Spring Practice Review: Offense

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Justin Fuente 2017.04.22. Spring Game at VT.

Last week, Will pulled up a Spring Game box score from a past season (I forget which).  I asked him how many sacks there were between both teams.  The answer was nine.  Geez.  Remember back in the days where the offense could barely even function during the Spring Game?  Nine sacks was par for the course back then.  I’ve even been to some scrimmages where the defense racked up 12 or 13 sacks.  It was ridiculous.

Those days are gone.  While it’s true that the defense was missing a few key ends on Saturday, it’s safe to say that the offense operated a lot more smoothly than some past Tech offenses, despite the youth of this group. 

The offense clearly wasn’t dominant, but considering the number of receivers who were out and the fact that quarterbacks couldn’t run, and it was certainly serviceable.  There were very few penalties called on anybody not named Brandon Facyson, and on the whole it was probably the cleanest Spring Game that we’ve had in quite awhile.  And by clean, I mean a few different things…

1) Few penalties.
2) Limited turnovers.
3) The offense isn’t tripping over its own feet.

All three of those things were accomplished on Saturday.

It’s a bit unfortunate that more people weren’t there to see it.  It was thundering and lightning before the game, and the forecast was calling for some nasty weather.  As it turned out, it hardly rained a drop during the course of the game.

Because of the cleanness of the game, and the fact that so many young players looked good, I left Lane Stadium in a really good mood on Saturday.  Perhaps

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