Boston College at Virginia Tech: 5 Big Questions with Fighting Gobbler

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Sep 20, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College at Virginia Tech: 5 Big Questions — #4

Since the Ohio State game, very little has gone right for the Hokies. What have been some of the key problems for Virginia Tech on either side of the football?

TT: One issue has been the play calling, which has been below average at best. It has been just flat out atrocious many times over the last couple of weeks. Scot Loeffler calls plays that haven’t worked, and then keeps calling them, and doesn’t continue to call the plays that work. Loeffler is clearly on the hot seat and many don’t think he is the right guy.

The Hokies’ offensive line has also struggled and that has hampered the running game, forcing Michael Brewer to do a lot of scrambling. The change of starting redshirt freshman Wyatt Teller over senior Caleb Farris helped some, and the VT offensive line should get better in the future, but is still struggling right now.

The defense has been fairly good overall but they have given up a few big plays; one thing that concerns me is how they have given a few of those big plays via quarterback runs, which Tyler Murphy is quite good at doing for Boston College. However, this team does do a good job of getting stops. If you don’t get in the end zone on a big play, but you do get in the red zone, don’t expect to score a touchdown as this defense does a good job of shutting down teams in the red zone and forcing field goals.

Next: Question #3