The defense has been making the offense look bad all spring. It seems that there are at least 10 sacks per scrimmage, and what is really scary is that the defense isn’t healthy yet. The linebacker unit this spring is one of backups.
If the Hokies defense can get and stay healthy, then this could be a unit ranked in the top five.
The Hokies’ offense is slowly starting to round into shape. Logan Thomas threw four touchdown passes in Saturday’s scrimmage, but he was only able to complete 9-of-23 passes. Receiver drops have continued to be a problem this spring, which is only making Thomas’s numbers look worse.
Telvion Clark Dismissed
Clark was dismissed from the team earlier this spring. According to Coach Beamer, Clark was dismissed for violating team rules (via ESPN). The loss of Clark hurts because the Hokies don’t have a lot of depth at linebacker at the moment (more on that later). Clark was expected to compete for some playing time this season.
The Emergence of Michael Holmes
The competition for the starting running back position this spring has been between Michael Holmes and J.C. Coleman. As of late, Holmes has started separating himself from Coleman. He had a 60-yard touchdown run in Saturday’s scrimmage and ran for a total of 89 yards.
Fans have been asking offensive coordinator Brian Stinespring for years to be more creative with his offense. Well, it appears that he may have finally received the message. The offense has used the pistol formation some this spring and it appears that Stinespring and play-caller Mike O’Cain are slowly moving towards the spread offense.