Monday afternoon, Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer announced that
redshirt freshman Joseph “Ju-Ju” Clayton has won the backup
quarterback job for the remainder of the spring. Marcus Davis will be moved to
wide receiver for the last week of spring football, and Clayton and starting QB
Tyrod Taylor will receive the large majority of QB snaps for the rest of the
Beamer made the announcement on BeamerBall.com in his BeamerBlog.
In the blog, Beamer also said that Davis was instructed to improve his arm
strength, which still needs work after shoulder surgery last fall, and that he
will be given a chance to compete at quarterback in the fall.
Clayton is regarded as the more advanced quarterback at this stage, with
Davis (who wears Michael Vick’s old #7) the superior athlete. In Saturday’s
scrimmage, the two QBs played those roles; Clayton finished
7-of-9 passing for 70 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, while
Davis was just 3-of-6 for 19 yards but had an impressive 62-yard TD run.
The Hokies will hold their spring game this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Admission
is free. The annual TechSideline.com Spring Game Tailgate will start at 10:00 in
2009 Spring Game Tailgate
OK, Hokie Sports Fans…time once again for the VT Spring Game. The team has
been busy throughout the winter in the weight room, has endured the dreaded 6 AM
workouts, and is busy sharpening their skills in Spring practice. It is just
about time for the annual Maroon and White Spring Game. The least we can do, as
fans, is come out and cheer them on, and what better way to get in a cheering
mood than to do a little tailgating!
The 2009 Edition of the Award Winning TSL Spring Game Tailgate Party.
Your hosts this year will be Pops & Co., knucklejunction, hokiebred, HFNVA
and F4EHokie. Russian Hokie will be our official photographer.
Here’s what will be provided:
- BBQ Pork!
- Plates, napkins, cups, and utensils
- Buns and condiments
Here’s what you need to bring:
- Your favorite beverage, adult or otherwise
- Hamburger, sausages, hot dogs, or anything else you want to
- Chips, salsa, veggie trays, chicken, side dishes, etc.
- Cookies, cake, or other baked goods for desert.
- Whatever else you want to eat (But plan on sharing!)
We will be cooking about 125# of pork, and it will be first come, first
Tailgating begins at 10:00 AM. Look for the white tents and the Hokie flag in
the east end of lot 2.
This year, since we don’t have a sponsor as in the past, we need folks to
step up and help us out with the costs. There will be a donation jar at
the tailgate. Please chip in and help us pay our expenses!
We’re looking forward to it, and hope you are as well!!!