Friday Q&A: December 16, 2011

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Today we’ll discuss the situation at tailback and on the offensive line, and
how the depth chart at those key positions could shake out in the spring. Also,
it’s about time to start talking about Tech’s Sugar Bowl opponent: Michigan.

1: What’s your best guess on the starting offensive line for next season?

Chris Coleman: The Hokies lose four senior starters: Andrew Lanier, Greg
Nosal, Jaymes Brooks and Blake DeChristopher. Those are a lot of experienced
players up front. However, there is talent and some experience behind them.

2012 Starting OL
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. Yr. 2011 Plays
LT Nick Becton 6-6 326 r-Sr. 441
LG Brent Benedict 6-5 326 r-So. 0
C Andrew Miller 6-4 290 r-Jr. 844
RG David Wang 6-1 300 r-Jr. 37
RT Michael Via 6-7 292 r-Sr. 292

Nick Becton saw heavy playing time this year and did a solid job. Andrew Miller
got almost every meaningful snap at center. David Wang was in the two-deep at
right guard at the start of the season, and he was in a playing rotation.
However, he broke