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Virginia Tech Should Stick With Grant Wells Rather Than Two-QB Rotation

Grant Wells 1 VT ODU 2023 From VT
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Grant Wells wasn't perfect in the opener vs ODU, but he showed tons of growth on his way to going 17-29 for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns with plenty of great passes amidst some inaccuracy plus not a single pass that you thought could be an interception. Virginia Tech's passing attack due in part to Wells was a driving force behind the Hokies' 36-17 victory over Old Dominion.

There was one possession where we saw the Hokies rotate between Wells and Kyron Drones in the first quarter after plenty of talk from Brent Pry that the Hokies would indeed play both QBs. As everyone saw, that possession didn't end well with the Hokies turning the ball over on downs after having a 1st and goal inside the 5 on that possession. Despite promise of Drones not having a specific package, it very much seemed like he had a limited package with the rotation back and forth on that drive being an odd mess.

Combine that with the fact that Wells then took control from there and led the Hokies to 4 touchdowns on their 5 possessions and you'd think that end the talk of rotating between two QBs until Wells struggles for an extended period.

Instead, that doesn't appear to be the case despite common sense and CFB history suggesting it should be. Here's what Brent Pry had to say on Tuesday.

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