2009 has been kind to VA Techs Tyrod Taylor. He has grown up and become one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Tyrod has always been a great runner but in 2009 he showed moments of greatness in his passing game. Without a doubt the single biggest moment he had was the Nebraska game. Tyrod seemed to gain allot of confidence in his ability through the air after this game.
For those of you that missed this magical game it went a little something like this. With pressure coming and Virginia Tech desperate, Tyrod Taylor's eyes worked quickly from the left side of the field to the right, just fast enough.
The Hokies quarterback found Danny Coale running all alone down the left sideline and hit him for an 80-yard completion, setting up Taylor's 11-yard touchdown pass to Dyrell Roberts’s three plays later with 21 seconds left on the clock and rescuing the 13th-ranked Hokies against No. 19 Nebraska for a 16-15 win.
Tyrod went the rest of the season being a very consistent passer and now he is very focused on Tennessee. VA Tech should not have a problem running the football against Tennessee they had a hard time stopping the run in alot of games this year. And if that is the case again it should open up alot of play action pass for Mr. T-Mobile. Once we get the play action going we should be able to keep UT on there heals all night long mixing in some TT runs along with screen plays to Mr. Williams.
Tennessee's big Kiffin better find a defense for this match up or this game could get nasty quick. Today VA Tech sets at 9-3. The Hokies have won at least 10 games a season for the last five years. The Hokies will be fielding a team along with a matured quarterback that feel they have to win this game no matter what. Because this team and its star quarterback do not want to be the team that breaks the currant streak.
T-mobile’s passing stats so far for 2009 are 226 Att. 126 Comp. 2102 Payd. 13 Patd. 4 Int. that is very good for a mobile quarterback that has also rushed for 344 yds. And 4 tds on the year. Fun fact T-mobiles rushing yards and tds alone are almost as good as Bryce Brown's Tennessee's number two running back.