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It was an interesting weekend. With Virginia Tech facing a bye week in preparation to determining if their usual record and high ranking have been achieved through scheduling sleight-of-hand or, contrary to most visual evidence, the Hokies are actually that good, I found myself at loose ends. Once again I pondered the vexing question: What […]
The prognosticators were right after all. Last August, the media covering ACC football picked, in overwhelming fashion, Virginia Tech to win the league’s football championship. While being tabbed the favorite in the post-expansion ACC has usually been the kiss of death, the media, lo and behold, this time got it right. Tech actually won the […]
A very interesting part of college football, at least from this perch, is the annual observance of the coaching carousel. As is always the case this time of year, the comings and goings are numerous. Some are downright amusing. Out in the Ozarks, Arkansas coach Houston Nutt, fresh off of ending LSU’s MNC march, decided […]
The Clubhouse Tailgate fanned out across North America last weekend. From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, tailgaters were perched in stadiums from Ann Arbor to Baton Rouge, the Big House and Death Valley. What they saw was lots of RUTS and the two most overrated teams in the country. While I am […]
The post-game conversations contained more than a bit of unease. Fans in attendance did not see what they expected. The big underdog had actually made a game of it. If the heavy favorite showed no more punch than this, what would happen when the heavier weights appeared on the schedule? These conversations were held outside […]