Word just came from the Hokies 66-play scrimmage this evening that the Hokies defense got 10 sacks on 66 snaps. And, that was with both James Gayle and JR Collins sitting out of the scrimmage to do classwork. Either the defensive line will be unstoppable this year, or the offensive line may be abysmal. Let's hope it is the former.
Other notes from the beat writers:
Logan Thomas was 9-13 for 70 yards. Michael Holmes lead the running backs, and a little bird told me that Martin Scales may have passed J.C. Coleman on the running back depth chart... Coleman didn't gain a yard on 6 carries.
The punters sucked again, averaging just over 30 yards a kick. The field goal kickers look like they may be ok inside 40, but don't hope for long field goals. And, without any live legs, this may be the first season in a long time that the Hokies have not had a dominant kickoff man. Kickoff coverage will be that much more important.
Demetri Knowles was used on a jet sweep and a reverse. They clearly like his wheels.
Finally in bad news, this from Marcus Davis on Twitter, "Hamstring blew out on me... Smh..."
Rangers playoff hockey starts tomorrow, so I won't be posting as much until the spring game. I am looking forward to seeing the Four Horsemen on the defensive line tear things up this year!
*Stats and information provided by Andy Bitter of the Virginia Pilot and Roanoke Times, except for what the little bird told me.