Offseason Goals: Defense

Virginia Tech closed the year very strong defensively, and they don’t have as much work to do in the offseason as the offense.  However, there are a few things that need to be addressed that could be the difference between the 2013 defense being great, or only very good.

Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong

Virginia Tech’s defense was outstanding to close the 2012 football season, culminating with a great performance against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t that strong in the first half of the season, and it cost the Hokies a game or two.

Here’s a look at the yardage allowed by the Virginia Tech defense in the first six games of the season: