Fuente's Year One Offense, Film Review: Flattening a Defense through the Air

Analysis of the Hokies' short pass attack, screens, and Run Pass Options.

[Michael Shroyer]

Justin Fuente's patience may be his greatest asset as an offensive coach. He accepts that defenses protect parts of the field and cede others, and gratefully scoops up the easy yards when available. Fuente constructs his playbook to attack the soft spots of the defense and efficiently produce positive outcomes. An end goal is to keep the defense under a constant pressure which ultimately causes it to break. This approach of capitalizing on expected outcomes not only keeps the Hokies' offense steadily marching towards the end zone, it keeps Bud Foster's defensive unit out of bad situations by avoiding turnovers and short field situations.

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