Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tyrod Taylor No Longer Redshirting

Head coach Frank Beamer announced at a press conference today sophomore quarterback Tyrod Taylor will play Saturday against Furman.

This is the second consecutive season Taylor was scheduled to redshirt for the Hokies and the second consecutive season the reshirt lasted one game. Senior quarterback Sean Glennon was inconsistent in last Saturday's loss to East Carolina, throwing two costly interceptions.

There is no word on which quarterback will start against the Paladins. However, I think it's in the Hokies best interests for Taylor to start, at least for now. Glennon needs to have his confidence rebuilt and has struggled early in the season for three years now.

Tyrod is the future of this team and it makes sense to give him a chance to gel with the young players on offense. He also makes the offense more dynamic if the offensive line isn't going to be able to protect the quarterback, just like last season.

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