Today is a big day for the 2012 Virginia Tech football team. After today, Tech's coaches will begin to narrow the roster to those that will play a factor in the team this fall, and those that will most likely have to wait another year for their chance to shine. There will be a lot of observe, so let's try to narrow it down and give you some things and players to key on.
Those two are fighting to prove themselves as guys that can play in 2012 and don't need a redshirt. In all likelihood, at least one of them gets the redshirt immediately following this scrimmage. With
My prediction? One gets the redshirt and the other gets to travel and practice with the varsity as an emergency option in case of injuries.
This scrimmage is huge for the young receivers and not so much for the experience veterans. Guys like Josh Stanford,
Stanford has been one of the biggest surprises of the camp and with a solid scrimmage could remove all possibilities of a redshirt. Caleb has a lot of ability as well and, despite
I like Stanford as the guy to breakout and make a name for himself Saturday.
All three WHIPs will play a decent amount this year, although it is expected than Vandyke's role will continually increase as he gains experience. But could he push JGW for the starting role on opening night against Georgia Tech? Definitely.
He's the long shot of the group to lockdown a reserve spot. Tookes and Riley have been the top two backups all camp so far, but they are far from sure things and really need to prove themselves Saturday.
They will likely get a good amount of reps against the number one offense, meaning what they manage against guys like
Virginia Tech's punting in 2011 was arguably the biggest weakness of the team. To change that in 2012, Frank Beamer brought in two talented freshmen in
How they handle the pressure of punting in front of people with guys rushing them in a live situation is going to be huge in ultimately deciding who gets the nod.