Usually you only have to endure a few hours pre-game shows before getting to the football game. But today, it’s an entire work/school day to get through before the Hokies take on Miami tonight at Sun Life Stadium.
Here are a few links to hopefully make the day go quicker.
** Today’s advance is about how big this game is — surprisingly. Whoever wins honestly has the inside track at the Coastal Division title, provided Duke doesn’t keep winning. Win and the Hokies probably only need to beat Boston College and Virginia to claim the division title. Lose and their chances at making the ACC title game are severely hurt.
** Here’s yesterday’s matchups post. I picked Virginia Tech to win 24-17. I think the defense comes around and the offense does enough against what is a historically bad Miami defense. Feel free to offer your thoughts.
** Columnist Aaron McFarling and I did our debut podcast the other day. Give it a listen here. It requires flash, so I don’t believe it’s iPod/iPad/iPhone accessible right now. We’re working on that. Also trying to get it so you can download it on iTunes. Perhaps next week’s will be that way.
** McFarling weighs in today about Virginia Tech’s road struggles. The Hokies are 0-4 away from Lane Stadium this year and have lost six straight in away/neutral sites, dating back to last year’s ACC championship game.
** The injury report is pretty favorable for the Hokies. Center Caleb Farris is expected to play.
** Interesting note, courtesy of Frank Beamer‘s website: quarterback Logan Thomas will be one of the game captains, the first time that honor has gone to a junior. It seems like Tyrod Taylor or Bryan Randall might have done that once upon a time, but not according to the site. (Anybody have proof otherwise?)
** The line started at Hokies by 2 and looks like it’s down to 1.5 at a lot of places.
** Pretty basic look for Virginia Tech tonight uniform-wise.