Will The Virginia Tech Passing Game Improve In 2009?

Dustin HughesContributor IApril 16, 2009

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 06:  Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies throws a pass against the Boston College Eagles in the 2008 ACC Football Championship game at the Raymond James Stadium on December 6, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

2008 was not the best year for the Virginia Tech passing attack. It got off to a very slow start due to an extreme lack of experience.

With the injury to Brandon Dillard and Zach Luckett's suspension, Danny Coale was the most experienced receiver. He was a redshirt freshman.

Coale, Jarrett Boykin, and Dyrell Roberts started playing well at the end of last season, and their play boosted the offense as well.

This season those inexperienced wideouts are all back with a season under their belts. 

One place the offense was very lacking was in the red zone. The addition of Logan Thomas could drastically improve that.

Thomas is six feet six inches tall and runs a 4.6 second forty-yard dash. Quite simply, no one will be able to cover him in a jump ball situation.

The maturation of the pieces already in place and the addition of some new ones should boost the passing game.

Maybe just as important is Tyrod Taylor's throwing motion being fixed. Even he admitted that he had developed a bad habit that hurt his timing. Over the offseason, he worked with his high school coach and father to fix that.

With Tyrod fixing his throwing motion and the receivers developing, the Hokies passing game should vastly improve. Look for this to be a breakout year for Taylor and the Hokie offense.