Monday Thoughts: Plenty to be Excited About

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Football practice starts this week. I’ve been waiting a long time to say
that. On Friday, the Hokies will start practicing in preparation for what
everyone hopes is another ACC Championship season. With the explosiveness Tech
has on the offensive side of the ball, and the talented youth on defense, it’s
hard not to get excited about 2010.

Waiting stinks, but at least we don’t have much time left to wait. What’s
unfortunate is that the first open scrimmage isn’t until August 14. That’s what
we should be looking forward to the most.

While we’re waiting, reading about Hokie football is the next best thing to
experiencing it. Or in TSL’s case, writing about Hokie football.

Williams for Heisman?

This is going to be a very different season in college football. Different,
yet very refreshing. For the first time in a long time – or so it seems – Tim
Tebow, Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy will not dominate the Heisman Trophy talk
from August through mid-December. Though Mark Ingram returns after winning the
Heisman last year, the door is wide open for some new blood in race for college
football’s most prestigious award.

For the record, the Heisman is somewhat of a joke, in my opinion at least. A
quarterback or a running back has won the award every single year since Charles
Woodson won it as a wide receiver/cornerback/kick returner in 1997.

We all know what the race is about. It’s about the players who have the best
stats for the top teams in America.

Year Player Team Record