It took until the midpoint of the season, but Virginia Tech -- a program known for its special teams -- has finally solved its punting problems.
Or at least taken an important step forward in getting better.
After the well-documented struggles of punter Scott Demler, the Hokies finally made a change last week against Miami and turned to true freshman Michael Branthover. His first career punt went a season-long 52 yards.
It might have been the first time all season Virginia Tech fans cheered a punt. Virginia Tech enters Saturday’s game at Wake Forest ranked No. 118 in the country in net punting with a 31.7 average.
Coach Frank Beamer is hoping Branthover can help that.
“Yeah, he's our number one punter, and he's a guy that basically, I
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