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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Wearing tear-away homemade #45 Archie Griffin t-shirts playing Nerf football in the back yard with my cousin before and at half-time of the 1974 OSU-um game when Mike Lantry (honorable Vietnam Vet - thank you for your service) missed a field goal giving OSU the 12-10 win after listening to my Dad and my Uncle bitch all 1st half after OSU got behind 0-10. Archie, Conelius 'Flam', Pete Johnson and Brian Baschnagel were my heroes... and that Cousineau guy...
    Watching my Dad and Uncle swear and stress and smoke a few puffs of a cigarette each in the basement while we told them to put it out while they were grinding over this 'sure' FG, drinking two beers inside the commercial break and then watch them leap out of their chairs when Lantry missed and hugging us and throwing us in the air... watching the fans storm the 'Shoe and Schembechler in disbelief over the call...
    Watching the 2002 OSU - um game with my dad and my son after his Youth Football All-Star Game and throwing him in the air when Will Allen intercepted John Navarre's pass in the end zone... the 2003 Fiesta Bowl with my Dad erasing the '76 Rose Bowl loss and pissing off my mom who said we were too old to get this upset about a football game...
    Taking my son, my Dad and I to the 'Shoe in 2006 for the OSU - um #1 vs. #2 game and spending $3,000 in one weekend on airfare, scalped tickets, and food and hotel rooms without the wife or my dad knowing... These events all rank just under the water line from the birth of my two children and graduating from West Point so that I could serve America in our U.S. Army ...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie - 2 Time Heisman Winner - #45 - my Hero as a Kid along with Woody and Patton
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Bobby Hurley - and I hate Duke. He was a talented scrappy ass kicking winner.
  • NFL TEAM: Packers. Giants.
  • NHL TEAM: Canadiens
  • NBA TEAM: Larry Bird era Celtics... Michael Jordan era Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Reds... now Texas Rangers because Nolan Ryan is a
  • SOCCER TEAM: Rugby... soccer is the by-product of socialism and

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Comment 05 Sep 2014

5. Is this a program turning point?

If the Hokies lose, no one will think twice nationally. It's what was supposed to happen. But if Tech can sneak out of Columbus with a win, the perception will start to swing back towards Virginia Tech being a program of note on the national stage. The past two seasons have hampered that image and put some tarnish on the impressive career of Frank Beamer. Beamer has never been known as a big game coach based on his poor record against top ten teams, but no one wants to change that more than him.

http://www.gobblercountry.com/2014/9/4/6100553/virginia-tech-football-five-burning-questions-ohio-state-edition

Comment 05 Sep 2014

4. Will the Hokies avoid the big game special teams disasters?

There are plenty of examples over the years of Frank Beamer's prized unit making terrible plays in big games. We all remember Danny Coale's failed fake punt against Michigan or the litany of mistakes in the 2000 national championship game against Florida State. Tech simply can't allow any blocked kicks or big returns and expect to be within two touchdowns at the end of the game. On the other hand, if the Hokies could find a way to block one or get a big return, that's the kind of thing to make Ohio Stadium silent and tell the nation that Beamer Ball is back with a vengeance.

http://www.gobblercountry.com/2014/9/4/6100553/virginia-tech-football-five-burning-questions-ohio-state-edition

Comment 05 Sep 2014

3. Can Tech fix the goalline woes?

The Hokie offense was cruising in the opener, but when the unit was on the goalline things ground to a halt. I'm optimistically sticking to the idea that Tech was reluctant to show the team's best goalline plays in the opener. There were two fade routes to Bucky Hodges, but everyone has that play in the bag. Something tells me there are a number of passing plays utilizing the tight ends in close, not just the walking mismatch of Bucky lined up outside. Plus, J.C. Coleman won't be the lead back which means he won't be in on those situations anymore which was bizarre to start with. Look for more Marshawn Williams.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

2. How will JT Barrett fare against Bud Foster's defense?

Freshman quarterbacks don't traditionally do much against Bud Foster's lunch pail crew. This isn't your typical freshman though. After a redshirt season, the big, mobile quarterback is short on game experience but makes up for a lot of that with pure talent. As Frank Beamer mentioned recently, compared to Braxton Miller, "It's kind of the same guy." Tech will need to find a way to keep him in the pocket to avoid getting gouged by big QB runs (think Maryland last season). Gap discipline along the defensive line will be crucial.

http://www.gobblercountry.com/2014/9/4/6100553/virginia-tech-football-five-burning-questions-ohio-state-edition

Comment 05 Sep 2014

1. Can the Hokies handle the Horseshoe?

When Virginia Tech takes the field Saturday night it will be in front of the largest crowd in program history. Ohio State's official website lists the capacity of Ohio stadium at 104,944. They have an all-time record there of 373-104-20. It's a tough environment. The Hokies will be utilizing the video board and PA system in Lane Stadium this week to simulate crowd noise. Tech will have silent signals but the environment will certainly be a challenge, especially with the number of freshman that will see significant playing time.

http://www.gobblercountry.com/2014/9/4/6100553/virginia-tech-football-five-burning-questions-ohio-state-edition

Comment 05 Sep 2014
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