LEXINGTON, VA. – Scott Wachenheim made some coaching changes in the spring, promoting former wide receivers coach Patrick Ashford to offensive coordinator, and hiring Nick Reveiz as defensive coordinator. After a spring of learning, the Keydets have put their knowledge to the test. Utilizing full pads on the sixth day of camp, and showing what they know during live periods Saturday morning.
“The nickname for the defense is red swarm, so when we’re at home wearing red jerseys, it’s a bunch of red jerseys swarming to the ball. I think everybody runs to the ball extremely well on defense and Coach Reveiz has done a good job establishing that,” Wachenheim said.
Lord Botetourt grad Evan Eller said one of the changes to the defense was his move from strong safety to linebacker. “As far as the players we have, we have guys who can fly around, hit, make plays on the ball, cover and I think we have a great chance of having a historic year on defense with this new zone defense.”
“I think we’re really hungry, none of us liked the way the season ended last year, left a sour taste in our mouth losing three straight. You can tell the work that’s been put in this off season, everyone has it in the back of their mind heading into this season, we’re really competitive and driven to open some eyes this year and show this spring season wasn’t a fluke,” quarterback Seth Morgan added.
VMI opens their season September 1st at Wake Forest.