Despite breaking his clavicle in the second half of the Ohio State game, Michael Brewer has still played a huge role for Virginia Tech.
Brewer has still provided leadership while being hurt, and he’s also served as a mentor to Brenden Motley. During games he’s split time between being on the sideline with Motley and being in the booth with offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler.
“He’s done a great job in his role of helping the other quarterbacks come along,” Loeffler said. “And I think Brenden would say the same thing. He’s been helping him significantly. He’s a team guy.”
Brewer came from a long line of Texas quarterbacks. From his HokieSports.com bio: Father played quarterback at Texas; grandfather, Charlie, played quarterback at Texas; uncle, Rob Moerschell, played quarterback at Texas; great uncle, Robert, played quarterback at Texas Tech.
In other words, being a quarterback and a leader are things that are in his DNA.
Does that pedigree combined with his experience as a coach this season open up the door to a future career? Scot Loeffler thinks it could.
“I hope some day after football he becomes a coach because I think he’d be great,” Loeffler said.
Brewer didn’t dismiss the possibility when asked about it on Tuesday night.
“I never really thought a whole lot about it, and then this past four or five weeks basically being a coach out there on the sideline or sometimes up in the box, it’s been fun,” he said.
What’s different about it?
“You get to see it from a whole different perspective, and coach quarterbacks,” Brewer said. That’s something I obviously enjoy doing, playing quarterback, and now getting to coach it a little bit, who knows, maybe in the future that might be something that I do.”
For now though, Brewer is focused on making his return to the field. In fact, he begged the medical staff to give him a pain shot immediately after the injury so he could finish the Ohio State game.
“In the locker room right after it happened, I said ‘let’s worry about surgery tomorrow, let’s stick this thing with needle and get going,'” Brewer said. “But they ensured me that that wasn’t a good idea.”
It’s possible that Brewer could return this weekend against Miami. He won’t know until later in the week, or possibly even right before kickoff.
“It’s just all up to the doctors and whether the X-ray looks good at this point.”