Chowder and Grits: The Podcast for Virginia Tech & ACC Sports
Fuente Fired, What’s Next for the Hokies, Miami Preview, Week 12 ACC Picks

Fuente Fired, What’s Next for the Hokies, Miami Preview, Week 12 ACC Picks

November 17, 2021

The Justin Fuente era has come to an abrupt end in Blacksburg. After almost 6 full seasons at the helm, Hokies Athletic Director Whit Babcock decided it was time for a change. Justin and Tim discuss the Fuente era and what’s next for the Virginia Tech Football program as they look to transition to a new head coach. They also preview the upcoming game against Miami and recap last week’s win over Duke.

Justin and Tim also recap week 11 in the ACC and bring you their picks for week 12.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Hokies Crash in Chestnut Hill, Previewing Duke, Basketball Tips Off, Week 11 ACC Football Picks

Hokies Crash in Chestnut Hill, Previewing Duke, Basketball Tips Off, Week 11 ACC Football Picks

November 10, 2021

It feels like we say this every week, but Virginia Tech coming off of another embarrassing loss under Justin Fuente and the offensive coaching staff in Chestnut Hill, losing 17-3 against a sub-par Boston College team. We breakdown the game, and discuss the future. We also take a look at opening night across the ACC men's basketball landscape and discuss the Hokies win over Maine and some of the surprising upsets across the ACC. Justin and Tim also recap all of the week 10 ACC Football action.

Looking ahead to this weekend, they preview Virginia Tech's upcoming game against Duke and discuss the keys to the game as the Hokies wrap up play at Lane Stadium for the year. In addition, they bring you their picks for all of the week 11 matchups across the ACC.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Virginia Tech Men‘s Basketball Preview, Hokies sting the Yellow Jackets, Boston College Preview, Plus Week 10 ACC Picks

Virginia Tech Men‘s Basketball Preview, Hokies sting the Yellow Jackets, Boston College Preview, Plus Week 10 ACC Picks

November 4, 2021

Justin and Tim preview the Hokies’ Men’s Basketball season and dive into the roster and some of the key matchups, and discuss if Mike Young’s group will make it to the NCAA tournament. They also recap the Hokies win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta and recap all of the week 9 ACC Action.

They also preview Virginia Tech’s Friday night road matchup against Boston College in Chestnut Hill and bring you their keys to the game for the Hokies to notch win number five on the season. In addition, Tim tries to rebound in the doing lines segment and Justin tries to extend his lead by looking at the week 10 matchups in the ACC.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Virginia Tech Men‘s Basketball Preview, Hokies sting the Yellow Jackets, Boston College Preview, Plus Week 10 ACC Picks

Virginia Tech Men‘s Basketball Preview, Hokies sting the Yellow Jackets, Boston College Preview, Plus Week 10 ACC Picks

November 4, 2021

Justin and Tim preview the Hokies’ Men’s Basketball season and dive into the roster and some of the key matchups, and discuss if Mike Young’s group will make it to the NCAA tournament. They also recap the Hokies win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta and recap all of the week 9 ACC Action.

They also preview Virginia Tech’s Friday night road matchup against Boston College in Chestnut Hill and bring you their keys to the game for the Hokies to notch win number five on the season. In addition, Tim tries to rebound in the doing lines segment and Justin tries to extend his lead by looking at the week 10 matchups in the ACC.  All that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Virginia Tech Offense Hits Fuente Era Low, Syracuse Preview, Week 8 ACC Football Picks

Virginia Tech Offense Hits Fuente Era Low, Syracuse Preview, Week 8 ACC Football Picks

October 20, 2021

Virginia Tech’s offense hits a Fuente era low against a sub-par Pitt defense at home, as the Hokies lose 28-7. The Hokies are now 3-3 overall, and Justin and Tim discuss what to expect going forward, and give you their thoughts on the offensive struggles.

They go around the ACC recapping the week 7 ACC action before previewing the Hokies matchup against Syracuse this week. The 3-4 Orange come into Blacksburg having lost three straight games, all by a three-point margin, but with an offensive identity that could give the Virginia Tech defense problems. Justin and Tim discuss what to expect and assess whether the Hokies can get back on track.

They also bring you their week 8 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top games in the ACC and a wildcard match-up to keep an eye on. Justin and Tim discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Virginia Tech Falters Late Against Notre Dame, Set to Host Pitt in Critical Week 7 ACC Coastal Matchup

Virginia Tech Falters Late Against Notre Dame, Set to Host Pitt in Critical Week 7 ACC Coastal Matchup

October 13, 2021

Virginia Tech comes into a critical week 7 matchup with Pitt after letting their fourth win of the season slip away in the final seconds in a heartbreaker against Notre Dame. Justin and Tim discuss what last weekend’s game against the Irish means for the team and staff going forward. Then they look forward to their toughest test remaining with Kenny Pickett and the very experience Pitt Panthers coming to Blacksburg. They discuss the keys to the game for the Hokies to move to 2-0 in conference play.

They also bring you their week 7 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top games in the ACC and a wildcard match-up to keep an eye on. Justin and Tim discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Virginia Tech Set to Host 15th Ranked Notre Dame, Plus Week 6 ACC Picks

Virginia Tech Set to Host 15th Ranked Notre Dame, Plus Week 6 ACC Picks

October 6, 2021

The Hokies are coming off of a bye week and host Notre Dame for the first time since 2018 in Lane Stadium. A game in which the Hokies lost by multiple touchdowns. But Virginia Tech and the 15th ranked Irish are both trying to find their offensively, struggling to find consistency at the quarterback position, and have been carried by strong defensive performances thus far this season. So, something has to give this weekend in a primetime matchup under the lights at Lane Stadium, and, don’t look twice, but the Hokies are actually favored by half a point as of Wednesday night.  

 

Justin and Tim also go around the ACC to recap all of the week 5 action, and talk a little Hokies basketball as head coach Mike Young pulled in the third highest recruit in program history with Rodney Rice from Dematha High School. They also bring you their week 6 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top games in the ACC and a wildcard match-up to keep an eye on. Justin and Tim discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Hokies limp past Richmond, Week 5 ACC Picks, And Who’s Favored to win the ACC after a wild September

Hokies limp past Richmond, Week 5 ACC Picks, And Who’s Favored to win the ACC after a wild September

September 29, 2021

The Hokies get the win over FCS Richmond to improve their record to 3-1, but why does it feel more like a loss?Justin and Tim recap all of the ACC action from week 4, and discuss some of the issues holding back the Virginia Tech offense. It’s a bye week, so no game to preview. Instead, they look at where everyone stands in the ACC after a wild week 4, and discuss who they think will rise to the top and represent the conference in December. 

They also bring you their week 5 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top games in the ACC and two wildcard match-ups to keep an eye on. There are some huge games in the ACC this week, including Virginia-Miami, Georgia Tech and Pitt, and Clemson hosting Boston College. Justin and Tim discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

Red Zone Woes Stunt Hokies Comeback in Morgantown, Richmond Preview & Week 4 ACC Picks

Red Zone Woes Stunt Hokies Comeback in Morgantown, Richmond Preview & Week 4 ACC Picks

September 23, 2021

One of the more painful losses in recent Hokies history, Virginia Tech now moves to 2-1 on the season. Justin and Tim recap all of the action from week 3, and discuss the lack of red zone efficiency that led to the Hokies coming up short against the Mountaineers. They also jump around the ACC and look at some of the league's biggest games, injuries and more.

 

Justin and Tim preview Virginia Tech’s week 4 match-up against Richmond. Although the Spiders are an FCS opponent, they still have a solid football team with size that you’d expect to see at the FBS level. They discuss the keys to the game for the Hokies to come out on top and head into October with a 3-1 record, which most Hokies fans would have taken coming into the season. They also bring you their week 4 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top 6 games in the ACC and two wildcard match-ups to keep an eye on. There are some huge games in the ACC this week, and none bigger than Clemson on the road at NC State. Can the Wolfpack pull the upset? Justin and Tim discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

MTSU Recap, West Virginia Preview & Week 3 ACC Picks

MTSU Recap, West Virginia Preview & Week 3 ACC Picks

September 15, 2021

The Hokies move to 2-0, even though it wasn’t the sharpest of victories against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Justin and Tim recap all of the action from week 2, and discuss what went right and wrong for Virginia Tech and how they can build off of that performance in the coming weeks. Also discussed is James Mitchell’s season ending knee injury and how they can fill that void on offense. They also jump around the ACC and look at some of the leagues biggest games, injuries and more.

Justin and Tim preview Virginia Tech’s week 3 match-up against West Virginia, which used to be one of the more heated rivalries in college football. They discuss the keys to the game for the Hokies to come out on top, why they think Vegas has them as an underground, and take a look at West Virginia’s track record to start off the 2021 season. They also bring you their week 3 picks in the betting lines segment, featuring the top 6 games in the ACC and two wildcard match-ups to keep an eye on.

All that and more on this week’s episode of Chowder and Grits – The Podcast for Virginia Tech and ACC Sports!

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