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2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

The 2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Hokies were led by 24th-year head coach Frank Beamer and played their home games at Lane Stadium. They were champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference after winning the Coastal Division and defeating Florida State 44–33 in the 2010 ACC Championship Game.

2010 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
ACC champion
ACC Coastal Division champion
Orange Bowl, L 12–40 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 16
2010 record11–3 (8–0 ACC)
Head coachFrank Beamer (24th season)
Offensive coordinatorBryan Stinespring (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (16th season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 66,233)
Uniform
ACC-Uniform-VT-2010.png
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 17 Florida State x   6 2         10 4  
No. 23 Maryland   5 3         9 4  
No. 25 NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Clemson   4 4         6 7  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech x$   8 0         11 3  
Miami   5 3         7 6  
Georgia Tech   4 4         6 7  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Virginia   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Hokies were only the second ever team ranked in the AP Poll to lose to a FCS opponent (James Madison).[1] (The other ranked team to lose to a FCS team is #5 Michigan in 2007 to Appalachian State.) The loss was the team's second in six days, as it also lost to then #3 ranked Boise State at FedExField in Landover, MD in a nationally televised Monday night contest.

After the JMU loss, Tech reeled off ten straight wins and became the first team to go undefeated in ACC play since Florida State in 2000. It finished its regular season with a 10-2 record and now holds the longest streak of ten-win seasons in the NCAA with seven. Tech played Stanford in the Discover Orange Bowl after they beat Florida State 44–33 in the 2010 ACC Championship Game. They lost to Stanford by a score of 40–12.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 68:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Boise State*No. 13
ESPNL 30–3386,587[2]
September 111:30 p.m.James Madison*No. 13ESPN3L 16–2166,233[3]
September 181:30 p.m.East Carolina*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN3W 49–2766,233[4]
September 2512:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeACCNW 19–042,317[5]
October 23:30 p.m.at No. 23 NC StateABCW 41–3058,083[6]
October 912:00 p.m.Central Michigan*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNUW 45–2166,233[7]
October 163:30 p.m.Wake Forest 
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPNUW 52–2166,233[8]
October 2312:00 p.m.DukeNo. 23
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ACCNW 44–766,233[8]
November 47:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 20
ESPNW 28–2166,233[9]
November 133:30 p.m.at North CarolinaNo. 16ABC/ESPNW 26–1060,000[10]
November 203:30 p.m.at No. 24 Miami (FL)No. 14ESPNW 31–1740,101[11]
November 2712:00 p.m.VirginiaNo. 13
ACCNW 37–766,233[12]
December 47:45 p.m.vs. No. 20 Florida StateNo. 12ESPNW 44–3372,379[13]
January 3, 20118:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Stanford*No. 12
ESPNL 12–4065,453[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 10 13 NR NR NR RV RV 23 21 20 16 14 13 12 12 16 
Coaches 6 13 RV RV RV RV RV 23 21 20 17 15 14 11 11 15 
Harris Not released RV 23 21 20 17 15 14 12 12 Not released 
BCS Not released 25 23 22 20 16 16 15 13 Not released

RosterEdit

2010 Virginia Tech Hokies roster
Flanker
  •      Ben Barber -   Freshman
  •      Willie Byrn - Freshman
  •   7 Marcus Davis -   Sophomore
  • 11 Dyrell Roberts - Junior
  • 19 Danny Coale -   Junior
  • 35 Austin Fuller -   Sophomore
Split End
  •      Corey Fuller - Junior
  •      E.L. Smiling - Freshman
  • 18 D.J. Coles - Sophomore
  • 29 Xavier Boyce -   Sophomore
  • 81 Jarrett Boykin - Junior
Center
  • 60 Beau Warren -   Senior
  • 63 Bo Gentry -   Sophomore
  • 67 Michael Via -   Sophomore
  • 74 Andrew Miller -   Freshman
Offensive Guard
  •      Matt Arkema - Freshman
  •      Tyler Barfield -   Freshman
  • 59 Courtney Prince -   Sophomore
  • 68 Jaymes Brooks -   Junior
  • 71 Vinston Painter -   Sophomore
  • 75 Greg Nosal -   Junior
  • 76 David Wang -   Freshman
  • 77 Dale Davis - Freshman
Offensive Tackle
  •      Mark Shuman - Freshman
  • 54 Nick Becton -   Sophomore
  • 61 Darian Fisher -   Freshman
  • 62 Blake DeChristopher -   Junior
  • 63 Laurence Gibson - Freshman
  • 70 Kory Gough - Freshman
  • 72 Andrew Lanier -   Junior
Tight End
  •      Derek DiNardo - Freshman
  •      Jerome Lewis - Freshman
  • 13 Randall Dunn -   Sophomore
  • 85 Rob Stanton -   Senior
  • 86 Eric Martin -   Freshman
  • 87 Prince Parker -   Senior
  • 88 Andre Smith -   Senior
  • 95 George George -   Sophomore
 
Quarterback
  •      Mark Leal - Freshman
  •      Ricardo Young - Freshman
  •   3 Logan Thomas -   Freshman
  •   5 Tyrod Taylor - Senior
  • 12 Joseph Clayton -   Sophomore
  • 14 Trey Gresh - Freshman
Tailback

Fullback

  •      Josh Call -   Sophomore
  •      Bradley Tallman - Freshman
  • 25 Josh Oglesby -   Junior
  • 31 Kenny Younger -   Senior
  • 39 Martin Scales -   Sophomore
  • 45 Joey Phillips -   Sophomore
Defensive Tackle
  •      Nick Acree - Freshman
  • 53 Dwight Tucker -   Sophomore
  • 55 Isaiah Hamlette -   Sophomore
  • 56 Antoine Hopkins -   Sophomore
  • 91 John Graves -   Senior
  • 93 Kwamaine Battle -   Junior
  • 98 Derrick Hopkins - Freshman
Defensive End
  •      Zach McCray - Freshman
  • 33 Chris Drager -   Junior
  • 42 J.R. Collins -   Freshman
  • 64 Jeff Wardach - Freshman
  • 66 Tyrel Wilson -   Freshman
  • 82 Steven Friday -   Senior
  • 90 Duan Perez-Means - Freshman
  • 96 Josh Eadie -   Senior
  • 99 James Gayle -   Freshman
Linebacker
  •      Jonathan Halfhide - Freshman
  •      Brian Laiti - Freshman
  •      Dominique Patterson - Freshman
  • 16 Zach Luckett -   Senior
  • 23 Lorenzo Williams -   Sophomore
  • 24 Tariq Edwards -   Freshman
  • 28 Alonzo Tweedy -   Sophomore
  • 36 Chase Williams - Freshman
  • 38 Quillie Odeom - Junior
  • 43 Jeron Gouveia-Winslow -   Sophomore
  • 44 Lyndell Gibson -   Sophomore
  • 51 Bruce Taylor -   Sophomore
  • 52 Barquell Rivers -   Junior
  • 57 Telvion Clark -   Freshman
  • 58 Jack Tyler -   Freshman
 
Cornerback
  •      Detrick Bonner - Freshman
  •      Michael Dennis II - Junior
  •      Mark Carter - Freshman
  •      Carl Jackson - Freshman
  •      Germond Oatneal - Junior
  •   9 Cris Hill -   Junior
  • 17 Kyle Fuller - Freshman
  • 20 Jayron Hosley - Sophomore
  • 21 Roc Carmichael -   Senior
  • 27 Jerrodd Williams -   Freshman
  • 37 Jacob Sykes -   Junior
Free Safety
  •      Riley Beiro - Freshman
  •   1 Antone Exum -   Freshman
  • 15 Eddie Whitley - Junior
  • 49 Ron Cooper -   Senior
Rover
  •      Nick Dew - Freshman
  •      Theron Norman - Freshman
  •   2 Davon Morgan - Senior
  • 26 James Hopper -   Freshman
  • 40 Wiley Brown -   Sophomore
Long Snapper
  •      Ethan Dickerson -   Freshman
  •      Luckas Stump - Freshman
  • 50 Collin Carroll -   Junior
  • 65 Joe St. Germain - Freshman
Punter
  •      Grant Bowden -   Freshman
  • 30 Brian Saunders -   Senior
  • 83 Scott Demler -   Sophomore
Place Kicker
  •      Conor Goulding - Freshman
  •      Lukas Stump - Freshman
  •      Tyler Weiss -   Junior
  • 48 Justin Myer - Junior
  • 89 Cody Journell -   Freshman
  • 92 Ethan Keyserling - Freshman
  • 97 Chris Hazley -   Senior

Source: http://www.hokiesports.com/football/players

Coaching staffEdit

2010 Virginia Tech Hokies coaching staff

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

  • Billy Hite - Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach
  • Bud Foster - Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach
  • Bryan Stinespring - Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends
  • Jim Cavanaugh - Recruiting Coordinator and Strong Safety and Outside Linebackers Coach
  • Torrain Gray - Defensive Backfield Coach
  • Curt Newsome - Offensive Line Coach
  • Mike O'Cain - Quarterbacks Coach
  • Kevin Sherman - Wide Receivers Coach
  • Charley Wiles - Defensive Line Coach
  • John Ballein - Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations

FlyoversEdit

Virginia Tech home games have featured flyovers by military aircraft.

Date Opponent aircraft origin comments
September 11 James Madison Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Altus Air Force Base air crew included 2 Virginia Tech alumni[15]
September 18 East Carolina Bell AH-1 SuperCobra helicopters Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 led by 1987 Virginia Tech alumni[16]
October 5 Central Michigan E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound Naval Station Norfolk air crew included 2 Virginia Tech alumni[17]
October 16 Wake Forest North American B-25 Mitchell Tri-State Warbird Museum arranged by Virginia Tech alumnus and World War II pilot Stanley Cohen[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FCS's James Madison Sends No. 13 Virginia Tech Reeling". The Detroit News. September 25, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "Boise State Broncos vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 11, 2010. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "East Carolina Pirates vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. September 18, 2010. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Box Score". ESPN. September 25, 2010. Archived from the original on September 26, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. NC State Wolfpack Box Score". ESPN. October 2, 2010. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  7. ^ "Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. October 16, 2010. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  9. ^ "Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. November 4, 2010. Archived from the original on November 8, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Box Score". ESPN. November 13, 2010. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes Box Score". ESPN. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  12. ^ "Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies - Box Score". ESPN. November 27, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. December 4, 2010. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  14. ^ "Stanford Cardinal vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Box Score". ESPN. January 3, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  15. ^ "Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Homecoming to feature C-17 flyover at James Madison game". Virginia Tech News Service. September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on September 13, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  16. ^ "U.S. Navy flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for East Carolina game". Virginia Tech News Service. September 14, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  17. ^ "U.S. Navy flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for Central Michigan game". Virginia Tech News Service. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  18. ^ Campaign, The. "Virginia Tech Alumnus Stanley Cohen, WWII Veteran on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. Retrieved November 21, 2010.