Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is playing it close to the chest in regard to who will start at QB for the Hokies on Saturday. Junior Sean Glennon opened the season as the 11th-ranked Hokies' starter and then was benched after an ugly 48-7 loss at LSU on Sept. 8.
Freshmen Tyrod Taylor, a highly regarded dual-threat quarterback from Hampton, Va., started the next five games and the Hokies won each of them. Taylor was hurt in the first half of a 43-14 victory at Duke on Oct. 13 and didn't play in the last two games because of a high ankle sprain. Glennon came off the bench against Duke and completed 16 of 21 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns. Glennon started the last two games. Glennon is a Weatherford style QB and Taylor is an Xavier Lee type QB. My guess is that Beamer goes with the dual threat QB.
Hokie place kicker Jud Dunlevy has been named one of the 20 semifinalists for the Groza Award, given each year to the nation’s top kicker. Dunlevy’s selection is impressive, considering his struggles this preseason, and that he’s starting for the first time as a fifth-year senior.
Seems that Hokie QB Sean Glennon loves to dish out quotes for the press. He came up with a funny explanation of Virginia Tech’s futility against Florida State in the last 30-some years. Said Glennon, “It’s like the Curse of the Bambino. The Curse of Bowden. … The Curse of the Bowdino.”