Wednesday, August 27, 2008

HOKIES SEEK TO REDSHIRT TAYLOR

If history does, in fact, repeat itself (which it has a nasty habit of doing) the Hokies will name Sean Glennon their starting quarterback and redshirt Tyrod Taylor. Glennon will then a) suck, b) get hurt or c) get tossed off the team.

Nonetheless according to ESPN and AP, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said Tuesday he wants to redshirt quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and that Sean Glennon will be the Hokies' starting quarterback this season.

Taylor, who played last year as a true freshman, will dress this year and travel with the team. Cory Holt will be the No. 2 quarterback. Beamer entered this summer with the goal of heading into the season opener with one quarterback, not two.

"That's our plan as of today," Beamer said. "We'll see how that goes."

Glennon completed 143 of 235 passes (60.9 percent) for 1,796 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He was named the MVP of the ACC championship game after throwing three touchdown passes in the win over Boston College.

If he sits all year, Taylor would have three years of eligibility remaining after this season, and would join a young offense that will be nurtured along this year.

The presence of Holt makes it work, Beamer said, and the decision gives the coach peace of mind heading into the No. 17 Hokies' season opener against East Carolina on Saturday.

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