Spring Practice Ends Saturday
Annual Maroon-White game at 2 p.m.
April 23, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Quarterbacks Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick will be on opposing teams when Virginia Tech stages its annual Maroon-White spring football game Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. There will be no charge for admission to the game, which is scheduled to kick off at 2.

Randall, the Hokies' starting quarterback the past two seasons, will guide the Maroon squad, which will be coached by assistant head coach Billy Hite. Joining Hite on the Maroon sidelines will be assistant coaches Bud Foster, Kevin Rogers, Danny Pearman, Lorenzo Ward and graduate assistant J.C. Price. Joining Randall on the Maroon team will be four other returning starters - offensive tackle Jimmy Martin, defensive tackle Kevin Lewis and linebackers Mikal Baaqee and Brandon Manning.

Vick will quarterback the White team coached by Jim Cavanaugh and assistants Bryan Stinespring, Tony Ball, Charley Wiles and graduate assistant Steve DeMasi. Returning starters playing on the White team are offensive tackle Jon Dunn, guard/center Will Montgomery, defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis and defensive backs Eric Green and Jimmy Williams.

Game rules will prohibit the defensive units from tackling the quarterbacks, who will be wearing yellow jerseys. The defenses will also be restricted to using just five players on pass rushes.

The game, which will consist of two 10-minute quarters, followed by two eight-minute quarters, marks the end of spring practice for Tech. The halftime ceremonies will feature the presentation of the Hokies' spring football awards. Tech is scheduled to open its 2004 football season against the University of Southern California in the BCA Football Classic at FedEx Field on Aug. 28 in Landover, Md.