Spring Practice Review: The Offense

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Spring practice has concluded, and Tech fans are excited. There is more talk
about the offense than the defense, and for the first time in awhile, the talk
is positive. The Hokies appeared to take some big leaps forward offensively this
spring, and barring injury, this unit should be improved this season.

Based on what we saw this spring, Tech appears to be improved at every
position on the offensive side of the ball. It’s hard to not get excited about
that, but we also have over four months before the Hokies take the field against
Alabama. A lot can change between now and then, but it’s okay to be cautiously
optimistic at this time.

Quarterbacks

For the first time in his Tech career, Tyrod Taylor is not involved in a
quarterback competition. He has the starting job all to himself, and he had a
good spring. Unfortunately, there was a competition between Ju-Ju Clayton and
Marcus Davis for the backup job. The coaching staff wanted to get as many
evaluations of Clayton and Davis as possible, so that limited Taylor’s reps
early in the spring.

After the coaching staff decided on Clayton as the backup, Taylor began to
get more work, and he threw the ball a lot in the Spring Game. Here are his
spring stats, gathered from the scrimmage recaps on HokieSports.com.

Spring
Stats, Tyrod Taylor
Comp. Att. Yards TD INT

Scrimmage 1
5
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