.....but maybe, just maybe, he reads CNNSI? I mean that's a major news/sports website, where he'd be free and clear of any VT-grad-fan hatred of BStines, right?
In a recent article, CNNSI put together an Ultimate Playoff. A 12-team playoff system for this year's national title. #1-#4 (OU, UF, UT, UA) get byes, and #5 - #12 play in round 1. Winners play the top four seeds, and so-on, a la any other sport's playoff system. [get a hint NCAA]
Anyways, being the lowest BCS seed of the top 12 teams in, "sneaking in as ACC champion", VT drew the #12 seed in this Ultimate Playoff scenario (entire article can be found here). With the #12 seed, we would draw #5 USC in the first round. You can read the article, Ultimate Playoff set-up for yourself on the link, but I wanted to post for you all the write-up that is associated with the game that would be #5 USC vs. #12 VT in the first round of the national tournament.
"""No. 5 USC vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech: True to form, this 5-12 game features the biggest mismatch of Round 1: USC's defense vs. Virginia Tech's offense. The Trojans' D, which boasts five first-team All-Pac-10 players, is widely considered as one of the most dominant units in recent history. In 12 regular-season games, the Trojans yielded just 11 touchdowns, holding eight opponents to seven points or less. On the flip side, Virginia Tech's offense was one of the worst in the country, gaining just 296.15 total yards per game (107th nationally). Hokies QB Tyrod Taylor is dangerous with his feet, but the sophomore still has a ways to go in the passing game (as evidenced by his two TD passes and six interceptions in nine starts).
The strength of this Virginia Tech team is Bud Foster's defense. Although Foster had to replace seven starters from last year's squad, the Hokies finished the regular season with the nation's No. 7 defense. The unit lacks the star power of the USC unit, but this Macho Harris-led group should challenge the Trojans' horribly inconsistent offense.
At the end of the day though, the Trojans enter this matchup as a huge favorite. With the underwhelming nature of Virginia Tech's offense, USC really doesn't need to score many points to take this game."""
The emphasis and colored text is my work just to highlight for you all some fun reading - or at least how we're viewed THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE F%CKING NATION.
Frank, get a clue. Yes, congrats on winning the ACC in a "down" year for the Hokies. Congrats on winning with such a young and inexperienced team. But, those congratulatory cards should not be addressed to you this year Frank, pass them directly on to Bud.
Imagine this young team, more experienced in 2 years with this defense full of seniors, and a [gasp] top 50 offense.
I'd like to echo Hokie Guru's holiday wishes for everyone! Have a great one!
As always, don't forget to sign the FBS petition.
FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.