GREENSBORO -- Quarterback Marshall Glenn spent Thursday the way he has spent the rest of his week at N.C. A&T football practice -- as a reluctant bystander dressed in shorts and a T-shirt.
Hindered by a dislocated left (nonthrowing) shoulder, Glenn will miss Saturday's home opener against Elon. He will be replaced by senior Adrian Moye, who came out of spring practice fourth on the depth chart.
"I feel like (Moye) is going to do a good job for us," Aggies coach George Small said Thursday afternoon. "I really do. Will he be perfect? I can't answer that. But I know he will give his all, and that's all anybody can ask of him."
Glenn said he anticipates returning to action in next week's MEAC opener at Norfolk State, but his status may not be resolved for a few more days.
Moye, a senior limited to special teams duty before this season, saw the first sustained action of his career in last week's 42-3 loss at Wake Forest. He completed nine of 18 passes for 79 yards with an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
He said this week, the first in his college life as the nominal top dog, has been different but rewarding.
"The first couple of days I was getting used to it, but it has gotten better," Moye said. "I've been progressing, getting the right reads and getting the right chemistry together for Saturday."
Post by A&T AGGIE 96 on Sept 25, 2004 8:04:38 GMT -5
Aggies ask fourth-string quarterback to play it safe against Elon
By Rob Daniels Staff Writer News & Record
GREENSBORO -- It's not as historically significant, dramatic or -- hopefully -- gory as "Saving Private Ryan," but the N.C. A&T Aggies have a collective challenge of their own today: Protecting Mr. Moye.
That's Adrian Moye, the senior who came to school as a linebacker, blossomed as a special-teams player and will make his first college start at quarterback today when A&T (1-2) faces Elon (1-1) at 1:30 p.m. at Aggie Stadium.
A&T has lost three quarterbacks -- one for the season to academic issues, another for the season to a broken foot and a third, Marshall Glenn, for at least this week to a dislocated nonthrowing shoulder. Glenn hopes to return next week, but coach George Small said Thursday the junior is not likely to be in uniform today.
"The nightmare scenario is the one George is in, where you're down to your fourth quarterback," said Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, whose team beat A&T 42-3 last week, but Grobe said he was impressed with Moye's guts.