Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spring game a wash

I haven't been very motivated to discuss the spring football game because it didn't really have much significance. The major question is clearly who will be taking snaps in the fall. I think Chris Turner is the best choice out of muddled group but Jordan Steffy is still hanging around. Josh Portis, who missed all of last season do to his cheating on a quiz, seems to have faded a bit in the competition. I'm starting to wonder if he will ever show the determination or smarts required to take over the starting job. None of the contenders distinguished themselves in the game so the summer practices will decide who gets the call for the opening game.

One bright spot is the tailback position. Morgan Green and Da'Rel Scott may prove to be a formidable duo in the running game. Scott is showing the kind of game breaking ability that was expected and Green has the rugged between the tackles kind of style that can punish defenses. If they both stay healthy the ground game could be better this season even with the departures of Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore. A veteran offensive line lead by center Edwin Williams will have play up to their abilities for the backfield to flourish.

There were too many missing or injured players to predict where this team will be in September at this point.

1 comment:

Hokie Guru said...

I am very much looking forward to the Thursday night game this year in Blacksburg!! I have the Terps as the third best team in the Atlatic Division behind Clemson and Wake Forest, but ahead of Florida State, NC State, and Boston College. It was hard for me to pick Florida State behind Maryland, but the tiebreaker for was the Terp/Seminole game because that game will be played in Maryland.