You always know to expect a stout defense at Virgnia Tech, but Hokie nation is annually riddled with what to expect on offense. With weapons at quarterback, receiver and running back this season, the Hokies have the potential to be just as formidable for opposing defenses to deal with.
Michael Brewer will be back under center for offensive coordinator Scott Loefler. The senior quarterback threw for 2,692 yards and 18 touchdowns, but will certainly need to correct some inconsistent play that led to 15 interceptions. He’ll have J.C. Coleman lining up at running back behind him.
Coleman (Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake), who was inserted after the previous three running backs dealt with injuries, literally and figuratively sprinted down the stretch in 2014, averaging 117 yards over his last four games. Receivers Isaiah Ford, Bucky Hodges (Salem High, Virginia Beach) and Cam Phillips all accounted for 16 touchdown catches. Brewere will have them all back this season.
Coleman can’t wait to test out these weapons on game day. “We’re going to be really good,” he said. “This is probably– across the board– one of the most stacked offenses I’ve played with so far since I’ve been here.”
“I feel like we have an opportunity to be good, as long as we keep the turnovers low, presnap penalties, as long as we don’t hurt ourselves we have an opportunity to be really good.”