Something had to give.
The first quarterback Hokies offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler recruited to Virginia Tech is looking for a new place to play.
The Power 5 schools are starting to reveal their revenue numbers, a chest-thumping exercise that occurs around each league's spring meetings.
I was bored yesterday and it was nice out, so I went over to the fields by Lane Stadium to take some updated pictures of the soon-to-be-completed $21.3 million indoor practice facility.
We're approaching the stretch run of the offseason position-by-position looks today. If you missed previous entries, get to them here: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers and tight ends | Offensive line | Defensive line
On Tuesday, the USA Today released its comprehensive look at the finances of all the public university athletic departments in the country.
All 21 of Virginia Tech's athletic teams made the grade in the most recent release of Academic Progress Rate data by the NCAA.
The USA Today released its financial analysis of each public athletic department Tuesday, but the offshore site 5Dimes.com also released over/under win totals for nearly all of the Power 5 teams this season.
Summer school starts today at Virginia Tech. There were no enrollees from the Hokies' freshman class. Those players usually wait for the second summer session to arrive.
If this list on NFL.com of college football's best defenders is accurate, Bud Foster's group should be in good shape this year.
You know it's the height of the offseason when publications begin putting out rankings of college football's coaches. It means there's officially nothing to talk about.
The truth of the offseason is that there is very little new information that comes out that directly impacts what will happen in the fall.
We kicked off the reader-submitted questions I asked for last week with a look at how some coaches have fared once they hit 68.
As I wrote in today's paper, retiring Virginia Tech sports information director Dave Smith has got stories from his 40 years in Blacksburg. So many, in fact, that I couldn't pack them all into an article that was pretty lengthy as it was.
Count FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel as another national writer who is high on the Hokies this year.
Back to the position-by-position looks this offseason. If you missed the start of the series, click here to read about the quarterbacks.
At least one third of Virginia Tech's 2015 football games won't be noon starts.
As you can tell from all the traffic in Blacksburg, it's graduation day at Virginia Tech. Over a dozen Hokies football players past and present are graduating or walking today and finishing things up this summer.
I asked and you responded. After requesting research-intensive questions about the Hokies, I got about 50 emails in the last couple days, all with pretty good ideas. So forgive me if I can't get to yours right away. Again, I plan on this being a summerlong thing (and possibly ongoing).
It seems to be a popular thing nowadays to look back at certain games many years later and see how much NFL talent was on the field at the time.
Big thanks to everyone who sent in questions based on yesterday's post. I've got a lot of interesting things to dive into intermittently here in the offseason. Continue to send questions if you've got them. This will be an ongoing thing this summer.
With a solid two-plus months until college football really starts gearing up again, the blog has a lot of time to fill. So I'm asking you, the readers, for some help.
Let's be clear: there's no such thing as official post-spring rankings. It's a little exercise we media members do to fill the time and encourage debate, so this is all a mythical rankings discussion.
The NFL wastes no time getting its rookies into mini camp, doing so the weekend after the draft takes place. That means all of the drafted players and a whole bunch of other former college players are fighting for roster spots right now.
We've squeezed nearly every last drop out of spring ball, but we'll finish it off today.
We chatted for a good hour and 15 minutes today, wrapping up the spring and looking ahead to next season. If you missed it, read the replay at the bottom of this post.
It's a time honored tradition to look ahead to the 2016 NFL Draft immediately upon the conclusion of the 2015 event. And while it was a light load for the Hokies this year, next year is looking much more encouraging.
We posed five questions at the start of spring. Here are the answers, wrapping up with No. 5 today.
We're back from our regularly scheduled NFL Draft break to revisit the fourth of the five questions I posed at the beginning of spring. If you missed previous entries, get to them here:
Two Hokies were selected in the NFL Draft yesterday, extending Virginia Tech's streak of having at least one player taken to 22 years, the fourth-longest in the ACC.
A second Hokie got to hear his name called in the NFL Draft on Saturday.
Virginia Tech safety Kyshoen Jarrett had stepped outside for a second from a gathering of family and friends in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, taking a break from non-stop viewing of the NFL Draft when he got a phone call from Redskins coach Jay Gruden.
The ACC and Pac-12 ruled the NFL Draft's first round last night, with each conference having nine picks. That's the second most in the ACC's history, trailing only the 2006 draft, when the league had 12 players go in the first round.
The NFL Draft starts tonight. Because of the NFL's need to be the center of everything, it will last three whole days. The first round is tonight, the second and third rounds Friday and the fourth through seventh rounds Saturday.
We're taking a look back at the five questions I posed at the beginning of spring. If you missed previous entries, get to them here:
I posed five questions at the beginning of spring. We'll spend this week revisiting them. If you missed yesterday's, here it is:
Spring ball is over, but the analysis isn't. We'll take questions from the start of spring and revisit them one a day this week to wrap things up.
A cold, rainy spring game is in the books. If you didn't make it out Saturday -- and for your sake, I hope you didn't sit through that miserable weather -- or even if you did, here are some links from our spring game coverage, plus a few more.
Spring is over, and the long, dull wait until the start of the season is upon us. But we have plenty of spring game coverage first. Check out these links:
The offense’s step forward this spring showed at Virginia Tech’s spring game Saturday, which Team Medal of Honor won 24-21 against Team Pylon.
Virginia Tech will hit the field for the spring game in, shall we say, less than ideal weather in a couple hours. But the Hokies did name their spring award winners already. Here they are:
There are a couple of schools of thought regarding spring football games.
Virginia Tech's Maroon-Orange spring game will feature plenty of good-on-good for the first time in a while.
We chatted for close to an hour and a half today. Read a replay at the bottom of this post. But first, read all this stuff:
Long-time Virginia Tech broadcaster Bill Roth, the wildly popular "Voice of the Hokies" for the last 27 years, is leaving to take a similar position at UCLA, Virginia Tech announced Wednesday.
There are but two spring practices remaining: Thursday and the spring game on Saturday. There aren't any interviews Thursday, so this will have to last until Saturday.
Blink at a scrimmage and you might miss J.C. Coleman.
Elrica Margie Marshall, 82, of Willis, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows. Mrs. Marshall was born in Floyd County to the late Rollie and Thelma Matherly Quesenberry. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Russell Quesenberry.Survivors include her husband, Carl C. Marshall of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Jerell Myers of Willis; granddaughter, Ashley Myers of Willis; sisters-in-laws, Opal Quesenberry and Anita Marshall; nieces and spouses, Dreama and Timothy Tolbert, Dr.'s. Katrena and Nathan Floyd, and Deanna Hopkins; nephew, Clifton Dean Marshall; special great nieces and nephew, Andrea Tolbert Primm, Aimee Tolbert, Ashton Primm; and special friends and staff of Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 8 p.m. with Jerry Blevins officiating.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A private burial will be held at the Quesenberry Cemetery. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
Paul L. Suter, 100, of Moneta, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-334-5151.
Dallas Larry Sizemore, 71, of Galax, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Cliffview Church of God. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Leslie Wanda Starkey Coty, 62, of Roanoke passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 31, 2015. She was born September 23rd in Pensacola, Fla. to J. W. and Genevieve Starkey.She is survived by her mother of Roanoke; her husband, Joe Coty; her son and wife, Matthew and Sharon Coty, of Alexandria; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Barry Austin, of Smyrna, Ga., and Alyson and Jim Lawyer, of Mineral. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and husbands, Linda and Steve Strang, of Asheville, N.C. and Patricia and Dudley Kinnas, of Pittsfield, Mass.; two nieces, Sheila Lamb and Kaitlyn Kinnas; two nephews, Dustin Lawyer and Eric Strang.She was a member of Penn Forest Worship Center where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 by the Reverend Myron Atkinson. Leslie's friend from childhood in Norfolk, the Reverend Philip Motley will offer a special prayer and comments at her memorial service.Leslie was founder and President of Coty Connections and was a DTM with Toastmasters International. Leslie had a passion for public speaking and travel.Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Oakey's South Chapel and interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, Leslie requested that donations be made to The American Cancer Society. www.oakeys.com