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TTL Notes: Justin Fuente Recaps Pitt, Looks Ahead to Syracuse (link)
From Jack Brizendine:
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posted in the thread Hypothetical by MrFantastic! on the Conference Realignment Board 1 minute ago
I understood that but,
He will get things back in order if he stays on at Clemson. I think his problem is one of tough coaching. So many coaches sound like counselors more than they do a drill sergeant. It is just my opnion but I have seen it at WVU and I am sure it is true everywhere - broad brush I know - but the new recruits are soft. It is worse for some place like Clemson where these recruits think they have signed on to a team that will be in the national picture by default and they can phone in their effort and the skate into an NFL career. Clemson recruits are finding out they actually have to work for it and the coaches at Clemson are finding out that they are too soft on their little delicate young ladies offended by bad words.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 2 minutes ago
If JF got fired yesterday, this would be mental masturbation

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 3 minutes ago
Yep, BOB has restored a program, which it what we need IMO

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posted in the thread Hypothetical by MrFantastic! on the Conference Realignment Board 4 minutes ago
Jimbo is at top of LSU’s list. And it is very possible if not likely

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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 4 minutes ago
C-USA has 4 teams they can add
UMASS, UCONN, Liberty, and New Mexico State giving the league 12 teams for football. Makes scheduling a lot easier for those 4 and saves the C-USA.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 6 minutes ago
Wait, the guy who brought Penn State back from the dead is a fool?
Get the hell out!

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posted in the thread Pondering this morning: who is a cultural fit for VT? by Squatro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 6 minutes ago
Al Groh, Mike London, and Seth G were also COY......

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 7 minutes ago
+1000, I respect both views, but be consistent

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posted in the thread See a lot of questions involving state of football program by VT81hokie on the Virginia Tech Football Board 7 minutes ago
Add transportation costs, travel time, lost opportunity cost

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posted in the thread Pondering this morning: who is a cultural fit for VT? by Squatro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 8 minutes ago
Don’t forget Fuente was ACC coach of the year and did well his second year
Here also. So that being say said I’d pump the brakes on MY being the perfect fit here because comments like that can go downhill really fast.

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posted in the thread Serious Question.... by Hokie_N_NC on the Virginia Tech Football Board 9 minutes ago
Count me in

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 9 minutes ago
Very true, but then don't scream about labor shortages.....

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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 10 minutes ago
They'll need CBS to step up
The reason why the AAC schools aren't going to want to go to a regional conference is because they get about $7M a year from ESPN, the MWC gets about $4M a year, and the C-USA, MAC, and Sun Belt all get about $400-600K per year from their TV contracts.

I haven't seen one school that has gone from a conference that has a larger TV contract to one with a smaller TV contract since conference realignment began.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Football Board 12 minutes ago
See a lot of questions involving state of football program
Here are a few thoughts:

Cost of in person attendance
$2,500 HOKIE club donation
$1,500 two season tickets
$7,000 hotel stay near Blacksburg (three night minimum $400 a night) 6 games approximate
$3,000 Food and beverage

That is approximate $14,000 a year

Home record so far last three years 16-18
Not much reward for investment - Focus need to not only Win big games but Win Home games
Having an exciting brand of football would help
Fans love Touchdowns, big turnovers on defense, blocked kicks and big returns

Over the last 5 years there has been no indication that this staff can generate these things
Although big turnovers have been present this year. Waller has provided two of the prettiest interceptions I have seen (NFL caliber) Now he is hurt

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 14 minutes ago
Crash helmets, flame suits, HANS devices and 5 point harnesses
provide "greater protection" in car crashes. There is no debate on this, ALL studies indicate those results. Should we require those in every average family sedan or minivan?

It's all about cost/benefit choices. For every issue there is some point where the choice for an extra true benefit received is not worth the cost - even on health and safety issues. And people are going to disagree on those choices.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 16 minutes ago
You DO NOT want Bill O'Brien trust me
he is a complete fool

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 19 minutes ago
I just posted below about Grantham ...
But just as a question. I'm not sure Grantham could be a HC. For the record I still am a fan of Fuente because of the person he is. I have witnessed it first hand. He is a great believer in Faith, Family, Football; in that order. Today, sadly, our fans want Football, Family, Faith in that order. I'm sure it is generational view from my prospective.

If we get a new guy I hope he brings the fan base back together. If we don't I'm ok with Fuente as long as the OC changes.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 23 minutes ago
What they say and do are two totally different things

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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 25 minutes ago
Their only choice is to do the best they can.
This move crushes the CUSA, which might also be a part of the plan. Those six teams will now vote to dissolve, along with several that will join the Sun Belt and maybe UTEP, too, to the Mountain West.

The CUSA is toast. The good news for the (now 8 team) AAC, Sun Belt and MW is that they will pick up the spoils.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 25 minutes ago
Curt Cignetti
Pretty consistent upward trajectory thus far. And although it's FCS, the expectations at James Madison are pretty high. So that shouldn't be either an issue or excuse for him. Don't know that I'd necessarily point to him as "the guy" but he definitely merits a look.

I also like Will Healy a lot. But Charlotte may be a hard place to prove himself.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 26 minutes ago
What’s the difference between him and FU?

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 27 minutes ago
He likely can’t afford Bill O’Brien but he’d be my choice. People tend to
Forget the job he did at penn state is what set Franklin up for success right away. Also inherited a $hit show at penn state, albeit for different reasons

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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 34 minutes ago
That's so many that they can dissolve the CUSA
I assume at least two others would vote to do so as well, so they can join the Sun Belt, maybe four more if the Sun Belt goes to 14 teams.

No exit fees for anyone.

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 34 minutes ago
My top 5 choices in order....
Pete Golding
Bill O'Brien
Kevin Wilson
Billy Napier
Brent Venables

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 34 minutes ago
Noah Clowney moves commitment day back a day, to 11/1
Originally had said 10/31, perhaps he's doing this just b/c it's Halloween and it doesn't mean any reason to worry.

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 36 minutes ago
Tuff Crowd!!
U do realize that logic, reason and common sense are not allowed!

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posted in the thread Coach Frank Beamer would never have risen to success if VT treated him by Mighty Fine Catch on the Virginia Tech Football Board 39 minutes ago
Apples And Oranges!!!
It's only been 35 years!!

Hokies were on probation when CFB got job!

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 39 minutes ago
Re: Except that it's not over.
Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of fans that pack the stadiums every week.

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 40 minutes ago
Agree, why I got vaxxed early, just what should and shouldn't be a choice?
If something done to your body does, or has the potential to, cause harm to another person - should that procedure be your choice? - is the logic part of the question that you are being obtuse or naive about - you decide.
[Post edited by RTFC at 10/19/2021 10:57AM]

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posted in the thread VT’s next HC by Amfranklin10 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 40 minutes ago
I want a new coach darn it. Who? Not a clue
Not an answer

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posted in the thread Washington State fired their coach for not getting vaccinated. by Hokie 04 on the Virginia Tech Football Board 41 minutes ago
C’mon Man
Link: Sniff and the tears

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posted in the thread Disney thinking about unloading ESPN by mrcaniac on the Conference Realignment Board 46 minutes ago
Darn it. I just signed up for the bundle since the NHL is back on ESPN.

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
Nolley led them in scoring at 13ppg...
And you know they were not great offensively (#117 nationally by KenPom) despite having the 3 you mentioned as well as Moussa Cisse, a 5 star top 10 player in the 2020 class.

Timberlake is in a brand new system and averaged 9ppg in one year at Miami, Chandler Lawson averaged 4ppg in 2 years at Oregon, his brother marginal top 100 as a freshman, Duren and Bates are high school seniors.

I wouldnt call that experience. And I wouldnt call what Penny Hardaway does as an ability to put talented pieces together to form a cohesive unit. He has had his pick of the litter and has yet to even reach the tournament. Color me skeptical that having a marginally more talented roster somehow vaults Memphis into a premier team in the country.

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posted in the thread InterMat HS wrestler rankings by wasris on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 hours ago
I believe IM didn’t rank HS kids last due to the rona
I assume they will start again once the season starts and that info was publicly available, hopefully it still will be

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
North Carolina is the ACC team that I don't see living up to that ranking..
...UVa has a world of unknowns but I don't know how anyone wouldn't rank a Chris Beard or Tony Bennett team until they clearly show they aren't good enough.

I think UNC will be a middle of the pack team in the ACC this year.

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
I think Duke is ranked too high, Paolo Banchero is the real deal but...
...I still don't think there's enough around him for them to be a top-10 team. They are good and Banchero could easily end up being a top 5 player in college basketball and the top pick in the draft.

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
You don't think Memphis is a top-20 team? Loads of talent and experience...
...returning to the best defensive team in college basketball last season. They weren't great offensively last season but returning Deandre Williams, Nolley and Quinones with Bates, Duren, the Lawsons and Timberlake along with Alex Lomax being a pretty solid stabilizer for them makes me think they're going to be pretty darn good.

The argument against them is if Penny can keep those guys all happy and avoid the circus that goes with that much talent but the fact that he showed last year he could get his guys to really lock people down bodes pretty well in my opinion.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 hours ago
InterMat HS wrestler rankings
InterMat(IM) subscribers..When will the IM rankings come out?? Is that content "now" part of membership and not open to the public like previous years?? TIA

[Post edited by wasris at 10/19/2021 10:24AM]

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
We are one tournament removed from having 3/4 #1 seeds being ACC teams
Acc is still strong. If anything other teams and conferences have risen. It's a preseason ranking. Relax.

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posted in the thread Any word on when wrestle offs will be? by emhokie on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 1 hours ago
6PM and public is allowed

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posted in the thread Hypothetical by MrFantastic! on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
If VT moves from FU. I think the ACC needs badly VT to make great hire.

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posted in the thread Basketball scrimmage with Liberty U by JaredMTurner94 on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 2 hours ago
Liberty...Liberty...Li-ber-ty...Li-ber-ty

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posted in the thread Hypothetical by MrFantastic! on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
It was a what if...
Currently the ACC is meh

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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
But the nice part is that with just a few more pieces moving, we could get
the G5 to have a very nice regional setup. In this fantasy world of easy conference changes, I would want to see the following. Of course I know this would never happen and is just one of many possible scenarios.


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posted in the thread AAC expecting 6 Expansion Candidate Applications this week by HOO86 on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
Seems odd to me
My speculation from 3 weeks ago was that the AAC would be broken up. 3 teams to B12, 2 to MAC and 2 to CUSA with ECU needing a home. That made sense to me regionally.

With this proposal, the ACC survives but is much much weaker than before. And now Temple and Navy are on a north east island even further away from much of the conference. To me, the new AAC is no different than MAC or CUSA. They used to be almost to P5 level, but these new teams would very clearly bring them down.

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posted in the thread Hypothetical by MrFantastic! on the Conference Realignment Board 2 hours ago
All the acc schools need to amp it up
Never good with only one great program

Also dabo is smart . He got it great at clemson. That stick might not click anywhere else

I believe culture and coaches at schools must fit. Mack brown unc. Bronco at uva frank at va tech

Actually naduzzi is building it at pitt. Hope he doesnt get a job some national university - ie usc

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posted in the thread Virginia Tech is fifth in receiving votes in the Preseason AP Top 25 by David Cunningham on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 2 hours ago
Accidentally replied above

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posted in the thread Any word on when wrestle offs will be? by emhokie on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 2 hours ago
Re: Any word on when wrestle offs will be?
Friday 10/29 in the Cassell

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