Virginia Tech needs to utilize Kyron Drones better
There were multiple reasons for coach Brent Pry and his staff to make the change at quarterback last week against Rutgers. The first was the injury to Grant Wells. The second? Drones bring a different dynamic with his athleticism.
It appears that the coaching staff is not using Drones’ skill set all the time and it’s clear in their playing calling. They are having him drop back more, attempting 35 passes against Marshall, and the sophomore instead of scrambling to avoid pressure, looked to throw the ball away. I get it, you don’t want to run him a lot as his body will take a beating, but with no running game, asking him to drop back between 30 and 40 times a week is not a recipe for success with him.
The offensive line is a mess, the running game has struggled, and the play-calling is, well, suspect at times at best. There needs to be more mixing instead of the same old play-calling from week to week.
Virginia Tech falls to 1-3 and limps home after losses to Rutgers and Marshall on the road. In reality, both games were winnable and even if they were 2-2, it might not be all that gloomy in Blacksburg. They open ACC play next week against Pittsburgh at Lane Stadium and they can only hope returning home can give them a spark.