This week we were fortunate to be able to have SBNation's very own Gobbler Country trade questions and answers with us in anticipation of Saturday's huge matchup with the Virginia Tech Hokies. The guys over at Gobbler Country do a great job and their site is a great place to get the most informative information about his week's opponent. I highly encourage you to head over there and check them out. I'd also like to thank them for their collaboration on this item. Below are the questions we posed about the Hokies along with answers provided by Gobbler Country editor Casey Richey.
Q&A after the jump....
STS: Help us break down Logan Thomas' performance so far this year. Is he Cam Newton-light? What are his strengths and weaknesses at this point.
STS: I think most people know Logan Thomas has RB David Wilson to rely on in the backfield. What are his options out wide in the passing game?
STS: Brian Stinespring, the much maligned former playcaller, is no longer calling plays for the Hokies. How has the offense changed under new playcaller and former Clemson Tiger Mike O'Cain?
STS: Defensively, the Hokies are always stout. But their play has been trending downwards recently. What do you expect out of this group?
STS: Clemson's offense is really clicking. But for this offense to take it to the next level they need find a way to run the ball through the A-gaps, which they haven't been able to do yet. How good are Virginia Tech's defensive tackles? Should Clemson expect to find their inside running game this week?
STS: A night game in Blacksburg is going to be a really tough test. This game could come down to special teams. Clemson's ST has been far from stellar over the years, whereas VT is known for their ST. Does that hold true again this year?
The kicking has been less than stellar (4 of 7) and the punting...well, Danny Coale got to punt against Marshall so that's a sign. However, the field goal block and punt block teams are deadly. The punt block team is always fun to watch because unlike a lot of other schools, Tech puts first string wide receivers (Davis, Boykin) and DBs (Exum, Fuller) in there to block it. Beamer's philosophy lately has been to put some incredibly fast and strong guys in there and some punt formations just don't stand a chance. Last week they got a hand on a Marshall punt and partially blocked it so hopefully (for Tech fans) they'll all out block one this week. Then again, even if they miss blocking the punt, the ever-dangerous Jayron Hosley is back there to return. Special teams hasn't been as dominant as in years past but with the skill out there it's always a dangerous battle for opposing teams.