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Hokies Experimenting With Hokie Stone Helmets

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According to an Andy Bitter tweet earlier today, Frank Beamer's website has confirmed that "this is the beginning design stages for a "Hokie Stone" helmet". It is unclear what game or promotion the Hokies would wear this for, and reaction has been decidedly mixed.

Alston Smith Moved From Defensive Tackle To Offensive Guard

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Alston Smith, the redshirt-freshman son of former Virginia Tech great and NFL Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith, is moving from defensive tackle to offensive guard to provide depth at the position which should allow them to redshirt current freshman guard Parker Osterloh and perhaps even freshman tackle Wyatt Teller, another offensive lineman who made the transfer over from defensive tackle during fall camp. While it is not clear how much Smith will play, having another scholarship body on the line is a must after the losses the Hokies have suffered since the beginning of camp.

Hokies To Wear Grey Jerseys Against Alabama

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The Hokies will apparently be wearing these monstrosities tomorrow night against Alabama. Generally the reaction so far has been mixed, ranging from indifference to calling it an eyesore. Thoughts?

Joel Caleb Announces He Will Be Suspended Against Alabama For Breaking A Team Rule

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Redshirt-freshman wide receiver and recently tailback Joel Caleb, the Hokies top recruit in 2012, has announced that he violated a team rule and will not play against Alabama. The rumor that has been circling for about a week, and went unanswered last night by the coaching staff, now appears to have a conclusion. Since he was low on the depth chart to begin the fall, perhaps this is not a huge development, but as Tech has relatively few answers at wide receiver, Caleb was one or two injuries away from being in the mix. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Hokies To Get All Maroon Pants Uniform In 2013

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According to former GC writer Clark Ruhland, the Hokies will be getting maroon pants, a constant criticism of the fan base for several years now since the Hokies stopped wearing the 2008 version of their Nike uniform in 2010. UPDATE: Clark announced via Twitter that these uniforms were a previous incarnation of the uniforms and that they displayed the outdated TV logo. So it looks like no maroon pants. :( DOUBLE UPDATE: Zach Mariner of the Collegiate Times reports that Virginia Tech Equipment Manager Lester Karlin says that they're "kicking the idea around" of maroon pants in 2013. He also says that if they do go with them, they'll resemble Nike artwork. So maybe maroon pants back on!?

Virginia Tech Football 2013 Spring Wrap Up

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Here is Chris Hatcher's Q&A with Timothy Tolman of The Saturday Edge about the Hokies wrap-up of spring football. In it, they discuss what looked good/bad about the team in the spring, assign grades to the positions and project sleeper players for fall.

Travon McMillian Commits To The Hokies

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The Hokies picked up their eighth commitment of the 2014 class today in Hylton High School Athlete Travon McMillian. He is listed as a 3-star by Rivals and a 4-star by 247Sports.

Virginia Tech To Play At Notre Dame In 2016

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Virginia Tech will finally play the newest quazi-ACC member, Notre Dame, in 2016. The Hokies will be moving their 2016 home football game against ODU to 2017 to accommodate the schedule change. The Hokies will also playing Delaware at home that year on top of playing at Wisconsin & at ECU. For more on future scheduling endeavors, stay tuned to Gobbler Country, your #1 Virginia Tech sports source.

The media's pre-season picks.

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Not surprisingly, Virginia Tech is the overwhelming favorite both to win its division and the conference title. NC State was picked third in the Atlantic division and received ten first place votes. Two voters picked the Wolfpack to win the ACC title.

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