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  • Three keys to Tech win

    1. Break a big one Jayron Hosley and Smithfield product Dyrell Roberts could provide enormous boosts in this area. Tennessee is 70th in the nation in punt-return yardage defense (9.8 yards per return) and 89th in kickoff-return yardage defense (22.84...
  • Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB

    Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor goes from 'athlete' to QB
    All the convincing Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring needed that his starting quarterback had finally come of age came in September during a 90-second span. Tyrod Taylor has spent the last 3 1/2 months of his junior season proving...
  • Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14

    Orange crushed: Hokies roll past Tennessee 37-14
    Quarterback Tyrod Taylor made a habit of coming up with a few big plays just when Virginia Tech needed it this season. He did it again in a most unexpected fashion Thursday night in Tech's 37-14 win against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Though...
  • Virginia Tech has good reason to be excited for 2010

    As much as Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer wanted to enjoy Thursday night's 37-14 Chick-fil-A Bowl win against Tennessee, he couldn't resist looking to the future when asked after the game about prospects for next season. With 12 starters expected to...
  • The breakdown

    The breakdown Offense With eight starters back, improved efficiency should be in the Hokies' future, which is good news. Last season, Tech averaged 4.1 yards per carry on first down plays (more yards per carry than on any other down), but it...
  • Tide rolls in fourth quarter, overcomes Va. Tech 34-24

    Tide rolls in fourth quarter, overcomes Va. Tech 34-24
    For three quarters, it was what everybody expected -- Virginia Tech and Alabama absorbing blows and delivering counterpunches until one team couldn't stand anymore. Tech was the team with the glass jaw in the fourth quarter. Alabama changed the...
  • Hokies say communication was their main breakdown

    Hokies say communication was their main breakdown
    By the time Virginia Tech gets back on the practice field this week in Blacksburg, the list of issues to address coming out of Saturday night's 34-24 loss to No. 5 Alabama will be lengthy. Free safety Kam Chancellor might have his own list of concerns to...
  • Sept. 9, 2009: Al Groh's job teetering at Virginia

    Sept. 9, 2009: Al Groh's job teetering at Virginia
    If past is prelude, the University of Virginia should brace for a miserable football season. And we all know what that would mean. Summon the hangman for the head man. Not to give Al Groh the bum's rush a mere one game into his ninth season as coach. He...
  • Smithfield's Dyrell Roberts shows big-play ability

    Maybe the least surprised person on the field Saturday night after his 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Virginia Tech's 34-24 loss against Alabama was Dyrell Roberts. His time on the field at Smithfield High made him comfortable in that role. As...
  • Offense pours it on its critics

    Offense pours it on its critics
    The last time Virginia Tech piled up more than 550 yards of offense in a game, Hokies offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring was a broken man — tears streaming down his face, crouching in a corner outside the visitors' locker room of the Carrier...
  • MAKE OR BREAK

    MAKE  OR BREAK
    They lost to Alabama and waxed Marshall. What else to expect from Virginia Tech's football team? Alabama's defense is ruder than Kanye West, and Marshall hasn't mattered since Byron Leftwich exited in 2002. Plus, the Hokies lost their most reliable...