Spring Football 2005: Wednesday Scrimmage Notes

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The Hokies held another scrimmage in Lane Stadium Wednesday, and our insiders
returned the news on which players looked the best, highlighting some of the
plays that were made by names you would expect, and names you wouldn’t expect.
Here’s the lowdown on a scrimmage that we were told was a good one, in which the
guys “really got after it.”

Marcus
Vick was again impressive, hitting Justin Harper with a 94-yard touchdown pass.
Vick sold the pass with a play-action fake, and free safety Justin Hamilton bit
on it, leaving Harper running free, wide open behind the defense. Vick hit
Harper in stride at about the 50, and Harper carried it into the end zone from
there.

“He [Vick] also made a great pass over the middle to Duane Brown,”
our insider said. “I don’t think I need to say much about Vick
anymore. He is the truth. Glennon was very good today I thought, but
Vick is the real deal.”

Aaron Rouse looked better at rover, and Cary Wade continued his strong play.
“He [Wade] made another great open field tackle today, this time on Humes
in the backfield,” we were told. “The last two scrimmages, he
has attacked the line of scrimmage in run support, and has been very good in
pass defense. I’m starting to feel pretty good about him this year.
I still want to see it every single day, but a lot of progress has been
made.”

Corey Gordon has been moved from free safety to whip linebacker, and he
received rave reviews for his performance Wednesday. “Today was only his
first or second practice at the position, and he excelled today. He was
outstanding in run support, making tackles behind and around the line of
scrimmage,” our observer told us. “Don’t look for Gordon to change
positions again [he has also spent time at rover]. He looked like a natural
there today.”



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