With so much going on in the world of Virginia Tech athletics, this holiday edition of Two Deep is jam-packed. Pete and Robbie recap the Kentucky game, react to the 2018 football signees, and preview the upcoming Camping World Bowl vs. Oklahoma State. The guys also talk donations and taxes (it's true). Finally, stick around for a discussion about expensive beer and the last ATS picks of the season. Happy holidays to all of our loyal listeners out there, your support is much appreciated. Go Hokies!
Buzz Williams has the Hokies off to a hot start once again. With a record of 9-1 and dreams of getting back to the tournament, this sharp-shooting team will really find out what they're made of out in Lexington this weekend. Because of the magnitude of the matchup, Robbie and Pete felt it was necessary to preview the game in grand fashion. Downtown Crown Wine and Beer in Gaithersburg, MD provided the backdrop for this monster episode, and the results do not disappoint. Kentucky superfans Richard and Mike Drake help the guys breakdown the game in more detail than you ever could have wanted. They talk program history, Coach Cal, where this current UK team stands, and how they think VT will fair in Rupp Arena. Honestly, nothing gets held back; there's JMU bashing, Seth Greenberg bashing, Louisville bashing, Duke bashing, and, of course, UVA bashing. There's even a volatile beer break! It's really something, so, please, enjoy responsibly.
The committee has spoken. Virginia Tech finished the regular season at no. 22 in both the AP poll and CFP rankings. The guys recap championship weekend and react to VT's bowl matchup vs. Oklahoma State. They also officially announce that the VT-Kentucky Preview episode will be recorded at Downtown Crown Wine and Beer in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday, December 9th starting at noon. Come on out and have a beer with us if you're in the area.
14 straight! The Hokies beat the 'hoos yet again, capping off a strong 2017 campaign. The guys recap the outstanding defensive performance and detail the sparse, but crucial, offensive highlights. Pete and Robbie also discuss their thoughts on the season as a whole, what next year's roster could look like, and potential Bowl destinations. Stick around for Championship weekend picks against the spread at the end, which includes four AP top-10 matchups. It was a season Tech fans should be proud of; the program is definitely trending up.
Goal-line stand FTW! Saturday's victory against Pitt produced one of the best moments in Lane Stadium history. Pete and Robbie recap every exciting detail before shifting their focus to Hate Week. That's right, the battle for the Commonwealth Cup starts at 8pm on Black Friday and the guys are just a little bit nervous. Here's hoping the Hokies can make it 14 straight over UVA.
The triple option strikes again. For the second year in a row, VT loses the Techmo Bowl in frustrating fashion. This episode is not for the faint of heart as the game provided plenty of unsettling moments for the guys to breakdown. Pitt is up next, and while the Panthers are not good, they are another opponent that historically gives Tech fits. It would be nice to see something from the offense going into the UVA game, otherwise the Hokies' winning streak could be in serious jeopardy come Black Friday. Buckle up, the 2017 season may have a bumpy finish.
That one hurt. Unfortunately, the Hokies have now contributed to "the U is back" narrative. Pete and Robbie recap the dismal showing against Miami and try to put it behind them before previewing Georgia Tech. There's no time to pout as the triple option demands our full attention. With plenty left to play for, let's hope the team comes out angry and pulls off the win down in Atlanta.
Here we go again. With a definitive victory over Duke, the Hokies are primed for their third big game of the 2017 season. Joe Lanza from The Key Play joins the guys to discuss the VT's 7-1 start, and preview the match-up vs. the undefeated Miami Hurricanes. Both teams have CFB playoff aspirations, and the Coastal title is very much on the line. This game could also act as a springboard for the VT-Miami rivalry to re-enter the national spotlight. Grab a beer and get your popcorn ready, this is going to be a good one.
"Let the punishment match the offense." Forget the NCAA's ruling, Fuente and the boys gave UNC the beating they deserved. Pete and Robbie recap all the action from an amazing Homecoming game. Duke is up next and will provide a much stiffer challenge. Is this a trap game? That's up for debate. What's not is how well VT has played against lowly competition this season. Hopefully, the team can keep the momentum going into the Miami game. Let's go... Hokies!
What a time to have a bye. With the Hokies home resting, the college football world got turned upside down by unranked opponents. Now, let's hope Tech can avoid the same fate against an ailing UNC team this Saturday. The guys tell you everything you need to know about the 2017 Tarheels, and probably a bunch of things you don't. Pete is leaning towards a homecoming blowout, while Robbie is a little more conservative in his prediction. This is your standard take care of business game; a focused VT does just that. Go Hokies!
A win is a win. In a weird environment, the Hokies took care of Boston College and head into the bye week at 5-1. Pete and Robbie recap the game and discuss upcoming opponents with the help of some Pumpkin beers. It's time for VT to get healthy before the Coastal race really gets going next weekend. As usual, the guys give their picks ATS at the end. Rest up, it's going to be an interesting second half of the season.
So that didn't go well. Clemson played like the 2nd best team in the nation and VT... um... did not. Despite the loss, there were plenty of fun things from the weekend to talk about. In fact, this pod is jam-packed. The guys recap College GameDay, the bars, pregame festivities, Enter Sandman, along with the game itself. Pete and Billdozer even recorded a drunken postgame pod that has been heavily edited for your enjoyment. Robbie's favorite opponent, BC, is up next and you'll get a full preview for that game as well. Stick around for ATS picks at the end and general college football talk. Oh yeah, this was also our first of two pumpkin beer episodes. The Hokie fans repped hard this past weekend, everyone should be proud.
The stage is set. Virginia Tech did what they had to do against Old Dominion and now the match-up we've all been waiting for is just days away. The guys could not be more excited. After moving quickly through a recap of the ODU game, they turn their full attention towards Clemson. The Tigers boast a dominating defense and a reloaded offense; beating them will be no small feat. However, as you would expect, Pete and Robbie provide reasons for optimism despite the talent discrepancy. This is the game Fuente and the boys marked on their calendar after last year's ACC Championship; here's hoping they pull off the win. LET'S GO, HOKIES!
Well that was a beatdown. Virginia Tech took ECU behind the woodshed on Saturday and Josh Jackson put the rest of the ACC on notice with 5 pass TDs. Robbie and Pete review the offensive highlights and praise the D for a great team performance. Next up is ODU. Will this be a speed bump or a trap before Clemson? The guys get your minds right before discussing the all-time best Lane Stadium match-ups. ATS picks at the end. Go Hokies!
The thrill is gone, for now at least. While VT did pitch a shutout, the win over UD won't be a game many remember. The guys break down what they saw on Saturday, and then move on to ECU; another tune-up before Clemson at the end of the month... hopefully. ATS picks at the end. Go Hokies!
1-0! After ten straight season opening losses against ranked opponents, Virginia Tech finally gets one. And what a game it was! Robbie and Pete recap all the action from a memorable night, and discuss Josh Jackson's immediate impact. Before moving on to Delaware, the guys stress the importance of this win and what it could mean leading up to the Clemson game. Stick around for ATS picks and a VT score prediction at the end. Man, does beating West Virginia feel good! Enjoy it, Hokies.
Jonathan French from thekeyplay.com joins the guys to help preview the opener against West Virginia. In typical French fashion, he articulately lays out every reason to be fearful of the Mountaineers, yet, he still likes Tech's chances. Robbie and Pete provide some additional thoughts and finish the pod with their first picks segment of the year. College football season is finally here... let's go, Hokies!
In this jumbo edition of Two Deep, Robbie and Pete preview every aspect of the upcoming Virginia Tech football season. Rankings, returning production, position groups, record predictions - it's all here. There's even some all-time great music to help get you through it. Welcome to year three of the podcast, should be the best yet!
Joe Lanza from thekeyplay.com joined the guys last Sunday to discuss all things Virginia Tech. Topics included the coaches poll, Sam Rogers, Ty Outlaw, Buzz's hair, the new Cassell floor, #GAINZ, wide receiver depth, recruiting, offensive line play, WVU, Dana Holgorsen, Bud Foster's hair, the 2017 schedule, and The Key Play. With only a few more weeks until football season, you can hear the excitement in Pete and Robbie's voices (or maybe they're just drunk). Enjoy this last taste of the off-season!
College Football media days are upon us! No better time for the guys to finish out their 2017 opponent previews. This episode is pretty long, but if you make it to the end, Robbie stumps Pete with a mystery hip-hip song.
Pete and Robbie interview Chris Van Dine from Phil Steele's College Football Preview magazine. Chris provides insight on VT's upcoming season and lets the guys know how the staff over at the magazine believes the ACC will shake out.
In this episode, the guys update you on the latest recruiting news, preview the first half of the 2017 VT Football schedule, and enjoy some beers perfect for the hot summer weather. If you make it to the end of the pod, you'll hear them answer a couple twitter questions as well.
Another Spring Game is in the books... well, "game" is a bit strong since it was an offense vs. defense scrimmage again this year... nevertheless, there were some things to get excited about. Robbie and Pete breakdown all the action and give their thoughts on each position group. They also discuss VT's prospects for the NFL Draft and make their predictions for points per game in 2017.
Hope springs eternal. Well it does for Pete and Robbie at least. While there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about Virginia Tech's chances to repeat as Coastal champs in 2017, the guys provide just as many reasons to be optimistic. In this episode, the puzzle that is the spring depth chart gets discussed in great detail, with special attention paid to the brewing QB competition. Who will step up at WR? Who will fill the right side of the offensive line? What springtime beers should I be buying? The answers to all these questions are just a click away.
Finally! After a long hiatus, Virginia Tech is back in the NCAA Tournament. Pete and Robbie gleefully recap the historic season before breaking down the first round game against Wisconsin. It's a tough draw, but that doesn't stop the guys from getting ahead of themselves and discussing a potential match-up vs. #1 overall seed Villanova in round two. It feels so good to be back in the big dance; sit back and enjoy the ride!