The candidates for Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback were introduced to the media on Tuesday afternoon. Redshirt-freshman Josh Jackson, redshirt-junior AJ Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker are all in the running for the job, and like last year, we should not expect an early decision.
Because two of the three quarterbacks are new to the system, I’m guessing that Justin Fuente and Brad Cornelsen want to install the entire offense before really ramping up the competition. The only quarterback on the team with experience in the system, Josh Jackson, is only a redshirt-freshman. Considering that level of inexperience, there’s no need to rush things.
Most of the offseason conversation about Virginia Tech football, both in the fanbase and the media, revolves around the quarterback position. That’s natural. But Fuente doesn’t seem too worried about it. He even used the term “pleased” a couple of times yesterday when discussing his quarterbacks, and that’s not a term he threw around very often last year (if ever) during the quarterback competition between Jerod Evans, Brenden Motley and Josh Jackson.
Instead, Fuente seems a lot more worried about depth issues at various other positions. He’s particularly worried about the supporting cast on offense. He said a couple of weeks back that he’s more worried about the supporting...
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