Virginia Tech News: Bill O'Brien, coaches preseason poll, Carson DeMartini

There is a lot of happenings in the latest edition of Virginia Tech News.
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In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, a former NFL head coach is rumored to be the top replacement at Boston College, the ACC Coaches Preseason Baseball poll was released, and Carson DeMartini made a preseason list.

Report: Bill O'Brien is BC's top choice to replace Jeff Hafley

Jeff Hafley made the curious decision Wednesday night to leave Boston College and return to the NFL as the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator. That leaves a very late opening in Chestnut Hill, Mass. with the Eagles, but they are rumored to be focusing on former Houston Texans head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.

Thursday, Bruce Feldman noted that O'Brien is a Boston native, but there is one small issue, he was just named offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Could O'Brien be lured back to Boston and take over the BC program? That remains to be seen, but things have gotten more interesting for the fact that the Eagles will be in Blacksburg next October.

ACC releases preseason coach baseball poll

The beginning of the 2024 college baseball season is just two weeks away and on Friday, Virginia Tech held their media day. That same day, the ACC preseason coaches poll was released and the Hokies were picked to finish sixth in the Coastal Division.

Wake Forest received the most first-place votes with 10 in the Atlantic Division and Virginia led the Coastal Division with seven. The ACC is going to be loaded this year and Virginia Tech will have their work cut out for them once conference play begins. It's important that they fare well in the non-conference.

Carson DeMartini ranks high on preseason list

D1 Baseball released their Top 50 third basemen for the 2024 season and Virginia Tech's Carson DeMartini was ranked third. He was behind LSU's Tommy White and Tennessee's Billy Amick.