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Hokies Journal: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Hokies defense bends, but doesn't break plus some more notes and quotes

While the Hokies may have won easily where it mattered -- on the scoreboard -- the statistics from Saturday's 45-21 win over Central Michigan tell a different story. Virginia Tech was outgained, 401-394, by the Chippewas, ran 31 fewer plays,...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 9, 2010; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More from Virginia Tech's Bruce Taylor

If you haven't checked it out already, I strongly encourage you read my story on Virginia Tech linebacker Bruce Taylor in today's paper. I had a long one-on-one conversation with Taylor this past Monday, and it only confirmed what I...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 8, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pick 'em: Central Michigan at Virginia Tech

All week, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer has been preaching the positives about the Hokies opponent this weekend, Central Michigan. He's been quick to point out that the Chippewas only lost by five to undefeated Northwestern and took Temple to...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 8, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RB Ryan Williams to miss third straight game

Running back Ryan Williams has been ruled out for a third straight week and will not play in Saturday's game against Central Michigan, according to the latest Virginia Tech injury report. Williams originally hurt his right hamstring during the first...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 7, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech football to promote breast cancer awareness vs. Central Michigan

While there's sure to be a lot of maroon at Lane Stadium when the Hokies take on Central Michigan at noon Saturday (the Chippewas' colors are maroon and gold), don't be surprised by some pink either. Coach Frank Beamer and...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 7, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech has no clear answer for its slow starts

I discussed it briefly in my notebook for Wednesday's paper, but I wanted to take a closer look at the early-game struggles Virginia Tech has gone through in most of its games this year. While much of the talk around...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 7, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stinespring's crafty play call gave Hokies the lead vs. N.C. State

Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring's one-day renaissance as a play caller was defined by one play Saturday against North Carolina State. Just before the snap, ABC analyst Ed Cunningham told viewers, "To me, this feels like if you don't...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 6, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Did Andre Smith save the Hokies' season?

Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring doesn't play favorites, but even he laughs at the nickname the rest of the Hokies have given tight end Andre Smith in light of his close relationship with the man calling the plays for...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 6, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech's Eddie Whitley plays through the pain

Free safety Eddie Whitley greeted reporters with a big smile on his face Monday evening after practice, happy like the rest of his teammates that Virginia Tech has dug itself out from under the 0-2 hole that it started the...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 5, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delaney named to preseason Wooden Award watch list

With the calendar switching over to October in the past week, it means one thing for the hoops junkies out there: one of the most anticipated seasons in Virginia Tech basketball history is almost here. On Monday that fact became...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 4, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Beamer proud, but cautious after big comeback

It took a week-to-week focus and gradual developments for the Virginia Tech football team to climb out of the abyss that was its 0-2 start to the 2010 season, and Monday morning Coach Frank Beamer said it will take a...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 4, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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