Okay, I have to say I was a little surprised by this week's poll. Not the Vick-alanche. You always expect the player with the highest name recognition to win these "who's the greatest" type questions.
I was surprised to see some love for Don Strock. VT has been nationally prominent in college football for only about a decade and a half now, and it's nice to see a pre-'95 Sugar Bowl QB get some love. It tells me the FBS fanbase has some deep Hokie roots, which is nice.
I was also surprised to see a lack of love for Jim Druckenmiller. Not that I think he's the best name on the list, but he did bring VT its first win in a Bowl Alliance bowl (anyone remember the B.A.?) and that sort of milestone tends to build a legacy. I thought Druck would get some votes here for the same reason people still talk about Eric Crouch in Lincoln.
I was also glad to see Bryan Randall get a handful of votes. It was fun to watch Randall develop into the unquestioned team leader he became for the 2004 season. After starting 2-2 that year it would have been easy for the season to fall apart, especially with VT's history of fast starts prior to that year. Randall had a big hand in keeping things together and winning the ACC our first year, when we had been picked to finish firmly in the middle of the pack.
And to the one person who voted for "none of the above," seriously, who the hell else is there?
Thanks to all who voted and please vote in the new poll!