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Vote  on the ACC cover of the first ever CFBMatrix Digital Preview Magazine. (vote ends April 14th)

If you have ever wanted to have a hand in creating a piece of college football here you go!  As you know, the CFBMatrix is launching the first fully digital and interactive CFB preview magazine series in mid-April.  We want to do things different and this is one of them.

We let the fans pick the cover


We listed our top guy from each team, but go ahead and write one in as well. The player with the most votes is going to be our 2014 cover.  You can also stuff the ballot box on our Facebook page (click here).  There will be a cover vote for all five of our conference previews so vote on the other pages as well.

COLLECTORS: As you know, our preview magazines will be fully digital and interactive and available through Amazon, iTunes, Google Reader and Kindle so we will not have ‘collectors’ editions on the shelf, EXCEPT a limited edition, custom printed cover for each conference. These will be individually numbered. The Athletic Department will receive the #1 framed print from our partner and memorabilia framing experts, Collection Connection. Fans will be able to purchase the print and have the options of getting it mailed for their collection or having it framed exactly like the one in the Athletic Department. If you want to be notified when this available email us MatrixMag@CFBMatrix.com or Follow Dave or Collection Connection on Twitter and they will also post when the prints and framing is available to fans and collectors.


  1. John

    March 31, 2014 at 6:10 am

    This is rigged. VT’s computer science group has their entries on automatic piolt. We all know who should be on the cover. Just Do It!

    • Dave Bartoo

      March 31, 2014 at 6:44 am

      They are stuffing the ballot box, but the VT folks are nuts. The Techside.com site on its own has over 10k ip addresses linked in to vote. The vote so far is about 80% unique, 20% repeat fanatical votes. Everyone can stuff ballots equally. And FWIW, just because everyone else does it, is not the approach we take here. Thanks for voting!

  2. Jordan

    March 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

    John, you may be right about who should be on it, but as a Virginia Tech fan what’s this say about other fan bases? As a very passionate member of Hokie Nation we like exposure. More importantly we enjoy giving our players who deserve it, like Big Lu, every chance we can at exposure. If you don’t like it motivate your fan base and beat us.

  3. Ben

    March 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I think it is pretty obvious who deserves to be on the cover. Big Lu was not a highly recruited player who ended up being a big time player who is proving a lot of schools wrong for passing on him.

  4. Troy Rogets

    March 31, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    For a team that never wins the the big game VATech fans are nuts. You gotta respect thst

  5. Troy Rogets

    March 31, 2014 at 5:12 pm


    • Dave Bartoo

      March 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      It is not rigged. The surprise is that the FSU crazies haven’t shown up. JW is trailing the big man from BC in the vote.

      • SuffolkVTFan

        April 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

        They’re busy fighting Title IX.

  6. VTnyc

    March 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Not rigged. We are just nuts. Come to a game and you’d be addicted too.

    • Dave Bartoo

      March 31, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      That is something I want to experience. Conference game in Blackburg. October? Oh yeah

      • VTnyc

        March 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

        If you get the chance attend a Thursday night game. There is no better Virginia Tech game experience.

  7. Allen Harper

    March 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Who the heck is Maddy??? Get real outside of Winston nobody knows anyone in the acc.

    • matt

      March 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      just because you don’t know the players doesn’t mean ‘nobody’ knows them, watch a game every now and then would you??

  8. Allen Harper

    March 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve been to a VA Tech game it isn’t as loud and crazy as it use to be your program has declined big time under beamer he reminds me of the old Bowden of course without big wins .

    • VTnyc

      March 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Allen – Are you a Yankee fan? You kind of sound like you might be a fair weather fan. I’ll support my team through good and bad. Have fun supporting your team when they are having a winning season.

  9. Bob clark

    March 31, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    If anyone other then Winston is on the cover that magazine should ho out of business. Nobody on that list is worth a thing other then Winston. Maddy??? Really??? The hokies stink that program has been dead for years they can’t even recruit their own state..

    • TechHokie13

      April 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

      This seems oddly reminiscent of what people were saying about FSU a couple years ago.

  10. Allen Harper

    March 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Nope you couldn’t be more wrong you are a hokie chokie fan so you should be use to losing… Go winston

    • VTnyc

      April 1, 2014 at 1:47 am

      English bad

    • fernleyhokie

      April 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Oh, the irony of calling someone wrong with piss poor grammar.. haha… but you’re an fsu fan so you should be used to below average education. Go Maddy.

  11. kevin

    April 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    voted for my boy Winston, but looks like the fan base is sittings this one out. congrats Hokie Pokies on this one – but we still have the free shoes to fall back on

  12. Troy Rogets

    April 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Va Tech’s fans sure do have big egos considering they have never won anything. Lmfao.

    • fernleyhokie

      April 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Does anyone from FSU understand irony?

      You claiming VT fans have big egos when no Hokie fan has written anything negative regarding another fanbase as a first comment then saying we have never won anything is the definition of a fan with a big ego. Try using your reading comprehension skills and go over the previous comments from Hokies. We are just supporting our player, while you and other FSU fans are throwing temper tantrums because their player has less votes. wah, wah.. you want some cheese with your wine?

  13. Troy Rogets

    April 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Hey hokies Derrick Nnadi said no thanks!!! Welcome to FSU Mr nnadi. You guys can’t even land top VA players..lol

    • Troy Rogets Sr

      April 3, 2014 at 7:15 am

      Too bad they’ll have to switch him to TE since yours can’t seem to figure out how to ride a bike

  14. mike carr

    April 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    UVA plays football???

  15. mike carr

    April 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Maddy??? He’s not even the best DT in the ACC this is rigged

  16. mike carr

    April 2, 2014 at 5:01 am

    sorry everyone about my previous comments, I was just upset that our fan base won’t get behind it’s player like others have … it’s obviously not rigged

  17. Vhokie

    April 2, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Stop crying and complaining and get your fans to vote. When you just sit around and cry it really makes your fanbase seem apathetic.
    Can’t wait to see Luther on the cover.

    Sorry, Jameis will be on enough covers, I am sure you will get over it.

    The Hokies are on the way back…Hokie Nation will rise again!

  18. Dan Williams

    April 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Maddy?? What a joke

  19. Dan Williams

    April 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Hokies stink. Only thing on the rise about VT is Beamers age and loss record against good teams. Have you guys ever won a big game? Loser school and program just like uva

  20. Dan Williams

    April 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Only school in ACC to never win a championship in any sport= VA Tech. Lmfao

    • Fightin_Gobbler

      April 3, 2014 at 5:54 am

      Oh, you mean except for all of these?

    • fernleyhokie

      April 3, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Dan meet Google. Google meet Dan. Now that I’ve introduced you Dan, you should ask Google to fact check for you before you fail at trolling.

      Nice try though. Hopefully you’ll rise to the occasion next time.

  21. Hokie Nut

    April 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    vhokie get a LIFE!!! you comment on everything someone writes its a free country you hokies get no respect because respect is earned and the hokies havent earned it with their play on the field. win something and then talk

  22. Vhokie

    April 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Dan Williams…Haha…I don’t understand why you are so busy crying over a magazine cover? Look, clearly Maddy deserves this and clearly Hokie Nation puts the other fans in the ACC to shame. 21 straight bowls you Seminole suck up. Hokies have most definitely earned respect. You only criticize the Hokies because you fear them…a fear that runs deep in your heart…a cold, ominous feeling that gets into your bones. I don’t blame you for being afraid…and for that, I forgive your negative words towards the Hokies. Fear will do that to a person. Cheers!

  23. Dan Williams

    April 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Yeah, I got carried away, our fan base dropped the ball here, we suck

  24. Lauren quik

    April 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    UCLA said what’s up hokie chokie!!!! Lol. You can’t be serious you little hokie chokie fan you team sucks it loses every big game and no recruits want to go their anymore. When butt face beamer retires you guys might get good but until then your program will continue to be average at best under beamer the guy is a terrible game coach.

    • Ben Davis

      April 3, 2014 at 4:06 am

      Lauren, Tech 10~Loluva 0 Enough said!

    • max

      April 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

      You’re a UVA fan. You’re opinion doesn’t matter, sorry.

  25. Lauren quik

    April 2, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    UVA will take over the state once they hire a real coach they recruit better then VA tech now and their horrible that says something. Your fan base should be nervous cause your program is done

    • Lauren quik

      April 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Ok, I now realize I look like an idiot posting a huge run-on sentence with no punctuation. It doesn’t help matters either, that I had to actually be told by my mom that there is a difference between their and they’re, I ask you to please disregard my previous comments.

      • fernleyhokie

        April 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

        Lauren, I think your diligence to correct your grammar is admirable. Your mom sounds like a great parent and a resource to you. Let me also suggest you have her correct your history as well.

        Last time UVA beat VT was 2003. That’s ten years ago, you were probably still in diapers… sigh, ok… Go ahead and ask your mom to help you with the math as well.

    • tech46

      April 3, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Your comments are silly& juvenile , every time you post I vote for Luther 25 more times . Keep commenting! GO MADDY !

  26. Ralph cramden

    April 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Man a lot of jealous hokie fans on here. Actually Lauren is correct I agree with that poster

  27. Ralph cramden

    April 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Dude your really trying to correct someone’s post with proper writing??? Loser

    • Lauren quik

      April 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      I was correcting myself, maybe you should do the same. Here’s a hint – your and you’re aren’t the same word, learn the difference before misusing them in the same comment mentioning ‘proper writing’

    • fernleyhokie

      April 3, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Nothing more sad than failing at calling someone a loser. Even Lauren, who despite little to no understanding of facts, is calling you out.

  28. quincy thompson

    April 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    C’mon noles where u at

  29. VTnyc

    April 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I love how passionate everyone is getting over this poll. Isn’t college football great?! I’m sure we can all agree that we are sick of the SEC propaganda.

  30. Walt gibbs

    April 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    A lot of crying hokie chokie fans on here. Lol

    • matt

      April 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      That’s odd, it seems to me that it’s everyone else that keeps doing all the crying.

  31. Walt gibbs

    April 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Is all of your fan base as annoying as you three posters VA tech? UVA will be better then u guys as soon as London is fired. Enjoy losing to average teams and never winning big games hokies. Lol. Maddy?? If that is your best player then your program is in major trouble.

    • Mr LOLUVA

      April 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      It’s cute how you keep posting under different names, all with capitalized first name and lowercase last name (but somehow the mastery of the English language is the same in all posts)

      then ≠ than
      their ≠ they’re
      your ≠ you’re

      Go read a book Lauren/Walt/Ralph

    • Kevvvin27

      April 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      It’s amazing that you would talk s**t about us losing to average teams when your team only won 2 games last year. Our down year is making a bowl game, UVA’s down year is losing all of their conference games.

  32. Wilson taylor

    April 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm


  33. Tank raymond

    April 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Guys do you really have to be so right about the little hokies they are so awesome. Lol. What a smuck fanbase only 4 of them have teeth

    • Tank raymond

      April 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Oops, I guess I don’t know what the word ‘smuck’ means… and I meant to say my family only has 4 teeth, but screw you guys anyway

  34. Tank raymond

    April 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Serious question VA tech when is Beamer going to retire? Your program is only going to get worse under him. He’s old and never wins big games his best win was in 1995 against texas how long does he have left? He’s not a legend he was a very solid coach but not anymore 2 more bad seasons and your new AD should replace him.

    • Tank raymond

      April 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      yeah I know that UVA can’t lick him, and that’s why I want him to retier, no need to bring that up

    • rogue_nine9

      April 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Beamers’ second worst season of the last 20+ years was equal to Mike London’s Best FBS season in his career and his worst season was only one win less.

      The Hokie fans that I know are all very open that one of Beamer’s strengths, his loyalty to his staff, is also his greatest weakness. He kept bad offensive coaches on staff for too long. (Newsome failed to teach even basic OL Technique to our linemen and Logan Thomas learned more from Loefler about being a Quarterback in their first few months working together than he learned from O’Cain in 4 years) The deficiencies of these coaches were masked by having an amazingly shifty mobile QB who could improvise when plays inevitably broke down (Also he went home and worked with his HS coaches to compensate for what he wasn’t learning from O’Cain) .

    • rogue_nine9

      April 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      I just realized that I didn’t answer your question, most VT fans guess that he’ll retire in 2016 at the earliest. His current contract runs through then, the game with UT at BMS is that season, and the new coaches on offense will have had long enough to get their own players into the program and run the offense that they want to run instead of patching together what they can run based on personnel. A lot of people also point to that would have him retiring at the nice round numbered age of 70.

    • Tank raymond sr

      April 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      A decade of dominance . 10 in a row !

  35. Hahn jackson

    April 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    You done vote ten times

  36. Hahn jackson

    April 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Let’s go hokies vote for maddy

  37. Tank raymond

    April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Kevin Parks out of last place, next thing you know UVA won’t finish in last place, take that Hokies

  38. Greg gutfield

    April 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    What does VA tech and west VA have in common= hillbilly fan base with 1 tooth and fans that act like they have a great football program. What a joke you’re football programs have been terrible for years you rednecks

    • fernleyhokie

      April 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Your command of the English language is astounding. Way to prove to us hillbilly Hokies how superior you are.

  39. Kim beckel

    April 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Maddy?? Never heard of him

  40. Wilson Davis

    April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Since when did UVA fans know that they play football? Noles and wahoo fans are ignorant.

  41. Wilson Davis

    April 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Probably more UVA people on here posting then at a regular home game. Scrubs.

  42. Wilson taylor sr

    April 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Just voted for other , to keep Parks in last place. Loluva cadaverliers.

  43. Ken

    April 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The last time VT played free shoes u in the ACC championship game who won? That’s right VT did. So much for not winning meaningful games. And for you frenchees in Harlottesville, when did you play in the ACC football championship game?

  44. Hokiepoppa

    April 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    The counter is flawed. I was voting when it rolled over to 23000 for Luther Maddy but went back to 22098. Then it isn’t counting every vote I enter.

  45. Vhokie

    April 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

    FSU has a great team right now…clearly. How does the recent news of possible problems with the handling of the Jameis Winston rape allegations effect the program going forward? I am sure you Noles fans wish this would just go away, but it doesn’t seem like it is going to.

    Jameis will be gone for sure after this season. I am sure he doesn’t want to hang around and keep hearing about the rape allegations for another year.
    I look forward to seeing the Hokie play FSU in the ACC championship game this year.

    UVA? Your program is a laughingstock….your coach is a good recruiter but a total joke as a game manager. Hopefully TimeCop learns how to use his time outs this season. Will they win more than 2 games this year? Probably not…

  46. Vhokie

    April 4, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Kevin Parks is up to 49 votes now. I am starting to get nervous. If these UVA fans start rocking the vote, this could get close. As of now, Parks is only 22,391 votes behind Maddy. Come on Hokie Nation!

  47. Vin franklin

    April 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Vhokie do you have a life? You post your stupid comment that nobody gives a damn about every time someone speaks the truth about your loser hokies.

  48. Vin franklin

    April 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    VA chokie fans are so cocky and annoying for what reason? Your school has never won anything of great importance. Who’s your qb this season and please don’t say leal. Lol. That guy is a bum just ask UCLA.

  49. mike reynolds

    April 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Get a life UVA scrubs..

  50. mike reynolds

    April 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Charlottesville smells like rotten cheese and cow poop

  51. Vhokie

    April 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Vin Franklin…I forgive you for your lack of class, after all, you are a UVA fan…its expected.
    I guess you are just upset that Maddy is winning by a mile.
    Chill out…Hokies dominate UVA for a decade.

  52. Mike London

    April 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Time Out!

    • lizardkingvpi

      April 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I love you fake Mike London !

  53. Vince diesel

    April 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I gots to admit, even as a UVA fan, Luther Maddy is da bomb. He blows $hit up in da backfeeld and maks stuff happne all tha time.

    Kevin Pakrs is good and stuff too, but he ain’t better than Maddy foshure.

  54. John

    April 8, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Got to hand it to you Hoakies. You certainly put some energy into this poll. Congratulations! As for the ACC Championship Game, I hope you represent the Coastal. FSU would rather play VT or Duke or NC than an expected rematch with Miami. Hope your have a turnaround season this year.

    • matt

      April 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

      probably still a year away from a title game… unless one of the QBs really steps up in a huge way

  55. Time Cop

    April 9, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Is it true that if you don’t use it, you lose it?

  56. Mike London

    April 10, 2014 at 2:11 am

    I formerly request UVA fans to vote for Kevin Parks. Though it’s heartening to see more fans already voting than what attend our Spring Game I really hope we can beat this guy “Other”. I realize he’s a hell of a player but Kevin’s no slouch either.

    With your help in 2 – 3 years we can build a program that can climb out of last place, and in just 5 – 20 short years have a team that might be able to compete for the Commonwealth Cup!


  57. Tom O'Brien

    April 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    There you are Coach Fondue, I couldn’t find you in the office or on the football field. Weird huh, anyways I just got off the phone will a Roughriders coach and wanted to tell YOU we have good news!

  58. thompson

    April 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Hokies will never play for the ACC championship ever again under beamer. He’s so old and loses every big game he coaches in. Aren’t you hokie fan’s tired of him?

    • TechHokie13

      April 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

      I’m tired of people thinking apostrophes are used for pluralization.

  59. charlie lee

    April 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Maddy should never be on a magazine cover…

  60. mark jackson

    April 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hokie fan’s are going to be nervous once London is fired and we hire a real coach. We already recruit better than the hokies.

    • lizardkingvpi

      April 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

      2 good players do not make a superior class. You got Kamara? We landed 2 wide receivers that were better. You can’t find anyone to quarterback? We brought in the Gatorade POY for Pennsylvania. 4 star rb from Penn. also as well as the number one running back in Virginia. We recruited positions of weakness whereas YOU! recruited more players to team strengths.

    • TechHokie13

      April 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Yeah, we know, UVA has been on the rise and recruiting better for years. Hooray for you guys. We’ll just keep holding on to that Commonwealth Cup for ya, ok?

  61. Mike London

    April 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Dear Other,

    Heck of a job there. You’ve really got a lot of fans and just like UVA on Saturdays, Kevin really didn’t stand a chance.

    If you’ve been keeping track of this poll and reading the comments please contact me. I’m looking for quality players to transfer to UVA. If you didn’t know we are building the new “U” up here.

    I know what you’re thinking, and yes YOU! could be apart of our 2 glorious wins per season and be a part of the best 3rd down defense in the nation.

    Contact me… please

  62. Vhokie

    April 16, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Congrats to Luther Maddy…well deserved! The best DT in the ACC.
    Strange to see Jameis only got 3000 votes…I guess FSU fans don’t turn out…must be bandwagon fans.

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