Tight play calling and poor execution wasted a good defensive effort against Miami. 3,000-word, 14-play breakdown of defensive growth, lack of Mitchell Effect, momentum killers and predictable play calls.
Even when the defense worked, it didn't.
2,900-word, 11-play film review! How the Hokies leveraged an extra defender in the box and maximized Alan Tisdale's speed. Plus a look at a few costly defensive busts, analysis of how Tech beat soft coverage through the air, and a breakdown of the dagger run.
Virginia Tech's road trip to Wake Forest wasn't a piece of cake. 12-play, 2,800-word film breakdown of how Wake slowed the Hokies' run game, Tech's defensive lapses, plus a look at a defensive player who took the "next step".
3,600-word, 18-play film review of another excellent performance from Virginia Tech's o-line, the defensive tackle double team difference, the Deablo adjustment, and some recognition for unheralded special teamers.
3,000-word, 11-play film review analyzing the Hokies' offense with quarterbacks Braxton Burmeister and Hendon Hooker at the helm.
How a basic run concept moved the Hokies out of position, trying to make sense of the defensive scheme and a bright spot at a needed defensive position. Over 2,000 words plus 9 plays of analysis.
Film analysis of how the Tar Heels pass to facilitate the run, their bevy of offensive playmakers, multiple defensive scheme, and more.
4,000-word and 14-play analysis of: Herbert and the o-line's big day, a blocking wrinkle that made it happen, Mitchell's possibly untenable workload, the d-line scheme that's generated immense pressure with minimal bodies and an assessment of the linebacker corps.
The Hokies must slow Duke's rush and limit the efficiency of its pass attack. 11-play film preview and breakdown of the test the Hokies face at Wallace Wade.