Boston College Review: Virginia Tech’s Dominant Blocking

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Doug Nester and the Virginia Tech offensive line paved the way for Khalil Herbert. (Virginia Tech athletics photography)

Let’s talk about those big runs.

I’m running out of things to say about Tech’s run game, so I’m taking a cue from my 2017 review of all the sacks the Hokies laid on UNC. Today we’ll get away from the LOS and give credit to the downfield escorts who help turn the good’uns into huge’uns.

First, credit to Coach Corn and Co. for dropping this little mind-bender on BC. Khalil Herbert, the key to all things Hokie if you’re an opposing defender, is the outside receiver down at the bottom of the screen with Nick Gallo—he’s so far outside, you can’t even see him. So, after BC’s run around trying to figure out whatever Baylor-style screen tomfoolery is going on, the Hokies motion run

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