2008 Hokie Football Season Preview: Linebackers

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Virginia Tech lost the best inside linebacker duo in school history in Vince
Hall and Xavier Adibi. Fortunately, they’ll be replaced by two r-seniors who
appear to be more than capable of getting the job done. Throw in returning
starter Cam Martin at whip, and Tech looks like they’ll have a good group of
linebackers, assuming there are no injuries.

Here is a look at what the depth chart could look like heading into the start
of practice, which begins on August 4. This depth chart is not official, it’s
merely our best guess.

Linebacker Depth Chart
Mike Backer Whip

Brett Warren (r-Sr.)

Purnell Sturdivant (r-Sr.)

Cam Martin (r-Jr.)

Barquell Rivers (r-Fr.)

Jonas Houseright (r-Sr.)

Cody Grimm (r-Jr.)

Hunter Ovens (r-Fr.)

Quillie Odom (Fr.)

You might immediately notice that two of the three second string players are
walk-ons. Depth is the major concern at linebacker this season.

Note: The heights and weights listed in this article are from spring
practice. New heights and weights have not been released as of yet.


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