Howard Schnellenberger, 87, Miami, Louisville coach, dies
(AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI – Howard Schnellenberger was a pipe smoker with a push-broom mustache and gruff baritone, and he paired his grandiloquent manner with grandiose visions for football at Miami, Louisville and Florida Atlantic that caused snickers. He revived the sport at Miami and Louisville and started the program at Florida Atlantic during a coaching career that spanned a half century. His legacy includes on-campus stadiums at Louisville and Florida Atlantic. He then founded the program at Florida Atlantic and retired as coach after 11 seasons highlighted by back-to-back bowl victories. AdAt Miami, Schnellenberger took over in 1979 amid debate about whether the moribund program should fold.
Virginia Tech Hokies lose to Miami Hurricanes, 25-24
The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the Miami Hurricanes with a score of 25-24. In the first quarter, Hooker completed a 53-yard rushing touchdown for the Hokies. Then, running back Jalen Holston made an 8-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. In the second quarter, The Hurricanes made their first touchdown of the game as quarterback D’Eriq King completed a 10-yard rushing touchdown. In the third quarter, the Hokies completed a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Holston.
“We’re going to have to turn the page” Hokies prepare for No. 9 Miami
“I don’t really care what people on the outside say about us when we lose,” he said. “On film, you see a lot of times, they’re moving so fast, when they get a first down, the chains aren’t even set or anything. They’re moving and moving and moving.”The Canes are averaging 34.4 points a game, and quarterback D’Eric King is the leader in passing and rushing. And in order to imitate exactly what Miami could bring to the table, Fuente is heading up scout team this week for the first time in his tenure. “No matter what just happened, we’re going to have to turn the page.
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.
MONDAY HUDDLE: What has happened to Virginia's offense?
Hasise Dubois #8 of the Virginia Cavaliers makes a catch and run against the Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Here are three takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. Outage on offense for CavaliersEver since scoring 17 points in the first half at Notre Dame, the Virginia offense has gone into a strange funk. The Cavaliers drove inside the Miami 30-yard line six different times, but only produced three field goals. Giles had beaten Carroll County 12 consecutive times in the series dating over four decades, but that streak is over now.
Miami holds off No. 20 Virginia 17-9 for 1st ACC win
Pat Bethel blocked a field goal for Miami and K.J. Brian Delaney made three field goals for the Cavaliers, who were looking for their first 3-0 ACC start since 2007. Virginia has managed only 12 points - all off field goals - in its last six quarters. Virginia got inside the Miami 30 on six separate possessions, and came away with only the three field goals. "What changed today is that the team that made the plays in the fourth quarter was the Miami Hurricanes," Diaz said.
Hokies, coming off strong effort, aim to show consistency
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Alan Tisdale #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates with teammates after defeating the Miami Hurricanes 42-35 at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)BLACKSBURG, Va. - It's a goal that Virginia Tech tries to meet each week -- be a consistent football team. Last week, the Hokies were challenged by the coaching staff and responded with a big road win over Miami. "Push, push and push and strain our bodies and minds to not stoop to a complacent level and just keep striving to get better," Hooker said. The Hokies' secondary is coming off one of its strongest performances also, where it forced four first-quarter turnovers.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Hokies earn possible legacy-preserving win in wild game
Alan Tisdale #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates with teammates after defeating the Miami Hurricanes. Hokies defy odds in winVirginia Tech gave up 563 yards of total offense and blew a 28-point lead at Miami last Saturday, but still managed to earn what might prove to be a legacy-preserving win. Miami drove down to the Virginia Tech 10-yard line in the waning seconds, but an incompletion as time expired ended the game. For one week anyway, the hot seat for Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente didn't get any hotter. It was also VMI's first win at The Citadel since 1995, since the last win over The Citadel in 2002 came at a neutral site in Charlotte.