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Friday, January 06, 2006

Vick is Gone

Well, it's official. Marcus Vick has been dismissed from the Virginia Tech football team.

Apparently, in addition to his on-field transgressions, Vick was caught speeding with a revoked license on Dec. 17 in Hampton.

I must say that, despite my calls for his removal, I am not happy that his career has ended this way. Marcus is a very taleted player who has done great things for the team on the field this year. Unfortunately, there is a level of maturity that has escaped him to this point in his life. I wish Marcus the best in the future and I hope he will eventually grow up. I would not be surprised to see him go ahead and put his name in the NFL draft and be drafted.

I agree with this decision and I am glad that Virginia Tech can now move on and start a new era. While many Hokies are predicting doom and gloom for years to come, I am confident about VT's future. We have had some tremendous recruiting classes in recent years and there is a great deal of talent on both sides of the ball. While I doubt the Hokies will be competing for an ACC championship next year, I do think we will still be a force to be reckoned with in the ACC for years to come.

Let the Sean Glennon (or Cory Holt, or Ike Whittaker, or Greg Boone) era begin.


Blogger Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Feliz navidad, sister! God bless you!

6:26 PM

Blogger GOPHokie said...

Not so fast. Ike Whitaker was anywhere from #4 to #7 in the country last year. He may be as good or even better than Marcus. I think we have as good a chance at the ACC next year as any other year (such as 2004).

6:38 PM

Blogger great state said...

I agree with gophokie....Someone at work asked me today (before the announcement) what I thought about the situation, and I said that if they decided to kick Marcus off the team, it did not worry me from a football standpoint. We have a number of quarterbacks that came into the university with great potential, and now it is time for one of them to turn that potential into a starting job.

I'm excited to see what spring practice brings for the Hokies, and I hope that Marcus is able to learn from his time at Tech, both on the field and off of it.

7:09 PM

Blogger Old Zach said...

I don't think its impossible to compete for teh ACC title next year, I simply doubt it. I have great confidence in either Glennon, Holt or Whittaker stepping up and leading this team. My very premature pick right now is Sean Glennon who is more of a pure drop-back passer and will eb able to get the ball in the hands of our talented receiving corps and let them make plays.

7:57 PM


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