2008 Talent Comparison: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina

Yesterday Phil Martin gave us the Keys to the Game, and the Matchups to Watch
for tomorrow’s game with East Carolina. Today he gives us a new feature, a
talent comparison between the Hokies and Pirates.

Talent Comparison, Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina

So, how does East Carolina’s talent compare with Virginia Tech? In a
new feature, I will compare the ECU talent to VT.

The following table summarizes the comparison of talent between Virginia Tech
and East Carolina:


Virginia Tech

East Carolina

Position

Significant Advantage

Slight Advantage

Even

Slight Advantage

Significant Advantage

Quarterback

X

Running Back

X

Wide Receiver

X

Fullback/Tight End

X

Offensive Tackles

X

Interior Offensive Line

X

Defensive End

X

Defensive Tackle

X

Linebacker

X

Cornerback

X

Safety

X

Special Teams

X

Quarterback

Much like Virginia Tech, East Carolina had a strong quarterback competition
between a drop-back pocket passer and a more mobile playmaker. In both
competitions the fifth-year senior won the starting job. Patrick Pinkney (#15,
6-0 198 4.66, r-Sr.) won the starting job after last year’s Virginia

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