Virginia Tech could end up starting any of three players at quarterback Thursday night against the Terps -- running threat Tyrod Taylor, experienced Sean Glennon or third-stringer Cory Holt.
It wouldn't be the first time Maryland has had to prepare for games not knowing who will be taking snaps for the opponent.
Taylor and Glennon both have high ankle sprains. The ACC informally began an injury reporting procedure this season, but it only goes so far. It's hard for teams to ascertain much about the actual prospects of someone listed as "questionable."
Also, the injury guidelines are not enforceable. "The only kinks are that there is nothing required, basically," ACC spokesman Mike Finn told me recently. It is up to the ACC to receive and disseminate the injury reports, but there are no sanctions if schools don't cooperate.
Taylor -- who coach Frank Beamer initially planned to redshirt this season but didn't -- has rushed for 442 yards this season, and had a 110-yard game in a loss to Boston College.
Maryland had difficulty containing another dual-threat quarterback -- N.C. State's Russell Wilson -- in its last outing.
Glennon is the most tested of the quarterbacks -- he's a fifth-year senior. But Holt is the healthiest of the three. He was listed as a wide receiver until the others went down against Florida State.
In Week 4, Maryland didn't learn until the day before the game that Eastern Michigan starting quarterback Andy Schmitt had been injured in practice and couldn't play. The Terps would have liked to have known that sooner.