Monday, April 26, 2010
Young Hokies the focus in spring game
By Heather Dinich
It's only a matter of time before both Ryan Williams and Darren Evans are healthy at the same time, but Saturday wasn't the day. With Williams sidelined with a bruised knee, Evans had 8 yards on five carries, and the focus shifted to the program's future at quarterback.
The backup quarterback competition between Logan Thomas and Ju-Ju Clayton will continue into the summer, but Thomas -- who hasn't thrown an interception all spring -- appears to be the front-runner to inherit Tyrod Taylor's job next year. Or at least he should be, writes Darryl Slater of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Thomas threw up in the fourth quarter (never a dull moment) and completed 6 of 12 passes for 34 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions. It's great news for the Hokies that they have a veteran quarterback to lead them this season, but that will make it difficult for Thomas to gain any real game experience.
The other question still lingering is whether running back David Wilson will redshirt this year, and that likely won't be determined until the summer. Wilson weighed in heavily on the decision last year.