Each game, we'll get the inside look at Virginia Tech's opponent by talking with the opposing team's beat writer. This week, we spoke with
While the safety play has been good, the defensive backs haven't shined either. So yes, there is still plenty of worry about this Hurricane defense.
The Canes try to get Duke free in space and let James fight for tough yards between the tackles with the occasional outside run. Both are also excellent receivers, so it isn't like one or the other has to come off the field in passing situations. They complement each other well, but this team hasn't really run the ball consistently well.
The Canes looked better on defense against Florida State and will need that kind of intensity for any kind of chance to win this game. We think UM gets some bounces in its favor and pulls out a close one,