After weeks of uncertainty, the ACC finally released the new 10-game schedules for the conference. With Notre Dame added for 2020, the road to Charlotte will be a bit tougher for this year's contenders. VT avoids the Irish, but does draw no. 1 Clemson at home. The UVA game has also been moved up to week 2. Lots to unpack in our first episode of the summer, enjoy!
State restrictions are slowly lifting, the 2020 football season prospects are improving, and Pete and Robbie are getting excited! After a tough few weeks, the good news is coming in once again. The guys update you on all the recruiting drama before discussing the release of Athlon's Top 25 for 2020.
Local lockdown orders have the guys bummin', but there's still plenty of VT topics to talk about. Despite the cancellation of spring sports, football and basketball commitments keep coming in for the Hokies. Pete and Robbie update you on everything that's been going on before getting into the spring depth chart battles that could have been.
In their first episode of 2020, the guys cover a lot of ground. Topics include the basketball team's recent struggles, Fuente's flirtation with Baylor, the filling out of the coaching staff, roster attrition, recruiting, the 2020 football schedule, and, last but not least, the Belk Bowl. Sorry for the wait, enjoy!
Even though the regular season is behind us, the VT football program is still buzzing with activity. In addition to some key coaching hires over the past two weeks, the early signing period for the 2020 recruiting class started on Wednesday. Pete and Robbie discuss the signees, as well as what the national ranking of the class means for the program and how it links into the coaching staff. At the end of the episode, the guys go full Belk Bowl (you never go full Belk Bowl), previewing what the matchup with Kentucky might look like. This is the last episode of Two Deep for 2019. Hope you all enjoyed the year as much as we did.
That sound you hear is the Hokies crashing back down to earth. After 15 years of dominance, Tech finally lost the Commonwealth Cup to UVA. Pete and Robbie recap what went wrong in the game, but try to focus on the positive steps the team took this season. The guys then turn the page to bowl projections and the search for VT's new defensive coordinator. This is a pivotal moment in the program; hopefully, Whit and Fuente bring someone in that can carry on Bud's Lunch Pail Defense legacy.
Bud Foster does it again! Another shutout, this time in his last home game. What a performance by the defense, holding Pat Narduzzi's undisciplined squad to less than 200 yards and an embarrassing zero on the scoreboard. Pete and Robbie recap every detail before shifting their focus to Hate Week. The battle for the Coastal division once again comes down to the Commonwealth Cup and the guys are psyched. An opportunity to face Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, as well as an Orange Bowl birth, is on the line. Not to mention #TheStreak. Here's hoping the Hokies make it 16 straight over UVA!
Before the Hokies took GT to the woodshed, Pete got to spend some time talking to former VT football players Eric Gallo and Joshua Oglesby. From the recruiting process, to some of their favorite moments on the field, Eric and Josh spoke openly and honestly about their time at Virginia Tech. It was really cool to get their perspective on the program. Huge thank you to two of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Enjoy!
Bud Foster was the story this past weekend in Blacksburg, and the lunch pail defense certainly did right by him in a 36-17 win over Wake Forest. Pete and Robbie recap how the Hokies stifled Wake's fast-paced attack, and finally praise Coach Corn for his effective play-calling. Up next is a trip to Atlanta with bowl eligibility on the line for VT. Can Fuente's young team handle their new found success and take care of business in the Techmo Bowl? We'll find out on Saturday.
That was a punch in the gut. The VT upset was a long shot when the game started, but it seemed like the Hokies were going to pull it off until the final 30 seconds. Despite the painful ending, it was an extremely valiant effort by Fuente's undermanned squad. Let's hope some of that fight spills over into the Wake Forest matchup. The Demon Deacons are 7-1 and they currently have hopes for a New Year's 6 birth. Tech can play spoiler, move one step closer to bowl eligibility, and get its first win over a top 25 opponent in Lane since 2009. Plenty to play for. With four conference games left in the 2019 season, let's get this final stretch started off right. Go Hokies!
The honeymoon is over. For Pete, and for the team. Recharged and refreshed after the thrilling UNC victory, VT heads to South Bend this weekend hoping for an upset. The guys catch you up on where the Hokies stand through their first seven games before diving deep on the Irish. A win would change the way we perceive this team drastically. Let’s hope the boys can pull it off!
A VT game to remember for sure. The Hokies beat UNC in the first 6OT game since the new rules have been implemented and the longest game in ACC history. If you didn't watch it, go back, and make sure your stomach is empty. A great performance by this team, and ahead of a big bye week before ND. Hope you enjoy it and Stick It In!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!