Hokies defense feeling confident

BLACKSBURG, VA — Over in Blacksburg, the Hokies of Virginia Tech are still a full week away from their Labor Day Monday opener against Ohio State.

With four Buckeyes suspended for that game and a wide receiver breaking his leg last week, it seems to be raising the hope of victory for the Hokies.

Of course, if you ask them, the suspensions and injuries have nothing to do with it. It’s their own talent that should be cause for hope.

“I think we’re really good but really humble at the same time,” said defensive end Dadi Nicolas. “I think it’s going to be really good for us because there’s not one person to key on. I think everyone brings something to the table, from the D-Ends to the D-Tackles, so that’s what makes us different.”

Virginia Tech made a touching announcement Sunday afternoon, unveiling a helmet decal honoring the two journalists who were killed at WDBJ in Roanoke last week.

The decal has a number 7 for WDBJ7 and teal and maroon ribbons. Teal was Alison Parker’s favorite color, while maroon was the favorite of Hokies grad, Adam Ward.

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