UPDATED - 11/3/2009
UNC 20 VT 17
Third and 7 with the game on the line… Williams up the middle (again)…. Fumble recovered by North Carolina.
Another year brings yet another letdown, Hokie fans. After crawling back to #4 in the nation and into the MNC conversation again, our Virginia Tech Hokies have gone on to lose back-to-back games against MUCH lesser opponents. Our fearless leader of the offense has now officially gift wrapped and handed one game to the worst defense in the ACC and the following game to the worst overall team in the ACC.
How many more big games is he going to cost us I've far surpassed my breaking point on this issue.
For 20+ years I have been a Virginia Tech Hokie faithful, and recently it's been nothing but one disappointment after another. The Virginia Tech alumni, students, athletes, and fans have withstood a plethora of on-the-field and off-the-field tragedies, and they deserve better. Much better.
But we’ve had several consecutive 10 win seasons. We shouldn’t change anything, right
The Virginia Tech football team has been successful primarily due to a stingy defense and weak scheduling. One could argue that the defense has overall played brilliantly since Bud Foster took the reigns over a decade ago. Special teams have had their ups and downs, but the one element of our game plan that has consistently been crap is our offense. Virginia Tech somehow finds its defense ranked in the top 10 nearly every year with an offense ranked in the top 110. VT finishes with a winning record and a bowl bid because our defense and special teams play above and beyond everyone's expectations. But it's the job of the offense to score the points. It's the job of the offensive coordinator to lead the offense to score those points, AND TO CALL PLAYS THAT MAKE SENSE.
Offense vs. Defense Final National Rankings during Bryan Stinespring's tenure (out of 120 D1 NCAA football teams):
2008 Offense #103; Defense #7
2007 Offense #100; Defense #4
2006 Offense #99; Defense #1
2005 Offense #57; Defense #1
2004 Offense #65; Defense #4
2003 Offense #38; Defense #51
2002 Offense #64; Defense #32
If/when the defense begins to struggle we will have no one to pick up the slack. I'm furious that Jim Weaver and Frank Beamer have continued to keep Bryan Stinespring on the payroll. He is the weakest link, and he needs to go. The numbers don't lie. Can you imagine what the VT football team would be like with an explosive offense Or at this point, even a mediocre offense Bryan Stinespring is in way over his head, he clearly has no idea what he is doing, and he needs to get out of Blacksburg.
To the Bryan Stinespring Apologists: Why Why should we keep him What has he done to point our program in the right direction If you’re happy having an offense ranked in the top 110 then don’t sign my petition. But if we are ever going to compete in the national level, if we are ever going to win a big game, and if we are ever going to stop embarrassing ourselves against lesser opponents we will need a competent offensive coordinator. Plain and simple.
It's just a game out there, and in the long run it may not really matter if we win or lose. But this campus and this community desperately need something to be proud of. I don't know how many more let downs we can take. We are Virginia Tech, and we deserve better. Please sign your name and state your case. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE!
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