Famed Hokies lunch pail on the shelf -- for now

From hyperintense Virginia Tech to red-hot Clemson to Brady Quinn's late-game heroics to the Georgia-Florida game going on the wagon, Chris Fowler breaks down the weekend.

Updated: October 26, 2006, 5:19 PM ET
By Chris Fowler | Special to ESPN.com
There is a look in the eyes of Bud Foster. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then ole Bud's soul is pretty stirred up. Because the look he gave me as he curtly shook my hand with a nearly clenched jaw was pure intensity.

Foster is the longtime, respected defensive coordinator for Virginia Tech. Even at his most relaxed, Foster is hyperintense. These days he is hardly at his most relaxed.

Bud Foster
Lee Coleman/WireImage.comBud Foster is keeping Va. Tech's famed lunch pail until the Hokies defense earns it back.
Before smothering Southern Mississippi at home on Saturday night, the Hokies had lost two straight for the first time in the careers of any of the current players. What's worse, they had embarrassed themselves. In a loss at Boston College two weeks ago, two of Tech's defensive veterans were caught by ESPN cameras arguing and nearly scuffling on the sidelines after the confused unit had given up a game-clinching BC touchdown pass.

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Chris Fowler

College Football
Since 1989, Chris Fowler has been ESPN's primary college football and men's college basketball studio host. He's anchored College GameDay, the network's award-winning Saturday morning college football preview show, since 1990.

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