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Calling all quarterbacks
Question of the Day
Virginia Tech quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon are questionable for the Hokies’ Nov. 6 game against No. 25 Maryland, creating the possibility third-stringer Cory Holt could make his first career start under center.
Taylor, Virginia Tech’s starter since the second game of the season, suffered a high left ankle sprain on the first play of the Hokies’ 30-20 loss at Florida State on Saturday. Glennon also suffered a left ankle sprain, though X-rays on his fibula were negative.
Coach Frank Beamer declined to estimate the chances of either Taylor or Glennon playing against the Terrapins (6-2, 3-1), who hold a share of the Atlantic Division lead.
“They tell me they’re going to be in a boot this week,” Beamer said. “I don’t have percentages.”
Junior tight end Greg Boone, who came to Virginia Tech as a quarterback, will receive practice reps at quarterback to prepare for an emergency role behind Holt.
Holt entered in the middle of the third quarter Saturday, going 3-for-6 for 28 yards and a touchdown in relief. He led a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to narrow the Hokies’ deficit to 27-20, but Florida State drove for a field goal on its next possession.
It was Holt’s first action at quarterback in more than a year, and for his career he is 11-for-25 for 141 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Holt moved to wideout late last season, and Beamer said he was getting closer to earning playing time at receiver.
“He’s been around the program, knows what’s going on and has some good ability,” Beamer said. “He’s a great person and just has always been a great team player and did a good job down at Florida State. He did a great job under the conditions and [considering] how much he really didn’t get work at quarterback. He hadn’t been doing that much lately.”
The Hokies (5-3, 2-2 ACC) tumbled out of the Coastal Division race with back-to-back losses, matching in two weeks Virginia Tech’s total of conference road losses in its first four seasons (2004-07) in the ACC. While that would seem to increase the importance of next week’s game, Beamer avoided hypothetical scenarios involving Taylor and Glennon.
“I think what we need to do is see where they are,” Beamer said. “Then we’ll talk about the ifs, ands or buts.”
About the Author
Patrick Stevens has covered Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic college sports for more than a decade. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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