Examining Virginia Tech’s Slow Starts

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Justin Fuente and the Hokies have struggled in the beginning of games. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Chris Coleman hit me up a little while back asking me to take a stab at topic of high importance on the boards lately — what’s up with Tech’s struggles early in ball games? I’m going to be arbitrary and call a “slow start” any time this season that Tech’s offense fails to score seven points in roughly the first quarter of play/first two drives versus a Power 5 squad, and fourteen points versus everyone else within the same parameters. For the defense, I’ll say it’s any time they