BLACKSBURG, Va. – While it was an impressive victory over Boston College, Virginia Tech’s first win of the season was just that—it’s first.
Brent Pry and the Hokies have kept that in mind as they prepare for Wofford--with emphasis on small details and continued efforts to build depth.
“You create and build depth throughout the week but also by game experience,” Pry said. “We have to be able to do that and their is the right time and place in a ball game to put somebody in that’s not playing at the level of a starter and we have to be mindful and conscientious in how we do that.”
While progress was made on both sides of the ball, from week one to week two, they all feel there’s much needed room for improvement.
“It’s not where we feel like we can be but we just scratched the surface and need to clean it up and get back to what we’ve been trained and coached to do,” said Hokies defensive lineman Tyjuan Garbutt. He earned ACC defensive lineman of the week for his performance against Boston College.
“I think we’re just trying to master what we’re good at and what coaches want,” said offensive lineman Jesse Hanson. The Lord Botetourt High School grad said he feels at home with a group of guys up front that he’s had time to build chemistry with. “It’s nice having known these guys for so long like I feel like I’ve known the entire o-line for a few years now so I think we all gel really well and play better together than we do individually.”
Wofford is 0-2 this season and has been shutout in each loss. Virginia Tech wants to make sure it doesn’t overlook its opponent and continue to play a complimentary style of football--the same thing that led them to victory Saturday night.
Everyone involved with the game from staff, players and even the fans will have to eat their Wheaties a little earlier on Saturday for what will be the earliest kickoff in program history--11 a.m. at Lane Stadium.