Virginia Tech will have to battle former Florida Gator, Will Grier, when it matches up with West Virginia at FedEx field. I saw most of Grier’s starts while he was at Florida, and the Hokies need to be ready. The game that stands out for me was an electric performance against Ole Miss. Grier threw for four touchdowns. In the first half. If you have been paying attention to Florida football lately, the “fun ‘n’ gun” offense has looked more like bumble and fumble. Florida looked like a completely different team with Grier under center. He is a dual threat QB. Virginia Tech does not like dual threat QB’s.
Grier was suspended for a year while at Florida. He tested positive for a P.E.D. that he claims was an over the counter supplement. After all the bad mojo in Gainesville, Grier decided to head to Morgantown. Say what you will about Dana Holgorsen, the man knows how to score points. It will be interesting to see how Coach Holgorsen uses this new weapon. The fact that this is a rivalry game on a neutral field is a pretty big stage, but playing in the S.E.C. should help Grier. The Hokies’ secondary will be tested in this first game, and with the still cloudy QB battle, the Hokies don’t need to end up in a track meet. The SBNation site, smokingmusket.com put a video up of Scott Van Pelt predicting Grier for the Heisman. I think that state up north has been hitting the shine a little bit early this season. You can see the video here. It is nice to see Virginia Tech’s twitter account stoking the flames of this bitter rivalry: