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I think Mandel is entirely sane and the prediction is very possible.

I could see 6 or 7 wins, but I can just as easily see 4 wins. If there is college football, Fuente is anything but consistent and proven, IMO.

Its unclear what we will get. A loss to Clemson is a given. The pegged losses will be toss ups at best. That was with Farley. Pittsburgh will have a VERY strong and stingy D with a senior QB.

UVA has a winning record against us most recently. Miami is a toss up and will be a revenge game for Manny.

Our recruiting has been less than stellar over the last several years. It is unclear whether Fuente and company can actually develop 3* players to outperform. Who knows?

Virginia tech's days of being assumed to compete with the top echelon of the ACC are over. We had a nice run of several games last year, but we got blown out by Duke and lost to UVA when it mattered. I continue to love Hooker and his competitiveness. Our running back situation is unclear at best and G5-esque at worst. Depends on what we got from the Kansas transfer.

All that being said: Mandel's explanation makes decent cents in real life, and for betting. I question what we are and who we are too. And in a non-COVID world, I would have said that this year is critical for Fuente to show his cards and his acumen at developing 3*, "system" guys. Maybe he gets a break due to COVID. The bottom line is that Vt is an unknown quantity and we should assume that we are anywhere from the 20th best team to the 60th best team because the line between those teams can be somewhat thin.

(In response to this post by 3TechFanz)

Posted: 07/30/2020 at 7:28PM


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