ESPN CFB writer expects Virginia Tech to drastically improve win total in 2024

David Hale has the Hokies winning double digit games in 2024.

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We are still six months away from the 2024 college football season, but the excitement around Virginia Tech remains high. There are a lot of reasons for the excitement as the Hokies return a lot of their key players on offense, as well as several key parts on defense. They added some players on the defensive side of the ball in the transfer portal who should come in and make an impact as well.

Their schedule is one of the better and more manageable ones in the ACC and their non-conference schedule includes Vanderbilt, Old Dominion, Marshall, and Rutgers. ESPN college football writer David Hale recently joined the Gramlich & Mac Lain show and spoke about the 2024 ACC football season. They got to Virginia Tech and he had a very interesting take on the Hokies.

"If Virginia Tech just wins the games in which they theoretically on paper are the better team, I think they're 10-2 this year,'' said Hale. "That's just winning the games you probably should be favored in.''

Hale thinks their two toughest games on the schedule (and potential losses) are at Miami on Sept. 27, then at home against Clemson on Nov. 9. Going cross-country after the game against the Hurricanes to new ACC member Stanford won't be an easy game just in terms of travel eight days apart, but it is a very winnable game for a team with high expectations.

If everything goes right, and everything does need to go right for the Hokies, a 10-win season is not out of the question. Yes, the game at Miami is going to be tough, but getting Clemson at home, in November at Lane Stadium is set up for a special weekend in Blacksburg if things are going well.

Hale went on to say that he thinks Brent Pry is the right guy for Virginia Tech and if there is one thing we have learned over the last few months since they rolled over Virginia on Thanksgiving Weekend, the culture is so good right now that players want to return to Virginia Tech and the transfers and recruits want to come as well. Again, if you build it, they will come.