There's some similarities and differences, even from the spring with Virginia Tech. As the Hokies continue to adapt and learn the new schemes of coach Justin Fuente, there are plenty of moments of rust.
But there are also a few changes that will take some getting used to outside the obvious changes in coaches. Junior wide receiver Isaiah Ford is up to 195 pounds from 179. And sophomore Deon Newsome has made the move to cornerback, in part to make room for junior college transfer Henri Murphy.
Changes will take getting used to. But Newsome and others are making the most of them.
"It's something different for me," Newsome said. "I haven't played it on forever. I feel like I just need a couple of days to get back into it or whatever. But I think I'll be straight."
Check out the video above for video interviews from Newsome, Ford, Wyatt Teller, Brandon Facyson and Vinny Mihota.