Time to Cut the Cord on Vick
As a Hokie fan, I am extremely proud of what our football team has accomplished this year. Finishing 11-2 is nothing to scoff at and there are many great players on this team, like Humes, Tapp, and Williams that should be recognized for their efforts. However, as I said yesterday
I was also extremely embarrassed by the conduct of Marcus Vick in Monday's game. His intentional stepping on Louisville DE Elvis Dumervil's leg was a no-class act that unfortunately colored VT's Gator Bowl victory.
I am obviously not alone in thinking so as the Roanoke Times' Aaron McFarling, the RTD's Bob Lipper, and even Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver have weighed in with similar thoughts. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done with the video being played repeatedly on ESPN and the story being talked about in the pages of USAToday.
Frankly, those who are saying this is just part of the game or an isolated incident are fooling themselves. This is a continued pattern of bad behavior on the part of Marcus Vick. I believed that Marcus deserved a second chance at Virginia Tech, and now I believe he has used it up. Anyone who has read this blog knows how dedicated I am to Virginia Tech. I love the school and I will always support the Hokies. But Virginia Tech is bigger than one player, even if his last name is Vick.
Frank Beamer has done an excellent job building the football program and part of that success has been in recruiting. VT has three very capable individuals ready to step into the QB position should VT do the right thing and give Vick his walking papers. As we saw last year, VT will only go as far as their QB will lead them. I am more than ready to give Glennon, Holt, or Whittaker an opportunity to lead this team, even if it means losing a game or two more than we would with Vick at the helm.
I encourage all Hokie fans who are as fed up with Vick as I am to email Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org) and express your displeasure.