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GIGGAS's Take on 2008 Virginia Tech Football 
Posted on November 10, 2008 at 05:52 PM.
It sucks.

First, Virginia Tech lost to East Carolina. I went from being incredibly hyped up about Tyrod Taylor to watching Sean Glennon do what he loves to do. Lose games. I know Frank Beamer, he's just a kid and he shouldn't be criticized. Maybe you should talk to Mike Gundy about that. He is 40.

After the game, Tyrod's redshirt was burned to the ground. When I heard the news on the radio, I was ecstatic. And all was good until October 25th. In a tough game, Tech went up to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

I watched the whole game. Apparently I'm a glutton for punishment, because the game wasn't even fun to watch. The Hokies offense was horrid all game, and the defense let BC through just enough to knock off the Hokies. All that work, getting back into the top 25, ended in one quick game.

Then Florida State happened. I didn't even see this game, as I was busy getting my *** kicked by VT computer science majors at the 2008 ACM Mid Atlantic Regional Programming Contest. But when I returned home to watch the last part of the game, I wasn't greeted with Tyrod or Sean as the QB. I was met with Mr. Cory Holt as the QB for the Virginia Tech Hokies. As soon as I saw that, my heart sank. Surprisingly, he didn't look bad when I saw him, throwing yet another TD to a non-WR.

And of course this past Thursday. I had nearly had it with the Hokies, threatening to stop watching if they lost the game to the ranked Terrapins. In fact, when the momentum swung towards Maryland in the second half, that was enough for me to start spouting non-sense: "That's it, Maryland wins". Now, remember, at this point, I believe VT was up 20-3. There was one positive out of the game (other than a Hokie win): Darren Evans. This kid is going to be a BEAST!

Here's a recap in 20 words or less:

Virginia Tech inconsistent.
Hokies offense horrible outside of Evans.
GIGGAS at the brink of insanity.
Any questions?
# 1 CM Hooe @ Nov 10
Personally, I think Tyrod Taylor would've been better served redshirting this entire year, particularly with the lack of playmakers in the receiving corps of the Hokies coming into this season. I'm still not sold at all on Taylor's passing abilities, given what I have seen from him this season, and I think he would develop into a much more complete quarterback if he had a year to learn from the bench and if his receivers had an additional year of experience in the offense.
# 2 The GIGGAS @ Nov 10
I think the fact that he is in the game is that he's a gamebreaker. Tyrod brings explosiveness to the offense, which is something Sean Glennon could never do. Burning Tyrod's redshirt is the best thing for this year, and I think it's the best thing for next year as well. He'll have experience, and plus the receivers will have experience and chemistry from working all season with him. Of course, I see what you're saying as well.
# 3 larrygiterdone @ Nov 17
need a new o-line coach

when was the last time tech had a good line?
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