Remember Virginia Tech discussing illegal blocks?

Much was made after Virginia Tech complained about what it considered to be illegal blocks made by Georgia Tech in its 28-23 victory last season. The two teams will meet again on Nov. 4 in Blacksburg.

Hokies safety Kam Chancellor said that he was blocked several times below the waist down the field, which is illegal. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer called one of the blocks dangerous. Tech coach Paul Johnson called the complaints a joke.

The Yellow Jackets weren’t contacted by the league office in the week after the win, which is customary for any team if it is doing something that is consistently against the rules. However, it was revealed later that of the 11 blocks the Hokies sent to the league office for review, four were deemed illegal by ACC supervisor of officials Doug Rhoads. Georgia Tech sent 12 plays where defensive players were held. The ACC said six penalties should have been called.

There were a few rules clarifications made during the offseason that were supposed to help the referees deal with crack-backs, a block in a which an offensive player blocks a defenseless defensive player down the field that can be done legally, and chop blocks, which are illegal.

This season, Georgia Tech has been called for two chop blocks.

Virginia Tech associate head coach Billy Hite said on Wednesday that he hasn’t heard any of the the Hokies’ defensive coaches discussing Tech’s blocking strategies the past few days.

I inferred that means that there are no concerns.

21 comments Add your comment

Whine and complain

October 27th, 2010
11:35 am

Do you want some cheese with that whine?

Whine and complain

October 27th, 2010
11:36 am

I was actually first….for the first time ever

techfan

October 27th, 2010
11:38 am

Doug Roberson

October 27th, 2010
11:39 am

congrats Whine…

juvenal

October 27th, 2010
11:47 am

missed another 1st by 10 minutes-wish work wasn’t slow……

juvenal

October 27th, 2010
11:51 am

refs are there to prevent death, too many calls as is, review a waste(temporally( of time……..

HKillen

October 27th, 2010
12:18 pm

Since our receivers have problems catching some pretty well thrown passes, it’s kind of a moot point.

Georgia Tech #1

October 27th, 2010
12:26 pm

Stop worrying about VT whining, we need to play like we give a damn and stop getting pushed around, we’re tired of seeing it every F’ing week.

I’m CALLING OUT ALL GT FOOTBALL PLAYERS, namely the O-Line and D-Line. MAN UP!!!!

Old Tech & Mountaineer fan in NC

October 27th, 2010
12:49 pm

Too bad Cooper Taylor cannot get a chance again at VT.

Still do not understand that situation.

We Hit and Run This State

October 27th, 2010
1:20 pm

VPI = a bunch of whiners. But I like what Georgia Tech #1 said…we need our guys to man up. VPI’s defense is built on speed, not power. We should be able to take advantage of that.

THWG & THWVPI

Al Grohs pot

October 27th, 2010
1:29 pm

Did Kansas complain?

GTFan

October 27th, 2010
1:41 pm

I couldn’t agree more! We need to act like what we want it. Lately, it doesn’t seem like everyone has any heart.

Robert Barron

October 27th, 2010
2:20 pm

Who is our special team’s coach?
He needs to be fired.
On that rare occasion when our D makes a stop, we do not need to get anywhere near the punter.
Since Tarrant has a great TD to touch ratio (if there is such a thing), why wouldn’t we have a return on instead of attempting a block?
If I had met my Clemson fan cousin at the game, wouldn’t he have had a good laugh at Dabo actually out coaching us just by being a little less stupid?

JUST SAYING

October 27th, 2010
3:08 pm

funny how when VT won in 2008, nobody had a problem then

JUST SAYING

October 27th, 2010
3:09 pm

do not understand why cooper taylor is gone or why noone talked him out of it and sweeting is the one that needs to go

Obviously, JUST SAYING...

October 27th, 2010
3:28 pm

…Cooper could not play and did not have the courage or intestinal fortitude to try to get better – instead, he took the “low” road and just QUIT…what is there not to understand about him being a quitter…

GTZ

October 27th, 2010
3:36 pm

cooper taylor could do much better than mario edwards (#8)… wasn’t he once at VT… great, guys I am preparing for some over the top bombs against my Jackets. I hope our secondary is up for the challenge.

GTFan

October 27th, 2010
3:39 pm

Cooper Taylor was okay, but he wasn’t going to be a starter! If he would’ve stuck it out, and improved then maybe he would’ve had a shot. It doesn’t look good either when you decided to open and leave during the season.

GTFan

October 27th, 2010
3:39 pm

JUST SAYING

October 27th, 2010
5:22 pm

oh I see, your allowed to attend practices and you know what really went on, yeah right, maybe one of the defensive coaches just didn’t like him…OBVIOUS

757hokie

October 28th, 2010
3:08 pm

GT has No chance GO Hokies !!!!!