BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — We head to the New River Valley for the latest stop on the Friday Night Blitz preseason tour for a look at the Blacksburg Bruins. Head coach Eddie Sloss’ crew is looking for a bounce back year after going winless in the spring season. The Bruins were hit hard by the injury bug last season. The optimism and spirit is high in Blacksburg as they look to get back to their winning tradition and ways.
“It was a mentally and physically demanding season last year. For these guys to come back and give the effort that they can give. They are invested in trying to change the culture. We put all of that in the past. We vow we don’t want that to type of season to happen again,” said Sloss. “We have got a lot of leadership this year and we are looking to change the culture. Last year, was not Blacksburg football. We are looking to get right back on track to what we really are,” said senior center and defensive end Brady Wiatt.
The Bruins open up the season on August 27th at the Giles Spartans.