To quote the famous baseball announcer (his name eludes me at the moment I write this), "I cannot believe what I just saw" on Sat during the VT vs. BC game! Was that the same offense that had struggled for the first few games this season just to get a first down? It looked like Stiney was playing NCAA 2010 out there on an unskilled computer opponent in the form of BC. That is the first time I have EVER seen a VT offense "toy" with a BC defense. Props to Stiney for calling another good game. He has been on a roll the last few weeks. Like my title says, a trend could be emerging here. Has Stiney turned the corner? Are players finally executing more than in the past? I'm not 100% sure and I don't think anyone can be at this point. I know our OL is now a strength though. This is without a doubt in my mind anyways the best OL I have seen at VT since I became a VT fan in 2001 (my freshman yr).
I will remain skeptical of Stinespring continuing this showing of offensive dominance, but, nevertheless, a clear trend does seem to be emerging. This is more than a pattern. Hopefully, the trend continues through the end of this season, but again I do have my doubts about it based on Stiney's very long 8+yr resume. But, I will give credit where credit is due. I expected a close and hard fought game on Sat against a better than they looked BC team. Instead, we got a blowout typically shown by a Big 12 or SEC team looking to gain a few extra votes in the polls and run up the score to have a shot at making a better bowl at season's end. I am prepared to eat crow. I do not hate the person, just his past results on the field. I would love to be proven wrong, but we'll see. I think it is smarter to remain cautious at this point in time in VT's season. GT does not have a good defense though so I am not sure we can call next week a true test. I knew that coming into the season that GT's defense would be bad so, hopefully, this trend of Bryan Stinespring looking more like Urban Meyer will continue at least through next week!
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.