Weekly Rundown: Too Early to Talk About Virginia Tech?
Each week, our Blue Gold Sports football staff will take your questions on what’s happening around the program.
Still too early to talk about Virginia Tech?
Yes. Still too early to talk Virginia Tech, but the time is nearing, and the Hokies are still figuring things out at quarterback. — Isaac
It’s getting closer. — Shanna
Absolutely not. We’ve only been talking about Virginia Tech since the game was announced, right? And that was just amplified when it was switched to a primetime game on Sunday night. Football under the lights in a professional stadium on Sunday night? Bring it on! — Matt
Will tight ends be used more in the offense this Season?
Coach Dana Holgorsen spoke to the media earlier in the week about tight ends. He did say there are not many on the team, but that Trevon Wesco is doing well early in camp at the tight end and fullback position. Coach Spavital also mentioned that Will Grier and Wesco have spent a lot of time around the facility and the Wesco has made some good catches throughout camp. — Isaac
With the development of Trevon Wesco, I think the Mountaineers will use the tight end a little more this year. He had one catch last year so anything is more. — Shanna
I think Holgorsen really wants to use them, he’s just trying to develop one. Last year at media day he told me straight up he wants to throw to them just like the Patriots do. Now, I grew up with Wesco. I’ll tell you this: The kid is athletic. He played a hybrid QB/RB role mostly in high school just to get the ball in his hands and keep it there. Gotta get the ball in his hands, but he needs consistent hands on the receiving end. — Welch
Can the offensive line continue to be one of the strong aspects of the Mountaineer offense?
The offensive line is a question mark for the Mountaineers with Kyle Bosch being the lone returning starter. Still need time to see how things fall into place, but there is a lot potential up front. Especially Yonde Cajuste. — Isaac
I think the offensive line will surprise a lot of people. Call me optimistic but you have Kyle Bosch returning, a healthy Yodny Cajuste and Colton McKivitz will move back to his natural spot of right tackle. Grant Lingafelter is a fifth-year senior with a lot of experience. There is a lot of new faces on the line. Some may not be game ready just yet but time will tell. I think as the season progresses the line will continue to get better. — Shanna
I’m a fan of how Joe Wickline handles those guys. They’ll be fine. — Matt
Update on Jovon Durante and William Crest?
Coach Holgorsen told the media Durante is experiencing personal issues. Crest Jr. has made the transition to Wide Receiver lets see how that works. — Isaac
Durante may or may not return. However, William Crest is adjusting. Receivers coach Tyron Carrier touched on Crest last week and said that he’s taking reps at inside receiver and it will take him some time and experience. — Shanna
Isaac and Shanna are on the scene, not me. They nailed it. — Matt
Are there any potential 1,000 yard receivers on the team?
With so much depth at the wide receiver position it is possible for an 1,000 yard receiver to breakout. The leading candidate to do that would be Ka’raun White, with great speed and size it is possible for him to get 1,000 yards. I also think it is not likely. With so many guys getting reps in camp and the diversity and receivers makes it hard to think Grier and Spavital will not spread the ball around. — Isaac
Will Grier has a lot of talented targets at the receiver position. If anyone hits 1,000 yards I think it will be Ka’Raun White. He is fast and should see a lot of playing time being the veteran In 11 games last season, he finished with 583 yards (second on the team). Maybe he will mimic his brother Kevin’s senior season. — Shanna
David Sills is hungry. I could see both him and White reaching 1,000 with the way Grier will be slinging the ball around. — Matt