Spring is Around the Corner

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New offensive coordinator/QB coach Scot Loeffler

Football season is a couple of months in the rearview mirror, and the Hokies are in the middle of their offseason strength and conditioning program. We’ll begin our spring practice previews later this week.

Spring Break is coming up next week, and Tech’s 6am conditioning workouts will begin immediately afterwards. Four such workouts will be held between March 18 and March 25. Two days later, spring practice will begin on March 27. It will culminate with the Spring Game on April 20 at 3pm.

Frank Beamer hasn’t announced whether he will hold open scrimmages this spring. He always has in the past, but with a new offensive coaching staff in place, he could change his mind this season. However, if things stay the same, Tech will have open scrimmages on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13. April 6 is also a Junior Day, and many 2014 recruits are expected to be in attendance.

Usually those scrimmages are more entertaining and informative than the actual Spring Game, because in the Spring Game, the starting offensive line – not to mention the rest of the depth chart – is split up amongst both teams. That kills cohesiveness, and results in a Spring Game that is somewhat boring from an offensive standpoint. If you’re able, I encourage you to take in one of the spring scrimmages in addition to the spring game.

On Wednesday we’ll begin our spring positional previews. Today, we’ll take a more general look at a few topics of the spring.

New Coaches, New Attitude

Last week, when a Virginia Tech wide receiver decided it would be a good idea to not show up for a 7am position meeting, new wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead didn’t punish him. Instead, he punished the group. Instead, the meeting was pushed back a day to 6am. For one person’s crimes, the entire group suffered.

Barely a month into his new job, Aaron Moorehead has let his players know that they have to hold each other accountable for their