ACC: Rob Kass

Virginia Tech, East Carolina quarterbacks

August, 26, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Frank Beamer won't be the only coach on the sideline in Charlotte on Saturday tempted to use two quarterbacks.

East Carolina coach Skip Holtz has a similar situation with Patrick Pinkney and Rob Kass, who started seven of the 10 games he played in. Kass brings the size and arm strength, while Pinkney is more experienced and multi-dimensional. He started five games and completed 60.5 percent of his passes (121-for-200) for 1,358 yards with 11 TDs and four interceptions in 2007.

Beamer brought Tyrod Taylor into the lineup last year when the pass protection wasn't at its best and Taylor used his feet to make plays, but Sean Glennon is the veteran pocket passer who led the Hokies to the ACC title.

The only difference -- so far -- is that Holtz knows who is starter will be.

"We have two quarterbacks that have played a lot of football for us and last year we did roll them," Holtz said. "Patrick got the start and performed very well early in season and then Rob came in and there were times when we utilized both of them and we have continually tried to develop each one of their weaknesses.

"We're probably in a very similar situation to Virginia Tech in that we've got one of a more prototype passing quarterback and then we have one who is probably more athletic and can do some more things with his feet. I think that having to prepare for Virginia Tech and not knowing what quarterbacks you're going to get, I do realize the value of having both of them. I'm not going to say that Rob won't play, but Patrick has earned the opportunity to start."

We'll find out today which one of Beamer's quarterbacks earned that opportunity.

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