"From here on out, next season and every season, my pick in the ACC will be Virginia Tech." -- Mark May, ESPN college football analyst
The IH is now sober enough to blog. First, a few random thoughts:
1.) Could we please get this championship game to Charlotte already, or at least get some resurgence out of our conference teams in Florida, so the ACCC has a higher attendance than Virginia's high school football state championship?
2.) Could the two-faced college football analysts and commentators on ESPN and, by extension, ABC, please not spend all season tearing down the ACC only to try to lift it up during the broadcast of its championship? Or if you're going to do it, could you please be a little more subtle about it?
3.) Can you imagine what life must be like for Jag-off right about now? You make it to the conference championship game each of your first two years, each time playing a team that you've already beaten, only to be owned in back to back years. Well, for that matter, can you imagine what life must be like for Tom O'Brien right about now?
4.) What was up with Darren Evans' butterfingers late in the game?
5.) What the hell is taking Campus Emporium so long to get the ACC Champions gear up on their website?
6.) NO freaking comments from anyone except the HG about the Wild Turkey picture? Seriously?
And now some analysis and critiquing by the IH...
What can I say? For the third week in a row Stiney has earned a pass. Not a top notch grade, not a rave review, but a pass. Today Stinespring performed at a level at which, if he turned in this type of performance every week, he would probably not be in the public crosshairs. The IH still wants BS out the door, don't get me wrong, but the IH also believes in credit where credit is due. And to be honest, the offense contributed today. It was, in general, a decently called offensive effort. There were very few forehead-slappers. The biggest gripe is that we went way to hardcore for the run way too early in the fourth quarter, when a few well timed play action passes would have sealed the deal much earlier.
The most glowing praise I can give Bryan Stinespring today is that for once this season he seemed to be able to put together a passing game that by design opened up the possibility for a QB keeper on every pass play. Oh, and that Danny Coale end around is getting <--this--> close to working.
The knock, of course, is 222 total yards of offense. But then, if you saw this game you understand that's not really a knock. This is the reason why the IH is more concerned with scoring offense than total offense, especially with the way our team is put together and the kind of football we play. Even with only 222 yards to show for itself, the offense contributed today, and really that's all the IH cares about seeing.
If Bryan Stinespring had coached for the last three years the way he's coached for the last three games, the conversation regarding him would probably be a lot more, "Y'know, if we had a really top notch offensive coordinator we'd probably have a national championship by now," and a lot less, "Oh my GOD we have got to get rid of this f*cktard."
The problem, of course, is that he hasn't coached like this the last three years, but once again he's probably brought it together at the end just enough to slide into the next season.
Three conference championships in five years. The IH thinks it's safe to say the ACC got a whole lot more than they bargained for when they got us.
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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.