Virginia Tech HC Frank Beamer said he's considering shutting down sophomore CB Brandon Facyson.
Facyson has appeared in three of Virginia Tech's first four games, but he's still suffering from a lingering knee injury he sustained in spring practices. Because he isn't 100-percent, and is still inside the window (he can't compete in 30-percent of the season or three games, whichever is greater) that would allow him to retain a season of eligibility, VTU is considering pulling the plug on his 2014 campaign. "Well, we're trying to get him well, but if it doesn't come along, we're getting to a stage where we've got to determine do you play him or not play him and try to get a medical redshirt year," Beamer said. "You know, he's not the same self." The HC added: "Out there in practice, he had a play and Bud Foster was right beside him, and he made a statement, he's just not running like he used to, and it's just true. He wants to, he's trying to, but he just‑‑ it's not the same as last year."