Normally at this point of camp Foster is talking about how 'heads are tying up the feet' of the Hokies' inexperienced defenders. And perhaps that's still to come. However, I found it interesting Foster is pushing the gas with getting his young defense up to speed: http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-spt-vt-defense-youth-0814-story.html.
"I said this to Coach Fuente and the staff, we're actually going to throw a little bit more at our guys on day one, earlier than we ever have," Foster said. "And I think that's a credit to the kids we have here. I think it goes back to the football IQ of some of these young freshmen. So we're going to throw a lot at them early and then kind of do it over and over and over again. So we're not going to slow down."
Foster feels good about the defense's football IQ. That's a good thing.
Make the big plays stop.
Among Foster's least experienced defenses, the worst (2000) yielded 22.6 points per game, 45th nationally. Bud is a miracle worker, confirmed.
Even for players-only summer workouts, the defense used blitz packages that Foster left in their lockers, the better to stress an offensive line that, with three returning starters, the coaches believe can be a team strength.
Perhaps Foster is planning to bring even more heat this season.