On Tuesday, Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry met with the media and released the Hokies depth chart for this weekend’s Homecoming Game against Wake Forest. Here are some takeaways from the released depth chart.
Takeaways from Brent Pry’s press conference and the Virginia Tech depth chart
- One of the most notable takeaways from the depth chart is that at quarterback, Kyron Drones is listed as the No. 1, with freshman Pop Watson as his backup. Since the Purdue game when starting QB Grant Wells went down with an ankle injury, the chart has listed “Drones or Wells’’ as the QB that week. This should not come as a surprise as ankle injuries can take weeks, if not months to fully heal from.
- Virginia Tech will be without Jalen Stroman for the first half against the Demon Deacons after being ejected from last week’s game at Florida State for targeting. It’s a less-than-ideal position to be in for 30 minutes, missing their one of their best defenders.
- In the past under Dave Clawson, Wake Forest has been a juggernaut on offense averaging over 30 points a game. This season the Demon Deacons are averaging 25.3 points per game through their first five games and they are 3-2.
- File this under, Who knew?’’ Pry said that he was a cornerback at the University of Buffalo and his coach was none other than…….. Dave Clawson.
- Nasir Peoples is not 100%, but his presence on the field is something that Pry is excited to see and get in more plays. Pry doesn’t know if he’ll ever get to 100%, but a less than 100% Peoples is better than no Peoples.
- Virginia Tech’s defense has struggled in the red zone getting stops. Opponents are perfect 14-for-14 once they get into the red zone, scoring with at least a field goal. Not good going forward.
The biggest takeaways are that Drones is the quarterback for the Hokies going forward, Peoples playing this weekend is a boost and Pry played college football for Clawson. Go figure, it’ll be the teacher against the student and who wins?
Brent Pry sounded optimistic heading into this weekend’s game with Wake Forest and he knows more than anyone that his team needs to get off to a better start than they did in Tallahassee. A win this week goes a long way into the Hokies enjoying their bye week ahead of Syracuse.