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Hokies Journal: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

For D.C. area Hokies, a happy homecoming vs. Boise State

Virginia Tech sophomore linebacker Jeron Gouveia-Winslow was sitting in a team meeting this week, preparing like he has all summer for his first career start, when the magnitude of Monday night's showdown with No. 3 Boise State finally hit him....

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 4, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Andrew Lanier gets his shot at left tackle for the Hokies

Redshirt junior Andrew Lanier admits some of his Virginia Tech teammates like to joke around about his tennis-playing days. See, back when he was in high school in Moore, S.C., Lanier was a rarity in the tennis world — a...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 3, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech-Boise State game nearly sold out

As expected, the marquee game of college football's opening weekend has become a coveted ticket. According to a Redskins official Thursday, only "a couple thousand" tickets remain for Monday night's non-conference matchup between No. 3 Boise State and No. 10...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 3, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Virginia Tech men's basketball schedule released

The Virginia Tech men's basketball schedule for the 2010-11 season was released Thursday afternoon. It's clear Coach Seth Greenberg and the Hokies have beefed up their nonconference slate this year, but let's hold off on any analysis until we get...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 2, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Boise State: 'This isn't your normal offense'

Boise State's offense averaged more than 42 points per game last season. And with all but one starter back, it's not a matter of who's going to start for the Broncos, it's where to start. Seriously folks, the 2009 numbers...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 2, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies CB Jayron Hosley will start vs. Boise State

After missing much of fall training camp because of injuries to both his hamstrings, Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Jayron Hosley declared himself fit and "ready to go" in advance of Monday night's game against No. 3 Boise State. Hosley will...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 2, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech game has implications for Boise State

While Coach Frank Beamer and the Hokies have shown through the years that a season-opening loss is not the end of the world, that doesn’t seem to be the case for Boise State heading into Monday's hyped matchup at Fedex...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 1, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Would a loss to Boise State cripple Virginia Tech's season?

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster was talking about his concerns with the Hokies' second-team defense following last Saturday’s final preseason scrimmage when he said something that may be getting lost in the shuffle amid all the excitement of the...

By Mark Giannotto  |  September 1, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Boise State Coach Chris Petersen: "Everybody in the country is worried about Virginia Tech this year."

Boise State Coach Chris Petersen has been in the company of his counterpart at Virginia Tech just twice, and both meetings have come in the past year and a half. But even though the two aren't close, Petersen called Coach...

By Mark Giannotto  |  August 31, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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A triumph and a setback for Chase Williams

The good news for Loudoun County's Chase Williams, son of former Washington Redskins and current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, is that the linebacker was one of just six freshmen named to Virginia Tech's 70-man travel roster following...

By Mark Giannotto  |  August 31, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RB David Wilson will not redshirt

Running back David Wilson has been a topic of discussion among Virginia Tech football fans and coaches alike from the time spring practices began up until now, just seven days away from the 2010 season opener against Boise State at...

By Mark Giannotto  |  August 30, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Should Tyrod Taylor be considered for the Heisman?

The scene was particularly rosy in Blacksburg Saturday on the heels of senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor's almost flawless 16-for-17 performance in the final preseason scrimmage of fall camp, with Michael Vick references and superlatives of all kinds thrown around at...

By Mark Giannotto  |  August 30, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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