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Rothe from the Top Rope: UNC - Hokies May Not Win Another Game

By Adam Rothe | October 04
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Hokie Nation has felt this before, but this time it's different

This will be a shorter "Rothe from the Top Rope" today considering there isn't a whole lot to take from the 41-10 hurting the Tar Heels put on the Hokies last Saturday.

There's also nothing really new of significance to take away that I haven't already spoken about previously. This Tech team is bad. That's all there really is to say.

The one spot that I think is most concerning is the fact that this team and coaching staff doesn't appear to improve from week to week. That's basically the only way you can judge a rebuild in the early stages. Is the team making progress? At this point, the only area which saw improvement was the penalties. Tech went from having some of the most penalty yards in the ACC to just three penalties for 22 yards.

But other than that, this coaching staff appears to be struggling to get the most out of it's limited talent. Hell, even BC won a ACC game last weekend, which shows improvement for them since they've played Tech.

We all know this Hokie team doesn't have the talent, but that's no excuse to only score 10 points against UNC, which has one of the worst defenses in the entire country. I mean, FAMU scored 24 against them and Georgia State scored 28. Tech has to have better talent and coaching than those two teams right?!

At this point, this Tech team is what it is. I don't foresee them scoring 30 at any point this year, which will make it very hard to win any games. The only chance they have is to ride the back of the defense, which may or may not have been overrated after the first four weeks, and see if they can keep other teams in the teens for points allowed.

It's going to be a challenge just to make a bowl game, which at this point would take a massive turnaround mid-season from Tech, but in this weird series finale of Coastal Chaos anything is possible.

Meanwhile, the only record still standing from the Frank Beamer years is the shutout streak, where the Hokies sit 3rd in the nation at 351 games since the last time they scored 0 points in a game. That's only behind Florida (428) and TCU (371). Here's to hoping that's not another record that falls by the wayside.

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Born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs my Hokie experience didn't really begin until my older sister enrolled at Tech in 2005. I was lucky to start following in '05, smack dab in the middle of a run from 2000-2010 that featured national championship caliber Hokie teams. Finally my time came to go off to college in 2012, and the rest, as they say, is history.

When I'm not sighing over another jet sweep you can find me traveling the world (20+ countries so far) or trying a new restaurant in the DMV.

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