Hokies Getting Healthier as Last Public Scrimmage Approaches

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If you didn’t catch last Saturday’s scrimmage in Lane Stadium, tomorrow will
be your last chance to catch the Hokies in action before their season opener
against Boise State on September 6. For those players battling for a spot in the
two deep, it’s crunch time. The team will scrimmage at 2 PM Saturday in Lane
Stadium, and it’s open to the public. This is the last scrimmage that will be
open to the public.

Virginia Tech will still have one week of preseason practice remaining
following tomorrow’s scrimmage, but ideally they’ll get their first and second
string more work in those last critical days. It’s imperative that Tech’s
starters and top backups are operating as efficiently as possible before game
week preparation for the #5 Broncos begins.

The Offense

Logan Thomas was named Virginia Tech’s #2 quarterback on Monday, and he’s
been getting all the reps with the second offense this week. That will continue
into tomorrow’s scrimmage. It’s important for him to continue to gel with the
wide receivers who will see action in games.

Speaking
of receivers, Kevin Sherman still has a decision to make about how he will
divide up the playing time between Tech’s trio of sophomore receivers who are
behind Jarrett Boykin, Danny Coale and Dyrell Roberts on the depth chart. Things
have been pretty quiet on this front. We’ve heard the most about Marcus Davis
and D.J. Coles thus far.

Ideally, five receivers would get playing time for the Hokies. A six player
rotation is probably a bit too much, so one of those sophomores is going to be
the odd man out.

Tailback Tony Gregory missed last week’s scrimmage, but he should be ready to
go this time around. In order for David Wilson to be redshirted, Gregory must
show that he’s able to be a quality

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