Monday Thoughts: Boom Goes the Offense

Tyler Bowen
Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen had himself a day (night?), silencing his critics for the time being. (Jon Fleming)

Well, this is awkward. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been talking about Tyler Bowen being replaced, but today we gather to talk about how he coached a good game against Pitt.

When I say “we’ve all been talking,” I mean the collective we: Tech Sideline and the fan base. (I can’t speak for other media outlets, because I didn’t read their stuff last week.) It was just three weeks ago that I wrote T-Bow, or Not T-Bow, That is the Question.

The topic of whether or not the collective Tech Sideline — which includes all of us who work for TSL, not just me – should write things like that just a few games into the season is a good question, and it came up a few times in the past few weeks, so let’s talk about that.

I’ve been around long enough that I’ve seen some remarkable changes in direction, both good and bad, both during the season and outside the season, for players, coaches, and teams. It’s true that anytime you’re watching a team, person or unit with positive or negative momentum, it could change. So it’s fair for someone to ask, “Don’t you think you should let the season play out first?”

Alumnni Hall