Thursday, September 03, 2009

Quick hitters

1) Alabama WR Julio Jones and RB Mark Ingram are eligible for the game on Saturday night. As Superfans believe me when I tell you this is good news. After all this build-up, the last thing the Hokies needed was an asterisk next to the game if they had won without those two key players available for Alabama. Now it's full on crazy time......

2) Except wait - the Hokies suspended FB Kenny Jefferson for a "violation of team policy" for this game. Just great. You might be thinking "well the fullback doesn't get that many snaps in this offense, so no biggie". Well, as Jules said in that classic scene in Pulp Fiction "allow me to retort!" The FB was actually getting a few carries in the preseason and more importantly, one thing the Hokies need all they can get in this game is blockers. With the Bama defense, you want the best blocker leading the back into the hole and that was Jefferson. His selfish mistake has hurt his team and the Hokies are fortunate that they have a ready backup in Kenny Younger. Younger is more athletic but has been less willing to get in there and slobberknock somebody in a big collision. He has no choice at this point and better get his rabies on, because it's going to be an alley fight in there on Saturday night.

3) Hokies RB Ryan Williams has been named the starter. I was sure Hite was going to name Oglesby since it didn't really matter on the first carry due to the fact that all the guys were going to get a shot but he surprised me here. I still say it doesn't mean much because the real competition for the RB starting position is going to happen after kickoff at 8:00 Saturday night.

I am not going to sleep well tonight or tomorrow night.

GO HOKIES!!!!!

3 comments:

Anand "EhhTee" Trivedi said...

Wow... This is going to be interesting. Jefferson is a key loss especially when you think about that monster Cole coming through the gaps.

MadJay said...

I'm sure you meant Cody. Must be the jet lag/scotch hangover. :-)

Anand "EhhTee" Trivedi said...

Yes it was the Scotch. Yeah...