Hokie Hoops and Circling the Wagons
We're back with another episode after a brief winter hiatus. The timing couldn't be better with a huge week of Hokie news.
Jack Tyler earned a huge promotion and will now coach Tech's linebackers. The former walk-on personifies the #HardSmartTough ethos and knows a thing or two about what Virginia Tech defense should be.
Tyler of course did a great job when he stepped in last season to call the defensive plays against Duke. He joins a young defensive staff looking to turn up the wick in 2021.
Things you didn't think you'd tweet in November:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 13, 2021
1. Virginia Tech has wins over Villanova and Duke.
2. Keve Aluma is an All-ACC caliber big man.
3. Mike Young could have a top third ACC caliber team. https://t.co/8SFaKsIzUX
On the hardwood Tech continues to outshine everyone's expectations. When the ACC media picked the Hokies to finish 11th in the preseason, many felt that was a bit low. But even the most loyal supporters couldn't have foreseen a legitimate challenge for the ACC title out of this crew.
Mike Young continues to make magic happen. There were lots of doubts after a significant hiccup against Penn State, but the team shook that off quickly and is a close loss to Louisville from being undefeated in conference play.
One might go so far as to say they circled the wagons, and did so quite well.
However we all know nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills. As I put my Blue Light's on ice and prepare for Saturday night, enjoy this week's show filled with loads of Hokie news including Hokies' win over the Duke Blue Devils, the top ten wrestling program, Jack Tyler's promotion, plus alumnus Nickeil Alexander-Walker going off in the NBA.
Stay safe and enjoy the games this weekend. Go Bills!