Because I just can’t rehash a loss anymore…..too depressing. I’m going to pretend that the Ohio State game was only one quarter long (the second quarter) and ended with a score of 17-14. And I’m sticking to that fantasy. It’s a beautiful one.
- I actually liked the sparkly orange helmets. They reminded me of a motorcycle helmet I used to covet back in the day except that helmet was bright blue. (And nope, never had a motorcycle. I just had fantasies of riding one in my glittery blue helmet….)
- I also liked all of the filler stuff on the Jumbotron-Frank and Shane Beamer playing “Name that Tune”-classic fun. And I teared up a little during the Michael Vick “This is Home” video. I looked for a link to it but haven’t found it yet, sadly.
- Anyone else think Michael Brewer looks a lot like Jason Street right here? Like, a lot.
Photo by:Michael Shroyer/Getty Images
And, I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about the game and this kind of doesn’t count because it isn’t exactly game rehash but……
Brenden Motley – Redshirt Junior
Motley entered the game Monday night after Brewers injury and his head was spinning. It was understandable, but can Motley be the guy to lead this team. According to @247 Sports his recruiting profile had him listed as an athlete. During his time at Christiansburg High School, Virginia Preps named Motley to the Group AA all-state selection for defensive back. One might wonder, why is Motley still playing quarterback and how did he win the number two spot? It looks like Beamer and Loeffler didn’t even have a plan in place for this type of situation. The two had hoped to develop Motley over time, but that is not the case anymore.
Motley ran the Wing T attack in high school and was not asked to throw the ball much. If Loeffler sticks with him as the starter he will have to tailor the offense to his skillset and possibly install an option attack. The redshirt junior is too inconsistent to have him drop back in the pocket and throw 20-25 passes a game. http://www.gobblercountry.com/2015/9/9/9287637/who-takes-michael-brewers-place-under-center-virginia-tech-hokies-footbal
Was our backup QB plan actually “lets just hope nothing happens to QB1 because holy shit our backup actually played defensive back”? The fact that he wasn’t asked to throw the ball much makes me a tad bit anxious considering that running back is still a question mark type position this year. Yikes….it’s going to be a long strange trip this season, it sounds like.
And I know the defense has a lot to answer for, but I do think there is going to be a lot of good in that unit. This offense was by far the best thing VT will face for quite some time and on a hot night with no time to rest after Brewer went out and the offense crawled away and died, they weren’t quite up to it. There’s lots of talent there and it will only get better from here (right?)
But, nonetheless-I loved, loved, loved being at the game, loved the atmosphere, loved walking the campus and downtown and pretending that I wasn’t as old as I actually am. There’s a saying by Robert Frost that says, “Home is the place where, if you have to go there, they have to take you in”. Blacksburg always takes you in. #Thisishome