Another Hokie Bites the Dust

When we last checked in on the Virginia Tech Hokies, they had just lost wide receiver Brandon Dillard to a torn Achilles.  He'll miss the entire 2008 season.

Now they've lost their other anticipated starting receiver.  Zach Luckett has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team policy.  What was it?  Seems that at 1 am Sunday morning, Luckett backed his SUV into a dumpster and drove off.  The police pulled him over, and he reportedly blew a .16 on the Breathalyzer.  This isn't Luckett's first encounter with the law; it's his second DUI.  Blacksburg, VA police reports show him with two other incidents:  public urination and leaving the scene of the accident.

So this is at least his fourth incident with the law, which makes you wonder whether Luckett will be allowed to return, and if so... when?

Obviously, Frank Beamer won't let the depth chart affect his decision making.  He's too good of a coach to make that mistake.  But make no excuses... wide receiver was a huge issue going into the season after losing their top four receivers from last year's Orange Bowl squad.  Subtract Dillard and Luckett, and they've got huge question marks.  Here's the Hokies experience at wide receiver:  converted quarterback Ike Whitaker with three career catches.  Cornerback Victor "Macho" Harris will probably see more action at wide receiver, but freshmen Dyrell Roberts, Xavier Boyce, and Jarrett Boykin will be thrown into the fire right from the start this season.

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