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Read a replay of today's live Virginia Tech chat

We had another solid chat today that went for about an hour and a half. If you missed it, the replay is below. Just as a heads up, we'll move future chats back to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays once the season gets underway next week.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Can the Hokies really play six tailbacks this year? Yes, Shane Beamer says, but not equally
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

As the words left his mouth, Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer knew the message board response would be predictable.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Video: Loeffler, Shane, Searels, Edmunds and Durkin talk Wednesday
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 7:15 pm

As usual, here is some video to cap off a day's worth of interviews. 

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Practice report: Quarterback, running back, offensive line starters still being finalized
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

It was a full day of interviews with offensive coaches, with plenty of info at three big areas on that side of the ball.

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Quick hits from Wednesday: Today's scrimmage canceled; QB decision likely to be made Friday
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Offensive players and coaches spoke to the media Wednesday before what will be just a regular practice this afternoon.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
2 weeks, 2 days in: Catching up with a few questions about Hokies camp
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 1:45 pm

After this afternoon's practice, Virginia Tech will have been at it for two weeks and two days in training camp.

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Monday 08/18/2014
Hokies have plenty of choices for new kicker
Posted: August 18, 2014

BLACKSBURG — In an empty Lane Stadium, under only the watchful eye of head coach Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech’s kicking competition gets no less scrutiny than it would in a game.

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Video: Torrian, Wiles, Keihn and Reavis talk on Monday
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 7:45 pm

It was a full day of interviews Monday, capped off by some indoor practice for the Hokies in the Rector Field House because of the rain.

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Practice report: LT Laurence Gibson sidelined with foot sprain
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 8:15 pm

The Hokies' injury luck on the offensive line continues to be rotten.

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Quick hits from Monday: Slye, Santamaria in thick of kicking battle
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 12:05 pm

I'll have more a little bit later, but here are a few quick hits from Monday morning's interviews.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Scrimmage odds and ends: Shai McKenzie continues to impress at tailback
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

There were a couple runs by freshman running back Shai McKenzie on one drive of Saturday's closed scrimmage that caught the Hokies' coaching staff's attention. 

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Saturday 08/16/2014
Video: Beamer, Loeffler, Brewer and Leal talk after Saturday's scrimmage
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Considering Saturday's scrimmage was closed, I'd say a good deal of information came out of it. 

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Still no QB decision, although Hokies weighing options between Brewer, Leal
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 12:15 am

Saturday’s closed scrimmage came and went with no quarterback decision for Virginia Tech, although head coach Frank Beamer said the Hokies still plan on coming to a decision soon between Michael Brewer and Mark Leal.

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Quick hits from Saturday's closed scrimmage
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 11:15 am

Virginia Tech held a closed scrimmage at Lane Stadium this evening.

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Ocean Lakes DB Jahque Alleyne commits to Hokies
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Add another defensive back to the Hokies' recruiting class.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Hokies going with speedier defensive strategy
Posted: August 15, 2014

BLACKSBURG — Safety Detrick Bonner answered quickly and with some delight when asked which player was the slowest on Virginia Tech’s ultra-quick defense: 293-pound tackle Luther Maddy was an easy target.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Mark Shuman retires from football after tearing meniscus for third time
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 9:45 am

Virginia Tech offensive tackle Mark Shuman's latest knee injury is forcing him to give up football.

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With Malleck, Cline and Hodges, Hokies excited about possibilities at tight end
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 12:45 pm

When asked earlier in camp how Virginia Tech's tight end package compares this year to last, offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler couldn't help but chuckle.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Video: Cline, Moorehead and Shane talk on Wednesday
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm

It was a busy day on the blog, with stuff happening pretty much from the second interviews started this morning. Here are some links in case you missed anything:

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Practice report: Freshmen McKenzie, Williams trying to get into running back rotation
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 6:45 pm

There comes a time in the preseason when coaching staffs need to assess their freshmen and decide which ones can contribute immediately.

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More attrition: Backups Wright, St. Germain leaving Hokies
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Two more players are leaving the Virginia Tech football program.

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Some changes to the depth chart: Leal and Brewer co-No. 1 at QB
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Frank Beamer's website released an update to the Hokies' depth chart on Wednesday, the first since camp opened a week and a half ago.

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Quick hits from Wednesday: McKenzie might be in mix at RB; OL spots still up for grabs
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 1:32 pm

We spoke with a few offensive players and coaches today. Here are some quick hits from those interviews.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Video: Foster, Wiles and Maddy talk on Tuesday
Posted: August 12, 2014

Finally got a chance to post some video from Tuesday's interviews. If you missed my blog posts from earlier, be sure to go back and read them:

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Practice report: Hokies still sorting out defensive line depth in preseason
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 5:45 pm

The Hokies exited the spring quite happy with the play of their starting four on the defensive line, a disruptive group that struck from anywhere across the line.

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Quick hits from Tuesday: Keihn working at DE; Walker will play this year
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 12:02 pm

We spoke to defensive players and coaches today. Here are a few quick hits before I can post something lengthier later:

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Monday 08/11/2014
As only Fuller left in town, Kendall eager to carry on family name, build on freshman year
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 12:02 pm

It's not right to say a burden has been lifted from Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller's shoulders now that his older brother Kyle is in the NFL, although removing two small letters from his jersey nameplate is a liberating feeling.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Which Hokies freshmen might get on the field this season?
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 9:45 am

The youngsters have Frank Beamer upbeat. That was the theme of today's newspaper story, which I wrote off media day yesterday.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Odds and ends from the Hokies' football media day
Posted: August 09, 2014

Even on a rainy day, Virginia Tech's fans turned out in droves to the team's Fan Appreciation Day at Lane Stadium on Saturday, the weather not dampening their excitement.

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Friday 08/08/2014
Jacksonville TE Chris Cunningham commits to Hokies
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Virginia Tech added another offensive player to its 2015 class on Friday when three-star tight end Chris Cunningham tweeted that he'll sign with the Hokies.

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Read a replay of today's live Virginia Tech football chat
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 8:15 pm

We brought back the chat.

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