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ACC Community commentators speak store with Hokie head coach about 2023 schedule Tuesday

1/31/2023 5:57:00 PM

Following the ACC’s announcement of the 2023 schedule earlier this week, ACC Community had Virginia Tech soccer head coach Brent Pry on its ACC PM present to debate the schedule from his perspective, how the crew is trying to date in offseason exercises and extra.

Learn beneath for some highlights of what he mentioned on the present Tuesday.

Head coach Brent Pry

On his preliminary response to the 2023 schedule:

“We undoubtedly must be higher (laughing). However, I believe general, it’s a very aggressive schedule. We acquired two Large Ten groups on there they usually each are enhancing. I am anxious to see the place Purdue is [with a new head coach] and the way they begin the yr. I acquired a variety of respect for each of these packages enjoying in a league I coached in for years. Then selecting up Florida State, Louisville and Wake Forest, these are among the extra aggressive packages in our league. We must be higher in all areas, and that is simply basically. It is a aggressive schedule. We picked up some good people.”

On how a lot he’s stressing profitable at dwelling:

“Oh, completely. We acquired to guard Lane Stadium. Our followers deserve that. It is the very best surroundings in our league. They got here out in full pressure. We had a number of sellouts. We had an 11 o’clock kick that our college students crammed the stands at 10 a.m. These followers have been actually supportive by means of a 3-8 season. We definitely wish to give them a ton to cheer about on our dwelling turf.”


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On if there’s a theme that the crew will rally round:
“We nonetheless are about ‘floor up.’ We have now acquired to be a greater crew essentially. I simply talked about that to the coaches this morning, as we simply began our winter program. We simply need to guarantee that we’re teaching high quality. We’re teaching knee bend. We’re teaching physique place. We’re teaching aiming factors. All of the issues that I consider in and know that may result in success for these guys. We’re nonetheless on the 100 degree and getting the inspiration proper. We discovered lots [in the fall]. I am very inspired by the issues that we did expertise – the expansion, the event – and that was actually in a variety of areas, significantly in our tradition, with the maturity of our crew. However on the identical time, essentially, with our ability set, we’ve to enhance there first.”

On if he demonstrates sure issues hands-on by performing out the transfer:

“Oh, I like to reveal for them, however the issue is half the time I do not look excellent doing it (laughing). So, I am undecided it is an incredible instance, particularly once I acquired guys like Chris Marve, Pierson Prioleau and Xavier Adibi, who’re some guys which have completed it at a very excessive degree. I believe they’re a greater instance, however I nonetheless strive. Generally I get laughed at greater than they’re listening, however that is the enjoyable of it. We’re player-coaches, so we love diving in with these guys and sweating it on the market with them. I do assume displaying an excellent instance is at all times essential in what you need, whether or not that is on movie or on the follow subject. They acquired to see what you are speaking about.”

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