"Answer me this: VT constantly knocked down for inexperienced defense, yet nobody bats an eyelash at 'Bama being No. 1 despite 9 new starters"Our boy Josh, on The Twitter. It's an excellent point. Alabama is the preseason No. 1 replacing nine starters while people are questioning our ability to win the Coastal because we have six new starters on D. It has a lot to do with the Tide being the defending champs, but its hard enough to repeat and nearly impossible to do it with nine new starters on D. The Hokies shouldn't be counted out just because they have to replace six guys.