No one player can determine the outcome of a game quite like a quarterback. If a team has a good one, it will win a lot more than it'll lose. If a team has a bad one, well, he may not even finish the season.
Virginia Tech senior quarterback Logan Thomas has experienced a little bit of both. As a sophomore in 2011, Thomas was outstanding. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,013 yards. He also tossed 19 touchdowns versus only 10 interceptions.
Thomas took a step back in 2012, completing only 51 percent of his passes, and his interceptions rose from 10 to 16.
The team took a major step back, too. The Hokies were 11-3 in 2011 and played in both the ACC title game and the Sugar Bowl. The Hokies finished 7-6 in 2012, their worst record in 20 years.
The Hokies' failures in 2012 weren't all due to Thomas, however. Offensive line woes were the biggest culprit, and that trend could continue this season.
Here is a comprehensive look at Virginia Tech's best and most important player in 2013.