Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
Hokies check in 24th in Preseason coaches poll
Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies checked in 24th in the preseason edition of the college football coaches poll. Virginia Tech is one of four ACC schools to break into the top 25. Clemson leads the way at Number 1, followed by Notre Dame at 10, North Carolina at 19 and the Virginia Tech at 24. North Carolina 41520. Virginia Tech 14325.
Next in summer of player empowerment: Pac-12 players unite
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened. A group of Pac-12 players Sunday presented a list of demands on issues ranging from healthy and safety to racial justice to economic rights. The players claim more than 400 of their Pac-12 peers have been communicating through a group chat app about a possible boycott. I think its all attainable, said attorney Tim Nevius, a former NCAA investigator who has now represents college players in cases involving NCAA issues. These recent events have put a spotlight on critical issues in college sports.___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Virginia Tech responds to Caleb Farleys claim of 100-deep in our indoor facility, no masks practice
My concern grew more and more.Thats what former Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley wrote in Peter Kings Football Morning in America column, published Sunday. Last week, Farley opted-out of the upcoming football season, becoming the first high-profile college football player to do so. This year at Virginia Tech, at our workouts, I started having deep concerns about staying healthy. On Monday, the Virginia Tech athletic department released a statement. The statement came from Dr. Mark Rogers, the chief medical officer for the athletic department
Former Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley speaks on his decision to opt out of the 2020 football season
ROANOKE, Va. Caleb Farley was one of the best cornerbacks in the nation returning this season to Virginia Tech, and his courageous decision to opt out of the year was not taken lightly. It was just something I couldnt keep putting off and putting off and ignoring and ignoring. Its a dream come true. That is a dream come true. Its been a dream come true since I was a little boy, you know, five, six years old, kindergarten.
Virginia Techs Caleb Farley will opt out of 2020 season, train for NFL Draft
Caleb Farley sent a video to ESPN, announcing his decision to not play college football this upcoming season. I am opting out due to uncertain health conditions and regulations and all the other opt-outs going on in football right now. So thank you Virginia Tech, my coaches, teammates and anyone else who has supported me in the past. Schefter said that Farley is a projected first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Farley, who was a redshirt junior, was named First Team All-ACC last season and was tied for second in the league with four interceptions.
Hokies LB Ashby, CB Farley named to AP All-ACC team
RALEIGH, NC – Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. Led by unanimous selections Travis Etienne at running back and Isaiah Simmons at linebacker, eight Tigers made the first team. Clemson earned its fifth straight berth in the College Football Playoff a day after routing Virginia in the league title game. Etienne repeated as the offensive player of the year while Simmons was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Louisville coach Scott Satterfield is the coach of the year while North Carolina freshman quarterback Sam Howell is the newcomer of the year.
Cornerback job still up for grabs at Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Fans can only assume that Caleb Farley will be the Hokies' starting cornerback. He's got the strength, skill, and experience, but an injury-riddled 2017 set him back a little bit. Despite his starts last year, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell made it clear that the starting spot is far from locked up. "I know Farley has a great skill set that some of the guys don't have. He's doing a great job.