2010 Spring Practice Review: The Offense

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Virginia Tech’s offense played very well down the stretch of the 2009 season.
The Hokies could run and pass effectively, and no team in the final five games
had an answer for Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Williams and company.

The coaching staff had a few different goals in mind before the spring began.
They include:

  • Keeping Taylor and his receivers on the same page
  • Developing quarterback depth
  • Finding out if David Wilson can be redshirted
  • Testing Josh Oglesby at fullback
  • Finding a starting left tackle
  • Developing depth at tight end

For now we’ll take a look at each specific position. At the end we’ll revisit
those specific goals, and find out if the Hokies met them.

Quarterbacks

The Virginia Tech coaching staff has not announced a #2 quarterback, nor are
they likely to do so until after practice resumes in August. However, all signs
point to the staff favoring Logan Thomas (6-6, 238, r-Fr.) at this point.


Quarterback Depth Chart

Rank

Player

1

Tyrod Taylor

2

Logan Thomas

3

Ju-Ju Clayton

If this turns out to be the case, it makes sense. As the #3 quarterback, Thomas
wouldn’t get as many practice reps. That would run the risk of hurting his
development, and the Tech coaches are looking at him as their quarterback of the
future. He’ll be counted on to start in 2011. so it would be beneficial for

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