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LTHoo

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I think it is a combination of several factors;


First, I agree that our OL needs improvement to have a much more productive running game from the RB position. I think our coaching philosophy needs to change in a couple of ways. First, our coaches need to place more emphasis on big plays from the RB position. That means they need to recruit players who are capable of making big plays. After 5 years, we haven't had a single RB capable of making big plays on any kind of consistent basis. It is almost as if we don't understand that a RB can change the outcome of a game. Next, we need an offensive game plan that emphasizes the RB position. It is no wonder playmaking RBs aren't interested in playing a UVa. I tell you what drives me crazy. After the spring game last year, neither VT or UVa had a playmaker at RB but what did the Hokies do? They went out and got one from the transfer portal who totally dominated our defense last year. According to ESPN, everyone else besides BA had less than 40 yards rushing while VT's starting RB had 160 yards and their backup had 58 yards. By the way, BA had twice the number of carries than our 3 RBs combined.

Some believe Hollins will be the answer however his first year was certainly less than spectacular and he has been out of football a year. Others are hopeful that Foston will be the playmaker everyone wants but right now, he is listed behind 3 other RBs and is being described as showing a lot of promise. Maybe that will change as he gains more experience.

We always seem to have such a thin margin of error for winning. A player like Perkins was certainly a game changer but without a superman like him on our roster, we are just another mediocre offense with our current strategy. JMO

(In response to this post by The Venetian)

Posted: 04/22/2021 at 6:26PM



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  I hope our offense can transition from -- LTHoo 04/22/2021 2:26PM
  It was OL first and then talent level at RB ** -- HiltonHeadHoo 04/22/2021 6:22PM
  I just hope the leader in carries is not the QB. -- HTrain90 04/22/2021 4:04PM
  ..yeah, especially in the "plays called" category ** -- GoochlandHoo 04/22/2021 4:58PM
  Compeition is good! ** -- Wahoos79 04/22/2021 2:04PM

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