TSL Roundtable: Biggest worry after five games


What’s your biggest worry thus far in the season?

Hokie CPA: I suppose there are a few things that could cause some concern this season. Can we stay healthy on defense? Will our freshmen cost us a game with a freshman mistake in a crucial situation? Will the light come on for Logan Thomas , allowing the offensive game to come alive? These are all legitimate concerns. However, I think the biggest worry still has to be the offensive line, and more specifically the running game which depends on it.

Rewind to 2004 – Bryan Randall’s senior season. The lights came on for him like someone flipped a switch in the middle of the season’s eighth game against Georgia Tech. What did Bryan Randall have that Logan Thomas doesn’t? At this point, it’s a running game. Bryan Randall had Mike Imoh and Cedric Humes behind him. Imoh rushed for 243 yards against UNC that year, setting a single game record that was eventually broken by Darren Evans in 2008.  Cedric Humes was a battering ram who personally ran over every member of the UVA defense on a single touchdown play. Bryan Randall was also a threat to run effectively.