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By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Former Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer has decided to transfer to Virginia Tech. The news was announced on Sunday, as Brewer announced his intention to transfer after the 2013 season and he will be eligible to play in 2014.
Brewer was expected to be Texas Tech’s starting quarterback in 2013, but a back injury sidelined him for most of the year.
In four appearances, Brewer threw for 65 yards and one touchdown on seven completions.
In two years with the Red Raiders, Brewer threw for 440 yards and five scores and completed 70.7 percent of his passes.
Mark Leal is considered the favorite to start at Virginia Tech this year, but he has only 48 career pass attempts. Brewer won’t arrive in Blacksburg until this summer. However, Brewer should have a chance to win the starting job in the fall.
Considering the lack of experience among returning Virginia Tech quarterbacks, landing Brewer could pay off for the Hokies in 2014.
By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Alternate helmets and jerseys are popping up everywhere in college football, but Virginia Tech takes the award for one of the most interesting looks over the last few years.
On Thursday night against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech will unveil these “Hokie Stone” helmets.
So what exactly is this helmet symbolizing?
Here’s what coach Frank Beamer had to say in a release from the school:
“When you look at this helmet, it’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this University. The outside world may have to do a double-take, but the Hokie Nation will know exactly what it is: Hokie Stone! And it’s something we’re proud of. The reason I like it, is because it represents what this program and this University are built on. Each piece, in its place, serving its purpose, doing its job, and when it’s all working together, it’s rock solid and it’s something special. That Hokie Stone … represents what we’re all about, a foundation that we’re proud of, built on brotherhood, loyalty, leadership, Ut Prosim, sacrifice, service, honor, and duty. And I hope you saw all of that on display this past Saturday in our game with a very talented and determined Marshall team. Not just from the players, but from the fans as well, who withstood a driving rain and stuck in there with us through it all!
"So, on Thursday night, some may see it as stone on our helmets. We know it’s SO much more!"
By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
A photo is worth a thousand words right? Well of course, except when there are times when a photo leaves you speechless.
Some of the ACC coaches spent some time in the photo booth at the conference's media days, and needless to say, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer had some interesting photos.
These two photos found their way onto the ACC's official twitter account...interesting aren't they?
By Steven Lassan, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC has only two top-25 teams in Athlon’s projected final 125 rankings, but the conference should make a run at having 10 teams make a postseason appearance.
It’s not the biggest indicator when predicting success, but returning starters are an interesting trend to look at before the season starts.
And it’s interesting to note that four teams in the Coastal Division have 13 returning starters, while Georgia Tech – the division’s ACC title representative last year – has a conference-best 16 starters back for 2013.
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By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
With an emphasis on strength of schedule in college football’s new postseason format, most teams are beginning to add more games against BCS competition for 2014 and beyond.
West Virginia and Virginia Tech announced on Friday they have scheduled two games to renew their rivalry, with matchups slated for 2021 and 2022.
Virginia Tech will travel to Morgantown on Sept. 18, 2021, while West Virginia will play in Blacksburg on Sept. 24, 2022.
West Virginia holds the overall series edge at 28-22-1, but the last matchup occurred in 2005. The series has been on hiatus after Virginia Tech moved to the ACC.
Both teams will play for the Black Diamond Trophy, which was created in 1997 due to the region’s history with coal.
Who knows how good both teams will be by then, but this is a good scheduling move for West Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Now that the Mountaineers have a game scheduled against the Hokies, maybe the school can get an agreement with Pittsburgh to renew the Backyard Brawl?