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As far as the path to starting being blocked...

For a lot of the guys, especially redshirt freshman, the path isn't necessarily blocked as much as this is the plan for their development. Take this year and learn how to wrestle the VT way, while going up against some tough competition at opens (guys will see some top 10 talent who are also red-shirting.) Lewis could likely have a starting spot either going up or down a weight if he was hell bent on it. It's just better for him and the other freshmen to redshirt if possible.

For more senior guys, especially Hughes and Blees, I'm sure they don't view their path to starting as permanently blocked. They are training and competing for their next chance to challenge for a starting spot and/or to step into the starting lineup and do well if there is an injury to someone else.

(In response to this post by jazzhoo)

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 2:55PM


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Storm Open Summary -- vtdadingf 12/04/2017 2:14PM
  As far as the path to starting being blocked... -- vtdadingf 12/04/2017 2:55PM
  I don't think we have to slot 174 right now.... -- HokieLifer2 12/04/2017 4:13PM
  I think it's either/or..... -- HokieLifer2 12/04/2017 4:14PM
  But what about the Jazz. ** -- IV_Hokie12 12/04/2017 5:02PM
  Much thanks! ** -- jazzhoo 12/04/2017 3:12PM
  Thanks for the good summary! ** -- VTexas 12/04/2017 2:34PM

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