Spring Practice Report: Taylor and Receivers Have Their Timing Down

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Virginia Tech has just one more week of practice, and the team will conclude
the spring with Saturday’s Maroon-White game. Both the offense and the defense
did some good things in Saturday’s scrimmage, and there were some depth chart
changes at the end of last week. Today we’ll focus on the offense and see how
each position is shaping up.


Tyrod Taylor (6-1, 217, Sr.) was sharp in Saturday’s scrimmage, going 6-of-10
for 134 yards and a touchdown. The rising senior threw the ball well downfield,
hooking up with Danny Coale on gains of 48 and 41 yards, and also hitting
Jarrett Boykin on an 18-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone.
Taylor threw the ball with confidence, and his timing with the receivers was
right on the money.

The big battle continues to be for the backup position. Ju-Ju Clayton (6-1,
218, r-So.) had a rough scrimmage on Saturday, going 4-of-11 for 64 yards, with
three interceptions. Up until Saturday, Clayton’s performance this spring in
scrimmage situations has been good. However, those three turnovers could keep
the offensive coaching staff from naming him the #2 quarterback.

Logan Thomas (6-6, 238, r-Fr.) has shown flashes at times, but he isn’t
performing consistently enough to take the #2 spot. Here’s a look at how their
numbers compare in scrimmage situations this spring. The numbers include two
full scrimmages, as well as two mini-scrimmages.

Stats, Clayton vs. Thomas