| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
In Tom O’Brien’s six seasons as Virginia’s offensive coordinator, 1991-96, the Cavaliers never ranked below 38th nationally in scoring. Their high was 12th, in 1992, their average 26th.
Steve Fairchild’s none-too-easy job:...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Some might consider James Clark's recruiting strategy to have been mighty risky.
For Clark, however, putting off most of the entire recruiting process until after his senior season has paid huge dividends.
This morning the New Smyrna Beach slot...
| Jan 26, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech football's three new staff members arrive with a Super Bowl ring, national championship bling and Tom Brady's cell number, respectively. They appear to be smart, affable and demanding.
Now we'll see if they can coach....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Scot Loeffler, a former offensive coordinator at Auburn and Temple, and quarterbacks coach at Florida, Michigan and with the Detroit Lions, is the latest candidate to surface for presumed vacancies on Frank Beamer’s Virginia Tech staff.
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:11 PM
If Virginia Tech hires Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator, the chorus of endorsements likely will be impressive indeed, surly Auburn fans notwithstanding.
Esteemed colleague David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News profiled Loeffler in 2011 during...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen joined Pat Fitzgerald at Wrigley Field in 2010 when the Northwestern coach guest-conducted "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
How did Fitzgerald do?
"He was great," Mullen said Friday in a telephone interview. "He gets...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Only five programs have had longer bowl streaks than Virginia Tech's 20-year run of postseason appearances, but those five programs all climbed to the highest peak in college football during their bowl runs, while Tech is still in search of its first...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:14 AM
NEW YORK -- At the ESPN upfronts Tuesday morning it seemed like football is becoming almost as popular as football.
After a brief sales pep talk from an executive, the Disney-owned sports network opened at the Best Buy Theater by reminding media...
| Nov 21, 2012
The Heisman Trophy race is up in the air. Same for the Tribune Silver Football, awarded annually to the Big Ten's best player.
Or so we assume. The coaches vote, and their ballots are due Monday.
"I'm sure it will be tight," Wisconsin's Bret Bielema...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Urban Meyer called the end of Saturday’s Ohio State-Indiana game “really painful to watch.”
Imagine if the Buckeyes had lost. It still felt that way after the Hoosiers scored four touchdowns and a field goal on their final six drives,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Two weeks before National Signing Day, University School wide receiver Jordan Cunningham already knew where he was going to play college football.
But the All-American opted to keep his secret until Wednesday, hoping that a little bit of radio...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:08 AM
Virginia Tech’s football program has declined this season. That’s beyond dispute. Offense, defense, special teams, coaching.
The overarching question is: How steep and extended will the fall be?
History offers some, but no certain,...