Thursday, April 2, 2009

VT Starts Spring Drills

Today was the first of 15 spring practices for the Hokies. And like most schools most years, Coach Beamer wasn't happy after the first practice. At least that what it says on the front page of The team drilled without pads today and aren't allowed contact until practice No. 4 of the spring.

As a fan, it feels good to enter a spring practice session without worrying about who the starting quarterback is going to be in the fall. This year's spring workout are about building depth. There aren't a lot of significant position battles going on.

The most important position battle on offense may be for the BACKUP QB job. Marcus Davis, JuJu Clayton and Greg Boone will all get snaps under center during the spring. Backup battle will be a topic of discussion during out spring roundtable, which is currently going on around the various Hokie blogs. My answers to our questions will be posted Friday. Look for the round up on Monday.



-Coach Beamer's site has photos and video from day one. Some of it is free. (Beamerball)
- Good to see KT back in the 'Burg. (Virginian Pilot)
- A look at the backup QB race. (Roanoke Times)
- An April Fool's joke from Tech Hoops. (Tech Hoops)
- And another one from The A-Line. (A-Line)
- ACCSJ keeps pushing this "basketball" thing. WTF? (ACC Sports Journal)

Atlantic Coast Conference

- Annette interviews her Frankie. (ESPN)
- The Pack are getting better and deeper on defense. (ACC Now)
- ATL Eagle looks at Chip Kelly's influence on BC. (Eagle in Atlanta)

Stuff Only I Care About

- Amalie Benjamin (who I love and would in a heartbeat give up my hard-drinking, road-tripping bachelor ways for) has a story on a former Red Sox top draft pick that his teammates won't let him live down. (Boston Globe)
- OK, now the season's over. (Die by the Blade)
- Joe Paterno is senile. (Awful Announcing)

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