Hokies down to one kicker after Tyler Weiss misses curfew, sent home
Virginia Tech senior place-kicker Tyler Weiss was sent home by the Hokies coaching staff because he missed the team's 1 a.m. curfew today in New Orleans.
The university first released the news Thursday on @VT_Football, the official Virginia Tech Twitter feed.
That leaves Justin Myer, a kickoff specialist, as the only kicker on the Virginia Tech roster for the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday against Michigan (8:30 p.m., ESPN). Season-long starter Cody Journell was suspended on Dec. 22 after he was arrested a day earlier and charged with breaking and entering.
Weiss was 0-for-2 on field goals this season and 2-for-2 on extra points. Myer is 0-for-2 on field goals, with his attempts coming from 57 and 53 yards.
A Virginia Tech spokesman said punter Michael Branthover and redshirt freshman Conor Goulding will be pooled for depth at the position.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune contributed to this report.