The Blue Collar Breakdown: #16 Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech

This is the start of a new weekly column I’ll be writing here at TSL, called The Blue Collar Breakdown.  In the column, I will provide a sneak peek at the upcoming matchup and dig into some of the game plans I think each coaching staff will use to exploit personnel advantages, and also see if I can’t call out certain players or strategies that I think will be critical in the upcoming game.  Full disclosure here is that I’ve never done anything like this before (at least not publicly – I have, of course, been tailgating and expounded on any number of matchup scenarios with my buddies) so I have no idea how accurate this will be.  It’s a little disconcerting to put predictions out on paper and then be accountable for those predictions, so we’ll just have to see how I do with it.  On the bright side, I write this anonymously, so the TSL audience is unlikely to show up with torches and pitchforks at my house when I’m wrong.

I’m going to start off with a rundown of what I think the Hokies will try to do on offense and defense and then get into some key players I think will make a big difference in the game.  Here we go:

What the Hokies Will Do

Limit Big Plays by GT & Stop the B-Back