Kurt Benkert will be a starting quarterback this season in the state of Virginia. But he won’t be doing it for Virginia Tech football and coach Justin Fuente because he plays for Virginia, a fact which someone at ESPN forgot Tuesday.
During Fuente’s appearance on ESPN’s “Car Wash,” a graphic mistakenly said that Benkert “will take over as starting QB this season” for the Hokies.
Thinking that research department at ESPN might want to do some more research: pic.twitter.com/s6ZB04KqiF
— Wes McElroy (@WesFoxSports910) July 25, 2017
The mistake is more impressive yet since Benkert is a returning starter for Virginia, who threw for 21 touchdowns and more than 2,500 yards last season. So not only is he not taking over as a starting quarterback at Virginia Tech, he’s not taking over as a starting quarterback anywhere.
As far as the Virginia Tech quarterback situation, Fuente did have an update there as well — about players actually on his team.
— VT Football (@VT_Football) July 25, 2017