Maximizing Potential

After another listless performance by the Virginia Tech offense, it's fair to ask if the Hokies' coaching staff is getting the most out of their personnel.

The Good! The Bad :( The WTF?!?! least there was progress? Breaking down all the positives, negatives and truly inexplicable things that happened during Virginia Tech's loss to Pitt, how they fit in the bigger picture, and what we could see moving forward.

Jekyll and Hyde

The return of Malachi Thomas proved to be a big boost to the Virginia Tech running game, but poor run fits doomed the Hokies in their loss to Pitt.

One Step Forward Two Back

Glimmers of offensive firepower for the Hokies wasn't enough to overcome repeated defensive gaffes. 2,900-word, 9-play film review covering how Kaleb Smith played his way to a career day, the RPO game, and the breakdown of the defensive struggles to contain the run.

Red Flags

Talent gaps, the complete absence of a running game, and the first cracks in Virginia Tech's defense all serve as red flags that a long and painful season is in front of the Hokies. Eight-play, 2,700-word film review of the talent and scheme issues that held the Hokies back.

Black Diamond Scrimmage Film Review

Inconsistency in the run game made the pre-West Virginia scrimmage against Wofford closer than needed. Examining two Virginia Tech passing concepts, technique and execution errors holding back the run game, and the emergence of two young d-ends.