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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - J.R. Collins
Virginia Tech has relied on its deep and talented defensive front to turn opposing offensive lines from dams to spillways. It has been the vanguard for a defense that ranks second nationally in total yards allowed (190.7 per game), tackles for loss (29), passing yards allowed (106.3 per game) and interceptions (seven).
Virginia Tech believes its defensive linemen can be giants. Or at least play like them.
Previewing Week 8 in DC-area college football.
When asked about his unit's impressive numbers, Collins shrugged and said all he knew was it was Tuesday and on Tuesdays, they have very difficult practices.
"This year, we're taking it one day at a time and punching the clock and taking care of the little things," Collins added. "As a group right now, we're not thinking too much where we're ranked. Right now, we've got a lot to work on. We've had success, but at the same time, there are a lot of things we've got to work on."