Commonwealth Clash: Chris Long, Dwight Vick & Davon Morgan
We've got a big game on Saturday.
Alright everyone. It's been an interesting year since we lost the cup. And we were supposed to reclaim our sweet, sweet cup on September 19th. Then COVID happened.
Now, here we are in December, awaiting our showdown with the Virginia Cavaliers for an 8pm battle on Saturday night in Lane. With no fans.
Instead of a standard preview, we decided to jazz it up a little bit. With the help of the great resources of Twitter and the Hokie network - we brought in 3 guys to the Sons of Saturday who are quite familiar with the Virginia Tech-UVA rivalry: Chris Long, Dwight Vick, and Davon Morgan!
Tech fans, I took 4 fat Ls to y’all. And I still don’t think I’ve ever hated you. Not even close. You suck at making people hate you.— chris long (@JOEL9ONE) December 6, 2020
^^Is this...trash talk?!
Virginia football legend Chris Long joins us for a quick sit-down. You're probably saying "wow Sons...really? Chris Long? You brought a Hoo on to your podcast? Why...would you do that...?"
Some folks weren't happy...including Hokie Andy :(
Disappointing— Handy Andy (@HandyAndyAWL) December 10, 2020
Others took it as an opportunity to poke some UVA fun - which is always encouraged around rivalry week!
Does he prefer his Brie chilled or room temperature?— mattinva (@mattinva1) December 10, 2020
And our final group of Hokies know that Chris is one of the most stand-up guys to ever play in the NFL - it's just a bummer that he chose to be a Hoo :)
Can’t wait for this! Chris is one of the good guys!— Karen Worzel (@karen_worzel) December 10, 2020
What was it like playing in Lane?
Chris played at UVA from 2004-2007, received the Hendricks award (best lineman in CFB), was a unanimous All-American DE, and was the #2 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft to the St. Louis Rams.
Chris retired after the 2018 season, but not before winning consecutive Super Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. He also is the 2018 recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his philanthropic efforts - Sons of Ut Prosim!
Even though he's a Hoo, Chris Long is a great guy, and we were thrilled to have him join us. On our sit-down with Chris, we discuss:
- How the Commonwealth Cup game has changed from player to fan
- Toughest Hokies to play against
- The best spots in Charlottesville (Psssst! It's Roots!)
- Giving Back - Waterboys - athletes, coaches and sports fans bringing life-sustaining drinking water to communities in need, and:
- the Chris Long Foundation
"It's just a rivalry, that shouldn't stop us from doing good in the world."
Re: the Hokie Stone take...let's just say that Chris may be receiving some Hokie Stone in his stocking this year from the Sons...
Thank you for joining us, Chris!
Another Son of Ut Prosim...DWIGHT VICK!
If you're kin to #HokieTwitter, you know all about Dwight Vick. A former Hokie from the mid 90s, and the "voice of reason" who always bring great perspective.
Topics from Dwight:
- A Special Rivalry: 2007, 2011, 2019 - Relevance is important
- How the game has changed over the years
- The Bowl Streak?
- Importance of football success
- Vicktory Life - https://www.vicktorylife.com/ Dwight's program to give back and provide a community service and resource for mentoring kids. #LeaveALegacy and Have an Impact!
Rivalry Week! 1998 UVA vs VT game. Holding signs is my sister Kim Vick, wife Chanise and RIP to my brother Joe.— Dwight Vick (@vick757) December 9, 2020
Nothing like having ￼family support you every step of the way. ❤️
Side note-we shouldn’t have lost this game... 🤦🏽♂️😂 last time UVA beat VT in Blacksburg pic.twitter.com/7dV5PFmZXB
Davon Morgan finishes up the trio of gridiron stars.
- "Rivalry Renewed?" What is that?!
- 4 years, 4 wins
- Team Captain making the case for 2010
- An important players' only meeting
- Career in coaching: Making an impact
- A Hokie Football Reunion!
Check out this write-up about Davon's NFL journey & perseverance. Looking forward to getting together with Davon and Dwight in the future! Follow Davon below:
Lastly - for old time's sake. Thank you Colin Cowherd for the annual video that will never get old. Go HOKIES!