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Hokies Journal: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Virginia Tech WR Dyrell Roberts undergoes emergency surgery

The Virginia Tech football team got some sobering news the morning after its 28-21 victory over Georgia Tech Thursday night. According to athletic department officials, the Hokies will be without junior wide receiver Dyrell Roberts for at least the remainder...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 5, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech gets its seventh-straight win ... barely

At this point, after Virginia Tech somehow found a way to make enough plays to escape Thursday night with a 28-21 victory over Georgia Tech, there are few teams in the country who are rolling like the Hokies are these...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 5, 2010; 1:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson becomes latest coach to praise Tyrod Taylor

So for the past week we've been doing progress reports on all of the position groups now that Virginia Tech has made it through eight games of its schedule. We've focused on the receivers, defensive line, running backs, linebackers, offensive...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 4, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pick 'em: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

Looking out my window this morning, the scene is about as dreary as possible here in Blacksburg. It rained all night and, according to the forecast, it's supposed to rain all day. The good news is that it's likely the...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 4, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Another look at last year's chop block controversy

Virginia Tech defensive tackle John Graves is not one to create headlines, so he paused and thought long and hard when asked Tuesday if he thought Coach Frank Beamer's complaints about illegal chop blocks were legitimate following last year's 28-23...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 3, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech progress reports: the secondary

The secondary was the one part of Bud Foster's defense that seemed to not be in flux entering this season. Three of the four starters were back, and junior free safety Eddie Whitley, the lone newcomer, was a junior with...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 3, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The best defense against Georgia Tech may be a ball control offense

As Hokies fans count down to Thursday night's primetime ACC affair against Georgia Tech, the big story the next few days will center around defensive coordinator Bud Foster's new scheme to stop the Yellow Jackets option attack. If you recall,...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 2, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech football wary of its Coastal Division cushion

The Virginia Tech football team was in a meeting Saturday afternoon as Virginia was finishing off Mike London's first signature victory over Miami -- a result that left the Hokies with at least a two-game lead in the loss column...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 1, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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LB Bruce Taylor could be limited vs. Georgia Tech

During his high school days in Myrtle Beach, S.C., middle linebacker Bruce Taylor played through an arm fracture, two shoulder surgeries and appendicitis at various times. But as he walked off the practice field Sunday with a brace on his...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 1, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech progress reports: offensive line

Virginia Tech was back on the practice field this weekend ramping up preparations for Thursday night's primetime affair with Georgia Tech, but before we move our focus completely to the Yellow Jackets, let's take a look at how the Hokies...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 1, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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