Georgia Tech Fan
VT -line backers are kind of small 210-215? Is that part of bud foster's method?
Bud Foster values speed over size at all positions, except maybe corner. He loves those big corners who are hard to block in run support.
He uses a one-gap attacking defense, so he relies on his undersized defensive linemen to use their quickness to get past a linemen at the snap. He sends linebackers and safeties into gaps to account for everything, hoping to spill the runner to a "free-hitter" running the alley. This is a very aggressive style which relies on negative plays to get the offense into obvious passing situations, multiplying the effectiveness of a speed defense. It is prone to being worn down though, as the players are smaller.
Beating Bud Foster's defense depends on being unpredictable (throwing on rushing downs) and outexecuting. You aren't going to outscheme Foster, but you might have better athletes. Finding ways to exploit those matchups will be key.