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Two Deep: Hokies Under The Influence is a college football podcast focused on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Hosted by Pete Bertheaud and Robbie Dowling, the show features news and updates, weekly game recaps and previews, exciting guests from other ACC and VT media, and in-depth analysis. We also enjoy different craft beers each week from across the nation in search of the perfect pour.
 
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That's how you respond. Tech bounced back from the UNC debacle with a runaway win over BC (pun intended). Robbie and Pete recap all the action and discuss the immense impact of Hendon Hooker. It's important to manage expectations, but the guys are beyond excited about what this offense could achieve going forward. Wake Forest is up next, and while …
 
That sound you hear is UNC's skill players whizzing past Hokie defenders. Unfortunately, VT has now contributed to the "UNC is a playoff contender" narrative. Though it was a very long day for J Ham and the defense, Hendon Hooker is back and the offense looks legit. Pete and Robbie do their best to make sense of what happened, and try to put the lo…
 
We got the W, that's all that matters. After a bit of a sloppy game, the Hokies were lucky to leave Durham at 2-0. Pete and Robbie recap just how fortunate VT was to get the win, and enjoy some beers from New Mexico in the process. Now, a big test awaits down in Chapel Hill vs. the Tarheels. The guys can't wait for this one, and are optimistic abou…
 
1-0! Despite missing starting QB Hendon Hooker and defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton, among others, VT laid the smackdown on NC State to open the season. The offense started off hot, the defense mostly dominated, and our special teams were strong. It was quite a night. Robbie and Pete recap all the action, emphasizing the incredible OL and rush…
 
Game week is finally here! Still crossing our fingers, but, yes, it seems like the Hokies will actually suit up on Saturday. Robbie and Pete tell you everything you need to know about the matchup and are remaining optimistic despite Coach Fu's comments about not having a full roster. NC State is bringing a much-improved offense to Blacksburg, let's…
 
A wise man once sang, "the waiting is the hardest part." Those words have never been more true for Hokie fans. With the opener pushed back yet another week, Pete and Robbie decided to use this episode to recap some of the ACC action from this past weekend. The guys also interviewed Dave Congrove of collegefootballpoll.com to shed some light on his …
 
The 2020 college football season is here! Just a few games in, but it certainly feels good to see FBS teams playing again. In this episode, Robbie and Pete examine the updates made to the VT roster before giving you their predictions for the final ACC standings. Once again, every episode is brought to you by Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Dominio…
 
In part 2 of the season preview, Pete and Robbie discuss what we can expect from the Hokies' defense, while also highlighting what should be an outstanding special teams unit. Once again, this episode is brought to you by Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Dominion Wine and Beer, the official sponsor of Two Deep's 2020 football coverage.…
 
With the 2020 season fast approaching, it's about time Pete and Robbie break down the position groups. In this episode, the guys preview the Hokies' offense, providing insight on some key depth chart battles. The podcast is also proud to announce the official sponsor of the 2020 campaign, Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Dominion Wine and Beer. Thi…
 
James Green, a multiple-time World medalist, four-time Division I All-American at Nebraska and New Jersey native, has joined the Southeast Regional Training Center. On the 99th installment of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we meet Mr. Green and talk about his expectations with this Olympic cycle and beyond, what he hopes to learn from the staff an…
 
The college football news cycle has been in overdrive this past week with conferences making last minute decisions on whether they can play this fall. In this episode, Pete and Robbie attempt to unpack everything that's gone on before discussing some recent comments from VT head coach Justin Fuente. The guys also touch on the progress in Hokies' re…
 
After weeks of uncertainty, the ACC finally released the new 10-game schedules for the conference. With Notre Dame added for 2020, the road to Charlotte will be a bit tougher for this year's contenders. VT avoids the Irish, but does draw no. 1 Clemson at home. The UVA game has also been moved up to week 2. Lots to unpack in our first episode of the…
 
Cody Brewer rejoins the show to talk about his first year on the job at Virginia Tech, some of the impacts he’s felt he’s had and where he believes he can continue to help the program. Brewer also gives his insight on the lightweight situation, the graduation of wrestlers like David McFadden and Cody Hughes and what it’s like to get Mekhi Lewis bac…
 
Four-time NCAA qualifier and 2006 All-American David Hoffman comes on to Episode 97 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling. Hoffman just finished up his second year as the head coach at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Hoffman talks about coming to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 2001, competing as a true freshman, managing …
 
Local lockdown orders have the guys bummin', but there's still plenty of VT topics to talk about. Despite the cancellation of spring sports, football and basketball commitments keep coming in for the Hokies. Pete and Robbie update you on everything that's been going on before getting into the spring depth chart battles that could have been.…
 
In the wake of the cancellation of the entire 2019-20 NCAA and NAIA college sports seasons, there’s been a lot of chatter about what’s next, especially in wrestling circles. On Episode 96 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, we get to hear from coach Tony Robie for the first time after the landscape of sports changed with the reaction to the COVID-19…
 
In their first episode of 2020, the guys cover a lot of ground. Topics include the basketball team's recent struggles, Fuente's flirtation with Baylor, the filling out of the coaching staff, roster attrition, recruiting, the 2020 football schedule, and, last but not least, the Belk Bowl. Sorry for the wait, enjoy!…
 
Even though the regular season is behind us, the VT football program is still buzzing with activity. In addition to some key coaching hires over the past two weeks, the early signing period for the 2020 recruiting class started on Wednesday. Pete and Robbie discuss the signees, as well as what the national ranking of the class means for the program…
 
Jared Frayer will bring Mekhi Lewis and Ty Walz to the USA Wrestling Senior Nationals this coming weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The pair will try to qualify for April's U.S. Olympic Team Trials in State College, Pennsylvania in April. A top five finish will be needed to assure them a shot at the Trials. On Episode 92 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestli…
 
That sound you hear is the Hokies crashing back down to earth. After 15 years of dominance, Tech finally lost the Commonwealth Cup to UVA. Pete and Robbie recap what went wrong in the game, but try to focus on the positive steps the team took this season. The guys then turn the page to bowl projections and the search for VT's new defensive coordina…
 
Bud Foster does it again! Another shutout, this time in his last home game. What a performance by the defense, holding Pat Narduzzi's undisciplined squad to less than 200 yards and an embarrassing zero on the scoreboard. Pete and Robbie recap every detail before shifting their focus to Hate Week. The battle for the Coastal division once again comes…
 
Tony Robie and 2019 NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will go to Washington. On Episode 91 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Robie about the upcoming trip to the White House as part of NCAA Champion Day, where numerous NCAA team and individual champions will have the opportunity to meet the President along with representatives from Penn State, N…
 
SHUTOUT! The Hokies destroyed the yellow jackets down in Atlanta this past Saturday, 45-0, continuing their amazing 2019 turnaround. Pete and Robbie recap the stellar offensive and defensive performances; however, the celebration can't last too long with Pitt up next. The Panthers will bring a scary pass rush to Blacksburg this weekend in what shou…
 
Before the Hokies took GT to the woodshed, Pete got to spend some time talking to former VT football players Eric Gallo and Joshua Oglesby. From the recruiting process, to some of their favorite moments on the field, Eric and Josh spoke openly and honestly about their time at Virginia Tech. It was really cool to get their perspective on the program…
 
Episode 90 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling is an exciting one as head wrestling coach Tony Robie finally gets to talk about his incoming recruiting class. With #SigningDay here, five Hokie commits have put pen to paper and have joined the family. Coach Robie will talk about the first five signees and then talk about the performance at the recent …
 
Bud Foster was the story this past weekend in Blacksburg, and the lunch pail defense certainly did right by him in a 36-17 win over Wake Forest. Pete and Robbie recap how the Hokies stifled Wake's fast-paced attack, and finally praise Coach Corn for his effective play-calling. Up next is a trip to Atlanta with bowl eligibility on the line for VT. C…
 
That was a punch in the gut. The VT upset was a long shot when the game started, but it seemed like the Hokies were going to pull it off until the final 30 seconds. Despite the painful ending, it was an extremely valiant effort by Fuente's undermanned squad. Let's hope some of that fight spills over into the Wake Forest matchup. The Demon Deacons a…
 
The honeymoon is over. For Pete, and for the team. Recharged and refreshed after the thrilling UNC victory, VT heads to South Bend this weekend hoping for an upset. The guys catch you up on where the Hokies stand through their first seven games before diving deep on the Irish. A win would change the way we perceive this team drastically. Let’s hope…
 
It’s wrestling season time! That’s right, we have Hokie wrestling coming to Cassell Coliseum this weekend and more wrestling up in Roanoke at the Southeast Open. Welcome back #HokieNation to another episode of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, as you heard in the intro, I’m Jason Bryant and on Episode 89, we’ll talk with head coach Tony Robie about t…
 
It’s Episode 88 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, welcome back again #HokieNation, Today we are talking about the 2019-20 wrestling schedule with head coach Tony Robie. Before we get to that, a few updates to make you aware of. Mekhi Lewis finished fifth at the Continental Cup in Russia, his first senior-level freestyle tournament at 74kg, while T…
 
So that week is behind us. VT found some improvement on offense, and perhaps rehashed some of the same struggles on defense. That said, we are 4-2 heading into ACC games, with a bit more daunting road ahead than maybe we expected. Pete is enjoying time away, so Robbie brought on a fan to co-host. Big thanks to Devon, and let's get a big home win th…
 
That's how you respond. The Hokies bounced back in a big way with a much needed victory over Miami. Robbie and Pete recap all the action, and discuss the immediate impact of new starting QB Hendon Hooker. The guys stress the importance of managing expectations going forward, but are still very excited about the young quarterback's potential. Rhode …
 
How low can you go? The Hokies found new levels of ineptitude in a demoralizing 45-10 loss to Duke. Robbie and Pete's depression turns to exasperation in this one, as they attempt to wrap their heads around the current state of the VT football program. Fuente's seat has never been hotter, and the guys offer their opinions on what Whit's course of a…
 
Jared Haught, a three-time All-American and past NCAA finalist returns to the show and more importantly, he returns to the Hokie program as the new volunteer assistant coach. On Episode 87 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling, Haught talks about his year away from wrestling and "adulting" in the real world and what drew him back to the wrestling room.…
 
Tech was off this past weekend, but the banged-up Hokies were hard at work preparing for Duke's tricky offense. The Cutcliffe/Foster chess-match is always fascinating, but how Fuente plans to exploit a veteran defense with few holes is just as important. With a rowdy Lane Stadium behind them, can VT finally get back to mistake-free football? Or wil…
 
A win is a win. After another sloppy game, the Hokies head into the bye week at 2-1. Robbie and Pete give their thoughts on the addition of former head coach Jerry Kill before recapping what they saw against Furman. The bye comes at a good time, as the team certainly needs to get some things figured out before the Coastal race really gets going. En…
 
Give it away, give it away, give it away, wow. The offense let us down and the defense wasn't ready in a disappointing loss to Boston College. Addazio did VT dirty as his physical team put a hurtin' on the Hokies. Robbie and Pete recap the game before diving into commentary on the team's identity. There was plenty to be angry about, but the fire sh…
 
Episode 86 fires up as Coach Tony Robie returns to fill Hokie Nation in on the summer happenings around the wrestling program. Among the topics discussed are Mekhi Lewis' redshirt and the impact of the lineup as well as numerous questions answered regarding the Southeast Regional Training Center and the differences between contributions and funding…
 
It's the end of an era. In this episode, Pete and Robbie react to the surprising announcement that Bud Foster will retire after the 2019 season. No one, other than Frank Beamer, has meant more to the Virginia Tech football program. After the guys give their thoughts on Bud's legacy, they get into what's been going on during the first week of Fall c…
 
The guys are back! After a long hiatus, Robbie and Pete are ready to talk some Virginia Tech football. This episode covers spring practice storylines, recruiting, preseason magazine rankings, thoughts on the 2019 schedule, and some key position battles leading into fall camp. Hopefully, it's enough to satisfy our patient listeners. Enjoy, Hokies!…
 
Episode 85 of Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling visits with new assistant coach and 2019 U.S. Open champion Cody Brewer. The four-time All-American from Oklahoma and 2015 NCAA Division I champion talks about growing up in Kansas City, his choice to go to Oklahoma and what competition was like in college. Brewer will also share about his time at Northw…
 
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