J.C. Coleman, who missed the Alabama opener with a sprained ankle, is listed as probable on Thursday’s injury report for the Hokies’ home opener at Lane Stadium.
Coleman, who ran for 492 yards last year, tops among the tailbacks, is listed as the co-No. 1 running back on the depth chart with Trey Edmunds, who broke out for 132 rushing yards in his college debut, including a 77-yard touchdown run.
Receiver Charley Meyer, who missed the opener with a hamstring issue, is also probable. He’s listed as Demitri Knowles‘ backup at flanker.
Three players — cornerback Antone Exum (knee), offensive lineman Mark Shuman (knee) and defensive lineman Tyrel Wilson (knee) — are out.
Shuman, who is listed as the backup right tackle, is coming back from having his knee scoped three weeks ago. He’s been in a blue, limited jersey all week. Wilson’s injury is new. He was in blue Wednesday. There was no update on Exum’s tests from Wednesday.
Virginia Tech also updated its depth chart Thursday. The biggest movement was redshirt freshman Josh Stanford moving ahead of senior D.J. Coles for the top spot at split end. Coles struggled against Alabama, dropping a pass and giving up on a few routes that proved costly.
Kalvin Cline, who Virginia Tech said will be the 10th true freshman to play this year, is listed along with Darius Redman as the No. 2 tight end, behind Duan Perez-Means. Zack McCray is now the fourth tight end listed.
Chris Mangus is on the second-team line at tailback behind Edmunds and Coleman, ahead of third-teamer Joel Caleb, who returns from a one-game suspension.