Va. Tech's a contender; Tyrod set to breakout?

If college football coaches indeed are hardwired to despise the hype machine and any semblance of artificial media anointing of their teams, Virginia Tech 's Frank Beamer better get ready for a long summer. Full Story
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JMU

Greensboro, NC

#1 May 27, 2009
First off, there's no way I would take Va Tech against any of the SEC teams, other than Kentucky, and even that might be a stretch. Therefore, to say they are national championship contenders is ludicrous. They probably will win the ACC this year, but that doesn't mean anything as usual about any of the teams. I guarantee Phoebus or Independence High School out of Charlotte would have a 500 season in the ACC. Tyrod to have a breakout season? Did anyone go to the spring game before writing this article? Obviously not. He wasn't even the best QB on the field. However, they do have a diamond in the rough. Mark my words, Ryan Williams is the next "it" for VT football. Until they get of Stinespring, VT will just have to live in the shadow of being the best in VA but not even close to the best in the country.
In deep thought

Newport News, VA

#3 May 27, 2009
JMU wrote:
First off, there's no way I would take Va Tech against any of the SEC teams, other than Kentucky, and even that might be a stretch. Therefore, to say they are national championship contenders is ludicrous. They probably will win the ACC this year, but that doesn't mean anything as usual about any of the teams. I guarantee Phoebus or Independence High School out of Charlotte would have a 500 season in the ACC. Tyrod to have a breakout season? Did anyone go to the spring game before writing this article? Obviously not. He wasn't even the best QB on the field. However, they do have a diamond in the rough. Mark my words, Ryan Williams is the next "it" for VT football. Until they get of Stinespring, VT will just have to live in the shadow of being the best in VA but not even close to the best in the country.
I think all of what you just said is why Frank Beamer scheduled such a grueling stint of games. He thinks his team is good enough and I think they stand a chance if Tyrod lives up to the hype. I guess it all remains to be seen with this VA Tech team. Of course, I'm rooting for them.
Sw0rdf1sh

Wilmington, NC

#4 May 28, 2009
Man, how can you have 100 things and not list last years ACC-ROY and All ACC QB as a freshman Russell Wilson.(also from VA)

TJ Yates? Please.

Sept 5th as the first game? Last I checked there was a Sept. 3rd Thursday night NATIONALLY televised ESPN game featuring NC State vs South Carolina.

Research!
Josh

Montvale, VA

#5 May 28, 2009
I find two flaws in this story.

First, in talking about important out-of-conference matchups for the ACC, how could you leave out NC State's opening game against South Carolina? That could be the first game of the season where the ACC will set the tone against the SEC for the VT-Bama game two days later.

Which brings me to my next point. The games don't BEGIN Sept. 5, as you concluded. In fact, if you take the time to actually check the college football schedule, there are games scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, including the aforementioned ACC-SEC battle.

Finally, all you NCAA football fans out there can check out some preseason summer ranking analysis at the following link, with a blog post that includes rankings from all of the other prominent football sites for comparison:

http://tinyurl.com/qtvwc2
The Always Amazing Al

Hampton, VA

#6 May 28, 2009
Is it football season???
F**K me, y'all need to wander the wilderness until you get some wisdom.
(and don't come back without some, grasshopper!)
Mr G Vegas

Williamsburg, VA

#7 May 28, 2009
Can't wait til the PIRATES of EAST CAROLINA push the rewind button on beamer ball......ECU style. Come on down to Greenville Mr. Tyrod " I want to be Ronald Curry " Taylor, and play in our wood shed !
Bronson Borrell

Lynchburg, VA

#8 May 28, 2009
Mr G Vegas wrote:
Can't wait til the PIRATES of EAST CAROLINA push the rewind button on beamer ball......ECU style. Come on down to Greenville Mr. Tyrod " I want to be Ronald Curry " Taylor, and play in our wood shed !
Sorry but y'all are gonna get killed when Tyrod comes down. Last year Glennon was completely incompetent and you know it. Sorry maybe next decade.
Whattheheck

Bethesda, MD

#9 May 28, 2009
No way VT will even finish in the top 10...give me a break
Mr G Vegas

Williamsburg, VA

#10 May 29, 2009
Bronson Borrell wrote:
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Sorry but y'all are gonna get killed when Tyrod comes down. Last year Glennon was completely incompetent and you know it. Sorry maybe next decade.
Granted he'll give us more of a challenge but he'll be tired come the end of the 3rd, and our D-Backs will eat his lunch. He ain't all that, just wore the BIG RED in High School which gives you added amperage.
Ryan

Chapel Hill, NC

#11 May 29, 2009
The games start on Sept. 3 with South Carolina visiting NC State
Citizen

University Park, IL

#13 May 29, 2009
VT better not overlook ECU, because if they do then they will lose; again.
Here we go again

United States

#14 May 29, 2009
So, once again Tech is predicted to do something. When will people ever learn? When Tech's expected to do something, they fall flat on their face. When expectations are low, they suprise and are a top 15 team. I'll say this anytime anyone mentions Tech...Until they win a national championship, they cannot be taken seriously with the big boys of college football.
For years, they beat up on a rag tag joke of a schedule then lost when they played competent or even half competentteams. What's changed? Well, now they play a tougher schedule. That's great because there will be additional opportunities for them to get their lunch handed to them (Take Alabama in week 1. This will probably go like LSU a few years ago).
So, keep on dreaming Hokie fans. Until they do it, they will always be a notch below the premiere programs. Continue racking up 9 or 10 wins and be huddled around 10-25 in the rankings. It's a different world to get to, and more importantly be at the top when it all ends.

I can't believe I will root for Satan and company but Tech and their fans seem to always think they are bigger than they are. Now, go ahead Hokies and judge me as mean and wrong. The facts don't lie and that is that Tech is regularly good but never great program. 2009 will once agin prove that.
Flipper

Richmond, VA

#15 May 29, 2009
Here we go again wrote:
So, once again Tech is predicted to do something. When will people ever learn? When Tech's expected to do something, they fall flat on their face. When expectations are low, they suprise and are a top 15 team. I'll say this anytime anyone mentions Tech...Until they win a national championship, they cannot be taken seriously with the big boys of college football.
For years, they beat up on a rag tag joke of a schedule then lost when they played competent or even half competentteams. What's changed? Well, now they play a tougher schedule. That's great because there will be additional opportunities for them to get their lunch handed to them (Take Alabama in week 1. This will probably go like LSU a few years ago).
So, keep on dreaming Hokie fans. Until they do it, they will always be a notch below the premiere programs. Continue racking up 9 or 10 wins and be huddled around 10-25 in the rankings. It's a different world to get to, and more importantly be at the top when it all ends.
I can't believe I will root for Satan and company but Tech and their fans seem to always think they are bigger than they are. Now, go ahead Hokies and judge me as mean and wrong. The facts don't lie and that is that Tech is regularly good but never great program. 2009 will once agin prove that.
Can't spell "overrated" without VT!
VT_Ocho

Waldorf, MD

#16 Jun 3, 2009
First off, I can't take anything with the words "JMU" and "football" in the same sentence seriously. JMU stinks at football and can't hang with the big boys on the D-1A level. Winning a D-1AA national championship is like winning a high school state championship. Even during your best years our team would blow you out and have our second string in by the 3rd quarter. Envy is a bi*** ain't it, dawgs????

As for all the other haters out there, the past is the past. You all like to point to pass teams and claim this team can't win because of what the past teams did. I've got news for you...this always happens. People used to trash Mack Brown for not winning a National title until he finally won one with Young. People used to trash Bobby Bowden for coming up short until he won one with Charlie Ward in '93. Now everybody wants to trash Beamer and say all he does is win ACC titles and Orange Bowls but he doesn't win the big one. Well, Tyrod will make sure that changes...
change we can believe in

United States

#17 Jun 3, 2009
VT_Ocho wrote:
First off, I can't take anything with the words "JMU" and "football" in the same sentence seriously. JMU stinks at football and can't hang with the big boys on the D-1A level. Winning a D-1AA national championship is like winning a high school state championship. Even during your best years our team would blow you out and have our second string in by the 3rd quarter. Envy is a bi*** ain't it, dawgs????
As for all the other haters out there, the past is the past. You all like to point to pass teams and claim this team can't win because of what the past teams did. I've got news for you...this always happens. People used to trash Mack Brown for not winning a National title until he finally won one with Young. People used to trash Bobby Bowden for coming up short until he won one with Charlie Ward in '93. Now everybody wants to trash Beamer and say all he does is win ACC titles and Orange Bowls but he doesn't win the big one. Well, Tyrod will make sure that changes...
JMU is part of another division due to size of their school and money associated with it. here is no shame that they are D1AA. It still doesn't change the fact that they have won at the level associated with their playing field.

More importantly, how many national championships does Tech have? Until they do it, don't go spouting off on how great they are.
The Big Red

AOL

#18 Jun 3, 2009
Nation is coming to Blacksburg. What are you Hokie fans going to do when 1/3 of your stadium is wearing RED?? The Huskers are coming to Blacksburg with about 20,000 of there best friends! GO BIG RED!!!
Broderick Hill

Lynchburg, VA

#19 Jul 13, 2009
change we can believe in wrote:
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JMU is part of another division due to size of their school and money associated with it. here is no shame that they are D1AA. It still doesn't change the fact that they have won at the level associated with their playing field.
More importantly, how many national championships does Tech have? Until they do it, don't go spouting off on how great they are.
JMU has more students than UVA does. i'm not saying anything is wrong with D1AA but they could be D1 anyday. they probably could beat UVA
Carl R

Lynchburg, VA

#20 Jul 13, 2009
The Big Red wrote:
Nation is coming to Blacksburg. What are you Hokie fans going to do when 1/3 of your stadium is wearing RED?? The Huskers are coming to Blacksburg with about 20,000 of there best friends! GO BIG RED!!!
We wont do anything but laugh when all 20,000 get your butts kicked.
Money VT

Richmond, VA

#21 Jul 21, 2009
Tech is not overrated. For all you nebraska fans, we came to lincoln last year and shut you up. So i dont want to hear it. Tyrod is a different player this year, hes gotten bigger and stronger, and hes changed his throwing motion. We are set at running backs for about five years with evans and williams and wilson. Our best receiver who got hurt preseason last year is back, plus boykin and roberts who have a full season under their belts. our defense is fine this year. we've got bud foster, enough said. tech has a good chance of going the distance in the next couple of years,but if you still want to hate a team that is more concerned with putting a decent team on the field than money(sec), whatever
86hokie

Winston Salem, NC

#22 Jul 27, 2009
The Big Red wrote:
Nation is coming to Blacksburg. What are you Hokie fans going to do when 1/3 of your stadium is wearing RED?? The Huskers are coming to Blacksburg with about 20,000 of there best friends! GO BIG RED!!!
Where are you going to put 20,000 corn holers? There are not that many seats available and I can GUARANTEE My Hokie nation will not be giving up seats. I know this because I have missed 2 home or away game in the last 5 years!!!!!! The corn holers better bring tailgating supplies and radios to sit in the parking areas. They won't be in Lane!!!!

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