Let's Go Ryan!I 100% agree. The vibe is just not there anymore, and I mostly attribute that to the pep band. It used to be half the draw, I mean the antics were just insane. I looked at my youtube channel the other day, there are just a few videos there, and they're mostly wild stuff the Peppas did: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGlrlG3dCruzxc2P8GoQVwg. Watch the end of this video in San Diego and all of the fans of other teams cheering after the Peppas:
That's wild. I remember being SO PROUD of what we had with the Peppas, like something incredibly unique and just amazing that no other hoops program had going on, purely VCU.
Haven't felt compelled to upload anything like that in 6 or so years. Honestly I feel the pep band has gotten progressively worse year after year. If I were the AD i'd make a change this offseason, whether it's bringing back Ryan (who I'm sure would do it), or someone with that kind of energy. We're VCU, a lot of creative and artistic talent in our pool.