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Hokies Journal: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Can UNC’s pass defense respond vs. Hokies?

Before a 30-27 loss to Florida State on Thursday, North Carolina’s pass defense was ranked first nationally. But after allowing 395 passing yards to the Seminoles, the unit will be looking to rebound. It might not be easy against Virginia...

By Mark Viera  |  October 24, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Saturday links

Saturday is here. On a bye week with a Thursday game looming, that means it's a practice day. Virginia Tech is making its initial preparations for the upcoming night game against North Carolina. And it also means that Hokies Journal...

By Mark Viera  |  October 24, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Chaney has shoulder surgery

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney, a sophomore transfer from the University of Florida, had surgery Friday on a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is sitting out the season because of transfer rules. Chaney suffered the injury in practice...

By Mark Viera  |  October 23, 2009; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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W. Michigan off Va. Tech's 2010 schedule

Western Michigan has been moved off Virginia Tech's 2010 football schedule and will play the Hokies in Blacksburg, Va., in 2016. The Broncos are scheduled to play Notre Dame on Oct. 16, 2010. Virginia Tech has not announced what team...

By Mark Viera  |  October 23, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Friday links

When Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina on Thursday night, it will be playing a winless team in ACC play. What? Yes, believe it. In case you fell asleep last night or were gripped by the Yankees-Angles playoff game, the Tar...

By Mark Viera  |  October 23, 2009; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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College Football Chat, 1:30 p.m.

Have a question about Virginia Tech? Maryland? Virginia? Navy? Do you breakdown the current state of the wacky ACC? The Post is holding an online college football chat at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. A team of the paper's college sports...

By Mark Viera  |  October 22, 2009; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday links

Virginia Tech fans' Thursday night viewing should be pretty easy this week. North Carolina takes on Florida State, so this will be a nice glimpse ahead to a week from now. Here are some links to get you in the...

By Mark Viera  |  October 22, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday links

With Virginia Tech's 28-23 loss to Georgia Tech a few days old, let's look to next Thursday's opponent, North Carolina. There are some links below. ESPN.com has a midseason report on the Tar Heels to help bring you up to...

By Mark Viera  |  October 21, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Williams tearing up freshman charts

When running back Darren Evans went down with a season-ending knee injury in August, it left some uncertainty in Virginia Tech’s previously solid backfield. But with a scintillating debut season, Ryan Williams has proven to be an apt replacement. In...

By Mark Viera  |  October 20, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday links

Only a week-and-a-half until Virginia Tech's next game. Until then, the sour taste from the Georgia Tech game will likely linger for Hokies fans. While Virginia Tech's followers are understandably bitter about the loss, people in and around the Georgia...

By Mark Viera  |  October 20, 2009; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Monday links

Well, the bye week is here, which means activity on Hokies Journal will be a little slower than normal. But the off week comes at perhaps a fortuitous time for Virginia Tech. Because the bye comes after the seventh week,...

By Mark Viera  |  October 19, 2009; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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