After beating North Carolina State at home last week in what was essentially a must-win conference game, Virginia Tech is now sitting with a 3-3 record and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was a much-needed victory for a fanbase longing for something to cheer about after back-to-back crushing losses to East Carolina and Pittsburgh. The good news is that the Hokies are still in the conversation for the Coastal Division, but the bad news is that there are still some holes that need to be filled that have affected the overall performance of the football team.
In Frank Beamer’s opening statement after the Pittsburgh game, he made it public that changes were going to be made. “We’re going to look closely at personnel and coaching,” Beamer said when addressing the media. “It’s not consistent play and it’s not what we’re used to around here.”
He was obviously referring to a number of concerns with the team, but the disappearance of a running game was an alarming one. The offense was suddenly turning into a one-man show with quarterback Brenden Motley carrying the offense on his back.
We’ve seen this movie before during the days of Logan Thomas, when the only answer to getting a running game on offense was to run the...
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