I've been told he says he wants to come back. I'm trying to find an answer.
Thanks for the kind words. It's hard to envision Tech consistently reeling in four- and five-star guys, if that's what you're asking. But, obviously, having three defensive players drafted this year definitely helps, and I think the coaches on that side of the ball are doing a pretty good job bringing guys in.
I'd say less than last year.
I'd agree with you, particularly defensively. Looking at the defensive line and the lack of experience, it's hard to envision the kind of depth you'd want. Offensively, same deal. there's a lot of guys who haven't played much. It doesn't mean they can't play well this year, but it's hard to expect it. I think in a year or two the offensive line will be in much better shape with six incoming freshmen.
Thanks, everyone, for your participation.A few more questions and we'll wrap up.
the eternal question. it's not like they couldn't have won last year. I think it's rare that the games are lopsided.
Probably DeAndre Smelter and Synjyn Days are the guys who have proven themselves the most. Zach Laskey has had highlights, but has played in a backup role.
tough to predict, and I agree it'd be great for the offense and him to find ways to get him the ball in space. As for playing time, it's kind of up to him. He's going to have a lot of competition, with Synjyn Days, Deon Hill, B.J. Bostic, Charles Perkins, Dennis Andrews and Myles Autry fighting for time.
The more run-heavy the offense gets, and the more effective it is at it (perhaps more importantly), the more the home-run balls open up, certainly.
way too early to tell. he's definitely faster.
Because the team lost arguably its two best players (Jeremiah Attaochu and Jemea Thomas), its starting quarterback, three starting defensive linemen and three starting offensive linemen and its leading rusher.
I could pretend and give you a confident answer, but it's hard to know. The inexperience is a concern, but a few things could change things up. One is if the offense runs up-tempo, which it worked on in the spring. The other is the addition of special-teams coordinator Ray Rychlesky, who will also help out Mike Sewak on the offensive line.
Nine wins would be impressive.
i don't know the answer to that one. Maybe through the Tech ticket office? I'm not positive it will sell out.
I think Justin Thomas is eminently capable of making big plays, particularly with his feet. I think the question is whether he can do it consistently. At this date, given that he hasn't had a lot of playing time, I think he needs to continue to develop. Regarding your comparison, Washington did have a ceiling, although I'd note in his defense that he was one drive away from leading Tech to the 2012 ACC title. I haven't seen enough of Byerly, particularly his arm, to have a good sense of what his limitations are.
I don't know for certain, but I'd be surprised if he wasn't redshirted. I'm sure they would want to create a little separation between him and Thomas. And Byerly, for that matter.
to my friend whose questions I'm not answering, change your handle and ask a question that would indicate you're interested in more than just being a bother, and I'll be happy to answer.
I think they're a little behind last year's pace, but last year's schedule had Georgia on it, which typically tilts things. They typically end up around 23,000. I think they'll be a little below that. Which, given that the team was 7-6 and that Georgia and Virginia Tech aren't on the home schedule, may be an indication that the marketing has worked.
I've spoken with Dr. Peterson on occasion. A very sharp guy, by the way. It's hard to gauge level of commitment, but I think the fact that he was willing to give Paul Johnson some pretty wide leeway on admissions was pretty sigificant.
I didn't see a great deal, but what I saw in the spring game was promising.
If it's not the running game, it will be a long season.
Supporters of the offense would point out that Josh Nesbitt never missed a start because of an injury caused by a hit, and neither did Washington.