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Student of the Game- Virginia Tech vs. Miami Hurricanes

A win is a win right? The Miami Hurricanes escaped on the road when they defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 20-14. You had the feeling if the game would have continued another two minutes the Hokies would have probably won. But that didn’t happen. On this edition of Student of the Game Virginia Tech vs. Miami Hurricanes we take a look on film to see what happened. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Tyler Van Dyke has now put together two solid back to back performances on film. Van Dimes was 29-46 with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Miami rushing attack was decent at best and netted 107 total yards. It was once again necessary to pass first and QB1 wasn’t shy about pulling the trigger.

On this absolute dime to Cobie Young, you will see the case that the Hurricanes are utilizing “choice.” The concept requires every pass catcher to go vertical unless the coverage of the opposite DB is off. Versus UNC you will see Frank Ladson stay underneath and vs. VT Young goes deep. The one handed catch by Young was the absolute icing on the cake.

The defense under Kevin Steele ended up with six sacks. The simulated pressure packages have worked and on this clip you will see Miami still able to generate late pressure with only four defenders. A fortuitous bounce at the end of the play was a gift wrapped turnover for the Miami Hurricanes. Although they didn’t give up a big play pass touchdown, some wrong angles and communication breakdowns still showed up this week.

The Hurricanes have now improved to 1-1 in conference play and have their work cut out for them. A losing season is not outside the realm of possibility if the Canes don’t clean up some deficiencies. Game management, communication and the running game all could use some attention. Student of the Game Virginia Tech Miami Hurricanes full edition is upon us friends.

So get you pencils and your popcorn and just click play.

About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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