A Gym Rat’s Notebook: Seth’s Kingdom for a Big Man (or Two)

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Tuesday night’s loss to Clemson was a vivid and clear example of how tricky
and fragile this team is with its personnel. Seth Greenberg is using smoke and
mirrors to cover up the deficiencies on his team, and in doing so is only
amplifying how direly in need of frontcourt firepower this program is. That
factor was by far the overriding one in the Clemson loss.

"The theory of strategy scarcely goes beyond the first principles of
common sense."

That quote was attributed to Helmuth Graf Von Moltke and perfectly
exemplifies the problems and hurdles that this team faces in ACC play. A team
that was so good at turning their opponents over earlier in the season lost the
turnover battle yet again last night. The Hokies had 14 turnovers to the 13
posted by Clemson. This marked the fifth time in the last six games that the
Hokies have been on the wrong side of the turnover battle.


Some more big guys down
inside would
help not just Coleman Collins, but the entire
Virginia Tech team.


Virginia Tech started out conference play by winning the turnover margin in
their first six conference games, yet have seen that advantage dissipate almost
entirely over the second half of conference play. For the season, in conference
games, the Hokies have 217 turnovers now and have forced their opponents into
237, which averages out to a +1.34 difference, hardly as good as where this

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