Bud Foster has agreed to a new addendum to his contract that could keep him in Blacksburg for another five seasons. Foster had been courted by Florida State, Florida and Georgia since the end of the regular season, with the Bulldogs and Mark Richt showing the most interest. However, Tech’s defensive coordinator made it clear on Monday night that he plans on staying in Blacksburg.
Foster’s already existing contract will not change. He will receive the same salary as already specified. However, an annuity addendum has been added that will pay Foster a certain amount of money if he remains at Virginia Tech for the next five years. They money would be paid out at the end of the five year period.
Foster is already making $402,000 this year, and though the amount of the
annuity has not been disclosed, it is apparently enough to make Tech’s veteran
coordinator turn down an apparent offer from Georgia.
The addendum is not official as of yet, but it has been agreed to in
principle. It will be officially announced following the Chick-fil-A Bowl
Tickets Remain for Chick-fil-A Bowl
Virginia Tech announced on Monday that the school is close to selling out
their allotment to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Fewer than 2,500 tickets remain out of
the original allotment of 17,500. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at
or by calling the Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office at (540) 231-6731 or
toll-free at 1-800 VA TECH4 (1-800-828-3244).
The Hokies are taking on Tennessee on December 31st at 7:30pm on ESPN. This
will be the first meeting between the two schools since the 1994 Gator Bowl.
Ryan Williams Named Sporting News All-American
The Sporting News named Virginia Tech r-freshman tailback Ryan Williams a
third-team All-American on Tuesday. Williams ran for 1,538 yards and averaged
5.8 yards per carry, scoring 19 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for
180 yards and a touchdown. He was the team’s fourth-leading receiver.
Williams is just the third running back in school history to earn
All-American honors by one of the five nationally recognized organizations. Lee
Suggs was also a Third Team All-American in 2000, and Kevin Jones was a
consensus pick in 2003.
Jeff Allen Named ACC Player of the Week
Virginia Tech basketball forward Jeff Allen was named the ACC Player of the
Week following two good performances against VMI and Penn State. Allen averaged
18 points and 11.5 rebounds and three assists per game in the Hokies’ two
victories over the past week.
Against VMI last Wednesday, Allen dropped 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds
against the undersized Keydets. He added 12 points and 10 rebounds for another
double-double against Penn State in a big win on Saturday night.
This marks the first time in Allen’s career that he has been named ACC Player
of the Week.