Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

One Month Away

Just to update everyone on Hokie football, our first game is in a month against Northeastern at Home in Lane Stadium. It will be the first of 8 home games this season.

We are projected 2nd in the Coastal Divison behind Miami, no word yet on national ranking.

As for recruiting, we have a good number of guys coming on for their first year, but I don't know of any who are expected to start. Clark Crum may get to play OL, but thats about it.

The team should be pretty solid with the exception of the big question mark at QB. My guess is Sean Glennon will start for us, but that may change as the season goes on. Our receivers should be awesome (if our QB can get the ball to them). We have 2 great running backs in Branden Ore and George Bell. We will probably have a decent O-Line as usual, but nothing spectacular.
On defense we should still be really good since LBs Vince Hall and Xavier Adibi and DE Chris Ellis are all back. Replacing Tapp and Jimmy Williams will be tough, but I think we should be ok there.

This year, we are kicking butt in recruiting already getting committs from 23 including QB Tyrod Taylor from Hampton who is the number 1 player in Virginia and number 33 player in the nation.

I think it should be a good season, and hopefully we will do well.

I can't wait.

UPDATE: The Hokies are #16 in the new preseaon Coaches Poll that was released today.

6 Comments:

  • At 8/04/2006 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry, but I have to correct a couple things. No way in the world Clark Crum plays this year. If a freshman OL plays it'll be Aaron Brown (both from OH).

    Also, George Bell will be 3rd on the RB depth chart behind Ore and Elan Lewis.

    Also, VT has 22 commits (Ovens decommitted) and Taylor is no. 18 according to Rivals.

    Other than that, thanks for the preview.

     
  • At 8/04/2006 12:11 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I use scout, so I apologize if its different from Rivals.
    Bell has played and we know he is decent, Lewis has never played so we dont know how good he will be.

     
  • At 8/05/2006 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Of course it should be a good season - Tech has 8 home games and a weak schedule.

     
  • At 8/05/2006 8:48 AM, Blogger Old Zach said…

    8-4 should be a worst case scenario record for the Hokies this year with their schedule.

    I think Glennon will turn out to be better than some people seem to think but I am worried about the O-line depth.

    I predict 10-2, which should give us a chance to make the trip back to Jacksonville provided the 'Canes stumble a couple times as well.

    I'll be in Blacksburg for a couple of games this fall. Let's grab some Souvlaki's again sometime.

     
  • At 8/06/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I have to agree Zach. Since Miami will porbably lose to FSU due to all the suspensions, if they lose one more we might be able to slip into the title game like last year, even if we lose to Miami.
    Lemme know when you will be down for games, we can meet at Souvlakis again.

     
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