BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente hopes the Hokies can return to normal — both pre-and-post-pandemic standards.
The Hokies went 5-6 last year, a season when they often went to practice not knowing who would be available.
They lost more than half their team — and first-year defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton — for a period of time during the season because of COVID-19 infections or quarantining that left them depleted.
Keys to getting back to winning this season are dual-threat quarterback Braxton Burmeister and a healthy defense that has been decimated by absences the past two seasons.
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