Frank Beamer’s decision to redshirt Tyrod Taylor instead of going with the two quarterback system that was successful last season didn’t last long. At his press conference today, Beamer announced that both Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor will get snaps going forward.
Following Saturday’s upset loss to East Carolina, Beamer announced at his Tuesday news conference that Sean Glennon and Tyrod Taylor will both see time at quarterback from here on out.
Beamer would not say who would start Saturday’s home opener against Furman or how he will use either quarterback.
It is rare to see a coach pull a redshirt so quickly after making an announcment just recently that seemed to make a lot of sense for Taylor and VPI’s program. However with the loss to ECU this weekend, Beamer probably figured he had to have Taylor this year to give his team the best chance to win another ACC title.
With NC State starter Russell Wilson out for at least this week and maybe as long as 4-6 weeks depending on how he recovers, one has to wonder if Tom O’Brien is considering a similar move. Both Daniel Evans and Harrison Beck continued to struggle leading our offense against South Carolina. Unfortunately for O’Brien, neither quarterback appears capable of leading NC State to a bowl game this year that the program so desperately needs.
Update at 3:04 pm (more good coverage from Ken Tysiac)
â€œAfter the evaluation and [Wilsonâ€™s] release after that evening back here, it doesnâ€™t look like itâ€™s a career-ending injury for Russell, so we have no intention of un-redshirting Mike Glennon,â€ Oâ€™Brien said Wednesday on the weekly ACC coachesâ€™ teleconference.
Oâ€™Brien said he hasnâ€™t thought about whether Wilson will return to the starting position when he is cleared to play. Senior Daniel Evans has taken Wilson’s place and will start Saturday against William & Mary.
â€œIâ€™m just worried about getting him back and healthy,â€ Oâ€™Brien said.
More good tidbits in that link from Tysiac regarding this week’s game time and Curtis Crouch.