Ten Questions Heading Into Spring Practice 2008

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Spring football practice begins this afternoon for the Hokies, and as usual,
there are some major questions that need to be answered. Some starting positions
have yet to be decided, and a lot of young players are battling for playing time
in the two-deep. It should be one of the more meaningful springs in recent

As usual, TSL brings you our Top 10 Questions heading into spring practice.
We avoided some of the obvious ones, like "will someone step up at wide
receiver?". We do have a few generic ones, as you’ll see, but a lot of our
focus will be on things that no one is really talking about.

Are Darren Evans and Josh Oglesby the real deal?

so people have talked about this one some. With Branden Ore’s dismissal, it’s
important that the Hokies find a tailback. Kenny Lewis is currently #1, Jahre
Cheeseman is #2, Dustin Pickle is #3, and Evans and Oglesby are tied at #4.
That’s Billy Hite’s default depth chart, based on where those players were at
the end of last season.

Don’t bet on that staying the same. As much as we all like Dustin Pickle,
he’s not going to be ahead of Evans and Oglesby. Both of those players
redshirted last season. Evans was the EA Sports National Player of the Year as a
high school senior. He rushed for 7,220 career yards and scored 127 touchdowns
during his four year high school career. As a senior, he had over 2,800 yards
and 61 rushing touchdowns. He brought a lot of hype when he signed with Tech.

Josh Oglesby is a talented player who looked good in preseason scrimmages
last year. The word is that Oglesby is a little ahead of Evans at this point,
but do the Hokies have a future star among those two players? We’ll get some
early indications this spring. I expect one of them to see significant action
this season.

Will one of the quarterbacks separate from the other?

Virginia Tech has two good quarterbacks. But will