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Spoke with the mother of one of our starting OL yesterday. Her son said you would not believe the difference between Grimes and Newsome. He likes Grimes so much better than Newsome and the toughness he brings to the OL. Not going to mention the kids name but he is learning so much from Grimes. So now you have Logan saying he has learned more in 3 months than all his previous years here at VT and an OL player saying the same thing. Just thought you would like to hear this.
Spoke to a mother of one of our starting OL at the spring game. From what you said, think it was the same mom. Yes, she and her son were absolutely delighted with Grimes.
This is the news I love hearing GO Hokies plus 1 for you
Well this doesn't suck! Though I guess in one way it does that Newsome was able to stick around for so long and ruin the OL.
Really excited for this season to start and see what the new coaches bring to the team.
You can look at new guy's and see one thing................qualified!
Grimes>Newsome we improved significantly as a team having grimes as our new coach I expect big things from our oline
It's going to take time. The damage done was extensive.
I think our OL going out there with no coaching and winging it would have been better than Newsome. It's nice to have a competent person running the show now.
It's been like night & day since coach Grimes came, I know that for a fact from several OL guys.
Even though he's really tough on them they love the guy! They have really responded well to his style.
This post was edited by middleguard 9 months ago
Love hearing this
Newsome and O'Cain flat out sucked. The comments that have come out are telling. The fact that parents of current Olinemen are stating that it is night/day with Grimes on board compared to Newsome is very telling. Also, the fact we know Newsome sabotaged us in the 757 with Holmes and others tell me what a Grade-A dirtbag he is.
Newsome should have been fired years ago because he could not coach a lick and he did not recruit nearly as well as everyone suggested he would.
Similar comments have been made by Logan Thomas about how much he has learned under Loeffler in a short time compared to what he learned under O'Cain. Plus, O'Cain did not recruit at all.
The fact those two coaches stayed on so long is embarassing.
They are really going to love Coach Grimes when his style translates on the field this season.
they are exactly what we needed, just about 3-5 years too late, but I'll take it.
Ocain was retired though and I think that he did a good job bringing along tyrod....now newsome...Glennon got his brains beat in because of hi,
The thing about Grimes and OL recruiting in general is that he will FIND guys to fit his system. OL recruiting is the biggest crapshoot of all positions. So many 2 stars make it to the league. So many 5 stars flame out.
I am confident that regardless of if we get highly ranked OL, Grimes will bring in tough, smart kids. From there Grimes will coach them up in a way Newsome couldn't. JMO
Future is bright
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