Thursday, January 15, 2009

What I'll remember about 2008

Other than the ACC and Orange Bowl titles, there are a few things I'll remember most about the 2008 edition of Hokie Football. Please leave your own ideas in the comments.

Cory Holt vs. Florida State

Holt played well at quarterback against the Seminoles in a losing effort. Injuries to Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon gave Holt his first significant snaps under center for the Hokies and he did his best to rally Tech, but came up short.

James Evans Sleeping at the Maryland Game

C'mon, Tech fans. You couldn't make enough noise to wake a two year-old? While dad was tearing up the Terrapins, James was sound asleep at Lane Stadium. He was getting just as much camera time on ESPN as Darren as well.

The Grimm Reaper

Cody Grimm had an excellent last half of 2008. The under-sized linebacker made life difficult for opposing quarterbacks and made his Pro-Bowler dad proud.

Jarrett Boykin's Catch vs. Miami

The Comeback at UNC

Yes, we needed some luck, but for a very young team to come back from 14 points down on the road was impressive. You knew the team would continue to improve and that Darren Evans was a star in the making.

The Rollercoaster

The Hokies looked like a doomed team at three different points in the season. The losses to ECU, FSU and Miami seemed to end any hope of 2008 being a successful season. But somehow, this team and coaching staff rallied to have one of the best year's in team history.

1 comment:

ebj said...

cody was my fave player all year.