Virginia Tech football: Growing pains with coaching staff
This is clearly going to be a rebuilding year for the Hokies, so the main thing that coach Pry can do is establish his culture moving forward.
Pry has been successful in establishing his defense, but that unit needs to improve further to be a true defensive powerhouse that makes things difficult for opposing teams. He has also shown himself to be a first-time head coach at times, losing track of the clock and making questionable decisions to go for it on 4th down.
Overall, Pry should be able to use this season to develop as a coach in the same way that the team develops. He will be judged further on recruiting success, which will take at least two years to establish, but he has stated the goal of winning the recruiting battles within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pry will ultimately be graded on wins and losses, but the road to success begins on the recruiting trail.
Tech has three challenging games coming up, with Pitt, Miami, and NC State on the horizon. It’s likely that Tech will finish with a losing record on the season, but this will still be a success if the team can show improvement on offense and continued growth on defense while establishing the recruiting pipelines that will lead to future improvement in talent.
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