Spring Practice Awards and Spring Game Thoughts

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Spring football practice has been finished for over a week, and today we’ll
take a look at three players on each side of the ball who are our spring award

We’ll have three awards: Player of the Spring, Most Improved Player, and
Newcomer of the Spring, and we’ll have one winner from each side of the ball for
a grand total of six award winners.

The Player of the Spring isn’t necessarily the Most Valuable Player (though
he might be), but he’s the guy who played the best football over the course of
the 15 practices and scrimmages. The Most Improved Player of the Spring is easy
to figure out, while the Newcomer of the Spring is the best player who is new to
the two-deep and finds himself playing a major role for the first time in his

Offensive Awards

Our Offensive Player of the Spring is: Logan Thomas

Logan Thomas showed that he was much more advanced as a quarterback than most
of us, including his own quarterback coach Mike O’Cain, thought he would be.
Thomas has all the physical ability: size, arm strength, speed, footwork, etc.
He also has shown excellent poise, pretty good pocket awareness, and he
certainly doesn’t lack for confidence.

Thomas still has to show that he can do it in games. He’ll have to make quick
decisions, and he’ll be facing a different defensive game plan each week that
will be designed to stop the Virginia Tech offense. He’s going to be an
outstanding quarterback for the Hokies, we just don’t know how quickly. If the
spring is any indication, it will be sooner rather than later.

Our Most Improved Offensive Player of the Spring is: Marcus Davis

Marcus Davis has always had terrific physical ability, and he began to show
improvement last season. However, he took a big leap forward this spring,
becoming the go-to guy for Logan Thomas and putting up big numbers in several

Davis was a quarterback