Friday, October 10, 2008


If you’re a Hokie fan, you probably already know this, but the some of the best VT coverage in the Commonwealth comes out of Roanoke. Plenty of stories, opinions and great photos. Here’s the latest from the M.A.S.H. tent…

By Randy King – Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG -- Just turn it loose, kid.

Virginia Tech tailback Josh Oglesby has been hearing that line for weeks now from his coaches and teammates. The redshirt freshman says he's ready to unleash and let it fly.

In the wake of last Saturday's season-ending injury to starter Kenny Lewis Jr., Oglesby knows it's his time now that he's No. 2 behind Darren Evans in the Tech tailback line.

"Turn myself loose," a laughing Oglesby said following Tech's practice Tuesday. "Just go 100 percent every time I get the ball, run it hard, no thinking, just doing what you know you can do. I think that's what turning myself loose means."

While Evans, a fellow redshirt freshman who has run for a club-high 415 yards and eight touchdowns this season will remain the main man, Oglesby said he's excited to finally get an opportunity to show everyone what he can do.

(Photos by Justin Cook/Roanoke Times and – the latter used without permission, we’re sorry. We’ve asked for permission and are awaiting an answer. Who likes our chances?)

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