Marshall vs. Virginia Tech: Week Long Coverage
Virginia Tech (2-1) is back inside Lane Stadium Saturday at noon against Marshall (2-1). The game is on ESPNU.
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TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM COACH FRANK BEAMER
-Saturday's game against Marshall is the second of three games Tech will play over a span of 13 days.
-He said Marshall is better than East Carolina, the team VT just beat 15-10 on the road.
-He said defensive lineman Corey Marshall will redshirt as of now. Beamer said Marshall and the team would benefit from this decision and Marshall will play defensive end. Beamer said he thinks Marshall has a professional future at that position.
-He praised Marshall QB Rakeem Cato (from Miami, FL) by saying he is a leader and he is efficient. Cato has 7 TDs, 2 INTs
-Despite missing two field goals and an extra point against ECU, Beamer doesn't have any worries about kicker Cody Journell
-He said wide receiver Charley Meyers is expected to play. He's had a nagging hamstring injury.
TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE COMMENTS FROM R-SR. QB LOGAN THOMAS
-He said WR Demitri Knowles needs to play with confidence. That's when he's playing his best. Knowles caught a career-high eight passes against ECU
-He said he had 2 mis-progressions against ECU (in regards to his primary receiver, secondary receiver, third receiver for particular plays)
-VT threw a lot against ECU but he said VT will have to be more balanced offensively against Marshall
-He played against Marshall DL Brandon Sparrow in high school. Thomas played for Brookville and Sparrow played for Liberty. (Click on the video for more on this topic).
Head Athletic Trainer Mike Goforth: "Devin Vandyke suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the Western Carolina game and will miss the rest of the season. He is currently being evaluated and when the swelling in his knee goes down and he regains range of motion, he will have surgery locally. The timetable on a return is 6-8 months so he will be out for the spring, but should be fuller for the first summer session."