It takes a full season to tell the story of a team. You don’t really know
what you’ve got until it’s all over and you can sift through the ashes, or the
confetti, if you’re lucky. Having said that, there are chapters in a book where
a lot more happens than in other chapters, and the Hokie coaches, fans, and
players just experienced that. Chapter 2: LSU.
Before I get underway, I’ll admit that I’m flying blind in this week’s
“Monday Thoughts.” I traveled down to Baton Rouge and witnessed this
48-7 debacle first hand, and I didn’t get back home until almost eight o’clock
Sunday night. I haven’t watched the game yet on DVR, but I have read a handful
of articles and the early Beamerball.com coaches’ interviews. I also talked to a
good source to get his take on things, but that’s about it.
One big piece of missing information fell into place Monday afternoon: Tyrod
Taylor will be the starting quarterback for this weekend’s Ohio game, and, one
would assume, beyond. I’m glad that information came out before I typed out 3-5
pages, only to have my work get blown out of the water by the Tyrod news.
And that sounds like a good place to start.
Tyrod Quickly Moves to #1
At about 10:00 pm Eastern time Saturday night, Sean Glennon was the starting
quarterback for Virginia Tech, and he was struggling to get the offense going
against LSU in Tiger Stadium. A few minutes later, he was on the sidelines
watching his backup lead the offense, and less than two days later, he had been
bumped down to #2 on the quarterback depth chart.
Glennon sacked up after the CFA Bowl debacle last season and went back to work.
He pushed himself in the weight room, he watched film, he re-established himself
firmly as the starter in the spring, and he (according to sources) earned the
trust and backing of his teammates in the process.
Saturday night, that all went down the drain.
In the process, I lost $20 to a buddy who bet me, back at the final fall
scrimmage on August 24th, that Tyrod would be put in the game against LSU to try
to lead a comeback. I figured
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