Virginia Tech has (at least) one more uniform switch in the bag this year. The Hokies will wear a maroon matte helmet for the Russell Athletic Bowl, according to the equipment room’s Twitter account.
When Hokies linebacker Tariq Edwards had off-season surgery to insert a rod in his leg to alleviate pain from a stress fracture in his shin, the initial recovery time had him returning to the field in August, just in time for the start of the season.
Long before Virginia Tech began the regular season with seven-straight wins, first-year Coach James Johnson knew injuries would expose his team’s biggest flaw. But that hasn’t made dealing with it any easier.