Mark Giannotto of The Washington Post reports that Scot Loeffler and Jeff Grimes were in Blacksburg today to meet with Frank Beamer about joining the football staff at Virginia Tech.
Loeffler was offensive coordinator at Auburn this past season, and at Temple in 2011. While quarterbacks coach at Florida, he tutored Tim Tebow. He was also a quarterbacks coach at Michigan, where he worked with Tom Brady, Brian Griese, Chad Henne, Drew Henson and John Navarre. He is presumed to be the top candidate for Tech’s offensive coordinator position. He would also serve as quarterbacks coach.
Jeff Grimes worked with Loeffler at Auburn this past season, and spent the last four seasons as the Tigers’ offensive line coach. His offensive line was a big reason Auburn won the National Championshiop in 2010. He has also coached offensive line at Boise State, Arizona State, BYU and Colorado.
Following the 2010 season, Grimes turned down an offer from Texas head coach Mack Brown that allegedly would have made him college football’s highest-paid offensive line coach.
Reports also indicate that Loeffler met with Logan Thomas while in Blacksburg. Thomas has until tomorrow, January 15, to decide whether to declare for the NFL Draft or return to Blacksburg for his senior season.