When our DL played solid it gave good lanes and access for Motu to excel. Really liked his Georgia Tech game.

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Stech posted in the thread It is July 1st. Where is Swofford? by SAMMYNOLE on the Conference Realignment Board 4 hours ago

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NokieHokie posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 4 hours ago

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aenggeorge posted in the thread TIC/FWIW flosports rio trip rejected! by aenggeorge on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
FloTRACK reaction not so fast!!!
all fine for flotrack




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PineyGladeHokie posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 4 hours ago
Not always great, but I'm not sure the bowl streak survives without him.
Also did not get the greatest protection either. We definitely had a dip in QB recruiting but I'll always think fondly of how tough he was. He took some big hits and just kept getting up with the exception of the broken collar bone.

[Post edited by PineyGladeHokie at 07/01/2016 3:23PM]

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aenggeorge started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
TIC/FWIW flosports rio trip rejected!
USOC SNUBS FLO!!!!

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aenggeorge started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 5 hours ago
Fwiw TIC flowrestling rio bid DENIED!!!
USOC snubs FLOSPORTS!



[Post edited by aenggeorge at 07/01/2016 3:24PM]

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949hokie posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago
Agreed but he was our best option at QB
There was something wrong with our QB recruiting for awhile with exception of TT.

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NokieHokie posted in the thread SIR: Bud Foster ranked #1 DC in CFB by lanebrain on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago

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GusDaMan posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago
Agree. I think lots of people WANT to love him, and he was our best option
but he really wasn't very good most of the time. His career (at VT) passer rating of 124.12 would have ranked him 79th in FBS 2015.

I agree that there is a good chance we get improved performance at that position this coming up year, despite (likely) breaking in a new QB.

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hokiepro posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago
Know what else I saw? Motu plays middle of field vs short pass game
Pretty well...perfectly positioned underneath TE with safety over top for game clinching INT.
He also stayed in front of Mizzell one on one in open field and limited gain to 3 yds.

The long run? It was on D Clarke, C Clark and Ekanem

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Mercury posted in the thread how's our new bypass road entrance construction going? pics? ready 2Sept? by HtownHokie on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago
No 2017
This is a complex project with new roads, traffic circles and new overpass - believe the circle around south get will be done

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hokiepro posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 hours ago
Really true and weird**

[Post edited by hokiepro at 07/01/2016 2:28PM]

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thankbud posted in the thread QB play: re-watched UVA game...Brewer was brutally awful until we were down by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 6 hours ago
Getting his bell rung and shoulder seperated must have been what he needed.
He played very well after that. The odd thing was that his passes had more zip on them.

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dallasvt posted in the thread Top VA Wrestling Recruits by vtdadingf on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 6 hours ago
I was under the impression Borst would not be a fit at 197 due to size/fram
e. I agree Adams looks pretty big himself.

Also, to be clear, my question about Adams was in no way meant to imply anything about how Tech feels about Borst, and I look forward to seeing Borst compete for VT wrestling.

If Borst can go at 197, that would be great (because it seems like he may be a smallish heavyweight - need that 220 weight class).

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Pylons posted in the thread WRT NCAA selection, SEC coaches seek clarity... by Gator Hokie on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 6 hours ago
Waste of time
if there were an easy way to explain it, there wouldn't be a committee to make the decisions

you gotta play quality opponents and beat a lot of them...it's hard to make it any "clearer" than that...other than maybe to say which metrics/rankings they value most for defining "quality"

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lawhokie posted in the thread ACC expansion, everyone has their favorites by BigCrumpy on the Conference Realignment Board 6 hours ago
The term doesn't tell anybody anything about a school
other than it benefited under land grant acts in the past. You are using the term to refer to big state schools with large fan followings, but half of the schools on the list do not fit that profile. It's easier and more accurate just to say you want to add a big state school with a large fan followin.

The term is thrown around a lot on this board and usually in the wrong context. For every big state school with big time sports on the list there is a small school with FCS or lower sports on the same list. For every big state school with big time sports on the land grant list, there is a big state school with big time sports that is not on the list. It's not useful.
[Post edited by lawhokie at 07/01/2016 1:48PM]

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HOO86 posted in the thread Pittsburgh Athletics released a 5 year strategic plan. by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 6 hours ago
The hype around that game this year is tremendous.
It is talked about on Sirius XM Radio like the biggest game in Pittsburgh since the last time the Steelers won the AFC Championship there. The cheapest tickets on Stub Hub in the upper deck end zone are $175.00. Crazy.

Here's how a Penn State beat writer describes it.

When it comes to Penn State’s 2016 schedule, Pitt is it. It is the first truly must-win game of the Franklin Era. Penn State opens with Kent State in Beaver Stadium on Sept. 3, then heads to the Steel City to start building Franklin’s post-sanction resume.

Make no mistake: It is a Big Game.

No loss of any variety by Penn State in 2016 would sting as much as a defeat at Heinz. Not even a repeat defeat to Temple, in Beaver Stadium on Sept. 17. Been there, done that. No Big Ten defeat -- not even a fall at the hands of Rutgers or Maryland (1-1 vs. Penn State over the past two seasons) -- would be as big.

As it begins Year No. 24 in the Big Ten Conference, Penn State still does not have a real league rival. Ohio State and Michigan? No, they have each other. (And the Wolverines also have Sparty.) Rutgers and Maryland? No, not yet. They feel about Penn State like Penn State feels about Ohio State and Michigan. Unrequited hate.
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HOO86 posted in the thread Pittsburgh Athletics released a 5 year strategic plan. by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 6 hours ago
I certainly hope so. We have their starting point this year at 110 rank.
To be in the top 10% they need to be in the top 30. The ACC had 6 members there this year with 12 in the top 50. Pitt at 110 is the lowest in the ACC, so if they can get into the top 20%, they'll be with the rest of the league. Top 10% would be exceptional from where they are starting. I hope they can. It would make for more exciting content for the ACCN.

Here's where the ACC schools finished in 2016:
7. North Carolina
8. Virginia
17. Notre Dame
21. Syracuse
22. Florida State
24. Duke
29. Louisville
32. NC State
38. Virginia Tech
40. Miami
42. Clemson
48. Boston College
68. Wake Forest
80. Georgia Tech
110. Pittsburgh

And where some of expansion candidates, Texas, Penn State discussed here finished:
9. Texas
16. Oklahoma
20. Penn State
57 Connecticut
60 West Virginia
66 South Florida
78 Navy
103 Cincinnati
109 Tulane
149 Central Florida
167 Ohio
169 Temple
197 Army

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VTHokie2000 posted in the thread ACC, Big East, A-10, CAA announce "officiating alliance" by Ricky LaBlue on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 7 hours ago
What about "physical" or "very physical" games where the refs
decide "to let the teams play" instead of enforcing the rules? There have been quite a few of those types of games where both teams could have end up with 30 or 40 fouls by the end of the game. Instead, the refs kept their whistles in their pockets and both teams ended up with only half or maybe a third of the fouls called even factoring in the intentional fouls at the end of the game.

I don't disagree that the style of play can have influence how refs officiate a game. However, I believe each conference has some sort of grading system to determine which officials will get to work the conference tournament and represent the conference in any postseason games. I would think at some level, even is subconscious, each ref wants to make sure he/she gets the best grade possible for each game. Since officials already know the grading style for each conference, it isn't unreasonable to think that they would tailor their officiating to maximize their benefit. Even though this post was posted on the basketball board, I was also taking into consideration the other sports too.

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KnoxHokie posted in the thread ACC expansion, everyone has their favorites by BigCrumpy on the Conference Realignment Board 7 hours ago
I would agree- but that does not mean that what I said is wrong-
The list includes, notably, every state and territory, creating a number of small land grants. Also, the states that had historically segregated schools also each have an additional land grant university. Most of those small land grant school may still may enjoy top level support in their respective states. And, more to the point, a state like Connecticut has potential to provides UConn with broad support for their sports programs. UConn is a land grant university.

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Lead Dog posted in the thread It is July 1st. Where is Swofford? by SAMMYNOLE on the Conference Realignment Board 7 hours ago

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hokie4ever posted in the thread It is July 1st. Where is Swofford? by SAMMYNOLE on the Conference Realignment Board 7 hours ago

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vtdadingf posted in the thread Top VA Wrestling Recruits by vtdadingf on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 7 hours ago
Re: Bolen?
That's overall for the rising senior class.

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1400E started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Baseball Board 8 hours ago
Coastal Carolina's coach is a Franklin County Va grad...
Any chance Whit tries to lure him back to the mountains? I'm sure he'll get some offers, he's 58, been running a strong program for a long time. He'll be a legend in Conway so he'll be tough to pull away.

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emhokie posted in the thread Top VA Wrestling Recruits by vtdadingf on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 8 hours ago
Bolen?
Is he 17 overall or is that a weight class ranking?

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HokieWrestling started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 8 hours ago
Clarification on Feb. 12 home date
We will wrestle Duke followed by SDSU on Feb. 12 at Cassell.


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