French directed me to this nugget in a recent Andy Bitter post (http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/eye-next-year-hokies-using-part-bowl-pra...).
The only person who graduates from the group is Martin Scales, but given the lagging ground game this year, it wouldn't be surprising to see a shakeup of the depth chart coming. Tony Gregory, Michael Holmes and J.C. Coleman return, although it's freshman Trey Edmunds who might be the one to keep an eye on. Beamer sounded conflicted about the decision the staff made in September to redshirt Edmunds. They had to come to that conclusion fairly early in the season, before the Hokies' running game woes became completely apparent. Beamer has compared Edmunds' running style to Kevin Jones several times and said he stood out in the team's physical middle drill. The Hokies didn't often feature a running back who could run through tackles this year. Edmunds seems like a dynamic player who could do that. Stinespring said the defensive staff has told him they've been impressed with Chris Mangus on the scout team. The speedster suffered a shoulder injury early in the season that kept him out. Fork Union's Drew Harris, a highly-touted prospect who failed to qualify last year, could enter the mix if he gets into school.
If Beamer Co. knew how ineffective the tailback rotation would be, do you they would have done things differently? How much more effective could Edmunds had been behind this line and in this east-west scheme?
Edmunds should practice at tailback this spring. French and I watched him play this summer, and he ran well between the tackles behind the 3rd team offensive line. He is that type of back that can make the unblocked defender in the hole miss for the gain of 3 instead of 1. I'm really looking forward to watching him during spring ball.