Coming into the 26-9 team that I mentioned above Va Tech returned 27.6 rebounds per game from eight players.
Coming into 2020-21 Va Tech returns 40.7 rebounds per game from 10 players.
Again, I know that some came from other teams but gives you an idea. The year before
the 26-9 team the leaders were 6-6 Chris Clarke at 6.3 TRB per game and 6-10 Kerry Blackshear at 5.9 TRB per game.
Going into this year Va Tech returns 6-7 Justyn Mutts at 8.4 TRB per game and 6-9 Keve Aluma at 6.9 TRB per game. Also, this upcoming team has more depth, which will help in tournaments and the ACC schedule. What I also see is how great that 26-9 team was without Chris Clarke and without Justin Robinson most of the season. Nor am I predicting 26 wins. What I am pointing out is the potential advantages of this 20-21 group with better depth, some experience, albeit from other teams, returning players and some good young talent, and a more balanced team with more options. I , for one have confidence in the coaching staff going forward. There has been a lot of talk on here about minutes, redshirts, and who will start. I think it will work itself out plus it does not matter because Mike Young and his staff will go with the hot hand.
Going forward we lose Bede, Diarra and Pemsl so it is looking good.