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Welcome to the news episode Sports Talk Central.
I'm your host of FEMA mood here with Hunter Ho days North Coast.
We're gonna be talking about the latest in the one news and MLB Also, we're gonna recap Ravens, Steelers and then talk a little bit about college football.
All right, So first, for those who don't know the breaking new news for a couple months ago, uh, the news was that the marlin tired? Kim a, uh, inch.
I don't know how to say that last name or other, but it is the first female general manager in North American sports.
Sports is that the world is in North American sports.
North American sports.
Okay, Yeah, So that some people, some people are gonna be snowflakes about it, you know, those people can get Then, um, she has been around the game a long time. Yeah.
I was actually really interested to see, um, a lot of people on Twitter like, Yeah, I'm wondering what Opry house have to say about this or a or and Curt Schilling.
I wanna I was like, I don't care.
Like those guys are idiots.
Yeah, you know what? If you know, I don't care what gender you are. You know your stuff.
You know, your stuff, um, deserves it.
You know, this is a big day, not just for baseball, but, you know, for sports not only not even in this country, but around the world for people that follow MLB because not going to be the last, uh, female general manager.
Is there someone in Oakland? I can't remember.
I'll see if I'll try to bring her name up.
I'll give you two options as well for, uh, potentially like the next group of female executives in baseball.
But to go back to your experience, her experience? Um, Qiming, um, she in 1919, 98 she was first the Yankees as an assistant GM.
And then in 2005, she interviewed for the Dodgers position general manager position.
But Ned Colletti one got that one.
And, uh, but Net kept her as an assistant gm.
And then in 2011 and then she, of course, interviewed for a bunch of other positions later on.
But then, after then from 2011 to 2017, she then worked for, uh, the C.
She became the senior vice president of baseball operations.
So she's definitely someone, uh, someone there that is very qualified for a position like this. Yes.
But also, there are potentially two other options that can come in at some point the next 10 to 15 years.
One is, uh, one is There's this, uh, uh, for her name, but she's in with the Orioles.
She's from besides, the, uh, she does like a lot of the international scouting, and she's worked with Michael eyes before.
Um, and it wouldn't shock me if she became the next at least assistant general manager after Elias.
So that's another option.
Um, there's someone from the Oakland A's who is, uh, someone from the Oakland aides who I think could be the next G m.
I mean, she's a bit on the younger side, but I can't think of.
I can't think of the name right now and the reason why I know these names.
I want to say it was.
I want to say Haley Alvarez might be the name.
Yeah, and the reason why I know these names and with Kim's why Kim's name was familiar with because of the Orioles.
We're looking for GM.
Kim was actually one.
I believe what? One of the names and consideration and then Hayley Alvarez with another name and consideration.
But, um, it's well deserved for for Kim.
Yeah, I was just gonna come along to that.
You know, I pray for the day, you know, this will happen in the NFL.
This will happen in hockey.
This will happen in basketball.
Um, she is definitely not the last woman that will have a GM job in North American sports.
So it's great to see, um, that this is this is this is just a big day for sports in this country.
So I'm really excited for it, right? Yeah.
So let's move on, Thio.
The NFL, The call called Beat the Titans yesterday.
I mean, at least watch the game, but I saw that I didn't know the sports, so I woke up this morning because I didn't watch it.
I was doing something with my friend and I'm like, Wow, the Colts, about 34 points on the Titans.
How it's weird, right? I mean, it just makes it more impressive.
The the fact that the Ravens defense held them to like no point in the second half without Kallis, Campell and Marlon Humphrey and having like 56 of their guys not practicing because of Cove it.
But, I mean, it's to be really interesting with the that game.
Let's, uh, and speaking that I'll first talk about the Ravens this week and then we could go Thio the Steelers.
So a lot of local.
First of what were your thoughts on the Mars recent comments about how like to predict predictability of the place I saw that well, you know, call different way.
It's called different audibles.
Like, you know, you can't just, like, like, have like the same ones, but, like, just change up your audibles like to, like, just get to different place.
I guess I think that's the big thing.
Like the fact that defense is now Know what you're gonna run.
You really shouldn't be saying that to be honest, e.
I mean, well, we had the markets brown tweet from a couple weeks ago saying, like, Um, why have soldiers? He's not going to use them.
And then what happened to your game? He did that.
Yeah, well, here's Paul say I like that Lamar's being honest like he's not like he, um I would have a bigger problem.
He said, Oh, yeah, everything's fine.
My biggest thing was with this quote was that Greg Roman's Greg Room said, Oh, yeah, it's normal like and we were kind of It's kind of going back to what I was bringing up last week where we had where I said, Look at what happened with the 40 Niners.
Look at what happened with the Bills like this is a common trend.
I don't think, Greg, Roman, I'll be shocked if you've G Uh, if you see offensive coordinator in a couple of years for the Ravens, you're saying that last week, Yeah, so I would definitely say that.
I mean, it definitely seemed like the second half.
They let Lamar kind of deal like do the offense himself because he looked a lot better.
I mean, the first have is it's forgettable, like he was not good, but then the second half the whole team played better.
I think that I like the pace that they played.
If you looked at, if you watched that game, he definitely had the like, you know? You know those phone booth throws where it's like a short room.
He like, uh, he has.
He has done a really good job with making those throws like he hit that one.
Throw words like he had to defender.
Uh, we had, like two defenders, like on either side of Hollywood, like five yards back, and he just threads the right toe.
Hollywood, I mean, those air throws that are great now, obviously, he he definitely has concerns with outside the numbers.
But either it's either.
My theory is either because the Ravens don't have in number one receiver or that when you throw it outside the numbers, you need to put a little more loft on the ball so the angle changes.
So then there's a release point of other stuff, but then, when you have to throw like phone booths, throw there in the middle, you can just kind of like the angles a lot shorter.
So like the the fall, the past, a lot sharper.
So that's probably my theory on why he's better at those harder throws.
You would think there'd be more difficult, but those easier throws, in theory, are a lot more heart, um, difficult for him.
But I thought that was great.
Um, does play to snaps like we never know what's gonna happen there.
Um, and then a defense, I think, started playing came back. Well, good.
The good thing is that most of our guys are practicing this week and Marlon Humphrey is coming back.
And so I mean, what and then and then and we're We have somewhat of an easier opponent with New England this week, so that's not good.
It's up in New England.
Which is it? Bill Belichick can only do so much with that.
You should take care of them up there. E.
I mean, my thought is don't do any.
I know they're three and five.
I know that the Patriots are not what they were, but Bill Belichick is still the coach.
You still God, she's still there, so I mean, just keep that like, that's the one thing I would say, Um, it looks like I think I mean it looks like they're gonna, um, I would love to see what they were doing in the second half.
Now it is interesting that the first half of last year in the first half of this year was Lamar.
His numbers were The offense itself was very similar.
I think of something like, Yeah, like it is very similar.
So it'll be really interesting to see if Lamar's second half this year is very similar last year.
And I mean, just think about look at the schedule that the Ravens have for the remainder of the year.
I think laughed. And that's it.
New England, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Cleveland.
I want to say she science JAG wires and Bengals.
So, yeah, so that's why the Steelers need to win these next two games and probably probably beat the Ravens on Thanksgiving night to clinch the North.
I mean, that's gonna Yeah, I mean, so honestly, I could see him going 12 and 4, 13 and three, Honestly, I mean, I think that's next.
The Titans game is gonna be tough.
The Steelers game is gonna be tough, is well, and that's gonna be on the short.
It's that one It's gonna be a short week game as well.
So yeah, that that makes sense that Zambia really? It's gonna be really interesting, But then once you get there, I mean, Cleveland's always an issue.
Um, on once you get to Cleveland is just easy going from there.
So for me, with Lamar, I would afford Ravens.
I would say, Be smart.
Um, I don't want I know that.
I think that because they don't have a number one receiver.
Don't try to force the ball down the field.
Do what Brady is best at.
Like do what Brady has been doing his entire career, which is work the middle of the field.
Um, throw those five or six or seven years passes because four or five of those and you get the third you move 30 yards down the field run used to play action.
I would like to see more play action on first down, or just thio to see if the defense a little bit.
I mean, so there's hopefully and then work at a faster pace because the Ravens offense is very much on misdirection.
Yeah, yeah, there's a lot of like movement so if you're unbalanced, you're not going.
You struggle a lot more, and then, I mean, the Patriots stop there running because no one is scared of the mere bird or Jacoby Meyers or scared of Kim.
You're so he really can't pass the ball anymore.
Yeah, so I mean that pretty much what I think.
Let's talk about the Steelers.
Like, what did you see from last week? I mean, yeah, that's the typical Tom when Trap game recipe right there.
Bad special teams plays defense, didn't look good.
And then the offense was inconsistent.
You know, the only thing that was missing was a couple of big, Big Ben interceptions.
Uh, thankfully, Mike McCarthy is a coward above all else.
Fourth and inches, two times, kicks, field goals.
Thanks for keeping us in the game.
You know what's really interesting about about that decision? One of the first things Mike McCarthy was saying when he was hired was one of the first things I was looking at was the ****ytics.
Yeah, ****ytic told looking ****ytics for fourth and inches when the defense could stop crap those first quarters.
I was just embarrassing.
Everyone on Twitter always loves to roast Mike McCarthy.
Um, so Garrett Gilbert like, Yeah, I actually didn't play like 1/4 stringer.
This guy played like an actual confident back up in there.
He didn't look bad at all.
Zeke was he's playing her.
But, you know, I like CD lamb a lot. The Marquis Cooper.
Still pretty good Michael Gallup.
But, you know, they finally handing the keys over to Bend when they started.
Just have him call the plays.
And then, you know, when he did that, they drove, They drive the ball down the field and, you know, juju again.
The stats aren't there for him, you know.
They're not gonna be like, Oh, my God.
Number one always have, like, one receiver per game that plays well, So you never know which one three weeks, though, like you're against you guys against Tennessee and then against Dallas.
He's come up so clutching like so many third down situations at the end of the game.
So many big, crucial catches at key moments.
And you know, that's just who he is.
It's almost like it's like a Hines Ward kind of player, and, um, he's probably hopefully they pay him because I really like him.
What do you see? A free agent after this year s So they they have a lot of contracts.
I should have come up and he's one of them, So I'm really hoping they keep him.
He's their best wide receiver.
He's been showing at his last few weeks.
But James Washington showed up this past week, which was nice.
You know, you finally had a good Deontay Johnson moment.
He makes guys missed like it's nothing I hear about that 40 yard catch.
I mean, that's just how shipping he is.
Well, bit of a rough game.
But, you know, I think he can bounce back.
He had some drops that very uncharacteristic of him.
They got to get the run game going. The offensive line.
I thought it was atrocious.
That's part of the worst offensive line play I've seen from the Steelers.
We gotta go back a lot of years.
It was bad, but defensively they were carved up too much.
That was embarrassing the watch.
But then in the fourth quarter, they really clamp down on makeup.
Fitzpatrick again saves the game.
He's, you know, even when He's not being targeted.
He's still making plays.
That's the thing with him.
He's been great.
Um, they know I'm beginning my killing back this week.
Tomlin did speak today.
He said he expects Big Ben to be off the cove in reserve list, so it looks like he's been testing negative each day.
So you guys gonna miss Vance McDonald? Yeah, he hasn't really hasn't really been getting he mostly just blocks.
Usually it's Ebron been catching the ball, so I mean, in the run blocking, it's a bigger loss.
But, you know, it was another game they should win.
They beat the Bengals 10 times in a row, so my math is correct.
They have not beaten the Steelers since 2015, 10 games.
How they played this year yet? No, I think I think it's been seven years, 5, 10 games.
That's five years, because I think it was DeAngelo Williams was starting and we blocked a field goal.
But you're still won the game.
Uh, but since then I think the Steelers have beaten them every time 13 out of the last 14 games.
Actually, so one time in, like the last 67 years, you know there's no rivalry.
Is Venglos hands like to call it? It's just a big brother little brother thing.
Hopefully, let's see always can continue that.
What? To keep winning these.
You only win this game any of Jacksonville the next week.
That team so obviously tanking, it's just not fine.
I don't know who is the starter now.
They wouldn or something.
I don't even know who he is.
I've never heard of them.
That's just like they're They're tanking for the They're thinking for Lawrence.
So? So I mean, it's not It's hard to stop.
It is gonna be hard to talk.
Yeah, they should have won that game.
Oh, stupid out of gays.
I mean, these two games, you should get your problem.
If you beat Baltimore with divisions, probably yours.
We beat Baltimore at that point.
And then if they have the Redskins, you have the Washington is gonna start Alex Smith.
After 12 games, you're looking at at least 11, 1 12 and no, I mean, you have a playoff spot locked up right now, but assured we 11 and one at that point.
If you went three of these four next game.
So and then the rest of the way, they have the Colts at home.
I think they can beat the Colts.
I don't trust filled burgers that much.
Uh, you have Cleveland and Cincinnati, I think. Two.
And then, um uh, did you play the Giants Eagles watching football team in Dallas? That's fine.
Uh oh, yeah, Yeah, that's the big game. Buffalo.
That's gonna be the so they're too big games.
Big games, like, basically, you guys in Buffalo and that buffalo is gonna be really tough to win up there.
So because you guys play what? The second place team.
So it's buffalo.
It's, um, the Titans.
And it's, um uh who the other team charger? No, not charger in the Chargers.
Um, well, like Denver this year. Denver. Okay.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I mean, yeah, you're right.
The rate us and, uh, Buffalo are gonna be two big ones.
I think Steelers could probably finish, like, 13, 13 and 3 14 and to Yeah, I mean, yeah.
I mean, you guys are in good shape in that front.
Uh, there's some other news.
I mean, I was also Oh, no, like what? What I was also going to say is job er Bangles do have Joe Burrow. He is good.
He's gonna be so it's gonna be tough.
I mean, I don't think they do it, but I think they keep it a lot closer than what people think.
Okay, so it's it's gonna be tougher than some people think.
I love the harp on the Bangles just because it's yours, own them, but no job wanting to play, So it's gonna be sure to be a game.
I mean, let me just ask you this question that, like, with get this is like, midway through a season, like if you have, if you are, If you were like Kevin Colbert, Um, and you had the first round pick, which position would you target over? Next year s so tough, actually, And actually, just because they're so deep, I would I'll be really interested to see if you guys go for, like, a tight end or some or something.
You know, I think a tight end is gonna be high on their list.
If James Connor walks.
I think maybe another running back but tight and I think it's definitely out there, especially with Brown having one year left on his deal, right? I mean, if final pits goes to you guys, that's not fun at all.
Yeah, he's the best tight end of the class or fire mouth sort of got from Penn State.
He's another guy that could work, too.
I mean, I think with the Ravens, it's tough.
I think that either o line get like, um, either a line get like like a good right guard or center or a guy like create Humphrey from Oklahoma, who can probably can play center who could play right or left guard.
He's very he's, You know, I think he's a senior.
He's a senior, so I think he's a good option.
Um, I I wouldn't It wouldn't shock me if they go go receiver.
So maybe guys like Terrence Marshall Junior out of like l s u um mhm.
I would like to see them go on, get like a bigger receiver, Maybe, but I'll say, Oh, line either online or pass rusher.
I know that we saw who to do from Wake Forest that people are saying first round e can't think of his name.
I can't think of it, but I got him.
I think you might be a good option, like, because I think they resigned Janek to a long term deal.
I think, um, shoot on walks.
Uh, Julian gets go to another team.
I think if you get another pass rusher there, that's great.
Uh, so I mean, that's where I think they'll go.
There goes that.
I mean, other news stories.
I mean, what what? Your thoughts on Thio in the first couple of games? Great.
You know, they're going to make the playoffs.
I think this year, and that was a quick turnaround to I think that last spot is gonna be interesting, though.
But it's them in the Browns, I think.
I mean, obviously, Well, we'll go to a f.
I know those to the two a. F. C South teams, I think should make it too.
So that's going to be See if you are a Ravens, your keeps bills, um, dolphins, and then, yeah, Browns, colts.
I mean, it should be in any of the Raiders, too.
So, uh, one of those things is gonna make I mean, one of those last few teams gonna miss.
So I'm curious to see who is going to be about really tired for to a hell.
He's looked great. I mean, that came against Arizona.
Well, that was a great game just to see the future because you have Tyler on the other side as well, E Hopefully they make the playoffs this year.
I want to see Arizona get in just for its own sake, at least.
But, yeah, they made the right decision to go to a I know if it's magic is not gonna be happy about it.
But the Dolphins look pretty good.
I want to see them play the Bills again.
Actually, have your phone game.
Yeah, I think, um, what's the playoff race right now? I would assume that the playoff race is Kansas City. Pittsburg.
I'm gonna say Cult buffalo, Those of your four division winners I Baltimore's five Titans.
I'll say what he's And then Baltimore, I think will be five.
And I think the last few spots is is gonna be two out of Tennessee.
Uh, Cleveland, Miami Vegas? Yeah.
I mean, I think it's with tough.
I mean, I think do you think? 11 and five like out of those teams? Especially 56 and seven.
Do you think 11 and five gets used to playoffs? Yeah, I think it will.
What's the minimum? It's like the worst record.
Do you think we'll get a team, which is the playoffs s? No, no, no, no, no.
That's a train wreck.
Now I'm thinking, like in the A f C six s.
So you think 10 and six like the team goes 10.
60. Got decent chance. Yeah.
NFC East is something completely different.
Like, honestly, I don't think they should have a home playoff game.
But it's probably the Eagles, though, so Oh, yeah, that's yeah. I mean, that's interesting.
So, going from one dumpster fire to another show.
Should we touch on Virginia Tech now? Yeah.
I mean, I'll say this.
So like, I know you.
I know you're saying off like the 20 stuff.
Here's what I say.
Yeah, the defensive staff.
No defensive staff.
I think. Give them two more years.
Give those guys two more years because a lot of what a lot of fans don't realize is Hamilton is in his first year as defensive coordinator.
Um, you know so either the guys that they've promoted are in their first year in their new position or the guys they brought in from outside are in their first year, and its covert related in this season's been affected by covert.
Fine, keep them there.
Fuente itself is a different problem.
We could we could touch upon that little later.
But the tight, I think Core Nelson receivers coach, tight ends coach.
They could go. Everyone else can stay.
That's just my opinion.
I because the old line has been solid run game has been decent.
Yeah, I mean so to me.
I mean, I think that I like a lot of it was like fan reaction like fire Fuente.
What do you guys like? Here's what.
I'll explain my perspective.
I in theory, I'm with you guys because I think, um, want A is a transition coach.
He's the coach Like, um, he's like he's the coach.
He's a transition coach.
You hire when Whit Bab**** says it's going to take about 5 to 10 years to find a long term Frank Beamer replacement.
So we're gonna go and bring in Justin Fuente, who can at least have an average team for seven or eight years.
And then when we find the right guy, we will go and switch replaced him there.
But the issue that I have with people wanting for wanted to be fired is that, like I said, I'm with you guys.
He's a transition coach.
He's not the long term fit for his program, but who are? The finances are a problem.
Not just getting getting rid of 20.
But who are you? Who are you getting because you're not? I would love to see.
I would love to see Harbaugh for one or two years, but that's not gonna happen.
Oh, that would take this job.
Oh, no, no, no, no.
I'm not saying like I know people would take this job.
Well, yeah, but what I'm saying is fans have just, um, goal of Hey, let's go and get a Jim Harbaugh type coach.
Yeah, yeah, but like, what are your thoughts and like, what on that stuff On what type of coach Fanfan e think we could go out and get like a coach, like not in a powerful program to come here is like E.
Yeah, I mean someone.
I mean, someone said, like the This is a pipe dream.
No, someone said, like the Cincinnati coach e What's his name? Fickle, I think.
Breakaway Luke Fickell. Yeah.
People with him.
I don't think he would leave Cincinnati, but that would be a slam dunk higher if they were able to get hot.
Grantham, the defensive coordinator out of Florida on.
And if I'm if I'm, if I remember correctly, did, doesn't he have ties to do the attack? I think he does, Yeah, but it's just like the thing with him is he's just suck the life out of the program as stands.
And it's just not a fun producto watch anymore.
He gets out coached virtually every game on I know the big thing is the buyout.
It's like 12 million.
The school is short on money for a lot of reasons, this pandemic being one of them, which is why I think he's gonna be here for another couple of years.
I think one, I think one the least, but yeah, if they somehow I still would be surprised if he's gone, though I would not be surprised.
But if they do decide to bring it back for you also won't be surprised either.
But it's just like it's just a product on the field is not fun.
He gets out coached.
He makes stupid decisions, you know, like, yeah, let's call a time out on a 59 yard field goal attempt.
Let me ask you a question that we ask you a question on that play, though.
If if there wasn't a block blocked field goal, um, that would have won them the game.
And instead, you know, like, instill him.
It's like But you understand what? I'm asking the question right, because we have Hindsight's 2020.
So we know what happened.
Like what the play could have been.
But if it was something completely different, do you think that fans have been as upset with front? A.
I don't think so.
They would have been upset because for you guys to kicker yards, it would have been pretty upset because if you look at it like ****ytically like I see the kicker almost does not Never working.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but my point my point being was that because we knew that the play was a blocked field goal, that which lets the game winning touchdown that got fans even more upset.
Of course, Yeah, yeah, say, like he misses it.
And it's like, Okay, whatever misses again, they have a time out like you still go and like past you, time out after like, they got it back there.
Like playing prevent defense.
And they gave them 10 for yards.
That's Hamilton's fault because I knew they were going that way.
I knew they were going that way when when the commenter said that, Hey, the guy on the left is not being covered.
I was like, They're going that way Watson, Hamilton that that was just terrible.
I know that's a rookie mistake, but you can't make that kind of rookie mistake.
And then, you know, I'm just I'm tired of losing the teams like Liberty, Wake Forest, Duke.
Oh, do you teams They should just be blowing out on a weekly basis with the talent that they have, the offensive personnel that they have held, the defense of personal that they have and you're losing games.
Two teams that are just like they don't have enough.
They don't even have the talent close enough to the talent level that you have.
And it's just like it's comical, not coaching staff.
So, like I know, like and two different issues like Hamilton, At least you could say he's inexperienced in his role.
Yeah, with core Nelson.
He's just stubborn.
Yeah, he's stubborn.
He's he calls the stupidest plays imaginable, and then the head coaches just in over his head.
I think you know, this is the big thing that read from the key play.
You know, I love that site, you know, for the first year and a half, this actually seemed like a slam dunk fit.
The team was really good.
They were on the right direction.
But, you know, sometimes you see that the Fit is not working out and it hasn't been, and I think the mistake was started cutting off.
The mistake was, after the first year, giving him the extension right away.
That's the Yeah, I hear you on that, and then it's just like the fit is just not there anymore.
And now, now the people that were on the fence like me have really turned on you the fan base, and this is a proud, proud fan base who has very loyal to I mean, this is probably the most loyal college football fan bases in the world in the nation.
I should say, and you know, it's just they did.
We deserve better than this.
It's just that's a situation.
It makes it a lot harder because there's a lot more variables we have to consider its finances.
Like I said, I'm like Like, I want him gone.
Probably you. I know you want him gone, too.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Like for me like, yeah, Like I said And it sound like a broken record.
I want him gone.
But for me, my big concerns like fans think about one half of the argument on here.
You're talking this, but it's one half of the argument of Okay, let's get rid of him.
But what they don't realize is the second half is Who are you gonna replace him with? Because I can guarantee you the guys they have, um, like the resumes that they would be looking at would be very similar.
Fonte's you see who they would consider for it if they have a similar resume or even better.
Yeah, well, I think we I think that we did get a chance to look at it through when Buzz Williams left for A and M.
They didn't Really? Yeah, they didn't go for, like, the big name coaches like. Yeah.
One thing is one of the first guys they that they were considering who was the team that beat U Va.
And like the around 64 BC, the guy from UMBC who was actually a Virginia Tech assistant, That was the first guy they wanted.
He said, No, we don't.
I'm going to the u N B C.
And then they went to Mike Young.
I mean, these are guys that are on the cheaper side.
They're more, they're on cheaper site.
They're good, but they're not your high profile coaches.
You're not getting coach K.
You're not getting Jimbo heem level coaches.
So I would imagine, uh, for football, it would be kind of like the same principle, like, even even baseball, Like one day fired.
Um, their coach.
You had they went out got John Chef, who was like, I think the head coach, Maryland No one really knows who he was, and he's done decent job.
But I mean, I need to follow the team a little more, but, um, yeah, I mean, I would.
Here's what I would say.
I think that Hamilton would get an opportunity because because here's the other thing was replacing a coach schematically.
How does that change the team schematically? Because if it's a drastic change, you're looking at, what, two or three years of adjustment.
But if it's a similar change, then that's fine.
So that's just my thing.
Like I would love Thio.
Look, I would I don't see 20 being a long term fixed, but the same time I'm not guarantee.
I don't know if the guy who's going to replace him is going to be just at no, at least as good as Fuente, because, I mean, you should be able t o right.
But here's me and I think all for change.
Tech fans can agree with this.
We don't want to turn into like the Cleveland Browns here.
I don't need to turn into the New York Jets.
I don't need Adam gazes my head coach. No.
Yeah, but yeah, but you understand what I mean with, like the chats and the Browns, like they always go through like coaches like I would just want they have to more of the next higher that they make.
Yeah, that's Yeah, that's my thing.
So if there's a higher out there that, um, like Luke, fickle or like a like grants, um, like Todd Grantham, the D coordinator out of Florida.
Uh, and by the way, I think in which kind of we can kind of bring.
If you talk about this, what do you think? Where if it's fortunate we were to be fired, Which direction do you think they go? Do you think they go defensively or defensive coach or offensive coach? You know, you have a great offense, still a Kenyan hooker for another year.
You still trade Turner and Octavian Robinson all that.
I think I would go offense, to be honest.
Yeah, So here's the tricky thing, though.
Is it because I think that Hamilton is there for the long term? E think that Hamilton is there for the long term, So if you go defensive head coach and then you have defensive because I think handle Justin Hamilton might be at some point.
The head coach, He just doesn't have the experience.
We don't know if that's the case and because I know a lot of and let's put it this way.
If you're Hokies fan out here listening to this, I know the one name you're gonna bring up they're gonna bring up is Shane Beamer.
That's coming up a lot.
But the problem here is the thing, though.
If you thought that's want, replacing Frank Beamer was hard.
Why not tell? Say no.
Hey, by the way, here's your head.
First head coaching job.
And by the way, uh, for 30 years, your dad coached here, so it would be tough.
So that's my only concern.
Like Hamilton, what I like about Justin Hamilton is he's been with the program a long time, but he doesn't have, like, the last name connection.
There's not that much pressure, but he also is very inexperienced, as we can clearly see.
So I would love to see Maybe I I would love to see Grantham.
I would. That's the guy I would want to see coach.
He has defensive coordinator experience, so he definitely has experience in that regard.
He has ties to the program.
He's been in the SEC, so if he can recruit in Florida, I could definitely see like recruiting, going better there.
I don't e think it stop.
I mean, I think you go with for me.
It's who is where the strength of your team is.
It's the strength of your team is defense at that moment.
Then you go with the defensive head coach.
If the strength of your team's offense, you go with the offensive head coach, I think that's my That's what I would say.
Um, but I would say that, But until following next four games, you have Miami, you have pit you have you be a continuity a e.
I think it's, um I don't even know what games they're gonna win now.
I think they I think they I think they'll win.
I think they'll win.
You ve I think they'll win.
Clemson will lose this game, their favorite in this game this weekend, which is hilarious to me that people think they're gonna their favorite.
Um, it would be Virginia Tech football to win this game.
Yeah, like, and you know, it's really interesting, Though the season last year.
Season wasn't great, Um, because we already had.
Really? That's a quarterback for, like, the first half fish of the season.
And then what game did handed her? Like what? For what game today? Announced.
Handing hooker with me starting Miami.
And what game? And then we had, um, doubts about Fuente.
What game is next? Miami.
So maybe, uh, maybe something like that Repeats in.
And if let's think Virginia Tech goes three and one in the next three games What? What? What were your thoughts about wanting and his coaching staff? Be? I think that I mean, for me, I would.
It's like, OK, great.
It's like if they go to if they get it was like two and 21 and three like that stuff, then it's like, Okay, there's something wrong here.
300 like because three ones, like at least you could be an average team.
And the last thing I'll say is fans expect Virginia Tech to be a national championship team.
I wouldn't go that far fans expected between 10 year like they used Thio.
I think that should be the expectation.
Oh, yeah, I know.
Yeah, like, yeah, like my point being is like my point being is fans either are close or at the point where they think, Oh, we could be like, maybe not, like Alabama and Clemson.
But maybe that second tier is like, No, we're not even in that second tier.
Our our our goal should be.
Can we be the second best team in the A C C.
Let's start there.
It's consistently be the second best team in the A C C.
Then we could get into Penn State, the Penn State Territory, the Texas territory.
The what else? Oklahoma.
I think it's following it's following office.
That second tier.
Like in that, like in that territory of teams that, like Michigan to you speak of Michigan teasing Harbaugh.
It keeps his job, and a couple of years that's gonna be tough.
Yeah, so, like eso for me, it's like you know that tear.
Here's what I love to see Virginia Tech B and we'll hear thoughts.
And it's not the ones that are gonna make the culture while playoffs every year.
Like your Alabama's.
You're like that stuff, but seems like Penn State Oklahoma.
Um, yeah, great to get to conference championship game.
And if one of you and if one of those teams and if one of those teams that we know that typically again to college football playoffs miss it, we have a chance.
So that's where I think that's where I think I would like to come in with you.
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