Practice Opens With a Sense of Urgency

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Scot Loeffler

A new era of Virginia Tech football began on Wednesday. Scot Loeffler, Jeff Grimes and Aaron Moorehead went through their first practice as VT coaches, and there seemed to be a new sense of urgency on the offensive side of the ball.

Even one of the other assistant coaches admitted that there’s a different feel this year.

“There is certainly a sense of urgency in everything, whether it be a meeting, a walk through, practice,” Shane Beamer said. “There were certainly some tight rear ends amongst some of the players, and the coaches too.”

Kyshoen Jarrett , as well as a few other players, noted the difference in intensity, and the different atmosphere that it creates.

“The winter workouts seemed cranked up a notch, and there was a different atmosphere in the locker rooms,” Jarrett said following practice. “Especially when you start the 6ams. We had a lot of people step up. A lot of leaders. A lot of people trying to create that role for themselves.”

The media were allowed to observe the first four periods of practice yesterday, which amounted to about an hour. That’s the most we’ll get to see this spring, with the exception of the open scrimmage on April 6. Today we’ll discuss some of my observations from practice, as well as some of the storylines of the spring.

Aaron Moorehead

Accountability and Toughness

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