The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Position Battles, Offensive Pace, and More

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1) Fuente has said the QB, C, and H-back positions are hardest to learn.  With experienced players returning at these key spots, how do you see our offense evolving this year? Do you think this will have more impact on the running game or through the air? – djd_vt

Chris Coleman: That’s a good question.  Let’s briefly talk about Tech’s situation at each of those spots, in relation to last season…

QB: At this point last season, Virginia Tech didn’t have a quarterback who had ever appeared in a college football game.  This year they have Josh Jackson, who has a full season as a starter, and they also have Ryan Willis, who is a former starter at Kansas.  This spot should be better this year, especially if Jackson can stay healthy.

Center: Eric Gallo is gone, but sixth-year senior Kyle Chung will slide inside to center after starting at right tackle a year ago.  Chung hasn’t played center in a couple of years, but he’s a very experienced player and a physical upgrade to Gallo.

H-back: At this time last year, Dalton Keene was a true freshman who had never played in a college game.  He now has a full season as a starter under his belt.  Redshirt junior Chris Cunningham also returns, and he has plenty of experience.

I believe Chung will provide an upgrade to the interior of the offensive line.  I think Tech’s running game will be a little better this year as a result.

However, I think the improved situation at quarterback and H-back, not

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