You’re looking LIVE … at the lobby of the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, where I’m putting together this blog post. There’s a very ’60s feel to this place. Maybe it’s because of the Frank Sinatra music playing in the background. I half expect Don Draper to walk through the lobby.
Anyway, Virginia Tech has a fairly significant football game this afternoon at Boston College. Here are a few links to get your gameday started.
** Here’s my game advance that tells you what’s at stake for the Hokies. Namely, bowl eligibility. Lose this one and Tech won’t make a bowl for the first time in two decades. Win and it has a chance if it can also beat Virginia at home.
** I predicted a 23-13 Hokies win in yesterday’s matchups post. What does everybody else think? Leave a prediction and a reason in the comments section.
** Columnist Aaron McFarling and I continue to do our weekly podcast. Give it a listen here.
** The injury report was pretty clean. Nothing major on there other than Michael Cole‘s neck injury, which we were told would keep him out of this game earlier this week.
** Corey Fuller and Demitri Knowles are expected to start today for seniors Marcus Davis and Dyrell Roberts at receiver. But senior Randall Dunn has also been elevated to the first team at tight end on the Hokies’ online depth chart. It would be his first career start if it happens.
** It’s a brisk 36 degrees outside the hotel right now, but it looks like it will be a sunny day, with temperatures getting into the mid-40′s at gametime.
** Tech is going with a pretty basic uniform choice again. Same all-white-uni, maroon-helmet look as at Miami, I believe.
UPDATE: Or not. Looks like Virginia Tech will have a special muscular Hokie Bird look today, with an unbalanced helmet that has a logo on one side and a number on the other. Interesting idea. Thoughts?
** The line opened at Hokies by 8.5 but has settled around 10. That’s a pretty big number for a Tech team that has lost seven straight away from Lane Stadium.
** Here’s a panorama shot I took of Alumni Stadium. Very nice campus up here. Picturesque.
** I’ll be back with a halftime update with how good the clam chowder was in the press box. I might even mention the game too, so check back.