Game Week is Here

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Even though the Hokies don’t play for another seven days, I’ll go ahead and say it.  Game week is here.  After all, everybody is coming into Blacksburg on Friday anyway, right?

The Freshmen are in for Quite an Experience

Playing as a true freshman in Division 1-A college football is a big deal.  It can be a little nerve-racking though, particularly if that first game is a big one.  As far as conference games go, it doesn’t get any bigger than the one Virginia Tech will be playing one week from tonight.  The freshmen will have to get rid of their butterflies early.

We don’t know for sure that all of these guys will play this year.  We don’t know which will play against Georgia Tech.  Perhaps Austin Peay would be a better “break in” game.  At any rate, let’s go over the true freshmen you’ll see on the sideline for the opener.

J.C. Coleman slips an Antone Exum tackle.

#4 J.C. Coleman , RB: We know Coleman is going to play this year.  I don’t know how much he’ll play in the opener, but he’s been impressive in scrimmages, so I see no reason not to throw him out there.

#5 Joshua Stanford , WR: I’m expecting Stanford to play this year.  We know that he’ll at least dress for Georgia Tech.  I’m not sure he’ll play in this first game, but I do expect to see him on the field against Austin Peay.

#14 Trey Edmunds , RB: Trey Edmunds will not play against Georgia Tech.  He will keep practicing with the varsity offense, and if the coaches think he is ready to move up the depth chart a few weeks down the line, then they’ll start playing him.

#21 Brooks Abbott, PK: Abbott will dress and serve as Cody Journell’s backup.  I don’t think he’ll play this y ear, but it’s always smart to dress an extra kicker for games.