Friday Football Q&A: May 16, 2008

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We are back with another session of Friday Q&A! Raleigh Hokie and Chris
Coleman will answer some interesting questions today, such as how Kenny Lewis,
Jr. fits into the mix, and they’ll also compare the 2004 offense with the 2008
offense, position by position. On paper, they are very similar.

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1) Have we seen the last of KLJ with this latest injury and the depth at RB?

Raleigh Hokie: It’s hard to predict how these things are going to turn
out, especially at the RB position. The depth is good in terms of numbers, but
anything can happen (and usually does somewhere along the way). The other RB’s
are all young and relatively inexperienced at the position, including Jahre

Lewis does have some limitations as far as being that go-to, every down back,
but he is a solid option for a key backup role on the depth chart. If the other
RB’s stay healthy and develop, then we could see Lewis used as a kick returner
or possibly as a slot receiver. Either way, assuming he recovers from the
surgery as expected, I suspect we will see him out there again either this year
or next.

Chris Coleman: I don’t think so. It’s pretty obvious by now that he’s one
of Billy Hite’s favorites. He works very hard, he blocks better than anyone else
on the team, and he has good speed. I think he’ll be back in the mix at some
point, I’m just not sure when that will be.

That being said, he’d have to come back much earlier than expected to be in
the mix at the beginning of the season.

2) By position, how do you think the 2008 offense compares to the 2004

Raleigh Hokie: With Branden Ore’s departure from the program, I think
there are a lot of parallels between the 2008 offense and the 2004 offense.

Offensive line: good experience overall, but the 2004 offense had to replace
Jake Grove. The 2008 offense has to replace Duane Brown.

Quarterback: experienced, healthy senior QB’s on both squads – the only
two seasons that has been true since 1998. Bryan Randall and Sean Glennon are
different types of players, so that is a key difference