The 2014 offseason got off to an inauspicious start for the Virginia Tech Hokies this week when offensive line coach Jeff Grimes left the team after one season to accept the same position at LSU, per Mark Giannotto of the Washington Post.
It's tough to gauge how significant Grimes' departure will be since he was only on the job one year. The Hokies struggled to run the ball the last year, but the development of true freshman Jonathan McLaughlin may be seen as Grimes' biggest accomplishment.
The Hokies will need to fill this position quickly, as national signing day is just under three weeks away and they currently have five verbal commitments (247Sports, subscription required) from offensive linemen.
The offseason is all about hope, and the departure of one position coach will not change that.
If Virginia Tech had a blueprint for the perfect offseason, these would be the top five items on that list.