Virginia Tech Football: Brent Pry gives promising QB update ahead of Spring Game

Brent Pry gave an update on how things are going for the back up QB spot behind Kyron Drones.
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One of the many key position battles to keep an eye on during the Virginia Tech Spring Game on Saturday is the backup quarterback position behind Kyron Drones. The Hokies know what they have in Drones, but as they found out last season, the backup QB needs to be ready to play at any moment.

Drones began the season as the backup to Grant Wells, but when he went down with an injury in Week 2 against Purdue, Drones was forced into action and the Baylor transfer took full advantage of his opportunity beginning in Week 3 at Rutgers. This year, the battle in camp has been Pop Watson and Dylan Wittke for the backup role in 2024. Following practice Tuesday, Brent Pry gave an update on how he sees the battle going.

"We're still evaluating those guys,'' said Pry. "Early, it was probably tipped Dylan's way and right now I'd say it's going Pop's way. It's been a good battle. The last two Friday scrimmages were about 100 snaps each, so they got some good work. We've pulled back on Kyron a bit in some places to make sure those guys are getting enough snaps.''

Pry said that in Saturday's scrimmage, the first quarter will be 15 minutes and the second 12 with a normal clock. In the second half, the third and fourth quarters will be running time. Drones will play some but don't expect him to play a lot, leaving a majority of the QB play to Watson and Wittke in the afternoon.

There are going to be a lot of battles to keep an eye on Saturday and individual players to watch at different positions, but a lot of eyes are going to be glued to the backup quarterback battle. Right now it feels like it's a toss-up with Saturday potentially being the deciding factor.