True Freshman Report: At least 10 expected to play

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By my count, at least 10 true freshmen will play for Virginia Tech this season.

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Quarterback

According to Scot Loeffler, Andrew Ford has made massive improvements since the spring. That’s exciting, because in one spring scrimmage Ford went 12-of-15 for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also had a sure touchdown from about 40 yards out dropped during that scrimmage.

Overall, I thought Ford was the most advanced passer as a true freshman that I’ve ever seen at Virginia Tech. He’s still not quite ready, but fortunately he can redshirt this year. Yet again, let me say this: even if Michael Brewer never plays a down, his presence allows Andrew Ford to redshirt. With Brenden Motley’s back injury, Ford would be the #2 quarterback behind Mark Leal if Brewer had not transferred to Tech.

Chris Durkin has gotten reps as a wildcat quarterback, and he has also spent time in a green jersey because of a banged up ankle. I’ve not in favor of playing Durkin only to run 3-4 wildcat plays every game. I really hope they redshirt him.

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