The Hokie Coaching staff has finally named the starting Quarterback, and for many the decision is a complete surprise, NOT... Ryan Willis has been named the “winner” of the Spring and Fall Quarterback Competition. With two nominations to major award watch lists and 10 games of ACC record challenging play in last season’s character building disappointment, Willis was the obvious choice. There was no real announcement for the #2 slot, but regardless of who it is, it’s likely to be a shared position between Hendon Hooker and Quincey Patterson (More about the Quarterback Roster and the big situational changes in the that review on Saturday.)
The big questions will still remain. Will the playbook be readjusted to account for Willis’s play style and capabilities? Will Cornelsen open up the throttle and take advantage of the reality that Willis has many of the same physical capabilities as Jerod Evans... plus Willis is a bit better passing the ball. Willis will be blessed with some seriously fine receivers at every position. Maybe it’s time to stop plodding and start flying.
Players like Ryan Willis give us a good chance. My bet is that we see Hooker and Patterson in situations, and especially with the FCS teams (Furman and Rhode Island).
Good Luck to Ryan Willis, who really won the job in the rain and adversity of last season.
Another Transfer Portal Entry
Nathan Proctor is reportedly third on the Defensive End Depth Chart. The reaction to the challange is more than a bit disappointing. We are posting his Twitter message without further comment about it.
We still have to wrap up our reviews, and it is getting closer... 9 Days... Hopefully Comcast and the ACCNetwork finalize their negotiations or we are going to need to go downtown to something with a satellite broadcast.