"Virginia Tech Football: The Pandemic" Trailer
We’ve been through it in 2020, ya’ll. This pandemic has been nothing short of a nightmare. Let’s be honest – none of us thought we’d ever get to this point. If you actually thought that the college football show would go on, you’re lying to yourself... at least a little bit. That notion aside, college football IS actually being played right now, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
Unfortunately, the Hokies have been on a streak of bad luck as of recent. Our opener with NC State was postponed because of COVID issues, and now the battle for the Commonwealth Cup has been postponed for the same reasons.
You got lucky UVA. More time to prep. But we’ll see ya’ll real soon.
College football is the only thing in my life that currently feels normal. I’m sure many of you reading this share that same sentiment. To celebrate that notion, I did what I love to do the most: create an electrifying video experience for the masses to enjoy.
This trailer is the third that I have produced prior to Virginia Tech’s first game over the past three seasons. I wanted to create something a little bit different than football clips over an Avengers trailer audio track (as I’ve done in the past). To make this trailer possible, we partnered with @HokiesFB. Daniel Sabatino and his team were kind enough to allow us to use some of their incredible footage captured from last year and this offseason (for which we are so unbelievably grateful).
As you watch, you’ll notice that there are clips of the iconic lunch pail made famous by legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster. The lunch pail technically retired with Coach Foster this offseason, but a constant theme remains the same: The Lunch Pail Defense (LPD) was born in the darkness of foggy Blacksburg nights. That mentality and ruthless aggression will remain as a standard under new defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton, who is a product of the LPD and helped set that standard.
There won’t be fans in Lane Stadium this year, but that doesn’t matter. The expectations remain the same. Exit Light, Enter Night.
And as the Lunch Pail Defense legend Corey Moore so eloquently put it:
“WELCOME TO THE TERROR DOME, BABY! WELCOME TO THE TERROR DOME!”
This trailer is dedicated to the memory of Patricia Stockdale, who was a loving mother, teacher, mentor and positive light in this world. You will be so dearly missed!