"Again, this defense is good: Curry is an underrated star-in-waiting, the linebacker corps has a nice blend of experience and youth and the secondary returns all four starters. But the offense is questionable, mainly because the running game remains an issue and we don’t yet know, thanks to injuries, what to expect from the receivers."Pre-Snap Read previews Marshall.
"Just based on the differences in the offenses, Thomas won’t come close to the numbers put up by last season’s Heisman winner. But that doesn’t mean Thomas can’t come close to the number that matters most — the one appearing in the Win column in the conference standings at the end of the year."National Football Post: ACC Spring Review
Turgeon isn't Sean Miller, and a few fans will be unable to look past that to see that he's a strong coach in his own right. He doesn't check quite as many boxes as Miller does - he lacks geographical ties, for instance, and doesn't have stellar recruiting results - but his coaching ability is very highly-regarded and it's tough to argue with his results, which are stellar.Testudo Times reacts to Maryland's hiring of Mark Turgeon.
"I'm going to make it my business to get back more often. This is a special place."Corey Moore to Mike Burnop after Saturday's spring game. Good to see one of the best defensive players in Hokie history return to Blacksburg.
"We have a pro style-slash-spread," said (Tyrod) Taylor. "That’s what I will call it. We run every route that the NFL runs. Just certain people are a little different, certain steps. But as far as everything that we worked on, we ran that at Virginia Tech. It’s just called a little different, and the way they [run routes] out of the backfield, they did it out of a split instead of the I-formation. But everything they ran I was comfortable with."Scout.com has a run-down of Tyrod's private workout with the Dolphins. Sounds like Tech's offensive system has him well-prepared for tackling an NFL playbook.
"Tech tailback David Wilson says he'll miss the spring game - ACC outdoor track meet is that weekend"Twitter / Jimmy Robertson
BDN: Are there any schools that you feel like you’ve developed a good relationship with at this point in the process? Kirven: Yeah, the two Virginia schools have. Duke – their whole academic thing down there is really good. I went down there yesterday, and that was really good, it was a good visit and stuff. I haven’t really visited any other schools that actually have stood out yet but everybody is about equal right now, so I don’t really have any favorites right now.Blue Devil Nation talks to Korren Kirven, a Class of 2012 defensive tackle from Brookville High School in Lynchburg.
"Virginia Tech cornerback Rashad Carmichael ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and running back Ryan Williams was clocked between 4.45 and 4.49 seconds at the Hokies' Pro Day workout, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation."National Football Post has some info from Virginia Tech's pro day, which was held Thursday in Blacksburg. Media were not allowed.
"There are also options on whether Newton will have a faster 40-yard dash time than Taylor, the other standout quarterback. Taylor is reported to have run a 4.55 in high school and will be a -120 favorite against his Auburn rival. Newton will be a slight underdog with a line of -110."That's right. You can bet on Tyrod Taylor's 40 time at the Combine.
"What a damaging loss by Virginia Tech. The Hokies now have three questionable losses. Their best win is Florida State. They are still in the mix because we have a soft bubble and expanded field. But they are doing their best to ruin their chances."The Washington Post's resident bracketologist, Eric Prisbell, on the Hokies' loss to UVa. He has also moved the Hokies into the "last four out" group. Get ready for a nerve-racking final three weeks.