For the last few seasons, there is no question that the Virginia Tech football team has been carried by its defense, but that could change in 2014.
There’s reason to be concerned about the offense, given some of the players who are leaving. After all, for all his flaws, quarterback Logan Thomas accounted for an absurd percentage of the total offense these past two seasons.
Bud Foster should ensure that the defense will still be talented, but for once, the offense might be able to pick up some of the slack.
The team will experience some growing pains as it breaks in a new quarterback, whether that ends up being veteran Mark Leal or a promising freshman like Andrew Ford or Chris Durkin. Nevertheless, a lot of talent will surround whoever ends up taking snaps under center for the Hokies.
When Thomas first started for the team, he was unproven, as he had spent most of the preseason at tight end. But the combination of a veteran offensive line, star running back David Wilson and a pair of fantastic receivers in Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale helped the young signal-caller thrive. This year’s group of offensive talent can help Tech’s new quarterback do the same in 2014.
After spending another year in offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler’s system, these four players can help take Tech’s offense to the next level in 2014.