The Hokies 2011-12 season came to an end in embarrassing fashion. Virginia Tech thoroughly outplayed Michigan in the Sugar Bowl, but lost the game in overtime. Losses in BCS bowl games aren’t anything new to Hokie fans, but it is a trend that Frank Beamer and the Hokies want to buck.
The season ended on Jan. 3, but fans are looking forward to April 21 (the spring game) as the start of the new season. The annual Maroon and White game is the first time that the public will be able to view the 2012 version of Virginia Tech.
The Hokies have lost major contributors on both sides of the ball. Eddie Whitley, David Wilson, Danny Coale, Jarrett Boykin and Jayron Hosley are leaving big shoes to fill. The spring game is the best time for any early enrollees to showcase their talent, backups to put pressure on starters and for starters to show maturation from the last season.
The following is a list of the five Virginia Tech players who need a great spring performance.