The running game, third down passing, Willie Byrn and the defense are all topics of today’s article.
Rocky Day for the Running Game
Virginia Tech’s running game struggled against East Carolina. After blocking well against Alabama, and blocking well for three quarters against Western Carolina, they couldn’t get much of a push on Saturday against the Pirates.
Jeff Grimes did not start Laurence Gibson at right tackle, instead opting for Brent Benedict at that position. I assume that Gibson didn’t have a great week of practice, and Grimes decided to hold him accountable. That’s the correct decision as these new coaches continue to try to change the culture of the offense, and decisions like that will be a benefit in the long term. However, in the short term they could hurt....
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