New Hokies Coach Brent Pry discusses transition during bowl season
Virginia Tech is in the Big Apple making final preps for Wednesday’s Pinstripe Bowl. Interim head coach JC Price and the former staff have the job of toppling the Maryland Terrapins. While the Hokies new head coach-- Brent Pry -- is busy completing his staff and looking to the future of the Virginia Tech football program.
Hokies place two on All-ACC first team
(AP Photo/Nell Redmond)Greensboro, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson and fellow College Football Playoff selection Notre Dame lead the 2020 All-ACC Football Teams announced on Tuesday. Boston College, Miami, North Carolina and Pitt followed with seven selections each, and NC State had six. ACC leading rusher Michael Carter of North Carolina (1,245 yards/8.0 yards per carry) is the other first-team running back. Notre Dame tackle Liam Eichenberg, announced earlier Tuesday as the 2020 Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, led the offensive line voting. Divine Deablo of Virginia Tech and Kyle Hamilton of Notre Dame were tabbed at the safety positions.
Cavaliers lock up highly ranked class for 2021
The Virginia football program signed 24 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2021-22 academic school year, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced. Student-athletes from eight states and Canada highlight the class signed by the Cavaliers. Attached is the full recruiting class and player bios:2021 Football Recruiting ClassName Pos. 209 in ESPN’s Top 300 recruit rankings … a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247sports.com. 282 in ESPN’s Top 300 recruit rankings … a three-star recruit by Rivals.com … ranked as the No.
UVA remains motivated, focused for Cup Clash
UVA’s riding a 4 game win streak where they’ve scored 44 , 31, 55 and 43 points. New quarterback Brennan Armstrong is playing like a veteran in the back half of his first season as a starter. The Hokies have been headed in the opposite direction..losers of four straight..and with an offense that’s been ravaged by injuries. Regardless..the veterans on the “Hoos defense are aware the potential is there, and the circumstances don’t matter on Saturday night. The Cavaliers and Hokies kick off from Lane Stadium in Blacksburg Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Armstrong runs Virginia past Louisville 31-17
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Brennan Armstrong ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and Virginia beat Louisville 31-17 in a game that was pushed back a week by a COVID-19 outbreak among the Cardinals. Armstrong scored on runs of 8 and 9 yards, the latter with 4:29 remaining to give Virginia a two-score cushion. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.) 11/14/2020 8:03:15 PM (GMT -5:00)
Virginia looks to ‘restart’ momentum after a week on ice
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia will be two weeks removed from their 44-41 upset thriller over then 15th-ranked North Carolina. The unexpected covid delay on the Louisville visit left the Cavaliers with a big ball of momentum, and nowhere to roll. “It’s the same motivation week in and week out stay in detail we take it as an opportunity to study up a little bit more on Louisville before playing this weekend,” Cavaliers safety DeAngelo Amos says. Stopping the run game being able to contain that and getting after them is really something that is really key in this game. Louisville and Virginia kick off from Charlottesville Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Louisville vs Virginia football game postponed
Louisville, KY – The University of Louisville will pause all team-related football activities indefinitely due to a heightened quantity of positive COVID-19 tests and accompanying contact tracing measures among the Cardinals' staff and team members, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Wednesday. As a result, U of L’s scheduled game Saturday at Virginia will be tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. on ACCN. After consulting with our Chief Medical Officer, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra conferred with ACC and Virginia officials on the decision to postpone Saturday’s game and take a step back on its football activities. “With Virginia and us both having a bye week on November 14, we are fortunate to reschedule the game for that date. We appreciate the ACC and Virginia working with us at this time.”The Cardinals and Cavaliers will be tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. on ACCN.
Hokies, Cavs regrouping after weekend losses
Virginia – Virginia tech is back to the grind with another road challenge on tap. This week the defense will have its hands full with a Louisville team that has speed in multiple skill positions. Saturday’s matchup will be the first time the Hokies and Cardinals will meet since the 2006 Gator Bowl. With this particular team this particular year, but the output, like what we can contribute is really where they are. And man I, we had a meeting this morning early and they’re resilient, they’re tough and they’re anxious to play again,” Mendenhall explained.
UVA hopes to weather the big play Hurricanes’ storm
UVA returned 9 starters from last year’s Orange Bowl squad, but they’ve fallen victim to a bushel of big plays to the tune of allowing nearly 35 points per game. The 4-1 Hurricanes counter with the big play swag that they were known for in their heyday. So going oh and four in your favorite stadium is probably not a great way to go out. So for me I’m excited for the opportunity and playing a great team and a great stadium I think guys are already to kind of get off the Schneid,” Virginia senior linebacker Charles Snowden says. The Cavaliers take on the Hurricanes beginning Saturday night at 8 p.m. from Miami Gardens, Florida.
UVA hopes to bounce back vs Wake Forest
Charlottesville, VA. – It doesn’t take a mathematician to understand why UVA is off to a 1-2 start. Starter Brennan Armstrong is in concussion protocol. In his 4th season with the program and has the full support of his teammates. UVA’s job is deciphering a 1-2 Wake Forest team that has the same two losses as UVA does-Clemson, and NC State. Virginia and Wake Forest are set to kick at 4 p.m. from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Virginia, Virginia Tech both regrouping after losses
Charlottesville, VA. – Virginia got an early season test of adversity when starting quarterback Brennan Armstrong left the game with a head injury, later diagnosed as a concussion. The backup quarterback, redshirt junior quarterback Lindell Stone was forced to step in in the second quarter. “Yeah Lendell Stone is our quarterback. He understands coverage so quickly, understands them pre-snap and maximizes his resources,” head Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said. Meanwhile Virginia tech suffered its first loss on Saturday to the high octane Tar Heels.
Cavaliers return home to face ‘unfamiliar’ ACC foe
Charlottesville, VA. – The Wolfpack--are one of the those ACC predators which don’t cross paths with the Cavs very often. So it’s difficult, and and there’s certainly some unknowns and certainly adjusting that happens just as the game plays out." “I mean I think everybody’s good. And so you have to be on your a game at all times," Virginia defensive coordinator Nick Howell said. The Cavaliers take on the Wolfpack on noon Saturday from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
Cavs will try to avoid ‘Orange Crush’ at Clemson Saturday
Despite how far Virginia had come, the 62-17 blasting reminded the Cavaliers how much further they had left to climb to reach college football’s mountaintop. The 6-2 redshirt sophomore from Ohio won his first start Saturday, and left Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney impressed. “Looks like a young Steve Young running around out there. Tough runner with really good size, an accurate thrower that really has no fear,” Dabo gushed. The 1-0 Cavaliers travel to 2-0 #1 ranked Clemson Saturday night at 8 p.m.
Wiles expects return to Lane Stadium to bring ‘mixed’ feelings
NC State’s visit to Lane stadium will include a bittersweet homecoming for a member of there coaching staff. Assistant Charley Wiles spent 24 years alongside Bud Foster, and another two as a grad assistant under head coach Frank Beamer. But he’ll enter Lane stadium Saturday wearing the visiting Wolfpack colors. Wiles played for Coach Frank Beamer at Murray State as well. NC State at Virginia tech is set to kick off at 8 p.m. from Lane Stadium.
Hokies, Cavaliers finally reach ‘Game Week’
Blacksburg, Va. – It’s finally game week for the Virginia Tech Hokies as they prep for an up-tempo NC State team. In his weekly press conference head coach Justin Fuente said the team will not have a full roster and that he hopes the 3 Covid tests this week yield good results. “Ultimately I don’t know if I’ve been this close to a game and felt as uneasy about who we will actually have in the game as I do right now. Just getting it nailed down of exactly who’s going to do what. And after a game, it becomes so much clearer where your team stands, where your position groups are and who’s capable and consistent and finishing plays.
Hokies RB transfer Blackshear can compete immediately
Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies get a big boost to the backfield as the calendar turns to September. Rutgers transfer running back Raheem Blackshear has been ruled eligible to play for the Hokies immediately. Blackshear won his eligibility appeal after his initial waiver to play in 2020 was denied. He played in 27 games at Rutgers with more than 1700 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns under his belt.