Clearly, something had to change.
Beamer appointed former Auburn and Temple offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler as the man to replace longtime OC Bryan Stinespring, and though he has his work cut out for him, Loeffler doesn't have to start anew at quarterback with Logan Thomas returning for his final season in Blacksburg.
Despite the widespread struggles of 2012, the Hokies do have talent on the offensive side of the ball. But is Loeffler and Thomas the right combination to make it work?
More importantly, will new offensive line coach Jeff Grimes lift his unit's play and make room for a talented group of running backs?
Here are the Hokies' top-five weapons on offense for the 2013 season.