Heading into 2014 Fall Training Camp, the Virginia Tech Hokies have several key positions that will be heavily contested all the way to the home opener against the Tribe of William and Mary. Much maligned three year starting Quarterback Logan Thomas leaves some big shoes to fill (size 18 to be exact) as the general of the offense, but he is not the only one that will need to be replaced.
On the offensive side of the ball, the position battles will be hard to predict due to second year Offensive Coordinator Scot Loeffler balancing players that he inherited with players that he brought in himself. Defensively, the Hokies should not have too much fluctuation with Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster heading into his nineteenth season. Foster has made a tradition of taking mid-level recruits, grooming them and preparing them to step into bigger roles once they are upperclassmen and this year will be no different.
Here is a look at the biggest battles heading into camp and who I think will come out on top at each position