Blacksburg (WSLS) Virginia Tech’s initial focus might well be settling on a quarterback, but the improvement in a running game can’t be farm behind.
Running backs coach Shane Beamer has publicly stated that 13th out of 14 teams in the ACC in rushing just doesn’t cut it.
He says running the football, along with Beamerball and defense, are what the Hokies are known for, and there is no question that they need to get better in order to be successful on offense.
It won’t hurt that starter Trey Edmunds is back and approaching 100 percent after a broken leg ended his year in the Virginia game.
The backup slot to Edmunds is the site of some great competition, with newcomers Marshawn Williams out of Phoebus in Hampton and Shai McKenzie out of Washington, Pennsylvania making a splash–and putting some pressure on backup JC Coleman and redshirt sophomore Joel Caleb out of Midlothian.