The Hokies are coming off of a statistically great 2011 season but ultimately one that left a bitter taste in the mouths of Virginia Tech fans. The Sugar Bowl was the ultimate letdown.
The Hokies outplayed Michigan in every category of the game, but still came up short in overtime. The problem was the fact that while the offense was able to march up and down the field, they couldn’t punch it into the end zone.
That has been Virginia Tech’s problem for quite a while now; you can’t win games settling for field goals. The offense will be facing an uphill battle in 2012 as the Hokies are replacing four of five starting offensive lineman, two of the school’s greatest receivers ever and an All-American running back.
Despite having to replace so many contributors from last year, the Hokies will have an improved offense in 2012 for three reasons: the play-caller, new creativity and the quarterback.