Heading into the last three days of preparation for Thursday’s game against
Maryland, quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon are receiving limited
repetitions in practice. The lion’s share of work at the QB position is going to
Cory Holt, and Thursday night’s starter will be a game time decision.
Glennon and Taylor both suffered high ankle sprains in their left ankles
against Florida State last Saturday, and both spent last week in walking boots.
The boots have been removed, but neither player has had significant practice
time the last couple of days. Holt has been getting most or all of the work.
Virginia Tech’s backup-backup plan, should Holt start and be injured during the
game, is tight end Greg Boone. Boone played quarterback in high school and has
been getting some work at the QB position, in case of emergency.
Quarterbacks coach Mike O’Cain has told the media that he expects Glennon to
be more likely to play than Taylor, because Glennon’s injury isn’t as severe,
he’s recovering more quickly, and mobility is not as big a part of his skill set
as it is Taylor’s. O’Cain said that the starter will be a game-time decision.
Maryland enters the game with the Hokies ranked #23 in the latest BCS
Standings, one of four ACC teams in the BCS. UNC is #19, Georgia Tech is
#20, and Florida State is #22. At 3-1 in the ACC, the Terps are the only ACC
team with just one conference loss. We’ll have more detail on the ACC race later
today, in "Around the ACC."
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