Friday Q&A: September 13, 2013

2013.09.07. WCU at VT

1) Who do you feel will start at linebacker next year, and do you feel Holland Fisher will start next year? Also has Cequan Jefferson enrolled at Fork Union yet?

Chris Coleman: Good questions.  Jack Tyler and Tariq Edwards are very good players, so we have to expect somewhat of a dropoff in linebacker play next season.  Tyler in particular is having a great year.  There’s a reason he got more votes than any other linebacker in the preseason All-ACC poll.  He’s probably the best linebacker in the ACC, and a lot of people know it.

I see two options at the mike position: Chase Williams (who will be a r-senior) and Devin Vandyke (who will be a r-sophomore).  Williams is a solid football player who would do a good job.  However, Vandyke showed me more playmaking ability during the spring than Williams, and I like the idea of having a three-year starter at that position.  Right now I would give the edge to Vandyke, but I think that has the potential to be a good battle.  It’s a good problem to have.