2005 will be a season of great expectations for Virginia
Tech’s coaches, players and fans. Several years of quality recruiting classes,
along with the restoration of VT’s lunch pail approach during last year’s
magical ACC championship run, has many thinking that the Hokies have a chance to
compete for national honors this fall. As with all college teams, the foundation
for future success will be laid this spring.
In this article, I will preview the VT offense going into
spring practice by highlighting the players that in my opinion are likely to be
on the two deep, providing an analysis of the position, highlighting a player to
watch at each position during the spring, and then mentioning a key question
heading into the fall. I’ll also be doing a companion article on the defense.
Without further ado, here’s my view of the Hokie offense going into the
Eligibility noted will be as of fall 2005.
- Marcus Vick, R-JR
- Sean Glennon, T-SO or Cory Holt, R-FR
Analysis: It is impossible to quantify Bryan Randall’s
contributions to the Virginia Tech football team last year. He was the ACC’s
Offensive Player of the Year, but his leadership, determination and focus helped
galvanize a program that had lost its “team first” identity. He will be
The leading candidate to replace Randall is, of course,
Marcus Vick. Vick’s physical attributes are matched by only a select few in
college football as he has a strong and accurate arm, good quickness and blazing
speed. Vick needs to work hard and stay focused on and off the field to maximize
his potential and earn the respect of his fellow players and coaches.
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