Its 10am and my lovely wife and two perfect daughters just headed out to ballet and tap class. My chores are done and I’ll be hitting the road here shortly myself. My tailgating buddies are likely already frying up the turkeys and wondering where I am. Before I head out…a few thoughts…
I have some grave concerns about this game. This is a chance for the Jackets to make a “we belong” statement. Are they ready to do that?
On one hand, its Homecoming and we’ve won a vast majority of our Homecoming games over the past several years. (Losing to UVA last year broke a streak I believe.)
On the other hand, we’re facing a Top 5 VT squad that has suddenly found balance in their offense. That doesn’t bode well for our defensive squad, which has given up yards in bunches while benefiting from an offense that has bailed them out with big plays and clock eating drives.
I’m worried that VT will do what FSU should have done…eat up yards and clock with their running game, effectively keeping Josh Nesbitt and our offense on the bench. Its going to be crucial for our defense to stop the Hokies on first and second down and force them into third and long situations. If the defense allows third and short situations all night it will be a long evening on the Flats.
Tonight is a situation where the mythical “12th Man” can have an impact.
Yellow Jacket fans need to be in their seats before kick off and they need to make noise when the GT defense is on the field.
We need a decided home field advantage tonight. I don’t care of you stand up, sit down, lie down, or jump up and down…MAKE NOISE!
Beat the Hokies!