Thursday, November 20, 2008

INTERNAL VT MEMO: PLEASE SHUT UP

According to the Roanoke Times (and they follow the Hokies very closely), criticism of Virginia Tech’s anemic offense is now coming from a new location – inside the locker room.

Evidently, Tech linebacker Purnell Sturdivant said the offense is too predictable as he offered little support for embattled offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring. Just make sure he was really piling on, Sturdivant then said his sentiments are not uncommon among the team.

"Pretty much every team we face this year knows what we're going to do" on offense, Sturdivant said. "I have a couple friends at Carolina, a couple friends at N.C. State, things like that, they're pretty much just calling out the plays that we're going to run on offense. Our offense is pretty much predictable. "

Asked whether he thought Stinespring should go, Sturdivant said: "That's a hard one." But he added that he didn't think the outside criticism was unfair.

"Yeah, I can definitely see where they're coming from," Sturdivant said of the critics. "Me and a lot of guys."

Stinespring's unit has slipped to 109th out of 118 Division I-A teams in total offense, a year after finishing 100th in the rankings.

(AP Photo by Michael Dwyer)

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