Saturday, September 24, 2005

At Least It Wasn't Georgia

If we were going to be due for a schelacking like this one at some point this season, I'd rather have it be with a team ranked in the Top 5 and not our arch enemy from a few miles up I-85. I agree with something Bryan said earlier, and that is that we still have the opportunity for a decent season. Given the fact that Reggie was still probably not 100% after his personal (albeit unintentional) bye week last weekend, and that fact that VT could likely put up 50 against a few NFL teams, we will get back it back and take care of business for the rest of the year. Let's not forget that through halftime, VT had not given up a single point in the past fourteen quarters, not to mention their 90-0 combined performance against their last two opponents. I know that we are talking about Puke and Ohio U for their wins, but we almost gave it up in our gimme game last week against UCONN and barely hung on to get our 3-0. Don't misread me, I still think that we will end up in our usual spot among the top quandrant of the ACC, but VT is in a whole different league right now. Vick also passed for his career record tonight, not something that you want to have against us in the history book, but facts are facts. It's good to get this out of the way now, and not take it like we have been known to do in the past against a team where we had the line and then blew it in an upsetting fashion. Just remember, only one game really counts in the heart of a true yellowjacket, and we have plenty of time to recover our mojo before the puppies come to town. Scott, unfortunately we couldn't win one for the gipper today during your absence, so we are looking forward to your inspiration first-hand upon your return. Hopefully, both you and the team will be back in full swing in two weeks!