Raleigh Hokie: Sugar Bowl Q&A

What’s your #1 concern going into this game?

I think the #1 concern is really how Virginia Tech plays. Probably moreso than any other season, we’ve had inconsistent play on the field. The first game of the season, we played well. We played very well against Miami, we played very well against UVA, we played very well against Wake Forest. And then a few times we just tanked. A couple of times against Clemson, and we also struggled against Duke. It’s been very up and down.

We came out against Clemson and fumbled on the first play. We try to run a screen to Wilson, and he’s not in the right spot. Everything unraveled. So how we play, that’s the #1 concern. If we play well, we can play with these guys for sure. If we don’t play, it could be ugly, but you never know, they might not play well either.

You can’t come out and have three-and-outs at the beginning of the game and then have the Michigan offensive line move them up and down the field while you’re holding your breath with Denard Robinson.