Amazingly, college football is just under 50 days away. The season's first big matchup is two-time defending national champion Alabama playing Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Alabama, as usual, is loaded. The Hokies, on the other hand, have several questions before fall camp begins in a few weeks.
Last season's 7-6 performance was a major setback for head coach Frank Beamer. When you are used to winning 10 games every season and contending for your conference title on an annual basis, being a mediocre team is a setback.
Beamer made sweeping changes on the offensive side of the football, with Scot Loeffler now in charge of the offense and perhaps, more importantly, Jeff Grimes now the offensive line coach. Inconsistent offensive line play has plagued the Hokies in recent seasons.
Spring practice culminated with a dominant defensive performance. Will that be the case for 2013?
Here are some of the strengths and weaknesses for Hokies as we head into fall practice in just a few short weeks.