Hokies Lacked Talent on Offense in 2012

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Offensive coaching has been a hot topic amongst Tech fans all season. Today, we’re going to address something else: Virginia Tech’s lack of talent on the offensive side of the ball.

I’m not any different than most other Virginia Tech fans. I think changes need to happen on the offensive side of the ball, and I certainly hope they happen this offseason. This operation has been broken for far too long, and it needs to get fixed ASAP.

We’ve talked about that plenty of times this year, but what we haven’t touched on much is Virginia Tech’s lack of talent on offense. It’s true. Just look at the number of Hokie offensive players who earned All-ACC honors. You’ll see exactly zero on that list. Not one member of the Tech offense was named first team, second team, or even honorable mention All-ACC. That’s almost unbelievable for a program that has been so good for so long.

I think you can blame some of that on Virginia Tech’s offensive system and organization, which is a product of coaching. I think you can blame a lot of it on a lack of talent as well. And when I say talent, I mean good, natural football players, not athletes who can run and jump.

Let’s take a look at each position and see who the Hokies are losing, and who they will have returning next season. I’m going to list all returning players by their class in the 2013 season. For example, Mark Leal will be a r-junior next season, so he’ll be listed as such in this article.

Logan Thomas runs through the line against Florida State.


The regression of Logan Thomas (r-Sr.) is one of the great mysteries of the season. I think a big part of his struggles stemmed from a lack of trust in his wide receivers. He couldn’t trust