Monday, August 25, 2008

Glennon Starting For HOKIES


Exclusive news from the mouth of a true HOKIE fan. The word from the Hokie locker room is that Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Techs sophomore QB stud from last season will be taking a redshirt this season, and will allow Senior Sean Glennon to get all the snaps. This has not been official as of yet, Frank Beamer will announce it at his press conference on Tuesday, but sources close to the Hokie team have told me that Glennon will be the lone QB this season.

VaTech won the ACC title last season, for the second time since entering the four the Atlantic Coast Conference four years ago. The Hokies had a two headed monster of Glennon and Tyrod last season and confused teams with the two different styled QB's. Glennon was a better passer while Tyrod scrambled like Vick. With Sean Glennon in his Senior season as Tyrod only a Sophomore, Beamer has decided to let Taylor learn the offense and his young receivers this season.

This is a great move for Frank and the Hokies this year, as it gives Sean confidence that he needs going into his Senior season. It also will allow Tyrod to learn the new crop of young receivers, and will ensure ACC domination in the next couple seasons. Tyrod is nasty, and could be the next Vick at Tech. He needs to improve his throwing mechanics and decision making, but that will come with time and age. This move will give Tyrod both and allow Sean to show off his talent. He was the ACC MVP last year and a darn good QB. Glennon has progressed over his four seasons at Tech and has shown great signs of improvement this preseason.

The Hokies open up this coming Saturday against East Carolina. ESPN fans voted that this game would be the first big upset of the year. The VT-ECU game earned 31% of the votes on ESPN, over games like LSU-App State and a couple other games I can not remember now.

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