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Mike Holmes

I am a 5th Generation Hokie. I have Orange and Maroon blood coursing through my veins. I was lucky enough to attend VT from 1999-2003 and graduated with a history degree. I became a history teacher and football coach working my way to spending multiple seasons as Head Coach at schools in North Carolina and Colorado.

I now live in Colorado, with my wife and son and do what I can to follow the Hokies from afar. The outstanding team here at Sons of Saturday was gracious enough to let me talk some football and be able to impart some my knowledge gained from years spent on the sideline.

Aside from following the Hokies in all sports, I am a fan of the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, and Carolina Hurricanes. I also try to play a lot of golf and enjoy skiing out here in the rockies!

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Bowling for Relevancy

In the middle of a program rebuild, the value of postseason play cannot be understated.

By Mike Holmes | December 04, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: UVA

Coach Holmes breaks down Virginia Tech's continuously developing offensive attack from the beat-down of UVA in Charlottesville.

By Mike Holmes | November 30, 2023
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A Relic from Hokie Past

Here a look at an important piece of Hokie History that can be found in Blacksburg... in a place that is not so obvious!

By Mike Holmes | November 21, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: NC State

Coach Holmes looks into how NCSU was so successful against Hokies how the Pack exploited aggressive linebacker play and how the Hokies showed off another offensive wrinkle against the…

By Mike Holmes | November 21, 2023

Who Will Win ACC Coach of the Year?

Who are some potential candidates for ACC Coach of the Year? Mike Holmes makes the case for some not so obvious candidates.

By Mike Holmes | November 15, 2023
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Hokie Hitter Of The Week: Boston College

Coach Holmes looks at two plays that utilized misdirection to take advantage of an overly-aggressive Boston College defense in the Hokies big win over the Eagles! PHOTO: Eric Canha-USA TODAY…

By Mike Holmes | November 13, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: Louisville

Coach Mike Holmes examines the Hokies defensive play in the Louisville game and some of the breakdowns that occurred in the run game versus the Cards.

By Mike Holmes | November 08, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: Syracuse

Hokies continue to play offense with creative and flare.

By Mike Holmes | October 30, 2023
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Hokie Hitter Of The Week: Wake Forest

Coach Holmes breaks down key plays from the Hokies win over Wake Forest

By Mike Holmes | October 15, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: Florida State

Breaking down the Hokies misdirection RB screen that the Hokies used in the 3rd quarter.

By Mike Holmes | October 10, 2023
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Hokie Football Focus: Florida State

Film breakdown from the Hokies up and down trip in Tallahassee.

By Mike Holmes | October 09, 2023
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Hokie Football Focus: Pittsburgh

Film Review from the most complete game the Hokies have played under Brent Pry.

By Mike Holmes | October 05, 2023
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Hokie Hitter of the Week: Pittsburgh 2023

Coach Mike Holmes breaks down the Toss/QB Counter play that helped the Hokies beat Pitt!

By Mike Holmes | October 02, 2023

Hokie Football Focus: Marshall

Hokies struggled to find their footing in another tough road loss.

By Mike Holmes | September 26, 2023

Hokie Football Focus: Rutgers

While Kyron Drones provided a small spark, the same issues are plaguing a Hokies team that can't seem to figure it out.

By Mike Holmes | September 19, 2023
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Hokie Football Focus: Purdue

Film room study for the Hokies 24-17 loss to the Boilermakers.

By Mike Holmes | September 11, 2023
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Hokie Football Focus: Old Dominion

Comprehensive film breakdown for the Hokies 36-17 week 1 victory over the Monarchs.

By Mike Holmes | September 05, 2023