The Hokies held their second open scrimmage of August on Saturday, and it was highlighted by several long runs by Tech tailbacks.
Note that some of the #1 guys didn’t play today. Kendall Fuller was out and had his knee wrapped, though it’s nothing serious. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips didn’t scrimmage, probably for two reasons…
1: The staff wanted their backups to get a lot of work with the #1 offense.
2: If Ford or Phillips gets hurt, we’re in trouble.
Again, the most productive backup was diminutive walkon r-freshman CJ Carroll. He had at least two catches, and turned one into a long gain over the middle. He got roughed up at the end by Deon Clarke, and both guys almost came to blows after the play. I like that kind of spark from a guy like Carroll. He’s the smallest guy on the field, which means he has to be the toughest if he wants to find success.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a productive day for the other receivers. Demitri Knowles caught a short pass, but didn’t do anything else. Kevin Asante struggled. He dropped a perfectly thrown out from Michael Brewer, and he also couldn’t quite haul in an over-the-shoulder TD pass from Brewer. The ball was well-placed…Asante just couldn’t bring it in.
I can’t watch practice on a day to day basis,...
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