Coming off of a 3-8 season, it’s safe to say that the Virginia Tech football team enters the 2023 season with more questions than answers.
Head coach Brent Pry enters his second season in Blacksburg and it can’t get any worse in year No. 2 than it was in year No. 1. The Hookies didn’t do themselves any favors in terms of non-conference games. They open the season with four straight of them against Old Dominion, Purdue, Rutgers, and Marshall.
One break they do catch is they avoid Clemson, North Carolina, Duke, and Georgia Tech on the conference slate, but they do have to play Florida State and Boston College, which was their only ACC victory in 2022.
It’s going to be hard to erase the memories of last season as it seemed like anything that could go wrong, did go wrong on both sides of the ball. Pry was the defensive coordinator under James Franklin at Penn State, so you would think that there is going to be some improvement on that side of the ball.
Offensively, some new faces were added in the transfer portal which should help the passing game for QBs Grant Wells and Kyron Drones. With that said, here are three reasons the Hokies will win six games and become Bowl-eligible.