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Former Hokie QB Glennon Coaching at Westfield

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In this 2001 photo Sean Glennon is pictured here with his high school wingman, wide receiver Paris Jackson. Two years later, Westfield went 14-0 en route to a state championship before Glennon went on to play at Virginia Tech. Glennon is now back at Westfield coaching while he waits for the NFL call.


The circle of life just keeps spinning right in front of Westfield quarterbacks coach Brian Day's eyes.

Day, who played quarterback at Fairfax in the 1990s for then-Rebels coach and now Westfield coach Tom Verbanic, was watching Thursday's North Carolina State-South Carolina game at his home with former Westfield quarterback Sean Glennon.

Glennon, who spent the past few years at quarterback for Virginia Tech, was sitting with Day as they watched Sean's little brother Mikey -- also a former Westfield quarterback and the 2007 All-Met Player of the Year (offense) -- get his first series of plays as a Wolfpack red-shirt freshman.

Mikey went 1-for-2 passing for zero yards in a 7-3 loss to South Carolina.

As they watched the game, "Sean was yelling at the T.V.," said Day, who groomed both quarterbacks during their time at Westfield. "I looked at him and said 'Yeah, now you know how I feel. I've been yelling at you on T.V. for the past four years."

The impact that both Glennon brothers had at Westfield is enormous, both setting records and winning state championships: (Sean, 2003) and Mikey (2007).

But the Glennons are still having a direct impact on Westfield football -- a factory that has produced additional studs like Evan Royster, Eddie Royal and many other football stars.

Sean Glennon has spent the summer helping as a quarterbacks coach with the Bulldogs, in particular grooming current QB Danny Fenyak.

"I like being around the game and it's a way for me to stay involved and help out and be around people I know," said Glennon. "Sometimes I get to do certain drills, throwing to receivers or throwing to nets, I goof around and challenge the kids. The main thing is having fun, being around football. I give them a unique perspective and they get a kick out of it too."

Sean Glennon went undrafted during the 2009 NFL draft, but signed quickly afterward with the Minnesota Vikings.

He was cut on July 19 to make room for Brett Favre.

Irony you ask? Yes, that would mean that Favre went from throwing to high school receivers during two-a-days to the NFL, while Glennon did, well, the opposite.

"That's kind of the reason I was released, because of the Favre circus at the end of July, when the Favre stuff was really coming on strong," said Glennon. "They just told me they were releasing me because they needed a roster spot for him."

So what does Glennon do now as he waits for that phone call or for some team to contact his agent Lamont Smith?

He's at Westfield almost every day of the week, grooming Fenyak and other quarterbacks, sharing knowledge and throwing routes to receivers.

Day said that Glennon has both a knowledge of the Westfield "way" and a fresh set of eyes. Glennon has already added a handful of plays that should make the Bulldogs' passing game a threat, Day added.

"He helps a lot," said Fenyak, who says he has light recruiting interest from William and Mary, Lehigh and Delaware. "Picking apart coverages with me and taking me through the kind of throws I should make."

Glennon, who is back living at his parents' home in Northern Virginia, is also giving private lessons and he recently had a workout with the Baltimore Ravens.

"I'm just praying and hoping and holding out faith for that call to come," said Glennon.

By B.J. Koubaroulis  |  September 9, 2009; 4:23 PM ET
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