Monday Mail: Hokies Secure Third-Straight NCAA Bid Amid Rumors of Buzz Williams’ Departure

Welcome back, folks! Spring is dawning on most of the country and especially so here in Virginia, where the Hokies are preparing for spring football and a potential NCAA Tournament run.

With so much going on, we’re due for a Monday Mail column. So let’s dive into your questions.

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Five Position Battles Facing Virginia Tech Football This Spring

Very few positions on Virginia Tech’s depth chart are settled. The uncertainty stretches to both sides of the ball and it hits nearly every single position group.

Virginia Tech’s 2019 spring practices will go a long way in settling some of the uncertainty. It’s doubtful that it will solve any of Tech’s roster questions, but we should learn a bit about what kind of Virginia Tech team we’ll see next season.

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Virginia Tech Preparing for Pivotal Spring Practice Slate

Football is back, Hokies!

Well, not really. Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente hosted his first spring football press conference last, answering questions about the team’s personnel, his thoughts on the transfer portal and more.

Here are my biggest takeaways from Tech’s media availability and some of the bigger headlines surrounding the Hokies as they approach spring practice.

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Monday Mail: Burmeister’s Impact, the Transfer Portal and Creating a College ‘Farm System’

Welcome back, Hokies. Monday Mail has returned and though it is on a Tuesday, I promise that these takes haven’t yet expired.

Without further ado, let’s dive into your questions for this week.

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New Safteties Coach Justin Hamilton Gives the Hokies Just What They Need

Virginia Tech’s hiring of Justin Hamilton as the Hokies’ new safeties coach won’t wow anyone, and that’s perfectly alright.

Word began to spread over the weekend that Tyrone Nix, who was hired to replace Galen Scott as Virginia Tech’s safeties coach prior to the 2018 season, was leaving to return to Mississippi and Ole Miss. That move became official on Monday, when Tech announced that Nix was leaving and that Hamilton was being promoted to take his place.

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Justin Fuente Turns the Tide With Brilliant Finish to 2019 Recruiting Cycle

Class of 2019 offensive lineman Doug Nester gave Virginia Tech a much-needed boost when he signed with the Hokies on National Signing Day. (Photo via @Freshie74 on Twitter)

It’s been a turbulent offseason for Virginia Tech, but head coach Justin Fuente just finished one hell of a week that seems to have the Hokies pointed in the right direction.

Just weeks after losing several players to the transfer market, Virginia Tech wrapped up their 2019 recruiting class with three key signees. Each of the players are important in their own way, and each player helps dispel some of the negative narratives surrounding the program.

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Monday Mail: Nester Flirts With The Hokies, Justin Robinson’s Absence and More

Hello Hokies. It’s the beginning of the week, so it’s time to answer your questions.

Forgive me for the delay, as I’ve been dealing with a nasty cold over the weekend. With that and work, it was nearly impossible to get any of this written prior to Sunday night.

Without further ado, let’s get down to business.

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Diminished Depth at Quarterback Pushes Virginia Tech to Widen Recruiting Net

The transfer portal giveth, and the transfer portal taketh away.

On the same day that it became public that running back Deshawn McClease had withdrawn his name from the transfer portal and will return to Virginia Tech for 2019, it also became public that rising redshirt sophomore Hendon Hooker had entered the portal and plans to transfer from Virginia Tech.

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Monday Mail: The Impact of Recent Transfers, Bench Depth and Home/Road Disparity

Welcome back Hokies. Monday Mail has returned and boy, is there a lot to discuss. I issued a late request for questions this weekend and you all responded. Thank you for the questions.

Let’s dive into this week’s mail, which hit on three different Virginia Tech teams.

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