Logan Thomas pretty seamlessly took the reigns at quarterback from Tyrod Taylor three years ago, but things have been a little rockier this time around.
Redshirt senior Mark Leal was a bit of a train wreck in his brief Sun Bowl appearance, giving the coaching staff a little bit of pause before simply anointing him as the team’s new starter for 2014.
This lack of confidence opened things up for the Hokies to pursue a transferring player.
Accordingly, when former Texas Tech quarterback Michael Brewer found his request to transfer to another Big 12 school blocked, he quickly made his way to Blacksburg.
Despite his limited experience, Brewer became a top contender to earn the starting spot as soon as his transfer was announced.
He wasn’t able to participate in spring practice while he finished up his degree at Texas Tech, but he got to campus on May 28 and is apparently adjusting well.
"It’s definitely different, but at the same time, I’ve been doing this (in college) for three years, so I feel like football is football," he told Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times. "There’s not going to be too much that I haven’t seen when I get out there for the first day of practice. Of course it will be a new team, a new system, new everything, but I’ve got a whole summer to prepare for it."
Brewer will have stiff competition from the plethora of other quarterbacks on the depth chart, yet his addition to the roster gives Loeffler another viable option to test out this fall.