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Two Deep: Hokies Under The Influence

Two Deep: Hokies Under The Influence is a college football podcast focused on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Hosted by Pete Bertheaud and Robbie Dowling, the show features news and updates, weekly game recaps and previews, exciting guests from other ACC and VT media, and in-depth analysis. We also enjoy different craft beers each week from across the nation in search of the perfect pour.
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Oct 16, 2019

So that week is behind us.  VT found some improvement on offense, and perhaps rehashed some of the same struggles on defense.  That said, we are 4-2 heading into ACC games, with a bit more daunting road ahead than maybe we expected.  Pete is enjoying time away, so Robbie brought on a fan to co-host.  Big thanks to Devon, and let's get a big home win this week.  Go Hokies!

Oct 9, 2019

That's how you respond. The Hokies bounced back in a big way with a much needed victory over Miami. Robbie and Pete recap all the action, and discuss the immediate impact of new starting QB Hendon Hooker. The guys stress the importance of managing expectations going forward, but are still very excited about the young quarterback's potential. Rhode Island is up next, and while VT should take of of business, no game is a walk in the park for this current batch of Hokies. Stick around for a bit of UNC talk and ATS picks at the end. Man, does beating Miami feel good! Enjoy it.

Oct 2, 2019

How low can you go? The Hokies found new levels of ineptitude in a demoralizing 45-10 loss to Duke. Robbie and Pete's depression turns to exasperation in this one, as they attempt to wrap their heads around the current state of the VT football program. Fuente's seat has never been hotter, and the guys offer their opinions on what Whit's course of action should be. The Miami preview takes a backseat in this episode, but it's in there if you stick it out past the hour mark. The once promising season outlook is well in the rearview mirror; the rest of 2019 is about damage control.

Sep 24, 2019

Tech was off this past weekend, but the banged-up Hokies were hard at work preparing for Duke's tricky offense. The Cutcliffe/Foster chess-match is always fascinating, but how Fuente plans to exploit a veteran defense with few holes is just as important. With a rowdy Lane Stadium behind them, can VT finally get back to mistake-free football? Or will the Blue Devils put a pitchfork in our season? Pete and Robbie are cautiously optimistic.

Sep 18, 2019

A win is a win. After another sloppy game, the Hokies head into the bye week at 2-1. Robbie and Pete give their thoughts on the addition of former head coach Jerry Kill before recapping what they saw against Furman. The bye comes at a good time, as the team certainly needs to get some things figured out before the Coastal race really gets going. Enjoy the week off, it could be a bumpy rest of the season.

Sep 11, 2019

Consider our expectations tempered. While VT did avenge last year's loss, the win over ODU won't be a game many remember. The guys break down what they saw on Saturday before moving on to Furman, an FCS opponent that has them spooked. Extended ATS picks at the end. Go Hokies!

Sep 4, 2019

Give it away, give it away, give it away, wow. The offense let us down and the defense wasn't ready in a disappointing loss to Boston College. Addazio did VT dirty as his physical team put a hurtin' on the Hokies. Robbie and Pete recap the game before diving into commentary on the team's identity. There was plenty to be angry about, but the fire shown by the defense in the second half was certainly a pleasant surprise. This young Tech squad can still make some noise this year, but first, they must exorcise their demons from the 2018 ODU game. Give 'em hell, Hokies!

Aug 28, 2019

IT'S GAME WEEK! Finally, the season has arrived and the guys couldn't be more excited. After a packed new and notes segment, Robbie and Pete tell you what to look for in the opener against BC. If you can make it to the end, you'll hear picks ATS for this weekend's middling slate of games. Here's hoping for 1-0, GO HOKIES!

Aug 22, 2019

In this 5th annual edition of Two Deep's Season Preview, Robbie and Pete get you pumped for the 2019 campaign. Preseason rankings, position groups, offensive and defensive expectations, record predictions - it's all here. Hope you're ready for a our super senior year of the podcast, should be the best yet!

Aug 20, 2019

In this episode, the guys react to Sports Illustrated's shocking piece detailing the struggles of last season. Much like the team, Pete and Robbie are ready to turn the page heading into the opener vs. Boston College.

Aug 8, 2019

It's the end of an era. In this episode, Pete and Robbie react to the surprising announcement that Bud Foster will retire after the 2019 season. No one, other than Frank Beamer, has meant more to the Virginia Tech football program. After the guys give their thoughts on Bud's legacy, they get into what's been going on during the first week of Fall camp. There's plenty to be excited about heading into the season; let's hope the team sends Bud out the right way this year.

Jul 12, 2019

The guys are back! After a long hiatus, Robbie and Pete are ready to talk some Virginia Tech football. This episode covers spring practice storylines, recruiting, preseason magazine rankings, thoughts on the 2019 schedule, and some key position battles leading into fall camp. Hopefully, it's enough to satisfy our patient listeners. Enjoy, Hokies!

Apr 3, 2019

In this episode, the guys recap the heartbreaking Duke loss and discuss who might take over for Buzz Williams. It was a rollercoaster of a season that made history in a number of ways. Hokienation won't soon forget what Buzz and the seniors did for this program.

Mar 26, 2019

Historic. That's really the only word that can do it justice. The Hokies are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the tournament expanded and Robbie and Pete are psyched about it. After recapping the St. Louis and Liberty games, the guys break down the spotlight matchup vs. Duke. The road to the Final Four goes through DC, and with thousands of Tech fans gobbling up tickets, there might be just enough support for Buzz and the boys to pull off the impossible.

Mar 19, 2019

The Hokies are going dancing, again! For the third 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. St. Louis. The path to the sweet 16 is more favorable than it's ever been. Let's hope VT can get there this time.

Feb 13, 2019

This is a packed episode. Starting with basketball, the guys discuss life without Justin Robinson, break down the remaining schedule, and lay out Tech's tournament seed possibilities. When National Signing Day was all said and done, the Hokies had a nice haul; Robbie and Pete explain why they're excited about the future of the offensive and defensive lines. Finally, the S&P+ projections for 2019 are out. With VT checking in at no. 30, the pressure is on Fuente to get this team to nine or more wins.

Jan 29, 2019

The rash of recent transfer announcements has Tech football fans spooked. Like many others, Robbie and Pete have a lot of questions. What's going on inside the program? Is there some underlying issue with the coaching staff? Are these transfers really that big of a deal? Better than asking each other, the guys turned to Andy Bitter of The Athletic in search of answers. Towards the end of the episode, Buzzketball is praised for their historic performance against Syracuse, and the upcoming slate is discussed.

Jan 10, 2019

It's finally over. A grueling season for Hokie fans, complete some with some high highs (FSU, UVA) and some very low lows (GT, Pitt), mercifully, has come to an end. In this episode, Robbie and Pete, no worse for the wear, discuss all the latest news from in and around the program before moving on to some much deserved basketball coverage. To say that the guys are excited about next week's matchup vs. UVA would be an massive understatement. And if you thought you were going to get out of this one without reliving the soggy Military Bowl loss to Cincinnati, you were mistaken. Thank you to everyone who listened all season!

Dec 20, 2018

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. 

Dec 5, 2018

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.

Nov 28, 2018

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! 

Nov 21, 2018

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!

Nov 14, 2018

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.

Nov 8, 2018

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.

Oct 31, 2018

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.

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