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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Charley Wiles
Virginia Tech believes its defensive linemen can be giants. Or at least play like them.
No. 6 Virginia Tech's defense is preparing for a physical game Saturday at No. 24 Virginia.
Virginia Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles would love it if his four linemen contributed to a shutout in Saturday night's ACC opener against Clemson — or even if they helped hold the Tigers' spread-the-field, fast-paced offense to 14 points or so. But he knows there is a big difference between idealistic and the realistic this week.
He spent a few days working with the defensive line before moving over to offense "and the rest is history," Tech defensive line coach Charley Wiles said.
"We didn't get off many blocks," defensive line coach Charley Wiles said. "They made our corners and safeties tackle, for the most part. And we missed some tackles out there. But we didn't get off many blocks and make tackles either."