I like the way Virginia Tech’s roster looks at quarterback. The Hokies have two older, experienced guys who can compete for the starting job. They also have two younger players with upside who will get plenty of reps, but who won’t have to be forced into the action before they are ready. Tech’s quarterback roster, which was almost entirely built by Scot Loeffler, is ideal.
Theoretically, every spot on the depth chart is up for grabs, in my opinion.
#1 spot: Michael Brewer (6-0, 200, r-Sr.). Brenden Motley (6-4, 214, r-Jr.) will begin the spring as Tech’s #2 quarterback, though it’s not unrealistic to expect that he could get a few reps with the #1 offense here and there and potentially challenge Brewer. Scot Loeffler has said that he wants the spring to be an open competition, so I expect him to treat it as such.
#2 spot: Right now, Brenden Motley is the guy. However, if he were to somehow beat out Brewer, then the transfer from Texas Tech would slide down to #2. Also, I would expect Andrew Ford (6-3, 205, r-Fr.) to get a few reps with the #2 offense, just to see how he does. I believe he’ll remain at #3, but it’s not impossible for him to move up to #2 by the end of the spring.
#3: As the more advanced of Tech’s two r-freshman quarterbacks, Andrew Ford should begin the spring at #3 on the depth chart. However, Chris Durkin (6-4, 235, r-Fr.) will get reps with the #3 offense as well (there is no #4 offense), and he’ll be given the opportunity to prove that he deserves to move up the depth chart. If Ford were to somehow beat out Motley for the #2 spot, then Motley would slide down into the #3 role.
#4: Durkin occupies the #4 spot right now. I think this spot is less likely to change than the other depth chart positions, though he’ll be given the chance to beat out Ford, of course.
Now, let’s talk specific quarterbacks....
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