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Hosley leaving Hokies early to make draft leap

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Following weeks of speculation, and after a heartbreaking loss in the Sugar Bowl, Jayron Hosley confirmed he’s played his final game in a Virginia Tech uniform.

The cornerback said after the overtime loss to Michigan that he will be leaving the Hokies early for the April NFL draft.  The NFL’s draft advisory board indicated to Hosley that he would most likely be a second-round selection.

“It’s gonna be tough walking away but I got to do what I got to do,” Hosley said. “I think I handled my business pretty well.”

Hosley has been named to the first-team All-ACC team in each of the past two seasons.

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12 Responses to “Hosley leaving Hokies early to make draft leap”
  1. urfinished says: Jan 4, 2012 12:00 PM

    No affiliation with either team (big 12 guy) but I’ve never seen a better example of a team that got outplayed getting a win in my life as Michigan beating VT.
    Also think Beamer was out coached by the big fella from Ann Arbor. Hokies were better everywhere but the scoreboard…which tends to matter though.

  2. thegamecocker says: Jan 4, 2012 12:18 PM

    Neither team deserved to be in a BCS Bowl! Va. Tech getting whipped by Clemson twice in the same year! Are you kidding meeee?! Really Coach Beamer! Realllyyy! Then being out-coached in this game. Bud Foster – you deserve some “what for” also over this one…..Your 10-3 record is truly misleading.

  3. burm61 says: Jan 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    This is fine Foster always has replacements for his stellar defensive backs. Detrick Bonner will be the guy next year. I think Beamer may retire but Foster deserves a HC job

  4. thegamecocker says: Jan 4, 2012 12:51 PM

    Great! Sammy Watkins will be happy to meet him in the end zone. Va Tech hopefully will have a good solution for the Clemson game. Losing two to Clemson in the same season. I am disappointed in “Beamer Ball” this past season. And Shane Beamer, a former Asst at Carolina the past 4 years or so should have known what Clemson was all about…..
    I know what is really important though….you guys are laughing all the way to the bank with those BCS payouts…….Believe me…I get it! Still, you left your laundry on the field for all to see.

  5. phillyb6 says: Jan 4, 2012 2:23 PM

    @gamecocker … what is some “what for”? and do you realize Foster’s unit held Michigan to 187 yards last night, which is about 235 below their average? Beamer may have been outcoached last night, but Foster wasn’t.

  6. phillyb6 says: Jan 4, 2012 2:24 PM

    sorry, 184 yards… should have looked it up first.

  7. thegamecocker says: Jan 4, 2012 2:43 PM

    Since Bud is the D-Coordinator does Special Teams fall under his bailey wick or not? If not, then I apologize to the “Bud Man”; but if it does, that is the “what for” I’m referring to. But how do you respond to the back-to-back losses to Clemson? Honestly, I would have thought Coach Beamer and Coach Foster would have had a better scheme for that! Beating Va Tech once is an accomplishment for Clemson; beating them twice? Incredibly improbable given the Defensive genius of both Beamer and Foster.

  8. bigboi30 says: Jan 4, 2012 3:27 PM

    Who cares 184yards. Last time I checked, points win games not yardage and last time I checked, my Wolverines had 23 while the Hokies only had 20. Obviously, Michigan only needed 184 yrds to win, good enough for me.

  9. takingbovadasmoney says: Jan 4, 2012 3:35 PM

    urfinished- urright. great post. beamer got totally outcoached.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jan 4, 2012 3:36 PM

    You’re correct but you missed the gist of the discussion. I was criticizing Bud Foster, the DC for Va Tech while the other guy was saying it wasn’t Bud’s fault b/c the VT D only allowed 184 total yards. Special Teams was apparently to blame here and “Beamer Ball” is noted for this. The Wolverines won and that is the final answer. But neither the Wolverines nor Va Tech deserved to be in this game. It should have been Mich St and Arkansas but the SEC already reached its limit of two participating schools in the BCS.

  11. bigboi30 says: Jan 4, 2012 5:51 PM

    Why does an 10-2 team deserve to go while another does not? Michigan deserved to be there. Michigan got no love in the polls this yr. When undefeated, The wolverines were ranked below the rest of the undefeated and a few 1 lose teams. Then we move to the 1 lose group and we drop to the bottom and some 2 lose teams. Same when we lost our send game. When teams like Oregon, Alabama, Stanford, Oklahoma, or Oklahoma St. drop a game or two and they cant even drop out of the top 10. Well, not trying to take anything away from the Hokies, but Michigan is a top 10 team and showed why they deserved to be there. It wasnt flashy, but they took care of buisness and made the big plays when needed. Instead of looking at it as michigan won but, only with 184 total yards. Try this ” The Wolverines only needed 184 total yards to beat the Hokies”

  12. thegamecocker says: Jan 5, 2012 7:46 AM

    I said NEITHER Michigan nor Va Tech deserved to be there. Mich St deserved it b/c they were runner-up in the Big 10 and did they not beat Michigan during regular season?

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