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.

Friday, December 28, 2012

And now...we wait.

Congrats to the players for not settling for a sub-.500 season and hats off to Bud for having his squad ready to play.

Bryan, seriously, go fuck yourself.

Kevin Sherman has been offered a job at Purdue and is expected to accept. So Sherm will be the first domino to fall.

Make no mistake, the fact that job offers are coming in for positions coaches at all signifies that a shakeup is coming. Usually other programs don't even glance in Blacksburg's direction because they know how tightly knit our staff is.

The big question is, does Frank have the cojones to make the truly tough call and kick his adopted son to the curb. Stay tuned.

Russell Athletics Bowl Preview and Open Thread

It doesn't matter.

That's my preview.

If there was ever a throwaway game in the history of Virginia Tech football, this is it. Sure, this game represents the difference between a winning or a losing record, but even that doesn't matter. Because the team that takes the field today in Orlando and the team that takes the field in Atlanta next season against Alabama will be completely different animals. The rumors are swirling, the offensive coaches are job-shopping, and change is a-coming, brothers and sisters.

We ran with some rumors we'd heard a few weeks ago. They didn't shake out to be completely true, as LA Tech's Tony Franklin wound up following Sonny Dykes to Cal. We'll never know if Franklin was as on VT's radar as we heard, but if he was you can rest assured it's Beamer's insistence on not announcing any staff shakeups until after a bowl game is played for us missing out on Tony.

But even without Franklin, change is a done deal. To what extent we can't be sure, but don't be shocked if by this weekend Shane is the only offensive coach coming back next season.

So we're left with this game, the final sour note of an abomination of a season. But there are a few reasons to watch. Despite LT's up and down season and his regression from last year, with a 217 yard passing game he'd put up back to back 3,000 yard seasons. And with rumors also swirling about at least one underclassman running back seeking a transfer this game is an opportunity for JCC to prove he's the future.

In essence, I urge all of you faithful FBSers to watch and root for the players today. And let's be honest, with Stiney as OC that's really what we've all been doing for the last dozen years, right?

Go Hokies. Go fuck yourself, Bryan Stinespring.

Post in game thoughts and reactions here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A little birdy told us...

We here at the Fire Bryan Stinespring Blog, have received word form a fairly credible source that some changes are coming to the Virginia Tech Hokies Football staff. They are, in no particular order (well... some order - mostly ranked by how happy I am to see these changes made):

1) Stinespring is out. Did you just hear a choir sing "Hallelujah", too? Apparently, some school has offered him a head coaching position. Looks like the term "failing upwards" is about to earn a new poster boy. We are not sure when this announcement would take place, though my bet would be 1-2 weeks after the Russell Athletic Bowl is we win, or 1-5 days after if we lose. Either way, it can't come soon enough.

2) Tony Franklin is in. And the choir strikes another chord! Obviously, this announcement could not be made until after the ouster of Stinespring, so I expect him to fly low on the coaching carousel radar until then.

3) O'Cain and Newsome are out. I had heard some other reports saying that they two of them would be retiring at the end of the season, so that would be my guess for how they exit, but our source was not clear on this subject.

4) Shane is taking over Special Teams. I don't know that this is a good thing, but my gut tells me that it will be. He was our long snapper in 1999 when we went to the national championship game. I get the impression that Frank would love to leave VT in the hands of his son - no knock on Bud, but I think Shane could be a great coach one day. Guess we'll have to wait and see how this one pans out.

Good news, my friends. Let's hope its all true.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Big East Redux

The Virginia Tech Hokies will play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2012 Russel Athletics Bowl, played in Orlando, Florida, on December 28 at 5:30 PM Eastern.

We are 0-2 against Big East teams this season.

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