Virginia Tech will hold their annual spring football game on Saturday afternoon, with questions abound on the offensive side of the football
The Virginia Tech Hokies wrap up their 2017 spring practices on Saturday afternoon with the annual spring game. This year’s format pits the offense against the defense, rather than the Maroon-Orange format of years past.
With this format comes an opportunity to get a more comprehensive look at both sides of the football from top-to-bottom.
First up, is the offense, where the Hokies are losing a great deal of talent across the board. Starting quarterback Jerod Evans and his backup Brendan Motley have both departed, with Evans moving on to the NFL, while Brendan Motley graduated and exhausted all eligibility.
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On the outside at receiver, the Hokies lose both all-time leading receiver Isaiah Ford and freak athlete Bucky Hodges to the NFL.
Finally, on the offensive line, the Hokies are without the entire right side of the offensive line heading into next year, as four-year starters Augie Conte and Jonathan McLaughlin also graduated following the 2016 season.
How will the coaching staff address these holes on the offensive side of the football heading into the fall? On Saturday afternoon, we’ll get a good look at some players who could be key contributors on that side of the football in the coming months.
I sat down with Mark Rogers to discuss some players to watch across the offense on Saturday, as well as the non-participants in the spring game who could find themselves in the rotation this fall.
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