Virginia Tech RB Coleman Fox may see increase playing time moving forward

Virginia Tech’s continues to search for more offensive playmakers to be inserted in their starting lineup, and they may have have found one in redshirt sophomore running back Coleman Fox. He entered late in the contest against Clemson on Saturday, and made an immediate impact on the football field once again.

Fox has seen significant action in the last three weeks, and responded well by gaining 139 yards on the ground. Albeit, the first two weeks were in blowout wins against East Carolina and Old Dominion, but he was productive in the fourth quarter against the Tigers. Fox had a team-high 39 rushing yards and shown the ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield. This type of skill level has been lacking in the Hokies offense all season, and Fox’s athleticism could gain more scoring opportunities downfield.

However at the moment, Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente is noncommittal about giving Fox more touches in the offense.

“Coleman had practiced well, so we felt like putting him in there,” Fuente said to the Roanoke Times reporter Andy Bitter, “So we’ll see. He’s done a good job when he’s been in there and he continues to work hard. So we’ll see going into this week.”

Fox may get his chance to perform, especially if Travon McMillian continues to struggle with his play. He was benched after a costly third quarter fumble. McMillian must become more inconsistent in the lineup or risk being excluded from the Hokies running back rotation.

Virginia Tech travels to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College. The kickoff is scheduled for 7;15 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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