Friday, March 21, 2008

Beamer Looking for a Few Good Men

Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech Hokies are suddenly looking awfully thin at running back.

Beamer dismissed Branden Ore from the team in midweek. Now comes word that two other running backs are no longer members of the team.

Norm Wood of the Newport News Daily Press reports that Devin Radford and Elan Lewis are gone, as is linebacker Matt Wright.

That leaves Kenny Lewis, a 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior, as the team's most experienced runner. He has 111 carries for 420 yards and six touchdowns.


Lee said...

Pretty simple...stop recruiting thugs from the 757 and you'll be able to keep kids on campus.

Vick brothers FTW!!!

furrer4heisman said...

Elan Lewis and Radford probably wouldn't have seen the field on 2008. Elan Lewis was injured last season.

Kenny Lewis probably doesn't have the strength to be an every-down back for Tech. Cheeseman or one of the three freshman will have to win that job. All are more capable between the tackles than Kenny Lewis.

Kenny Lewis is a good change-of-pace or third down back.

Whoever ends up winning the job, my guess is Tyrod Taylor will still end up leading the team in rushing.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty simple. Lewis was assumed to be done for well over a year and I've never even heard of Radford as a running back.

The only reason Ore was cut was because we have a stable of young first and second year backs who are primed to take over.

You didn't honestly think we would cut a kid for his attitude or off the field behavior did you?