Glennon named starting QB
Holt and Whitaker tied for No. 2
August 13, 2006

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer announced Sunday that redshirt sophomore Sean Glennon will be the Hokies' starting quarterback when Tech opens its season on Sept. 2 against Northeastern at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.

"After meeting today, we think Sean Glennon deserves the right to be the starter in the opening ball game," Beamer said. "This decision goes back over a lot of practices.

"We are going to tie Cory Holt and Ike Whitaker for number two and get them equal work at number two this week," Beamer added. "Both of them did some nice things in the scrimmage yesterday. Like every position there is always competition, but this is the direction we plan to go right now."

Glennon, a 6-4, 221-pounder who hails from Centreville, Va., saw action in four games as the No. 2 quarterback during the 2004 season and was redshirted last year.