CB Brandon Facyson status for WVU game unsure

http://www.richmond.com/sports/college/acc/cb-brandon-facyson-s-status-f...

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell said senior cornerback Brandon Facyson (wrist) is still not full-speed in practice, but is getting more work in than what the coaches anticipated following his offseason surgery.

"We're getting more out of him than I thought I would. He's getting into some drills right now, non-contact drills. He's getting some good football in."

Mitchell said he doesn't know if Facyson, who has battled injuries throughout his college career, will be available to play in the Hokies' Sept. 3 opener against West Virginia.

The backups are:

Mitchell said he's comfortable with the depth at his position, with sophomore Jovonn Quillen and redshirt freshman Tyree Rogers also progressing as backup corners.

So how much does this hurt with WVU wanting the throw the ball all over the place?

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So you mean to tell me that Will Grier is going to be facing a defensive line with the size and speed of ours trying to get the ball out to a receiving corps of only 1 returner going up against one of the better passing defenses in the country?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Demigod Will Grier, please.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Enter Tim Settle

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I always liked this version

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

I was about to say something snarky about how you forgot to say "knock on wood", which then made me wonder where exactly the phrase comes from.

So I goes to the internets, home of all knowledge, and the internets tells me that knowing the roots are nigh on impossible, given damn near every culture has damn near the same phrase for the same reason.

You've invoked the bad spirits Alum.

Oh shit!

Phew, all better

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

At least Jobu drinks rum and not bourbon. That dramatically decreases the chance of anyone in TKP community stealing any.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Leg for the chuckle, but I'm sitting here sipping a rum and coke as we speak. Rum is ok in the Caribbean, at the beach, and here in the summer. Come fall, though, and the rum goes south wit da boidies and out comes the brown likker.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I wasn't dissing rum. I just know what most of TKP likes. I mean, I don't recall any threads dedicated solely to rum.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

No, I know you weren't dissing rum. Who would dedicate a thread to rum anyway? I just commented because I had a mouthful of it when I read your post. The only time I've been caught with alcohol at a VT football game was because I had, in fact, an ass pocket full of a pint of Jack Daniels. Luckily, the copper involved let me back in the game after pouring out the good stuff into the barrel of the bad stuff. Switched to airplane bottles after that, never another problem.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

He did you a favor

Yup.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I'll take Stroman, Alexander and Mook playing man coverage any day.

Adonis or Devon jamming a receiver during our bear coverage.

(not sure if he would even be in the package, but one can dream)

The Dude Abides

If we're going to lose a starter at any position, CB is one place I feel confident about the replacements being alright. We've dealt with losing a CB in what seems like every year for forever.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Sadly true

I guess. I hope Mitchell's right about those backups coming along though, we're only one more injury away from needing them.

So how does this impact us on the field if Facyson misses a game? Since the Whip position has basically evolved into a hybrid db/linebacker position, couldn't Mook just slide over to nickel in our 5 DB sets? Or am I missing something? For depth, I'm sure Mook could even fill in at one of the two corner spots to give Adonis/Stroman a breather and have Shegog in at whip, especially if WVU comes out in some heavier formations from time to time.

Yeah I was personally thinking this hurts us mostly for dime packages or for when Adonis/Stroman need a breather. Don't want to tempt fate but the injury bug could hurt us much worse at another position.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Mitchell said he's comfortable with the depth at his position, with sophomore Jovonn Quillen and redshirt freshman Tyree Rogers also progressing as backup corners.

I hope the few clips we have seen of Quillen getting beaten by our WRs indicate how good the WRs are and NOT how much of a liability Quillen might be. I will give DBU and Mitchell the benefit of the doubt. Next man up!

Damn shame. Saw an EA Sports simulation of the game (Gobbler Country maybe?) where Facyson was player of the game with 2 picks.

The Dude Abides

I'm starting to think he peaked Freshmen year, I'm hoping for a full recovery and speedy return.

Pour some Beer on it

I don't think he necessarily peaked but lots of passes were forced his way. It helped having Bonner tell him where the QB was going with the ball prior to each pass and Fuller locking down the opposite side.

Is this on repeat? I thought this happened to Facyson...like every year.

He gonna getta pick and there ain't no worries.

Fucking fuckity fuck.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

Idea.

Who's set to back up Terrell Edmunds? If we don't want to move Mook outside, I wouldn't mind 22 playing CB again for a little while.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

We're already pretty thin at safety, I think somebody like Deablo or Deon Newsome would step in behind Terrell

Grier and his O Line:

Where is Lawson?!

Making their first pass attempt like

In my career field.....this gif.....

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Bud just said in the presser that's Facyson will be ready to go for the WVU game.

We're going to eat what's left of WVU's receiving corps alive.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Any news on Jovon Durante?

Edit: never mind. Just saw where he transferred to the Florida Atlantic Owls.

Transferred to FAU to be closer to family after his grandmother passed

Thanks. Hope his family is well. Sounds like Kiffin is building a team down there.

He's certainly building something.

He's building a lot of excitement

Apparently this was done

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So the youtube ad that popped in the middle of that was for Bosely Hair Loss Solutions. Seems fitting...

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Is this guy serious?!?

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Well, that's peculiar. According to the timestamp on that post, I was posting in two different threads at the same time... down to the second.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

I'm guessing you put more thought into the other one.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Is this guy serious?!?

I'm safely assuming he's not.