There is a lot of hype already surrounding the Virginia Tech football team for the 2024 season and rightfully so. The Hokies won five of their eight ACC games to become bowl-eligible this season and went and closed out the season with a 41-20 victory over Tulane in the Military Bowl.
Between their 55-17 win over Virginia Thanksgiving Weekend and the bowl game, Virginia Tech got a lot of their players from this year's team to return next season, then they also have several players in the transfer portal that will make an impact next season in Blacksburg. Once again, it appears that the hype is extending outside of Hokies fans and ESPN is even catching on board.
ESPN interested to see if Virginia Tech can take the next step in 2024
ESPN released a list of teams that they are interested in to see if they are ready to take the next step in 2024 and one of those teams was Virginia Tech. Here is what reporter Andrea Adelson had to say,
"The Hokies last played for an ACC championship in 2016, and last won a conference title in 2010 -- a long streak considering the heyday of the program under Frank Beamer. This upcoming season could be their best chance to elevate the program back to Top 25 status and championship contender. Coming off a 7-6 season, Virginia Tech returns nearly every key offensive contributor off a team that got better as 2023 progressed."- Andrea Adelson
This will be Year 3 of the Brent Pry era in Blacksburg and when he took over, it was hard to envision that the Hokies would be ready to take a giant leap in 2024 after the mess he was left by Justin Fuente. Pry and his staff had to start near rock-bottom to rebuild the program and they a very big, dare we say giant, step in 2023.
In reality, it would be a disappointment if the Hokies did not take the next step in 2024 and become big players in the ACC and vie for a spot in the ACC Championship Game. They should have an offense that should put up crooked numbers every week and the defense can be one of the better ones in the conference. It would be rather surprising if the Hokies did not take another giant step next season.