Fighting Gobbler Hokies’ Mailbag: September 10th Edition


Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) celebrates after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 35-21at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Hokie Nation, you are all still pretty happy about this past weekend’s win but also looking forward even more to this weekend’s game and the rest of the season. Right now, you are seeing a Fighting Gobbler first as we are doing our first mailbag and we have plenty of interesting questions.

We would like to thank you for asking us your questions in the comments on Facebook and this will be a weekly thing that will usually be on Wednesdays. Now, let’s get to the questions.

Steve Smith asks, “After a win against _______, would you buy ACCCG tickets (to see the Hokies)?”

The time to buy a ticket would be after a win against Duke as the Hokies could be one or two games ahead in the ACC Coastal if they are still undefeated and with games at Wake Forest and home against Virginia left, the Hokies should be able to win those.

Steve Smith asks, “Which is more likely, this season, a new record for WR, RB or TE yardage. Which would be the most valuable to this year’s team?”

I have to say tight end as Ryan Malleck looks like he could actually challenge the overall single-season reception record of 61 held by Jarrett Boykin.

Steve Smith asks, “Which Freshman or Redshirt Freshman will have the biggest impact this season?”

Bucky Hodges because of his ability to dominate in the passing game in the red zone due to his size and athleticism. Hodges has the potential to challenge Andre Davis’s single-season touchdown reception record of 9.

Rodney Jones asks, “When the time comes, do you think our new AD will make the right choice for a new head coach that will guide us into the next level of national prominence or do you think we will forever be longfully looking at an empty trophy case due the the inability for someone to make a smart decision?”

I think Whit Babcock will get a great replacement for Frank Beamer when the times comes and I think Babcock has proven he can get the right guy even if it is a fairly big game as the case with Buzz Williams here at Virginia Tech or when he got Tommy Tuberville while at Cincinnati.

Steve Smith asks, “With Beamer’s extension; what would be the top 3 schools Bud would (realistically) be enough for Bud to leave VT?”

I don’t think Bud Foster would leave for a head coaching job at a non-power 5 conference school. Foster is a Illinois native and the only place he has coached outside of Virginia is in Kentucky. Three schools that he could leave for are Illinois, Purdue, and Kentucky if those jobs become available though Mark Stoops seem secure at Kentucky. However, Illinois and Purdue could have coaching changes coming.

Steve Smith asks, “Besides OSU, which (regular season) away game would you go to and why?”

The Duke game because depending on how this season goes, that could be the game that puts Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship plus the Hokies will want revenge for last season’s loss.

Steve Smith asks, “If you could only choose one: maroon or orange?

This might be the toughest question on here and honestly you can’t just choose one. Both are good alone but maroon and orange work better together.

Once again, we would like to thank you for submitting your questions this week and we can’t wait for what you have to ask next week.