Virginia Tech football fans had to be expecting more from the Hokies this season, but is it all doom and gloom? Here’s a look at the football team after five weeks.
When the 2022 season began for the Hokies, optimism abounded for a new era under coach Brent Pry. The hope for Hokie Nation was that Pry, a former graduate assistant under legendary coach Frank Beamer, would bring back the hallmark style of Hokie football, with a strong defense and running attack.
Needless to say, that optimism is now muted and has been replaced by lowered expectations. Truthfully, a more realistic outlook should always have been that this season is a rebuilding year where Coach Pry has to re-establish the Hokie culture and lay the groundwork for future success.
This is a team that has lost on the recruiting trail for years under prior coach Justin Fuente, and recruiting relationships have to be reforged by the new leadership of this Hokie program. This is a team that currently does not have the talent for sustained success in the ACC.
After five games, Tech has endured a heartbreaking loss to Old Dominion, strong wins against Boston College and Wofford, and demoralizing losses against West Virginia and North Carolina. With an away game against Pitt up next, where do the Hokies stand with almost half of their season gone?