Newcomer profile Grant Noel
College: Virginia Tech
Who he is: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in June, Noel split time as a senior at Virginia Tech with Bryan Randall at quarterback. Noel, who spent most of the season rehabbing an injured knee, finished his senior year completing seven of 18 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns.
On Virginia Tech joining the Atlantic Coast Conference: "I think it is going to be good for the league and Virginia Tech. I am going to miss those old Big East battles in football, but I think Tech will benefit from the move, especially in basketball."
On the differences between Virginia Tech and Maryland: "Down there, you get a little more of that Southern hospitality. Up in Baltimore, there certainly are a lot more people than down in Blacksburg."
On his chances of making the roster: "I think I am more than capable physically. I just have to learn the system and try to impress the coaches as much as I can. I think I have mixed well with the guys on the team, and that is important."