The Virginia Tech Hokies will enter the 2010 CFB season as the #12 ranked team according to the Sporting News. The best thing about this team is its stable of running backs. Darren Evans who set a ACC freshman rushing record is back after missing 2009 with a torn knee ligament. Ryan Williams, who red shirted last year, rushed for 1,655 yards in 2009, and this roster also has David Wilson and Josh Oglesby who would start on most other ACC teams.
The main problem with them is the defense, and really the special teams. Sure they may have won at lest 10 games over the last five seasons, but shaky defensive play is not a great way to run the table in the ACC Coastal. Sure they have a manageable schedule, but if this is just an offense, that is only really half a team. I might be being a tad bit hard on them, but defense is what wins titles.
The key date on the schedule seems to be November 20th when they have to travel to Miami. The Hurricanes will be looking for some payback after the 31-7 2009 beat down. It is a game that will likely decide the ACC Coastal divisional champion.
While the team’s next big thing is QB Logan Thompson, QB Tyrod Taylor will likely lead this team on the field in 2010. He led teh ACC is passing efficiently last year proving that not only can he make plays with his quick feet, but he can be a drop back passer as well. That is a very rare combination. He will likely have to carry this team given the state of the defense.
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