Congrats to OSU on the national title. after the loss to VT, your QB really stepped up to the plate, and Jones filled in nicely to close out the year. Elliott was a beast too. VT on the other hand was not able to overcome the rash of injuries and inexperience. Outside of the Miami loss, which was just plain ugly.. we lost a lot of close/ugly games - most of which we either tied or led in the 4th quarter.
Next year, it goes without saying... OSU will be favorites to win that game. Does that mean VT can't win it...... Nah. VT is returning virtually everyone, including guys like Brandon Facyson and Luther Laddy, who ended up missing the entire season.. both being All-ACC caliber players.
The defense for VT... will be stout. Outside of the Miami game, they had a consistently good year - and that was without two of their best players.
The offense will have to improve, specifically the OL.. the run game showed signs over the last 4 games.. how that progresses over the off season/spring/summer will be key going into next season. VT has a lot of talent at the skill positions, it starts up front though. Anyway, looking forward to that game and the challenge of having OSU come to town. Congrats again.