Virginia Tech Program Analysis, Part 2

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Virginia Tech, Jafar Williams
Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Jafar Williams will have some new players in 2020. (Will Stewart)

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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