A week of losers

Winners and Losers column by Chris Graham
sportsdom@ntelos.net

LOSERS: Everybody
Virginia Tech blows a 10-point lead in the final 2:11, Virginia blows one on the road at 2-5 N.C. State, the ‘Skins get their doors blown off in Foxboro …
Basketball season can’t be too far off. Can it?

LOSER: A Boy Not Named Sewell
Peter Lalich had his chance Saturday night in Raleigh.
Jameel Sewell, he of the back-to-back-to-back game-winning fourth-quarter drives, was on the bench nursing a leg injury.
It was Lalich’s to lose.
Admittedly, the deck wasn’t stacked in his favor.
But …

LOSER: Sean Glennon
The kid did well (15-for-25, 149 yards, 1 TD) – and he should have beaten the #2 team in the country.
Hell, the only thing he did wrong was not run out with the hands team to get the onsides kick with 2:11 to go and cover the ball.
That said, Virginia Tech ended up on the wrong side of a 14-10 score that could have, should have, been in its favor.

LOSER: Al Groh
Yeah, so I’m firing up the hot seat again.
(And yeah, I’m a loon. But this is how I roll.)
Ahem. Just as before last Saturday night Virginia fans could look at a schedule including Wake Forest, Miami and Virginia Tech and say, We can win all three of those, they can now also look at the schedule and say, Er, we could go out and lose all three of those, too.
I said before the season (to maniacal laughter from most who heard me say it) that I thought the Cavs could easily go 6-1 or even 7-0 at the start of the season – then fade mightily down the stretch.
I also said (to muffled giggles) that I thought Al Groh needed eight wins with this team against this schedule to keep his job.
He’s still only got the seven.
So …


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