The third day of fall camp and before the players even put on pads, the offense already took a hit. Wide receiver Caleb Farley suffered a knee injury and is out for the rest of the season. Bad news for a position that is already thin.
"We have a whole pool of other people that are competing for playing time. Competing to be dependable players. And obviously losing Caleb means there's one less person in that group. And I haven't seen enough from anybody to know who those guys are going to be," said Hokies head coach Justin Fuente.
Another concern on offense is the offensive line. Not much depth results in many open positions. But as the linemen explain, no starting role is solidified and they all need to be versatile.
"That's why they've had so much success is because those guys aren't like 'I'm a left tackle and that's all I'm going to be.' Coach will break that out of you real quick. It's knowing every position, thats what's going to make you a better player," said offensive lineman Wyatt Teller.
"My chances are as good as everyone else's. It's a big competition for every spot on the line, every spot on this team so if I have the opportunity to work with the first team I'll try my hardest to get that spot. At center trying to work with the first team, I'll try my hardest to get the center spot. So it just depends where I am, and all the spots are open," said offensive lineman Kyle Chung.