Virginia Tech announced on Monday that Michael Brewer will start at quarterback this Saturday against Duke. He led the Hokies to a touchdown in limited time against Miami, and according to offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, the time is right for Brewer to resume his former role.
“We feel at this time that it’s the best thing for our program,” Loeffler said. “Over the last couple of weeks, he was able to obtain some practice reps and try to get the glitches out of his shoulder injury.”
Is he still somewhat rusty? Perhaps. That’s why this week of practice is critical.
“I think this week of practice will be essential for him,” Loeffler said. “After having the type of injury he had, to throw him right in the mix right off the get go was not right.
While the team and coaches still have confidence in Brenden Motley, and they’ll continue to prepare the same way every week, Isaiah Ford seemed content with Brewer’s impending return.
“With him being back there though, maybe he’ll give us kind of a boost of confidence,” Ford said.
Nevertheless, Motley’s ability on the ground can’t be ignored. He gave the Hokies a boost as a runner late last season, and Scot Loeffler hinted that he’ll still have a role throughout the final five games of 2015.
“Absolutely. He brings an element to our offense that helps our team.”
Will Tech’s new arrangement lead to more wins? We’ll find out beginning this Saturday.