Virginia Tech Football: 3 red flags for the Hokies moving forward

Oct 14, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive back DaShawn Jones (10) breaks up a pass intended for Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Stephen Gosnell (12) during the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive back DaShawn Jones (10) breaks up a pass intended for Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Stephen Gosnell (12) during the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 10, 2022; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies tight end Nick Gallo (86) runs the ball during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2022; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies tight end Nick Gallo (86) runs the ball during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Virginia Tech needs more from their tight ends

Most of the offense this season has come from the wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks, mainly Drones. Pry brought in some playmakers at the beginning of the season from the transfer portal on the outside and they have been making an impact.

One of the players that Virginia Tech was hoping to get contributions from was wide receiver Ali Jennings, but an ankle injury in the second game against Purdue has cost him most, if not all, of the season. Jaylin Lane has emerged as a target for Drones and lately, Stephen Gosnell has got some receptions and made some plays for the Hokies.

Running back Bhayshul Tuten has become a game-changer lately since offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen committed to the run following the loss to Rutgers and Drones has used his athleticism to create plays from the pocket. One area that they have failed to get going and they will need over the final five weeks is the tight end position.

Before the season even started, the Hokies were dealt a big blow when senior tight end Nick Gallo was lost with an injury, but Benji Gosnell and Dae’Quan Wright have not been used much, and over the final five games that’s going to have to change. Bowen did a good job of getting the running backs going, now he needs to do it with the tight ends.

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