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Loss to Duke highlights issues for Hokies

Virginia Tech's Demitri Knowles looked at the stats and said he felt like his team should have won. Jack Tyler and others noted that almost all of the Hokies' preseason goals are still very attainable. But the Hokies have questions to answer, and Saturday's 13-10 loss to Duke highlighted several. Most of them center around an offense that clearly is still unreliable...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 16 Hokies falter in 13-10 loss to Duke

Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler tried to find a bright side. ''Sometimes losses like this can get you going a little bit,'' Tyler said, surveying the situation after No. 16 Virginia Tech had its six-game losing streak end in a 13-10 setback to surprising Duke. ''You can't lose again. You know you're going to have to ... beat everybody that you...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hokies’ defense dominates Pitt in 19-9 victory

Associated Press: Dadi Nicolas and Jack Tyler sack Pittsburgh quarterback, Tom Savage. Needless to say, Saturday night was probably one of the longest lasting games Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage has ever experienced in his young career. Virginia Tech’s defense blizted from all directions, rushed from all ways and tore apart the Pitt offense piece by piece in a 19-9 victory...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

What The Hokies Are Doing

How does a defensive coordinator try to provide extra motivation to his front seven for an opponent? He lies outrageously. Linebacker Jack Tyler was going on about how defensive coordinator Bud Foster said Pittsburgh’s offensive line was better than Alabama’s when Washington Post beat writer Mark Giannotto, having seen the Panthers surrender seven sacks to UVa a couple weeks...
Via Pitt Blather
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jack Tyler On ‘Bama Matchup: VT “A Dog That’s Ready To Pounce And To Win A Game”

Chicken feet dot the sides of the helmets. By @RefereeLogic via Twitter Alabama won last year’s BCS National Championship Game. Virginia Tech, conversely, needed to rally late in the season just to reach a bowl game. But if you ask linebacker Jack Tyler, he says his Hokies aren’t scared of their week one matchup with the Tide. Here’s what he had to say at Tuesday’s press...
Via College Spun
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ranking the 5 best Linebackers in the ACC for 2013

We’ve now moved on to rank our top 5 linebackers in the ACC. In a bit of surprise, as I looked at each team’s roster, a school I didn’t expect might have the best group linebackers in the ACC. Let’s find out who it is… Previous Rankings Quarterbacks  | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Offensive Linemen | Defensive Linemen 1) Christian Jones, Florida...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech's Jack Tyler seizing his opportunity at inside linebacker

All Jack Tyler wanted was the same opportunity to play as everybody else. The Oakton native didn't receive a scholarship offer coming out of high school to play football at Virginia Tech, but he knew of players who had parlayed walk-on opportunities into major roles with the Hokies. One former ...
Via Washington Times
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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