The Washington Times - November 6, 2008, 05:44PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. —- I wrote about the Great Virginia Tech Quarterback Mystery for today’s dead-tree edition.

And, as I often have this season, I’ve turned to either Dean Muhtadi or Bemi Otulaja for insight.


Both are two of the funniest —- and brightest —- guys I’ve encountered in the last four seasons. And neither is particularly inclined to sugarcoat things, which is always fun.

So I brought up the different quarterbacks the Hokies could opt to start tonight —- Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon and Cory Holt. And there was no question who Muhtadi would like to see.

It has nothing to do with perceived talent. Rather, there’s a Northern Virginia high school rivalry still fresh in Muhtadi’s mind.

Even five years later, the former T.C. Williams star would like a chance to upend Glennon, a Westfield alum.

“Ideally, I want him to start,” Muhtadi said. “They smacked us pretty good the last time we played them, so I got some payback for him.”

That’s quite a long memory.

“Oh yeah,” Muhtadi said. “I’ve been waiting for this since I got here. I was hoping we’d play Tech, and I was hoping he’d start.”

We’re about two hours away from finding out whether Muhtadi’s wish will be granted.

—- Patrick Stevens