First of all, what was up with the ref rolling that ball on the measurement? Is that legal? Is that standard procedure? Surely to christ if the refs were on the take and were trying to hand GT a first down they had to know ESPN always does a tight zoom on the ball during the measurement. I certainly hope there's some discussion about that oddity.
But I will say this: it would have been fourth and two inches against a team that VT's defense couldn't find a way to contain. There should be debate over what the hell the refs did, but in the end it's probably academic.
So here lies any national championship aspirations. May they rest in peace.
There is a lot to dissect on offense tonight, especially considering that the Hokies moved the ball most efficiently in the two-minute offense when Tyrod was calling all the shots. But despite the slow start, the thing that will make me lose the most sleep tonight is the fact that Georia Tech faced a 3rd and 7 with three minutes to play and Josh Nesbitt broke the defense's back. This might be a knee-jerk reaction, but my initial impression is that if the BC game was a complete team victory, this was a complete team loss.
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.