Just got word from an ESPN employee
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
That's what I've been seeing too.
If its true great if not :?gdrvcghggvvhhggbjh u
So much awesome news....
How do we match up with them?
We'll have 11 and they'll have a 11. That's a pretty good match-up for us. I like our chances.
don't know how we match up personnel wise but Sagarin's predictor has us 10 points better
I honestly think we could lay the smackdown on them....
twice, and got beatdown both times. We better start to practice takling a truck though, Logan Thomas is a load at 6'6" 255 lbs.
.....but if this is indeed the case, I sort of like the matchup. I think we'd be able to handle them.
As a VT alumnus I'll say VT doesn't belong there
Will be interesting to see what happens
They have not played anyone this year. The odds are on our side!
a more than respectable following. I find this matchup much more exciting than playing Houston, as would have been the case prior to Saturday.
I bought Sugar Bowl tickets a few weeks ago..hoping for us to get in. A good friend of mine bought the second of my tickets to go with me. He is a VA Tech fan. We had planned to hit the Chic-fil-a Bowl also to see VATech...This saves us a trip.
use that gas money to buy many good things, such as alcohol, michigan gear, and more alcohol. #21orOVER
They have been squeaking by in about every game in the ACC, and may very well be an overrated team.
The ACC is not a very strong conference. Clemson is a good, but not great team, especially without Sammy Watkins. With him, they have a dynamic team, but are still vulnerable because their defense isn't all world. Virginia Tech's only losses were to Clemson, but they squeeked by. I think the entire rest of the conference are cupcakes. They'd probably be vying with the Minnesotas, Purdues, and Indianas if they were in the Big Ten.
I like our chances against Virginia Tech.
I had to neg you. Had to do it. Minnesota and Indiana? Don't be silly. Besides, 38-10 and 23-3 aren't "squeaking by." Tech got murdered. But this year, the ACC is at least #4 on the pecking order because the Pac-12 is three powerhouses and nine total schmos.
I meant they squeeked by much of the rest of the conference. I should have proofread.
I'd probably rank the conferences: 1. SEC 2. Big Ten 3. Big XII 4. ACC 5. Pac 12
O I C. Didn't read you right, then.
I hope that we in fact get a better opponent than this.
name value to prospective recruits than (and no disrespect meant) Boise or another team. A victory over Va Tech will look better and mean more (regardess of who is actually better).
I want the biggest name brand team having the most down or overrated year.
But hoping for someone better than VT....I'm not sure who that is this year. KSU? Baylor? WV? Formly Houston? The only name being realistically bandied about that would qualify is Stanford. So, if one wanted someone "better", there weren't lots of likely choices.
There were no rumblings of Va Tech...they lost to Clemson and seemed out.
Are they going to be top 14 in the BCS to get that at-large? They're ranked like #17 in the AP poll.
As for the matchup, I'll definitely take it. A BCS conference team, solid program, good history. I'll def take it. Plus it's a VERY winnable game, I actually think TCU and Boise St. would've been tougher.
Logan Thomas (QB) is a pretty good athlete. I think UM could handle them also, but a month to prepare for anyone kind of makes me wanna throw the cards out the window as far as predicting "match-ups" and "who should beat who" (See Gator Bowl, 2010).
I'm cackling with knowing glee.
If true, sounds like Sugar Bowl took Hokies over both Boise and KState w/ Baylor and tcu not being eligible.
somewhat makes sense for the money. i think v tech travels better than both kstate and boise. who else would you take?
Probably KState. travel pretty well also and Big XII a lot better conference than the ACC this year.
If they were eligible, I'd go with Baylor personally. Denard vs. RGIII would be amazing.
me too. out of the 14 teams, vtech seemed the smart money pick. no one else would make sense. they looked pretty bad vs clemson though.
If true this would be an absolute delight. Assuming we win.
As a fellow UM/UVA fan living in Virginia, this is either going to be awesome or the worst thing ever.
True, true. I am confident though. As much U-M and VT football as I've seen this year, I think we have the edge. But in a way, for me, this is like an Ohio State game. Because of what you said.
UM fan in VA. In Newport News. Where abouts are you? I like the license plate.
It certainly is a winnable game, given that VT hasn't beaten a team that is currently ranked. The best team they played romped them twice.
Key is to stop David Wilson, want to see if Logan Thomas can respond after his subpar performance last night
Lets not encourage NCAA violations...
Meh, but we will take it.
Ehh, I'd rather play K State
MUWAHAHAHHA YES! Tech student, Michigan fan. Torture for my fellow students while I gloat.
Wait a minute, did Herbstreit tell you this?
I think this is a favorable match up. I would love to go
This is a very unusual match-up for the Sugar Bowl. This bowl usually has a more southern flavor. These two teams just don't make sense. Just glancing at previous match-ups, Va Tech has been there three times in the past 20 years and played Texas, Auburn, and Florida State. But this is the ever changing era of the BCS, so whatever happens makes sense because it must.
Commence Spartan Fan Bitching.
Hoke vs. Hokies
Why (supposedly) KSU went from likely to watching VT get the spot?
Can you imagine what the Sparty fans will say or feel?
VA Tech gets drilled and gets a BCS bid, while they don't.
Maybe if they didn't get destroyed by ND they could be in the running as well; they have no room to complain about missing out when they went into the BTCG with two losses.
How does VT even remain ranked after losing to Clemson twice? What's their next best win, Boston College?
Probably GT, which also sucks. Very surprised 2 ACC teams are in BCS.
They're really 11-1. Those extra games shouldn't count against you, right?
not that im complaining, but, i would have liked to have faced a better opponent. dont really care about losing a bowl game this yr. just wanna see what we have coming back next yr on defense.
They have one really nice win, a 38-0 thrashing against UVA and a decent win over UNC. Other than that, they haven't looked overly impressive. Michigan will be favored.
Still would have preferred K-State.
CBS has VT in Sugar LINK HERE. https://twitter.com/#!/BryanDFischer/status/143473255074889728
Would have liked to have seen Va Tech play Clemson in the Orange Bowl
Not true unless you "BKFinest" it. But really I hope it is true because that would be sweet.
I want to play against a good team to get prepared for Bama next year. I know most of you want bcs bowl and maybe even an easier game but i don't think that benefits this team for next year very much.
the best way to prepare for bama is by beating the crap out of an overrated opponent and giving next years d-line a chance to play in a big game atmosphere. Not to say this'll happen.
I think that's not going to help us at all. We play in big games with 115 thousand people already.
With my second favorite team being an ACC school (my undergrad alma mater), I've watched for more ACC football than any rational person should. If this is true, I feel supremely confident about Michigan's chances. Completely unimpressed with Va Tech, and they are always a very different team when they're away from the friendly confines and soothing sounds of Enter Sandman in Blacksburg.
I'm not sure I buy this happening, but we'll see. The computers hate VA Tech and the coaches rated them #17.
Edit: Oops, I meant the AP poll rated them #17. The coaches have them at #11. Cue conspiracy theory.
Joke I just read on TheSabre:
What do Virginia Tech and Equal have in common? Neither belongs in the Sugar Bowl.
(sorry ixcuincle. too good not to pass on. For the record, I'm not sure who does if VT doesn't. Really, of the other available choices, the only other one I'd have liked playing was K-State.)
It's okay, I don't think they belong there either. Was very surprised when I found out.
Hopefully it's a good game
What the heck? This wasnt supposed to happen. All that speculation in all those previous threads were a complete waste of time. Oh well, as Hoke would say, BEAT VIRGINIA
I've been to a few ACC games this year. They aren't very good out here (although they think they are). VT could only beat Duke 14-10. Duke.
That is all.
Get ready for some devoted nerds to do a lot of this in the next 30 days.
mgoblue tickets had the sugar bowl (vs Va Tech) up a few minutes earlier. but now the system is down....
it listed tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow morning 8:30 am
Works for me. Go Blue!
Congrats to you guys on the Sugar Bowl. I think you should be able to handle the frauds of VT pretty easily. Hell of a turn around with Hoke in there. I'll be rooting for you and the rest of the B1G.
Being that I'm originally from VA, I've got to say I'm somewhat conflicted on whether or not I should gloat to all of my former classmates who attended Va Tech when UM crushes the Hokies. That being said Greg Mattison vs Bud Foster should be a defensive chess match. However I think Denard and Fitz are going to go gangbusters on them.
P.S. If you want to piss of a Tech fan, just bring up James Madison (It's Tech's version of the Horror)
Actual quote from RCMB:
"Yes, 3-4 years ago this would've pissed me off but I honestly have no emotions about it now. I'll watch but not any more than any regular non-MSU game, and I'll obviously root against UM (along with Wiscy, f the rest of the Big Ten they do nothing but screw us year in and year out). Sucks but bowls' importance are vastly overstated. They're all cash-grab exhibitions for the fans and advertisers.
Bring on basketball season, I'm content with our Big Ten Championship in football. (Theoretically, the Big Ten Championship is only really for tiebreakers in case the top 2 teams are from opposite divisions and didn't play, therefore the fact that we went 7-1, with a win over Wisc, while Wisc only went 6-2, gives us the actual B10 Championship, we just won the wrong MSU-Wisc matchup)"
They are freaking out! The idiots! http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/Sign-in-here-if-you-dont-GAF-about-scUM-getting-a-BCS-5997677/1
He's not quite correct. Acutally UM won this year's B1G championship. They divisional title is really only for people who win early, but we won our last three games including a game that MSU lost to pretty badly this year, so we are actual winners.
I have a pair of tickets section 132 row 13 that I am selling. email me at [email protected].
I love the match up as the Hokies are actually my #2 team (born in Detroit grew up an hour from Blacksburg). I think a lot of people are selling VaTech a bit short. I tell you what...Wilson is a hell of a RB. Our D will need to show up, fill these cut-back lanes and gang tackle. The guy is shifty. Logan Thomas has a good arm and definitely can hurt us with his mobility. Throw in that he is Megatron sized and I feel he is a bigger threat than B Miler was.
Now, the vaunted Va Tech is down this year and I think they will have some serious issues trying to contain Denard and Fitz. I think we'll see a good game with UM coming out on top. It will be a great opportunity to roll into next season's Bama game.