Inside The Numbers: The 2021 Virginia Tech Offense

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Virginia Tech offensive tackle Parker Clements had a very good season for a true freshman. (Jon Fleming)

Today we’ll cover some of the various things that stood out to me when reviewing Virginia Tech’s 2021 season offensive grades on Pro Football Focus. Sure, the Hokies still have a bowl game to play, but humor me as I try to find something interesting to talk about as we wait to learn who new head coach Brent Pry will hire for his coaching staff.

Let’s focus in on the offense today, and later we’ll take a look at some numbers from the defensive side of the ball.

The Improvement Of The Virginia Tech Offensive Line

Things weren’t going well for the Virginia Tech running game over the first half of the season. It’s like a switch got flipped before the Syracuse game, though. The coaching staff went with a better running back rotation, which helped a lot, but I think it’s also accurate to say that the Virginia Tech offensive line just started blocking better.

Some of the PFF grades for the offensive linemen were pretty darn bad in the first half of the year, but they have since corrected themselves. Here are the grades for each of the linemen who made it into the playing