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