Leal’s decision making, and utilizing a faster defense

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Scrimmage #1 is in the books.  Believe it or not, the Hokies are 40% finished with spring practice.  Here’s how the rest of the spring looks:

Tuesday, April 8: Practice
Thursday, April 10: Practice
Saturday, April 12: Scrimmage, 11am
Tuesday, April 15: Practice
Thursday, April 17: Practice
Saturday, April 19: Scrimmage, 11am
Tuesday, April 22: Practice
Thursday, April 24: Practice
Saturday, April 26: Spring Game

Both remaining scrimmages will be open to the public, and they will be bigger and more important than the scrimmage that took place this past Saturday.

With six total practices in the rear view mirror, I’ve got a few initial thoughts about Mark Leal and the Tech defense.


Mark Leal and turnovers

These days I don’t like to write articles immediately after scrimmages, because many times our immediate emotional reaction to things turns out to be wrong after we step back and get a better view.  Today I still feel much the same way about Mark Leal’s scrimmage performance as I did on Saturday, though I have changed my view on one of the plays a bit.

First of all, I got a question about quarterbacks in Friday’s Q&A, and here is one of the paragraphs I wrote in my answer.

“Tech fans will only have the ability to see the scrimmages and not day-to-day practices, but one thing to keep an eye on is interceptions.  If Mark Leal makes poor decisions and throws the ball into coverage, then