Although the Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for the Russell Athletic Bowl in just under two weeks, it is never too early to begin taking a look towards 2013.
The 2012 season is one head coach Frank Beamer and his team would like to forget as the calendar changes to 2013. The team's 6-6 regular season record was its worst in 20 years.
Struggles on offense were among the Hokies' biggest problems this season. Offensive line play was erratic and inconsistent and played a big role in the team never being able to develop a solid running game.
The team replaced eight starters on offense from the 2011 team and 2013 could be much of the same way. The Hokies have seniors starting at both offensive tackle positions and the top three wide receivers are seniors.
If quarterback Logan Thomas forgoes his final season of eligibility and enters the NFL draft, the Hokies could have even more problems.
Here is a look at five holes the must address on the 2013 roster, and yes, it is offense-heavy.