When the Virginia Tech defense takes the field opposite the Boston College offense in Week 6, the orchestrators of both units will have a pretty good idea of what’s coming.
After all, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Boston College offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler coached together for three seasons.
“I’ve got the utmost respect for Scot, number one,” Foster told Ricky LaBlue of Virginia Tech’s Sportswar.com site. “I think he’s an outstanding football coach. I mean, just a very intelligent guy. I was extremely impressed with him in his time here, just his knowledge and how he approached things, his work ethic, his attention to detail.”
While Loeffler’s offensive scheme is slightly different than the one he led at Virginia Tech, Foster said he knows what to expect from Loeffler: a lot of two-tight end sets and a physical, run-heavy attack.
“I think what he’s doing up there is probably what he would have liked to have done here a little bit more maybe, if we had the personnel,” Foster said. “Just tough, hard-nosed with that BC mentality. I think they’re better up front, offensively. Their two backs are big and physical, they’re running hard and are hard to tackle.”
Foster and Loeffler faced off on opposing sidelines last season, and the outcome went decidedly Foster’s way. Virginia Tech shut out Boston College in a 49-0 win.
Foster was quick to point out that last year’s outcome didn’t indicate that he outperformed Loeffler in any way.
“That had nothing to do with me matching up against him, it was our players matching up against theirs, and things went our way,” Foster said.
Foster also said that, despite last year’s outcome, he expects Loeffler and the Eagles’ offense to come into the game prepared and put up a strong fight.
“I know this,” Foster said. “He’s going to be well-prepared, his team is going to be well-prepared and we’re going to have to go up and play a great football game against these guys.”