Virginia Tech football beat writer for the Roanoke Times. Also provides coverage for the Virginian-Pilot.

Saturday grab bag: A few links, notes of interest for an off day - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Once again my Saturday off will probably involve a full day of watching football. I know, I'm such a Renaissance man. Here are a few links and notes of interest for an off day ... -- My follow-up story about how Virginia Tech is looking to the future, although there are plenty of questions about the present.

Beamer directs focus to Virginia Tech’s future - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — It's the present that's become a major concern. Beamer has said from the beginning that this season would be one filled with growing pains, but he expected some growth by the end of the year.

Five thoughts the day after the Hokies' loss to Miami - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Aaron McFarling's column about how woefully lost Virginia Tech was. -- My post-game wrap with more notes and quotes. Now for some more day-after thoughts ... Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. 1. Desperate times could call for desperate measures. The loss last week was bad but at least in a way understandable.

Five thoughts the day after the Hokies' 30-6 loss to Miami - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Aaron McFarling's column about how woefully lost Virginia Tech was. -- My post-game wrap with more notes and quotes. Now for some more day-after thoughts ... Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. 1. Desperate times could call for desperate measures. The loss last week was bad but at least in a way understandable.

Hapless Hokies run over by Miami - Roanoke Times: Sports

roanoke.com — Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson finished with 286 total yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Hokies' offense sputtered for a second straight week, narrowly avoiding being shut out for the first time since 1995 and finishing with only 262 yards in a performance that made the Ohio State upset last month seem like a lifetime ago.

Virginia Tech football notes Oct. 24 - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — Johnson finished with 249 yards and his backup also cracked the 100-yard mark. Virginia Tech hadn't allowed a 100-yard rushing performance by a running back all season, although two quarterbacks - Pittsburgh's Chad Voytik (118 yards) and Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas (165 yards) - topped the century mark.

A post-game wrap: Miami 30, Virginia Tech 6 - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Here's Aaron McFarling's column about how woefully lost Virginia Tech was. Here are some more notes and quotes from the post-game ... Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Utter shock Nothing fancy here, just a quick list of quotes from Hokies reacting to the loss: -- Fullback Sam Rogers: "It's never going to be fun losing.

Hapless Hokies run over by Miami - Roanoke Times: Sports

roanoke.com — Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson finished with 286 total yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Hokies' offense sputtered for a second straight week, narrowly avoiding being shut out for the first time since 1995 and finishing with only 262 yards in a performance that made the Ohio State upset last month seem like a lifetime ago.

Halftime: Miami 24, Virginia Tech 0 - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Miami running back Duke Johnson had 185 total yards and two touchdowns as the Hurricanes dominated the Hokies in the first 30 minutes Thursday night, jumping out to a 24-0 lead at Lane Stadium. Nothing went right for the Hokies. Virginia Tech's offensive outage carried over from Pittsburgh last week.

Virginia Tech or Miami: Who has the edge? - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg (65,632) When: 8 p.m. ET, Thursday TV: ESPN Records: Miami 4-3, 1-2 ACC; Virginia Tech 4-3, 1-2 ACC Series: Hurricanes lead 18-13 Last meeting: Virginia Tech won 42-24 last year in Miami Gardens Line: Miami by 3 It took a while last week, but this was about the only thing the Hokies offense had going for it.
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Oct 25, 2014

@RTD_MikeBarber @DoughtySports Maybe once he covers UVa for 50 years they'll know who he is.

Oct 25, 2014

@JosephWarrenII not good for VT. Division record comes into play pretty quick. Already three Coastal losses.

Oct 25, 2014

North Carolina beats Virginia. Everybody in the Coastal Division has two ACC wins except the 1-3 #Hokies.

Oct 25, 2014

@chasesfish Take it up with Frank Beamer. He said it. Not me.

Oct 25, 2014

@chasesfish Quite possible Duke Johnson will fit in with that group quite well over time.

Oct 25, 2014

@DavidTeelatDP One of those deals where replay wasn't clear enough to overrule anything called on the field.

Oct 25, 2014

@DavidTeelatDP Didn't look like it on TV. Kind of in the shadows, though. Not conclusive.

Oct 25, 2014

I'm sure Bojangles pays the ACC Network good money, but I instinctively think there's a flag on every play with the yellow ad in the corner.

Oct 25, 2014

The fact that Chipotle doesn't deliver is throwing a major wrench in my plans today.

Oct 25, 2014

Saturday grab bag: A few links, notes of interest for an off day goo.gl/IbBsov #Hokies

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