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Bourbon Shots: Twittering Turkeys Edition

In honor of AOL FanHouse's Twitter 200 which was released earlier this week, here's some Virginia Tech links and Twitter feeds for your reading and following pleasure.

Beat Writers

Thoughts on Logan Thomas practicing at tight end (Darryl Slater)
The coaches are hell-bent on getting Thomas onto the field, be it under center or at tight end. At some point, the 6-6, 242-pound QB will contribute the offense. He's seeing minimal reps at tight end now, but when he's in you're not going to see him doing much run or pass blocking. (@darrylslater)

Wilson not opposed to Redshirt (Nathan Warters)
Tommie Frazier talks to David Wilson, who appears willing to sit out a year so he can have his own time to shine next year for the Hokies. He told Warters he would come back in 2011 stronger, faster and more mature if he redshirts. (@nwartersLNA)

Will Marcus Davis catch on in Va. Tech's offense? (Kyle Tucker)
My No. 1 pick to break out in 2010 is already turning heads in practice. In addition to his ability to stretch the field, he could also find his back under center in the Wild Turkey. Davis moved from quarterback to wide receiver after his first year at Tech. (@kyletuckerVP)

'100-proof' backfield ready to go (Collegiate Times)
Joe's nickname for the Evans-Williams combo is catching on. This is a long, in-depth feature on Tech's dynamic duo and how they'll coexist in the backfield this season. (@thealexjackson)

Aug. 12 Sean Bielawski Show (ESPN Blacksburg)
David Teel joins Bielawski, Tucker and Slater to discuss he expectations for the 2010 season and his pending nuptials. (@seanbielawski)

Hokies exhibiting confidence (Roanoke Times)
A recap of media day with quotes galore from Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Williams.

Virginia Tech Readies for Boise State (WSET)
Another run-down of media day taking quick hits at a bunch of topics. No. 1 is the Hokies' matchup with No. 5 Boise State. After the last two seasons, I can say the offseason is more exhilarating (and feels much, much longer) when you're opening up against a big-time opponent. (@KingMe_WSET)

Boards and Bloggers

Wisdom on how to (try to) defend four verticals with Cover 3 (Smart Football)
Hey! That defense looks familiar! This is a great read for any fan who wants to become more football savvy, particularly if you follow the Hokies and Bud Foster's D. Chris Brown isn't a Hokie blogger or beat writer, but is worth following. (@smartfootball)

The Guns of August (The A-Line)
Jim tackles preseason expectations, agent shenanigans at North Carolina and various allegations of recruiting violations from Miami to Knoxville. This has been one of the most interesting offseasons I can remember. (@Jim_ALine)

The 20 Years of Memories: Part 1 (The Key Play)
BCO makes his debut at The Key Play by discussing his favorite games from 1990-1999. I was at two of them, both bowl games in Louisiana. Looking forward to the next installment, which will include games from my more formative years. (@BeerControl) (@thekeyplay)

Fall Practice Report: Injuries start to pile up (Hokie Haven)
Virginia Tech's rivals site has notes on every position, including linebacker and the defensive line, which have been decimated by injuries. One of the guys to watch at Saturday's scrimmage appears to be freshman tight end Jerome Lewis, who will get his chance to earn playing time. Also, Chris Hazley continues to impress in the daily kicking competitions. (@HHDougB)


Tech adds Minnesota speedster (Norm Wood)
A cornerback from Minnetonka, Minn., committed to Virginia Tech Friday. James Farrow is fast and could also be a future kick returner for Frank Beamer. Farrow is commit No. 11, which means the Hokies are probably getting close to filling up their small recruiting class for 2011. (@normwood)

Jake Goins Commits to Virginia Tech (VT Fan)
The Hokies landed their first offensive line commitment this week when Goins, from Manchester High School in Midlothian, Va., announced his intentions to come to Blacksburg. From what Justin has to say about him, he appears to be a typical Virginia Tech recruit. (@Jc4vthokies)