Practice Report: Glennon Stepping Up

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TSL caught up with a couple of our insiders who observed parts of football practice over the weekend and got their thoughts on how the quarterbacks are looking so far. Which player is leading the way and which youngster is playing well? Find out inside.

Both of our insiders agree that Sean Glennon is clearly the best quarterback right now. He knew the race would be decided in the first week of practice, and he came out mentally prepared and has been executing very well. The quarterback competition will probably run through next Saturday’s scrimmage and Beamer will name a starter after reviewing the film of the scrimmage.

“Glennon has been the man at quarterback so far,” one observer noted. “If anybody who has seen practices thinks another guy is better, then it’s because they are just biased towards that player.”

Our insiders say Glennon showed the best accuracy of any quarterback in the opening days of practice. He completed a couple of deep passes, one to Eddie Royal, that were perfectly thrown. He has also shown great accuracy and touch on the corner route as well. His timing has been good, especially for early August.

“You can tell he stayed in Blacksburg all summer to work with the receivers,” one observer said.

True freshman Kam Chancellor has also turned heads not only with his performance, but his physical appearance. One insider said that at times Chancellor looked like he might be better than Holt and Whitaker. He ran a 4.54 in the 40 yard dash. He obviously worked hard over the summer before enrolling at Tech. He is up to 6-4, 217. When he was recruited last winter, he was listed at 6-4, 200.

Chancellor may or may not stick at quarterback, but if he is moved to another position he may be too athletic to keep off the field this year.

One of our observers also brought up the defensive line, saying they are a very impressive looking group from a physical standpoint. Cordarrow Thompson and Kory Robertson are huge and it’s hard to believe William Wall is only a r-Freshman. Jason Adjepong and John Graves are physically ready to play.