An Incredibly Weak Solution to a Significant Problem

As more and more players transfer from their original school each season, Justin Fuente has repeatedly used the transfer portal to bolster his quarterback room.

Fuente added JUCO stud Jerod Evans for the 2016 season, acquired AJ Bush for the following year and prior to 2018, Fuente signed Oregon transfer Braxton Burmiester.

After two more departures, Fuente dipped into the portal again on Tuesday and brought in Texas A&M transfer Connor Blumrick. While Blumrick’s may not be a bad thing, it barely addresses the elephant in the room — the Hokies’ quarterback situation is unsettling. Continue reading “An Incredibly Weak Solution to a Significant Problem”

Tech Takeaways: Herbert is a Bad, Bad Man

With 21 players and a couple coaches again forced to watch from home, Virginia Tech escaped Durham with a 38-31 victory over winless Duke and exorcised their demons from last season.

Virginia Tech was far from perfect. The Hokies’ offense spent much of the game struggling to move the football and the inexperienced secondary — a group missing their top four cornerbacks and starting safety — was exposed on multiple occasions.

However, the story isn’t Braxton Burmeister’s shaky play or Tech’s inability to put Duke away until late. The story is Khalil Herbert. And he’ll lead off this week’s Tech Takeaways.

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