Just got word from an ESPN employee
boy this sidebar likes talking about Justin Meram and not much else these days
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.