Last season for Virginia Tech football, Trey Edmunds was the starter at running back with J.C. Coleman as the backup. They’re both going to be playing this year, but Edmunds is going into practice this fall as the starter. Could he lose his job to Coleman? Let’s take a look.
The Case for Coleman– Coleman was hurt a lot last season and it limited his productivity. They weren’t serious injuries though as he played in ten games and started one of them. He ran the ball 84 times for 284 yards and a touchdown and also caught 11 passes for 79 yards. Coleman also played on special teams a bit as a kick returner.
The year before that was his first real year starting for the Hokies. He played in all 13 games, starting six of them and he had 109 carries for 492 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for over 130 yards and a touchdown. That season he also had one of the only 100 yard rushing games of the season, which was against Duke. He’s going to have significant playing time this year from last year if he stays healthy.
The Case for Edmunds– Trey Edmunds played in all 12 games last season, starting ten of them so he was the starter for most of last year. It was his debut season as a redshirt freshman and it didn’t dissapoint at all. He had 175 rushes for 675 yards and ten touchdowns. He also had two receiving touchdowns as a part of his 15 receiving yards.
His best game came against Alabama in the season opener where he had a 77-yard touchdown run and finished with 132 yards on 20 carries.
He did not play in the Sun Bowl against UCLA because he suffered a broken tibia against Virginia. He missed all of Spring Practice but is expected to be ready for the season opener.
This is Edmund’s job to lose if you ask me. He should be the starter this year because of how good he did last year and because he’s also a very fast running back. I expect him to start week one against Ohio State.