Mike Elko Analyzes Defensive Challenges to Face Virginia Tech


Duke’s defense, once the ACC’s weakest link, has undergone a dramatic turnaround under Mike Elko's leadership. However, following a 30-27 defeat against Virginia, Elko voiced the challenges faced in containing the dynamic play of freshman QB Anthony Colandrea and his adept mobility. The Cavaliers' balanced offense, led by Colandrea and receiver Malik Washington, poses a threat reminiscent of N.C. State's triumphant tactics against Virginia Tech. The impending clash between Virginia (3-8, 2-5 ACC) and Virginia Tech (5-6, 4-3) on Saturday in Charlottesville highlights the stark contrast in defensive strategies. Virginia, lagging in scoring defense among ACC teams, faces an uphill battle against a Hokies squad aiming to replicate Georgia Tech's formidable rushing performance that amassed 305 yards in a decisive victory. Cowboy Channel