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Va. Tech football Foster, Va. Tech focus on run defense against Alabama

Stopping Alabama’s running game tops Virginia Tech’s priority list

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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:33 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler began watching tape of Alabama last spring. And while the Hokies’ senior recognizes how good an opening opponent the two-time defending national champions are, he’s not ready to write Aug. 31 off as a Tech loss.

“They’re not gods,” Tyler said this weekend of the nation’s No. 1 team. “They’re beatable and we’re good enough to do it.”

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