News:Tony Gregory ran just eight times for 19 yards Thursday against Florida State, adding 33 yards receiving on three catches.
Analysis: J.C. Coleman saw 16 carries, so this is a concerning development for those holding out hope for Tony Gregory. He looked good in space during his receptions, but won't have much value as long as Coleman has the coach's trust.
News:Tony Gregory received a team-high 10 carries, and managed 50 yards Thursday at Miami.
Analysis: The Hokies' were rumored to be trimming their backfield rotation to two, but Tony Gregory still shared carries with Michael Holmes and J.C. Coleman. They look to be missing an identity on offense, and it's beyond time to give up on any of these backs in non-dynasty leagues.
News:Tony Gregory, along with freshman J.C. Coleman, is expected to see more work moving forward, according to Andy Bitter of the Virginia-Pilot.
Analysis:Tony Gregory has arguably been the Hokies best back this season when healthy. Coleman represents the big play threat, but Gregory could see 15+ touches this Thursday at Miami, making him a sneaky option in deeper leagues.
News:Tony Gregory (knee) returned Saturday against Duke, and ran eight times for 33 yards.
Analysis:Tony Gregory looked healthy, but J.C. Coleman stole the show for this backfield. Gregory will continue to be part of a two or three back committee as long as he's healthy.
News:Tony Gregory (knee) was not on the Hokies' injury report, and should play Satuday against Duke, according to the Virginia-Pilot.
Analysis:Tony Gregory was effective in Week 4 against Bowling Green before missing the past two games. His return is bad news to those still clinging to hope of a breakout from Michael Holmes.
News:Tony Gregory (knee) went through a full practice Monday, and described his knee as a "9 out of 10," according to Andy Bitter of the Virginia-Pilot.
Analysis: Continue to monitor Tony Gregory's progress, but he appears to be on track to play Saturday against Duke.
News:Tony Gregory (undisclosed) will not travel for this week's game against Cincinnati, according to head coach Frank Beamer's official Twitter feed.
Analysis: This is certainly a surprising development, and we won't speculate as to whether Tony Gregory is again injured. Michael Holmes looks like he'll get the bulk of the carries again.
News:Tony Gregory wore a blue, limited-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice, and left the field 15 minutes into the workout, notes VT Effect.
Analysis: Running backs coach Shane Beamer mentioned nothing serious here, and the team was just being careful with their running back who's had three ACL tears in five years. Tony Gregory sparked this rushing attack last Saturday against Bowling Green, and is expected to see a similar opportunity this Saturday against Cincinnati.
News:Tony Gregory ran 11 times for 68 yards Saturday against Bowling Green.
Analysis:Tony Gregory saw his first extensive action of the year, and didn't disappoint. He's worth a speculative gamble with the hope he earns the lead role.
News:Tony Gregory (knee, ACL) is back on the field and in the mix for carries according to the Washington Post.
Analysis: You can't help but root for Tony Gregory, who's working his way back from consecutive ACL surgeries. He's got some wiggle, and could be in the mix to return kicks as well. He's unlikely to have any fantasy relevance however.
News: Virgina Tech running back Michael Holmes had 54 yards on 11 carries in his first real action in maroon and orange today.
Analysis: Quite a debut for the rookie, who was at least a day late to practice this summer due to NCAA Clearinghouse issues. As much as we love David Wilson, he can't carry every ball for VT, and the Hokies' other backs struggled today. Tony Gregory is healthy, but dropped a pass and lost some yards in limited touches today. Josh Oglesby is a vulture candidate, but not a serious threat for major yardage. Holmes has good size, and while he may not open fall as the second back here, redshirting would also be a surprise. He's a great late round pick in ACC heavy leagues. And just imagine his value should David Wilson go down, or leave early.
News: Virginia Tech had a "mini scrimmage" today, which didn't include any starters on either side of the ball. While it was only 30 plays, the Hokies' leading rusher was fullback Martin Scales, who went for all of 12 yards on six carries.
Analysis: This is music to David Wilson owners' ears...I think. On one hand, this lack of depth gives Wilson 20 touchdown upside. On the other hand - who carries the ball in the 4th quarter of a blowout, or if anything should happen to Wilson? Assuming the Hokies have a backup running back, I promise you he will have value. But to this point, we have no update on Tony Gregory's (knee) health, or Michael Holmes' eligibility.
News: Gregory rushed 18 times for 48 yards and two touchdowns in a scrimmage held this past weekend, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: For the second-straight weekend, Gregory proves the leading running back for the Hokies. Good thing too - Ryan Williams injured his ankle during the Saturday's scrimmage, while Josh Oglesby is apparently suffering from "the worse infection" running back coach Billy Hite has ever seen on a foot.
News: Gregory, who was moved to tailback from receiver after Darren Evans was injured, led all rushers for Virginia Tech in this past Saturday's scrimmage, taking 11 carries for 53 yards, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Said head coach Frank Beemer of Gregory's performance Saturday, "I was impressed with Gregory. We moved him to tailback a couple of days ago and he really ran well. He sliced it up in there pretty good. I thought he was good."