Virginia Tech Football: Logan Thomas To Back Up Tyrod Taylor for Hokies

Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2010

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Virginia Tech Hokies against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After a great spring and a solid scrimmage on Saturday, Logan Thomas has officially been named the backup quarterback for Virginia Tech.

Thomas beat out Ju-Ju Clayton, who struggled at times throughout the spring. Many felt Clayton never had a real shot at being the quarterback of the future for the Hokies.

Now we can ask this question: Why was Thomas taking reps as a tight end? It's a good question. It seems the coaching staff has known internally that Thomas was going to be the second option at QB, so why the decision to practice him at tight end?

Maybe it was just to get a look at his ability there, but I doubt he plays any significant time at the position. I still think Thomas has a chance to be an option in the Wild Turkey formation.

The quarterback situation in Blacksburg is somewhat similar to Florida's back in 2006 with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow. Tyrod Taylor is the obvious starter, and he's a much more talented passer than Thomas is at this point.  However, Thomas has play-making ability that Tech's coaches may want to utilize.

Now don't be confused. I'm not comparing Thomas to Tebow, but both are athletic, and I think Thomas can find a way to contribute to the Hokies offense this season.