Virginia Tech Spring Practice Discussion: Linebackers

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Chris Marve is the new Virginia Tech defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. (Jon Fleming)

There has been a lot of movement at linebacker throughout the course of the spring as Brent Pry and Chris Marve try to figure out which players are the best fits at each position. Dax Hollifield has remained at Mike, while Alan Tisdale has stayed at Will, but there have been position changes aplenty at the other spots.

Rather than focusing on the entire group of linebackers today, we’ll take a look at each unique position and the players who are working there. Near as I can tell, the Hokies have three scholarship players at each spot, which seems ideal.

Mike – Dax Hollifield Returns For Virginia Tech

Here are the three players working at mike and their career snaps on defense…

PlayerHeightWeightYearCareer Snaps
Dax Hollifield6-1239Sr.2,306
Keshon Artis6-0240r-Jr.254
Dean Ferguson6-2228r-So.61

*Note: I can’t be certain that Dean Ferguson is at Mike, but that’s where he played last year, so I’m just guessing. He’s also been recovering from an injury and in a blue jersey with no number, which makes it difficult to identify him during open practice sessions.