Today sucked. It sucked bad. Probably one of the lowest points in the last 15 years for the program.
But I actually feel good about the future. I think this team has a real opportunity to return to form next year. We lose Floyd and maybe Farley to the NFL... but we return a ton of production and we saw exponential growth on both sides of the ball this year.
Our recieving corp is still close to the best it's ever been with Turner, Hazelton, and Robinson. Hopefully Grimsley gets healthy and we see some more Payoute next year to take the top off.
The running backs feel good. McClease has improved tremendously and King is legit. Another year in the weight room will do him wonders. We have some more talent coming in and will probably trim some of the fat.
Our OL is super young and they've made huge improvements since Kill came in. Nester and Hudson played incredible for true freshman. Silas, Darrisaw, Lecitus, and Tenuta have all been steady.
Hooker turned our season around. QP will continue to develop if we can retain him. Burmeister will push Hooker for the starting spot and will provide solid depth if nothing else.
Keane's the F'ing man and James Mitchell is a freak athlete that will be great.
Our D line has been a weakness but we've actually seen them grow a lot too. We've had way more sacks than I anticipated. This is still our biggest area of need recruiting wise, but I don't consider it a gaping hole anymore.
DBs will be filth if we can somehow keep Farley but think he will be gone. Waller and Conner have also played incredibly well and had several ACC player of the weeks. Safety concerns me a little but I think Hunter has played solidly in his minutes this year.
Linebackers Ashby is the most consistent player on the team. Dax has made some good strides (can't wait to see him play his natural position) and Tisdale is waiting in the wings.
I think that with a good offseason and some potential staff shake ups we have a lot to look forward to. I think next year we go 1-0 and start a new streak against these buttholes.
Future is bright. Go Hokies.