Virginia Tech Football: 3 Weaknesses That Could Keep Hokies from ACC Title Game

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Virginia Tech Football: 3 Weaknesses That Could Keep Hokies from ACC Title Game
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Hokies fans will be expecting the team to claim the Coastal Division this year.

Virginia Tech goes into 2012 as favorite for the Coastal Division—but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed. There were moments of inconsistency last year that raise concerns for the coming season.

Frank Beamer will be hoping that his defense will smooth over the offensive cracks and raise the team above their contemporaries. The group he and Bud Foster have assembled has the potential to be the best Hokies unit in recent memory.

Nine of last year’s starters return, including cornerback Kyle Fuller and defensive end James Gayle, who will look to continue their impressive 2011 form. Bruce Taylor will need to come back strong from his Lisfranc injury, but Andy Bitter reported for The Roanake Times that the signs were encouraging.

If the defense plays as it should, the Hokies will most likely be fine. However, weaknesses still remain, and the three examples that follow could have a serious impact on their title challenge.

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