Hokies enter offseason with work to do

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Following Monday's Military Bowl loss, Virginia Tech finds itself in an unusual situation entering the offseason.

The 34-31 loss to Cincinnati on Monday brought an end to Virginia Tech's 25 year streak of winning seasons. It also ended a tumultuous season that saw the Hokies finish 6-7, but extend its bowl streak to 26 years and win streak against Virginia to 15 years.

It started with a season-opening win at Florida State, but three weeks later, the Hokies were on the wrong side of history, falling at Old Dominion that proved to be the start of a season-long downward spiral. Quarterback Josh Jackson was lost for the season with a leg injury and a young defense proved to not be ready for ACC play, leading to a four-game league losing streak.

"Important that we do a great job examining ourselves," said head coach Justin Fuente. "I mean we've got to create a culture of unselfishness and discipline where guys play for each other and do the right thing and continue to develop these young people. Its up to us to set the stage for that and cultivate that and we'll start on January 22nd."