Running Back Depth Chart Discussion on ESPN Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Travon McMillian
BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Travon McMillian /

The depth chart at running back was discussed on ESPN Blacksburg this week

There were not many sticky points on the offensive side of the football in Justin Fuente’s first year at the helm at Virginia Tech. However, if there is one area where the Hokies could improve, it would be regarding the production at the running back position heading into 2017.

Junior running back Travon McMillian is looking to bounce back after a sophomore slump in 2016, but will not be handed the job despite the most experienced player at the position. Deshawn McClease could fill a pass catching role, Steven Peoples is likely to be the power back in the offense, while freshman Jalen Holston remains a wild card who could take the position over if he plays well in his first season on campus.

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Who will ultimately prevail at the position heading into the season?

I joined host Paul VanWagoner, Tim Thomas of Tech Lunch Pail, Ryan Dye, and Dave Perks to discuss all of this and more in the audio below.

The Drive on ESPN Blacksburg can be heard in the New River Valley in Southwest Virginia Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM ET on 93.1 FM, 97.1 FM, and 810 AM.

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You can follow the host of The Drive, Paul VanWagoner on Twitter. He can be found @PaulVWags, while the station can be followed on Twitter @ESPNBlacksburg.