There are several reasons to be exited right now if your fall wardrobe is dominated by burnt orange and Chicago maroon.
For one thing, the countdown to VT's 2010 football season has now entered single digits in the days column.
For another, an article on Darren Evans was the main focus on Yahoo! Sports NCAA football site. While I strongly disagree with author David Fox's titular assumption that anyone in Hokie Nation has "forgotten" about Evans, it's nice to see an article on a student athlete doing it the right way. Watching UNC's football season go swirly before it even gets started, coupled with the site of once-proud Southern Cal handing its castrated football program over to professional ass clown Lane Kiffin for dismantling, reminds us all that character counts more than ever in college football these days.
Oh, and Tyrod Taylor just went OFF in today's scrimmage, completing 16 of 17 for 319 yards and 3 TDs. One of those was a 95 yard touchdown pass to... wait for it... a tight end. And the pass that dropped uncaught was the one pass Tyrod had to throw away to avoid a sack. Now we shouldn't read too much into a scrimmage against the second team defense, but 16 of 17 would be pretty good against Blacksburg High, and you know this had to get the entire offense fired up. Add to Tyrod's monstrous showing a 54(!) yard field goal by Justin Myer - that reportedly had room to spare - and things are looking pretty damn good to start the season a week from Monday.
(In other scrimmage news Marcus Davis blocked a punt that Zach Luckett recovered and returned for a touchdown, but I don't really include that in reasons to get excited because what's good for the punt block unit in this situation is bad for the punt protection unit.)
FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.