2010 Spring Practice Preview: Offensive Line

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At this time every year, we are generally worried about the progress of the
offensive line and lamenting the lack of depth up front. While the Hokies have
lost Sergio Render and Ed Wang, the overall talent and depth on the line has not
been better since Tech joined the ACC.

Curt Newsome has been Virginia Tech’s offensive line coach since 2006, and
when he arrived he had a new vision for recruiting linemen. Newsome wanted
leaner, quicker players who could be built into 300-pounders and still move
their feet. Four years later, we are beginning to see the successful results of
his vision.

Line Depth Chart
Nick Becton (r-So.) Greg Nosal (r-Jr.) Beau Warren (r-Sr.) Jaymes Brooks (r-Jr.) Blake DeChristopher (r-Jr.)
Michael Via (r-So.) David Wang (r-Fr.) Andrew Miller (r-Fr.) Vinston Painter (r-So.) Andrew Lanier (r-Jr.)
Kory Gough (Fr.)


Laurence Gibson (Fr.)

The Hokies have six different offensive linemen who have started at least one
game in the past. All three full-time starters return at center, right guard and
right tackle, and there is plenty of experience at left guard as well. Left