Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to the year 2000 where Virginia Tech is taking on the almighty Florida State. Even though the Hokies lost that game, Bobby Bowden was introduced to an amazing athlete named Michael Vick (yes, the name is repulsive right now, but he really was talented) who accumulated 322 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns.
Fast forward seven years and another match up between the two teams. This time, Big Poppa Bowden is introduced to another Hampton athlete: Tyrod Taylor. He’s experiencing deja vu all over again, except the ‘Noles lost this one 40-21. This time, the star QB put up 296 yards of total offense and 3 touchdowns.
How’s that for classic irony? Bowden must have been living a nightmare in that football game because there was nothing he could do but watch.
Mr. Taylor is quite amazing. He put this team on his shoulders and got the W. Need proof? It’s the 4th quarter when the Hokies have a 3rd and goal at the 3 and Taylor looks to the coaches, pointed to his chest and said “I got it, let me take care of it!” Sure enough, on the very next play, Taylor scampered into the end zone for six (http://www.beamerball.com/
What’s the point of all this? It’s because the kid has “IT” – not bad for an 18 year old freshman, huh? He dominated an extremely fast and talented defense and didn’t melt after he was picked off for a TD. In fact, he got BETTER. That takes guts and like it was just said, he is only a freshman!
The Hokies have their QB and shouldn’t even consider a two QB system. However, we aren’t the coaches, and most likely we will still have that system; how long, however, is another question. Regardless, Taylor is obviously for real and by the time he leaves Virginia Tech, he may be better than MV1.