Sean Glennon Named Starter For Hokies, Taylor Redshirted

Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2008

The earlier report has been confirmed, Sean Glennon is the starting quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies and Cory Holt will serve as the backup.  With this comes a redshirt for sophomore Tyrod Taylor.  He will be given an extra year of eligibility if he finishes the season without playing.

Coach Frank Beamer stated that this is the best thing for the young quarterback at this moment. 

To me this was a good move for the Hokies.  Sean Glennon is the veteran and showed that he can lead a football team in the second half of last season.  He will have the opportunity to bring along a young wide receiving core, and hopefully will lead the Hokies to another ACC Championship title.

For those that doubt Glennon, you're dwelling too much on the past.  Yes, he has struggled at times, but it's not like the offense was perfect.  The offensive line has had key injuries in the past, Branden Ore had turned into a question mark with his behavior, and Glennon performed the best he could under the circumstances.  If I'm a Virginia Tech fan that doesn't support Sean Glennon while knowing how he played in the second half of last season, I would consider myself to be a bit irrational. 

Maybe you're saying to yourself, "Well he didn't lead the Hokies to an Orange Bowl victory."  This is true, but he wasn't the only quarterback that played.  Nothing against Taylor here, but he looked lost for much of that game, and he made a critical turnover that was returned for a touchdown.

Tyrod Taylor is the future at quarterback, there's no question about that.  After this year he will have three years remaining at Virginia Tech to play football if all goes well.  However, right now at this moment, Sean Glennon is the starting quarterback for Virginia Tech.  We need to get behind him as a university and as fans of the program, so he won't have to deal with the boo's he had grown accustomed to at multiple points throughtout his career. 

This could prove to be his toughest test as a Hokie considering none of the wide receivers have started a game, and there will be a new running back or running back's to carry the load.  If Virginia Tech wants to compete for a national title this year, it's with Glennon leading the offense.