Here’s how it starts:
BLACKSBURG — As the dropped passes mounted in practice, a disheartened Virginia Tech receivers coach Aaron Moorehead couldn’t help but chuckle a little to himself.
He’s been through this, just on the opposite end. With a pang of regret, the first-year full-time assistant felt compelled to get in touch with his former coach at Illinois, Ron Turner.
“I sent him a text message and said, ‘I am so sorry for my freshman and sophomore years of college,’ ” Moorehead said. “Because it’s exactly what you said: third down and five, best play you can call, you win the route and you drop the ball.
“You just want to pull your hair out.”
The Hokies’ receivers might have the most questions of any position group on the team, a major statement considering the significant uncertainties along the offensive line and at tailback.
As a reminder, here’s the current depth chart at wide receiver, although it’s subject to change:
- WR: D.J. Coles; Josh Stanford OR Carlis Parker; E.L. Smiling
- WR: Demitri Knowles; Charley Meyer; Willie Byrn OR Chris Mangus