Scrimmage Report: Offense Has a Good Day

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Just when you wondered if the Hokie offense was ever going to get a chance to show its stuff, the word out of Wednesday’s scrimmage in Lane Stadium is that the offensive line finally gave the quarterbacks time to work, and all four QBs stepped up and had good days. We’ve got good news on the offense and more in this scrimmage report.

Well, bad news first. Elan Lewis got hurt today. He broke a run to the outside and Flowers came up and undercut him. He went down and didn’t get up. It definitely looked like a knee. They carted him off the field, and quite frankly it didn’t look good. (Editor’s Note: Lewis was diagnosed with a “significant sprain” to his right knee and is scheduled for an MRI Friday.)

Now, on to the good news. All the quarterbacks looked good today. They looked good because they actually had time to throw the ball. They combined for three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Glennon looked good and in control of the offense. He had one really impressive play where he escaped pressure, rolled to his right and made a great throw to Justin Harper, who came back for the pass at the goal line. Unfortunately Harper didn’t make the play, but it was still a great play by Glennon.

Holt looked good as well. He had some nice throws over the middle. The team worked on goal line situations for part of the scrimmage, and Holt had a great touchdown pass to Ed Wang in the corner of the end zone.

Greg Boone did a nice job as well. I think he could become a very good quarterback given time. But he may be needed at another position.

Ike Whitaker looked good. Inside the five yard line he had a couple of runs that would have gone for touchdowns if the yellow jersey had not been on. He threw a touchdown pass to Josh Morgan. On that particular play, he rolled to his left, created space between himself and the defenders, and threw a nice pass to Morgan in the back of the end zone. I want to see Whitaker more with the first teamers to see what he can do. I think he could definitely throw his name in the hat if given the chance.

I’ll also give some praise to the offensive line. They gave the QBs a chance to throw and the running game was decent as well. Not great, but okay. Matt Welsh was working at left tackle a lot, even with the first string at some points. That’s a good sign, and if he can continue to develop he could become