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1) With the addition of graduate transfer James Clark, what does this do to Sean Savoy and Kalil Pimpleton’s development track? Is this a play to get a redshirt year in for the incoming freshmen? – Justin Berkley
Chris Coleman: I thought vt90 gave an excellent response to this question on the boards.
I’m not sure I agree with him about Pimpleton’s speed, but he certainly understands the scholarship situation. Every FBS team in the country is allowed 85 scholarship players. However, no team ever uses up all 85 of those scholarships because there is always attrition. When it comes to taking transfers, there’s almost always a spot open if you really want somebody.
In a few cases, I’m not 100 percent sure whether certain players are on scholarship or not. But by my estimate, Virginia Tech is currently on pace to have between 80-85 scholarship players this fall. And guess what? There will be more attrition after this spring. There always is. I could...
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