Virginia Tech Will Host Open Practice For Students For Second-Straight Spring

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Apr 10, 2017
As a way to reach out to Virginia Tech's student population in his first spring as the Hokies' head football coach, Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech decided to open one of their spring practices to students at Lane Stadium days before Virginia Tech's 2016 Spring Game. At the time, the move seemed likely to be a one-time deal with it being a great way for Fuente to get his name out more after the retirement of legendary Frank Beamer. Instead, Virginia Tech seems ready to establish a new spring tradition. Virginia Tech football announced today that the Hokies will once again open up a portion of their spring practice to students, this happening on Tuesday, April 18th at Lane Stadium with an opportunity for students to go onto the field and take photos with players for 15 minutes after the conclusion of practice. Like last year, this practice will happen on the Tuesday before Virginia Tech hosts their annual Spring Game that will have an offense vs. defense format that seems to make a lot of sense. Over the first 16 months of his tenure, Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech have looked to find ways to engage the student fan base with this being the third practice that the Hokies have opened up to students. While Virginia Tech no longer has open scrimmages to the public other than the annual Spring Game, this has proven to be a good way for the football program to at least engage the student fan base in showing them some parts of the Hokies' practice.

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