Chat with Virginia Tech QB Sean Glennon
In just his first season as a starter in 2006, Glennon threw for 2,191 yards and 11 TDs. He became just the seventh Virginia Tech QB to throw for over 2,000 yards in a season. Six of his touchdown passes went for over 47 yards. He set a Virginia Tech quarterback record by bench pressing 375 pounds during spring workouts.
He posted career and school highs last season in a game against Georgia Tech. Glennon threw for a career-high 339 yards, while equaling a school record with 53 pass attempts.
After playing in four games as a true freshman in 2004, Glennon redshirted the 2005 season. In limited action as a freshman, he completed 8-of-11 passes for 137 yards and two TDs.
Send in your questions now, then join Glennon on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET!
Buzzmaster (1:59 PM)
In what areas do you feel you are most improved?
Sean Glennon (2:00 PM)
I'd probably have to say my decision making and my footwork. I worked a lot this summer on my speed and agility and footwork. All off season, I studied a lot of film and a lot more conscious of what the team is doing.
Mike - Virginia Beach, VA
Were you suprised that your brother picked NC State over VT?
Sean Glennon (2:01 PM)
No, I was not surprised. I was there during the whole process and talking to him. I knew where he stood with everything. Early on, I thought he might come to Tech, but once Taylor came here, I think that may have pushed him away. And he really liked Tom O'Brien when he was at BC. I had a feeling from him early on that he was going to go to either BC or NC State.
Steve Hen (Norwood, NJ)
Hello Sean. Describe what it means to you to be starting the first game for the Hokies after the VA Tech Massacre?
Sean Glennon (2:02 PM)
It's an honor really. Obviously, starting for VT in any situation is a great accomplishment in itself. Being able to start for a game that means this much and is so important for Blacksburg, it's an honor to be a part of it.
Ace: (Charlotte, NC)
Has the addition of much hyped true freshmen Tyrod Taylor motivated you to up your own game?
Sean Glennon (2:03 PM)
No. I think the motivation within myself and the want to improve myself and get better every day. I'll be like that no matter what. Tyrod, I think he'll be a great player one day, but I don't think anyone can push me like I push myself.
How is the offensive line this year especially with all of the injuries?
Sean Glennon (2:04 PM)
It was a tough blow early on losing Ed. He was having a great offseason and was really coming on. That hurt, but that's part of the game we play. Injuries are a part of that. We had a tough time early on figuring out who that fifth guy was going to be. We settled on Richard. Hopefully we'll start to gel. I think the other four that have been there the whole time have done a pretty good job.
Chris (Orlando, FL)
What's the toughest stadium in the ACC to play at for you?
Sean Glennon (2:05 PM)
Hmmm. Before I answer that, unbiased, I would say Lane Stadium. But an opposing stadium, I'm going to have to give you a rain check on that, because I'm going to play in some stadiums this year that I haven't played in yet. Once this season's over, I might be able to give you a better answer.
Mike - Virginia Beach, VA
What do you believe was your biggest problem in 2006 and what have you done to correct it?
Sean Glennon (2:07 PM)
My biggest weakness was inconsistency. In certain games or parts of certain games, I showed how good I could be or how good I am. But in other games, I didn't show what I'm capable of. To work on that, I've been conscious of my mistakes and what made me regress in certain situations. It's been a lot of film study.
Scott (Westfield, NJ)
How tuff is it playing against that defense everyday in practice?
Sean Glennon (2:08 PM)
It's tough, but it's everything we could ask for. We go against a defense in practice that rivals any of the top defenses in the country. We're not seeing much better competition on gameday than we're seeing in games. Sometimes we get frustrated in practice because we have so much trouble against them.
What does it mean to you to have a healthy Brandon Ore in the backfield with you this season?
Sean Glennon (2:08 PM)
He's one of the top playmakers in the ACC, in my opinion. Any time you have a guy in the backfield with the capability of breaking a big one on any play. A QBs best friend is a great running game.
Derek V., Washington, DC
Sean-With teams loading the box to stop Branden Ore last year, will the offense employ a more vertical passing game (and take advantage of a superior receiving corp) to create running room for him this year? Go Hokies!!
Sean Glennon (2:09 PM)
Definitely, I think so. I really think we'll expand on our passing game this year. We'll have to stretch the defenses and get the ball in our receivers hands. I feel like we'll do a better job of that.
Brandon Carroll (Poolesville, Maryland)
What do you feel is your biggest personal challenge entering the upcoming football season?
Sean Glennon (2:11 PM)
Probably living up to expectations. VT, we've been very honored to be ranked in the top 10, picked to win the ACC. That's great, but with it brings a lot of expectations and a lot of pressure to live up to them. Our team goal is to win the ACC title but living up to those expectations will be the biggest challenge.
Matt (Arlington, Va)
What is your biggest concern going into Baton Rouge next weekend?
Sean Glennon (2:12 PM)
We're very aware that LSU is one of the most talented teams in the country. Their defense is about as fast and talented as they come. We realize that we're going to have to play a great game if we want to come out with a win. We're going to prepare as best we can and hope that we go out and execute.
Brian (L.A., CA)
How would USC fair in the ACC? Would they lose a game?
Sean Glennon (2:13 PM)
I don't know. Obviously, they're the overwhelming No. 1, so they must be doing something right. They have some unreal talent in Southern Cal. A lot of the negative people say the Pac-10 isn't a strong conference, but if you're in one of the BCS conferences and win as much as they have, it's impressive. How many would they win in the ACC? I don't know but hopefully we'll see in New Orleans and find out.
Andrew (Honolulu, HI)
What are your thoughts about people saying the ACC had a down year last year?
Sean Glennon (2:15 PM)
I'd have to say that I disagree. The teams that I saw and played against, I can't imagine that was a down year. There were two problems: 1) the traditional powerhouses Miami, FSU weren't as prominent as they usually are. I don't think it's fair to rank a conference on how two teams do. 2) It was a very even conference. Teams like Wake brought it up. There were a lot of teams with 2 or 3 loses and the middle of the conference was better than it has been in past years.
Sean Glennon (2:16 PM)
There are people from all over the place coming out and asking questions. Thank you for coming out and chatting with me. Thank you for asking the questions.
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