Cheers and Jeers: Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse
These were well executed and the roll out on social media was outstanding. The media team in Blacksburg has done a great job with the videos for the uniform reveals. People will complain that too much attention is paid to such things. This is an reasonable thing to think but it misses the point. The videos and uniforms are a fun talking point and when done properly a they can create a huge bump to the national brand of Virginia Tech.
It's nice to see people say something nice if only for a little while.
Carousel of the throwbacks for IG pic.twitter.com/EPlTXLMHsm— Zach Lantz (@zachvcool) October 22, 2021
Honoring the past in those ways are the easy kind of layups that went untaken in recent years. It's good to see this kind of stuff happen now.
Malachi Thomas and Raheem Blackshear
The Special Teams
It's All Over but The Shouting
It's hard to put too much lipstick on yet another close lose this season. It's easy and perhaps tempting to go for the Beamer comparisons, but they're getting pretty dire.
In Frank Beamer’s 29 seasons as coach, #Hokies had two home losing streaks of at least three games (1988 & ‘92). This is their third such skid at Lane Stadium in last four years.— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) October 23, 2021
Hopefully the Hokies can rally to give the veterans some meaningful games down the stretch but it's hard to be overly optimistic. Tech has five games remaining with at least three (BC, Miami, UVA) against teams with as much or more talent than the Hokies. The other games (GT and Duke) are toss ups because all games with them are.
It's hard to find too many bright spots as the conclusion to this campaign seems fairly inevitable. We look to play the string out and see if any more wins are out there for the taking. We all know there should be in this division, but Tech has been leaving those on the table for far too long to count on Coastal Chaos for success.