Let’s finish the coaching staff, where we find several new faces.
Jafar Williams, Wide Receivers Coach
I liked the Williams hire because he struck me as a details-first guy who’d help wrangle a receiving unit that could be undisciplined. I think his group’s route-running improved some in 2019, though working on other aspects seems to have been tougher.
Strengths: Running the Ball
Fans like to trash Tech’s reliance on jet-sweep plays even though these calls were probably the best part of VT’s offense. Tre Turner averaged 10.5 yards a carry last year, while Tayvion Robinson averaged 12, and it forced defenses to either live with the threat and get gashed, or overcommit and leave between-the-tackles runs open. Though the nature of the play often means there isn’t much required by the runner other than to grab the ball and run twenty yards untouched through a giant lane, the Hokie receivers didn’t muck things up. Per PFF, Turner was Tech’s top-graded runner on the entire team, coming in with an 81.9, while Keshawn King was...
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