COVID-19 challenges only add to coach’s unease as Virginia Tech opener approaches | College Sports

Still, the Hokies insist there’s no excuse for them to be sloppy on Saturday night.

“I feel like it’s going to be a difficult situation, but I feel like we’re definitely all prepared to kind of be at our best,” No. 2 quarterback Braxton Burmeister said. “And I think like we’re all kind of coming together at the right time. So I think we’re going to be pretty sharp.”

That’s assuming the game can be played.

A COVID-19 outbreak forced Tech to postpone last weekend’s game against rival Virginia and pause football activities for four days. The Hokies returned to the practice field early last week.

Fuente said Monday that his team is still working at less than full strength, as players remain in contact-tracing protocols that keep them off the practice field.

“We will not have a full roster. I hope we are able to play,” Fuente said. “

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