Signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered. On the first night of the early signing period, Matej Sis, writer and insider for 247Sports and VT Scoop, joined the guys to break down the Hokies' 2019 recruiting class. Despite the smaller size of this year's class, the coaching staff did a good job of addressing needs while also bringing in some top talent. In the second half of this episode, Robbie and Pete make sure to give you a full Military Bowl preview. Let's hope Tech can pull off the win and preserve the streak of winning seasons.
After struggling most of the season, Virginia Tech earned a Bowl bid with their convincing win over Marshall. The guys recap the offensive highlights, while touching on the less than impressive second half. The Hokies will now play Cincinnati in the Military Bowl, a familiar matchup as Tech beat the Bearcats in Annapolis just four years ago. 26 straight Bowl appearances, simply amazing; Robbie and Pete are so happy this tumultuous season had happy ending.
15 IN A ROW! Yes, that's right, VT beat UVA for the 15th straight year in an overtime thriller. Robbie and Pete recap the wild affair and revel in the much-needed victory. With the win, Marshall is up next and the Bowl streak is on the line. Will the Hokies show the same fight we just saw against Hoos? They'll need another monster effort to beat this tough defensive squad. For what it's worth, the guys think they have it in them. Let's go, Hokies!
IT'S HATE WEEK! The guys recap the tough loss to Miami, but, more importantly, talk about the matchup with rival Virginia. A win keeps the streak alive and would mean one more game; a loss would put an end to a brutal season. Pete and Robbie have mentally prepared themselves for the worst, but are hoping for a big surprise on Black Friday. Happy Thanksgiving, listeners!
How low can you go? The Hokies found new levels of ineptitude in a demoralizing 52-22 loss to Pitt. Robbie and Pete's depression turns to exasperation in this one, as they attempt to recap what the hell happened. The guys then transition to acceptance, expressing that beating anyone right now, let alone a team with Miami's defense, is an extremely tall task. The Bowl streak is just about out of reach; does VT have anything left in the tank? We'll find out.
O... no. The offense disappeared in a disappointing loss to Boston College. Addazio did Robbie dirty as his veteran team put a hurtin' on the Hokies in the second half. The guys recap the game before diving into the commentary on play-calling. There was plenty to be angry about, but the fire shown by the defense was certainly a pleasant surprise; a similar effort will be necessary to slow down Pitt's power running game. The Coastal is still out there for the taking, can VT go on a run here and find themselves in Charlotte? It starts with beating Pitt.
Techmo Bowl blowout. Georgia Tech ran roughshod over the Hokies, putting up video game numbers in a game that was difficult to watch. Robbie and Pete begrudgingly recap the defensive disaster, attempting to find a reason for why it went so wrong. The road ahead isn't getting any easier either; Steve Addazio is bringing his best BC team in years to Blacksburg this weekend. If we don't see something from Bud Foster's group on Saturday, the Hokies' bowl streak could be in serious jeopardy in 2018. Buckle up, this season may have a bumpy finish.
Rest, no relaxation. The Hokies were off this past weekend, but Bud Foster and the young defense were hard at work preparing for Georgia Tech's triple option offense. The CPJ/Foster chess-match is always fascinating, but how Fuente plans to exploit a GT defense with a lot of its own holes is just important. With a perfect record in the ACC on the line, and a rowdy Lane Stadium behind them, can VT finally get over the Techmo Bowl hump? Or will the Yellow Jackets win for the third year in a row? Pete and Robbie are cautiously optimistic.
A win is a win. After a sloppy game, and a crazy finish, the Hokies head into the bye week at 4-2 and 3-0 in the ACC. Pete and Robbie recap just how lucky VT was to get the W against UNC, and enjoy some pumpkin beers in the process. The bye comes at a good time, as this team certainly needs to get some things figured out before the Coastal race really gets going. Enjoy the week off, it should be a wild second half of the season.
That one hurt. Unfortunately, the Hokies have now contributed to the "Notre Dame is going to the playoff" narrative. Don V, of the Don V Fridays podcast, helps the guys recap the dismal showing against the Irish before previewing UNC. The levity brought by Don in this episode was certainly welcome after a tough week on the field. With that said, VT still has plenty to play for; let's hope the team comes out angry and pulls off the win down in Chapel Hill.
That's how you respond. The Hokies bounced back in a big way with a definitive victory over Duke. Robbie and Pete recap the all the action from Durham before getting you ready for the gigantic contest vs. Notre Dame. Lane will certainly be jumping as Tech welcomes the no. 6, undefeated Fighting Irish to Blacksburg. There's a lot on the line for the Domers; their manageable path to the playoff has been at the forefront of the national conversation since their win over Stanford. However, the refocused Hokies will have something to say about that. The level of play should be high on Saturday night; grab a beer and get your popcorn ready, this is going to be a good one.
That sound you hear is the Hokies crashing back down to earth. After an impressive start to the season, Tech laid an historic egg, losing to Old Dominion 35-49. Pete and Robbie recap what went wrong and debate where the loss ranks among some of the Hokies' worst. Once the ODU game is put to bed, the guys turn the page to Duke. Will Fuente and the boys be able to pick up the pieces and get a win down in Durham? It won't be an easy task, but the bounce back spot has treated the Hokies well over the years. Here's hoping VT can right the ship.
VT football, how we've missed you. After an unexpected bye week, the Hokies should be recharged heading into their game against Old Dominion. Pete and Robbie recap all the college football action from last weekend before previewing the historic trip to Norfolk. The stadium will be small, but the crowd should be rowdy. Don't be surprised if ODU hangs for a quarter or two, but, hopefully, Tech will flex its muscles as the game progresses. Duke and ND loom, but taking care of business should be the focus on Saturday. As always, ATS picks at the end. Let's go, Hokies!
Well that was fun. Virginia Tech took William & Mary behind the woodshed on Saturday. Robbie and Pete recap the offensive explosion and praise a great game overall despite some mistakes on D. Unfortunately, next week's matchup vs. ECU has been canceled due to hurricane Florence. The guys try to fill the hole in their hearts with some extra picks against the spread. Everyone, please, stay safe and dry this weekend.
1-0! The Hokies went into Tallahassee and shocked the college football world on Monday night. The offense started off hot, the defense dominated throughout, and our special teams paid tribute to Frank Beamer with a game-changing play. It was quite a night. Robbie and Pete recap all the action, and discuss Bud Foster's legendary impact on our program. Before moving on to William & Mary, the guys stress the importance managing expectations over the next month. Stick around for ATS picks at the end. Man, does beating Florida State feel good! Enjoy it, Hokies.
Andy Bitter from The Athletic joins the guys to help preview the opener against Florida State. Andy's insight on media access, the running game, and our young defense provides the backdrop for a matchup full of unknowns. As you would expect, Pete and Robbie share their reasons for optimism, despite a talent discrepancy, and finish the pod with their first picks segment of the year. College football season is finally here. Let's go, Hokies!
In this 4th annual edition of Two Deep's Season Preview, Robbie and Pete get you pumped for the 2018 campaign. The G.O.A.T. in Arlington, VA welcomed your two favorite Hokies with open arms, allowing the properly lubricated duo to expound on every topic with great enthusiasm. Preseason rankings, returning production, position groups, record predictions - it's all here. Hope you're ready for a wild senior year of the podcast, should be the best yet!
Joe Lanza from thekeyplay.com joins Pete and Robbie to discuss all things VT. Topics include Khadim Sy, DT depth, the coaches poll, the TKP interview with Fuente, #HilGAINZ, and the guys' Win Confidence rankings for the 2018 season. At the end, a discussion about week one's slate of games crescendos with some Bobby Petrino bashing... you can tell football is close. Enjoy!
In this episode, Pete and Robbie preview the Hokies' second six 2018 opponents: UNC, GT, BC, Pitt, Miami, and UVA. We're less than one month away from football season!
In this episode, Pete and Robbie preview the Hokies' first six 2018 opponents: FSU, W&M, ECU, ODU, Duke, and Notre Dame. Enjoy this first taste of the upcoming VT football season!
Supposedly, it's the offseason, but you wouldn't know it based on the flood of activity within the VT football program. Robbie and Pete rehash the Devyn Ford whiff, break down the now dire cornerback situation, and discuss the troubling rumors surrounding Josh Jackson. It's not all bad though, the recent success on the recruiting trail has helped swing momentum back in the right direction. A wild spring could turn into a crazy summer for the Hokies.
With spring practice wrapped up, and the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, there was plenty of content for this episode. Robbie and Pete covered a lot of ground, breaking down the Galen Scott resignation, the history-making first night of the draft, and the spring game itself. The pod comes off the rails a bit around the hour mark, and is a little NSFW, but, hopefully, our more immature listeners find it enjoyable. Apologies in advance for those offended; just some goofing around after a couple beers... probably best to listen with a beverage of your own.
Jonathan French of thekeyplay.com returns to the podcast to discuss Virginia Tech's covert spring practices. Robbie and Pete prod him about position battles, emerging young talent, and what to expect from the Hokies in 2018. While the coaches have been cagey in response to recent questions, French was not, giving some real, up-front answers. Really good stuff in this one, enjoy!
The Hokies are going dancing, again! For the second straight season, coach Buzz Williams has Virginia Tech in the NCAA Tournament. In this episode, Robbie and Pete take an in-depth look at Tech's seeding and break down the opening round matchup vs. Alabama. Like last year, no. 1 seed Villanova will be waiting for the Hokies in the round of 32. Let's hope VT can get there this time.
The boys are back. After making you wait far too long for a new podcast, Pete and Robbie bring the heat recapping Virginia Tech's busy winter months. This episode covers the unbelievable stretch for the men's basketball team, National Signing Day and what it meant for our recruiting class, and takes an in-depth look at the 2018 football schedule. There's even a little combine/draft talk at the end (you know you're looking forward to Tim Settle's 40-yard dash). Enjoy!