If there was ever a consolation to the fact that you lost four of your five offensive linemen, it is the fact that the one returning is the center. That is what the Hokies have in Andrew Miller.
Miller is a redshirt junior. He started in all 14 of the Hokies' games last year, and played in 10 games in some capacity his redshirt freshman year.
Three of the other four positions have already been filled during spring ball. Senior Nick Becton will start at left tackle. Becton has played in a combined 26 games over the last two years, and appeared in all 14 games last year. He has plenty of experience and should be fine.
Senior Vinston Painter is going to be the starter at right tackle. Painter played in four games his sophomore year, and in 12 games his junior year. He has good experience, and should be fine on the right side.
Junior David Wang is set to be the starting left guard. He played in just two games last year, and five the year before. Still, some experience is better than none, and Wang has good size.
That leaves the right guard spot still open, and it is a competition between sophomores Brent Benedict and Laurence Gibson. Benedict has yet to play in a college game. After redshirting his freshmen year at Georgia, he last out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Gibson hasn't seen much more action, playing in just a few snaps of the Boston College game last season.
The Hokies have to be happy to have three of the four spots filled with guys that have solid experience and should be able to really help. The trick will be to get all of them used to playing with each other.