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Virginia Tech senior G David Wang will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The sixth-year senior kicked inside to center midway through the year. Wang is the brother of former Hokie and NFL player Ed Wang, who was picked by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. David also has an NFL future. "I'm definitely going after the NFL with everything I've got," Wang told the Times-Mirror last month. "Hopefully I get an opportunity to play at the next level and we'll see where that goes. That's definitely my next step though." Wang's "intelligence, quickness and position versatility should earn him a chance to make an NFL roster," CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote over the summer.
Jan 7 - 3:24 PM

Virginia Tech junior RB J.C. Coleman rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries on Saturday versus Cincinnati.

The Bearcats simply had no answer for Coleman, who ran past, around, and over them. The 5-foot-7, 194-pounder ran for only 55 yards total in VTU's first nine games, but he took over starting duties in mid-November and excelled, rushing for 468 yards in four contests.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Virginia Tech sophomore CB Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass in a bowl triumph over Cincinnati on Saturday.

It was his first pick since returning an interception 47 yards for a touchdown in an October victory over North Carolina. The 6-foot, 190-pound Fuller earned freshman All-American and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season, and he remained outstanding in his sophomore campaign, despite finishing with four fewer interceptions. The 6-foot, 190-pound Kendall is the brother of Kyle, a Chicago Bear drafted in the first round last year. "He doesn't sink well enough in his backpedals, and it hinders his ability to transition forward," Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl recently wrote. "However, he's an effective hand fighter with the instincts, strength and balance to make life difficult for receivers."
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Virginia Tech true freshman WR Isaiah Ford caught three balls for 44 yards in Saturday's 33-17 victory versus Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.

Ford also had a nifty 30-yard completion on a trick pass. He ends an impressive first year with 56 receptions for 699 yards and six touchdowns. A bright future is ahead. Hokies' coach Frank Beamer compares the 6-foot-1, 174-pound Ford to Antonio Freeman, a former Hokies' receiver. Ford wants to walk onto VT's basketball team, but his future is on the gridiron.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior DE Dadi Nicolas announced he is returning for the 2015 season.

"Looking forward to coming back to school next year to accomplish all the goals I have set for myself and becoming the man God wants me to be," Nicolas tweeted. This year's edge rushing class is loaded, but Nicolas likely would have made a name for himself when evaluators were able to catch up on his tape. He will enter the 2015 season as a fifth-year senior after registering nine sacks this year.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:57:00 AM

NBC's College Football Talk reports that Virginia Tech HC Frank Beamer will coach from the booth for the Military Bowl.

Coach Beamer underwent a minor surgical procedure earlier this month on his throat, and his doctors dont want him "exposed to a lot of people" at the moment. Beamer will be forced to coach from the press box at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Virginia Tech sophomore CB Kendall Fuller's hand fighting helps to overcome other weaknesses in his game, according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

"He doesn't sink well enough in his backpedals, and it hinders his ability to transition forward," they wrote. "However, he's an effective hand fighter with the instincts, strength and balance to make life difficult for receivers." Kendall's brother Kyle is a Chicago Bear drafted in the first round last year. The 6-foot, 190-pound Kendall Fuller earned freshman All-American and ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season and didn't slow down in 2014.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Virginia Tech junior DE Dadi Nicolas' matchup against Cincinnati LT Eric Lefeld "will be a match-up pro scouts watch closely," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"A junior considering the jump to the NFL Draft, Nicholas doesn't have an imposing body type, but his athleticism and production rushing the passer earned him Second Team All-ACC honors this year," Brugler wrote. "He led the Hokies in sacks (9) and tackles for loss (17.5) in 2014 and proved to be more than simply a pass rusher, setting the edge and accurately playing the run as well." Nicolas might be better off returning to school and attempting to pack meat onto his lithe 6-foot-3, 218-pound frame.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt senior S Detrick Bonner accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Bonner has spent most of his four seasons of eligibility on the field. He's lined up at corner, whip linebacker and safety while on campus. "Bonner's athleticism and natural range could make him an intriguing prospect for the 2015 draft with continued consistency and growth at the position," CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote. CBS sees Bonner as a Rd. 7 or UDFA prospect.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Virginia Tech sophomore CB Brandon Facyson suffered a broken left fibula and tibia during practice on Sunday.

He has already undergone surgery. The school announced that Facyson will miss the Military Bowl against Cincinnati Dec. 27, and ruled him out of spring practice as well. Facyson has a history of problems with his left leg, which is why he hadn't played since Week 3 this season. The school will file an appeal for a medical redshirt. It seems likely to be approved, so expect Facyson to retain three seasons of eligibility beginning next season.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Virginia Tech senior S Kyshoen Jarrett intercepted a pass over the weekend in a win against Virginia.

The triumph made the Hokies postseason eligible at 6-6. Jarrett seriously considered opting for the pros after earning third-team All-ACC honors as a junior. Jarrett's draft stock should be aided by the NFL's acceptance of "smaller, quicker athletes" at safety, believes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens. Fast, explosive and physical, Jarrett possesses the range to play deep safety, the quickness and strength to man up at the line, and the toughness to move up into the box and play the run," Stephens wrote. At 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, Jarrett's size is a concern, but Devin McCourty and Jimmie Ward offer two examples of players who have made do with a similar frame.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Virginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth announced that freshman RB Marshawn Williams has torn the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

Williams is expected to be out through spring practice. He suffered the knee injury in the team's win over Duke. Virginia Tech has had incredibly bad luck at the running position this season. Starter Shai McKenzie was lost to a torn ACL earlier this season and Trey Williams was knocked out with a broken clavicle. Because of circumstance, (Marshawn) Williams was leading the team in rushing with 475 yards on 124 carries in nine games.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Virginia Tech true freshman WR Isaiah Ford said that "when [he] stepped on the field for the first day, [he] had every intention of playing right away."

Ford leads Virginia Tech with 41 catches for 522 yards and five touchdowns. Prior to coming to Blacksburg, he worked with his high school coach on route running and strength training in order to improve his chances of playing at the start of the season. "One of the biggest things coming in is I knew that's what I wanted to do so I prepared myself all summer," Ford said. Head Coach Frank Beamer compared the 6-foot-1, 174-pound freshman to former Hokie Antonio Freeman.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:08:00 PM

An anonymous coach of a Power 5 team said that "you can't do that" when asked if Virginia Tech HC Frank Beamer should be fired.

"That'd be like firing Bill Snyder," the coach said. Since the end of 2011, the Hokies are 19-17. Beamer's team is 4-5 this season, but had an early signature win against Ohio State. Since then, the team has suffered a rash of injuries including season-ending hits to starting RB Shai McKenzie, DT Luther Maddy and CB Brandon Facyson. Given Beamer's stature in Blacksburg, any talk of his job security seems out-of-place.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore OT Jonathan McLaughlin will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.

McLaughlin injured his left ankle against Boston College on November 1. The sophomore had started all 23 career games in which he had played. Head Coach Frank Beamer said, ""We are where we are...Your level of experience is where it is. And that’s just being realistic." Virginia Tech's been hit by a rash of injuries this season and are currently out their starting running back (Shai McKenzie) and a starting defensive tackle (Luther Maddy). They'll go with Division III transfer Wade Hansen in McLaughlin's spot against Duke on Saturday.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 04:36:00 PM

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