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I think Sands is behind the downfall of VT football

I'm sure this post will get lambasted by many.

He took over in 2014 and it's pretty much been downhill since then. Beamer retired shortly thereafter, and things are generally falling apart in my view.

I think he has de-emphasized football in favor of sports equality and we are now just one of many. There is nothing special about VT football any longer. Our brand has evaporated.

It is quite obvious they (Babcock and Sands) are trying to copy UVa, who only has a close to 10-1 advantage on endowments and many billionaire alum who give A LOT to the university. The Jones family comes to mind. They also have about 100 years of additional history to lean on.

I don't think our program will change at all until he is gone, but that may or may not be good for VT as a whole. We are more well-rounded probably but as far as football we are Cal Berkley.

[Post edited by Technocrat at 02/23/2021 10:02AM]

Posted: 02/23/2021 at 10:01AM


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I think Sands is behind the downfall of VT football -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 10:01AM
  Sands does not understand VT. ** -- hok1eboy 02/26/2021 9:08PM
  Whatever the case.... -- VPI63 02/24/2021 3:34PM
  If your assertion is correct... -- QuadHokie 02/24/2021 11:54AM
  I heard he's not popular among students -- bluehokie 02/24/2021 08:31AM
  I heard differently... -- Culpeper Hokie 02/24/2021 3:01PM
  Checked again, and... -- bluehokie 02/24/2021 8:48PM
  This was couple years ago, things could have changed -- bluehokie 02/24/2021 7:16PM
  Big difference in staff on how to manage football -- Mercury 02/24/2021 09:30AM
  What do you mean by "invest in communities" -- VTCALS72 02/24/2021 11:38AM
  You want to see 2 or 3 more years of this? -- typed by ben 02/24/2021 06:59AM
  Hopefully we won't see another covid year -- VTCALS72 02/24/2021 07:56AM
  Why do we have a built in excuse every year? -- typed by ben 02/24/2021 08:07AM
  I am Football First. -- Maroon Baboon 02/24/2021 12:11AM
  Just hope you battle the "right" opposition -- VTCALS72 02/24/2021 08:02AM
  Yes it is probably a good thing for all sports -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 11:36PM
  The problem with..... -- 2hhoop3 02/24/2021 2:06PM
  Good points and.... -- 2hhoop3 02/25/2021 08:11AM
  Curious. How's he doing that? ** -- reestuart 02/24/2021 09:00AM
  Stop being vague. Say what you mean... -- Culpeper Hokie 02/25/2021 09:17AM
  You think we could beat Cal Berkley? -- OldRetiredHokie 02/23/2021 6:25PM
  Better Coaching would do Wonders...... -- accfootballrules 02/23/2021 7:01PM
  Better recruiters can do wonders -- VTCALS72 02/24/2021 08:12AM
  Nice whine ** -- OldRetiredHokie 02/25/2021 1:02PM
  It gets old! ** -- Hoakie82 02/25/2021 3:23PM
  Now that's an interesting concept! ** -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 7:32PM
  Could be the shoulder striped jerseys ** -- kingofcassell 02/23/2021 6:02PM
  I agree with this post ** -- QuentinVT 02/24/2021 5:50PM
  In 2014, the SEC video killed the radio star ** -- lchoro 02/23/2021 3:43PM
  True that's when everything changed ** -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 3:50PM
  .welcome to the board, fu. ** -- squarerootofone 02/23/2021 3:34PM
  Take this for what it's worth -- I81Blues 02/23/2021 3:06PM
  Sands is probably not wrong. ** -- Fatman 02/23/2021 11:06PM
  I suspect Sands despises football deep down -- Wild Turkey 02/23/2021 6:51PM
  4. Fu makes more money than him ! ** -- FLKEYSHOKIE 02/24/2021 10:03PM
  I'm batsh*t crazy/wrong about my post though, right? ** -- Technocrat 02/24/2021 11:12AM
  There’s lot of logic there -- Mercury 02/23/2021 6:27PM
  So, how many years do we have remaining? ** -- Hokie`79 02/23/2021 5:51PM
  I'm happy about our non-rev sports progress -- Happy Dog 02/23/2021 3:56PM
  It's the aliens ** -- MBHokie90 02/23/2021 2:16PM
  Zero evidence to support your assertion. ** -- BG Hokie 02/23/2021 1:35PM
  And Fu followed suit ! ** -- FLKEYSHOKIE 02/23/2021 8:31PM
  So what is the basis for your opinion? -- KeithHokie89 02/23/2021 6:30PM
  So I've been told lol ** -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 6:58PM
  Sands' job is to make VT a world-class university... -- BROman Hokie 02/23/2021 10:35AM
  If you want to tie it back you could say Sands hired Whit -- typed by ben 02/23/2021 10:54AM
  He “signed off” on Whit. -- vthokieq 02/23/2021 12:00PM
  ???? -- vthokieq 02/24/2021 10:18PM
  The poster is correct...... -- 2hhoop3 02/25/2021 10:30PM
  Sands was announced on Dec 6, 2013. ** -- vthokieq 02/25/2021 10:53PM
  Gracias ** -- vthokieq 02/25/2021 10:47PM
  De nada ** -- 2hhoop3 02/25/2021 10:48PM
  He is talking..... -- 2hhoop3 02/24/2021 9:59PM
  That's right ** -- typed by ben 02/23/2021 12:02PM
  I would not give Whit a pass ** -- bigbadbird 02/23/2021 10:36AM
  Oh yea, Whit gets no pass, he hired Fu after all ** -- BROman Hokie 02/23/2021 10:41AM
  Well, I've heard he's a commie. ** -- Stork 02/23/2021 10:31AM
  I would say it has more to do with tackling ** -- bigbadbird 02/23/2021 10:03AM
  And coaching. ** -- Stork 02/23/2021 10:32AM
  No the offense hasn't been great either ** -- Technocrat 02/23/2021 10:30AM
  LOL ** -- hokiewasp 02/23/2021 10:06AM

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