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Hokies Journal: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

QB Logan Thomas gets his moment, and delivers

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor said he knew exactly what play was being called as soon as he saw his back-up, redshirt freshman Logan Thomas, fumbling to take off his headset and grab his helmet off the sidelines. It was...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 16, 2010; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pick 'em: Wake Forest at Virginia Tech

With last week's win over Central Michigan in the rearview mirror, Virginia Tech can now turn its attention fully on advancing to the ACC championship game. Beginning Saturday against Wake Forest, the Hokies now have six consecutive conference games to...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 15, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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RB Ryan Williams listed as questionable vs. Wake Forest

After being ruled out with a right hamstring injury the past three games, running back Ryan Williams has been listed as questionable on Virginia Tech's injury report for Saturday's game against Wake Forest. If the redshirt sophomore does play, it...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 14, 2010; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Wake Forest's revolving door at quarterback

If there's one thing to remember about Wake Forest's return to relevancy in college football over the last five years -- which included an ACC championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl -- it was the record-setting play of...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 14, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Is Tyrod Taylor getting overlooked nationally?

Earlier this week I detailed all the school records Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor could potentially break this season, but I wanted to expand on that after something Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe said on Wednesday's ACC teleconference. The Demon...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 14, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Beamer and Grobe bond over more than football

This Saturday may be the first football game between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest since 2006 -- meaning no current players on either team were in the lineup that day -- but for the two coaches, it will merely be...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 13, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech injury updates on Williams, Coles and Rivers

Be sure to check out my notebook in tomorrow's paper, in which I'll have some news and notes on wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and backup quarterback Logan Thomas. But I wanted to get you a few updates on some injuries...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 12, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech's Greg Nosal talks about his pinkie-less performance vs. CMU

He didn't take part in a full practice Monday, but two days after having the top half inch of his left pinkie finger ripped off during the Hokies' 45-21 win over Central Michigan, Virginia Tech left guard Greg Nosal was...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 12, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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ACC athletic directors consider expanded conference schedules

Last week, all 12 athletic directors from the ACC convened in Blacksburg for their annual fall meeting and one of the big topics of discussion was an expanded conference schedule for football and men's basketball. Talk centered specifically around increasing...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 11, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No pinky finger, no problem for Virginia Tech's Greg Nosal

Left guard Greg Nosal received a game ball from the Virginia Tech coaching staff following the Hokies 45-21 win over Central Michigan, and usually that means he's available for postgame interviews. Except Nosal was nowhere to be found Saturday and...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 11, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Tyrod Taylor's assault on the Virginia Tech record book

As I wrote Saturday following Virginia Tech's 45-21 victory over Central Michigan, quarterback Tyrod Taylor now has more wins than any other quarterback in school history. His career record of 27-7 moves him ahead of Bryan Randall's 26-12 mark. But...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 11, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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