Seven weeks into the 2023 season, the Virginia Tech football team sits at 3-4 during their bye week. It was a rocky start to the season for the Hokies, losing three of their four non-conference games, but since ACC play began, they have beaten Pittsburgh and Wake Forest, sandwiched around a loss to No. 4 Florida State.
There has been plenty of conversation about second-year coach Brent Pry and his staff. Yes, they took over a program that former coach Justin Fuente left a mess and they are left with the task of rebuilding it. Through the first 18 games, they are 6-12, and at times, they look like a team that’s in the long haul of a rebuild that’s going to take time, while there are other times where it looks like they are going to turn a corner.
Following their bye week, the Hokies will have to win three of their final five games to get to Bowl-eligibility, something that looked like a long shot at best three weeks ago after a disappointing loss at Marshall, their third straight. Since beginning conference play, they have looked better, aside from the first quarter at Florida State where they spotted the Seminoles a 22-0 lead before making things interesting and cutting the deficit to 22-17.
As Virginia Tech gets their much-needed bye week to allow some injuries to heal, let’s grade the coaching staff through the first seven games.