Virginia Tech Loses More Than a Game

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Brenden Motley
Brenden Motley is the man at quarterback for now, and he’ll have to improve quickly for the Hokies to have a good season.

On paper, Virginia Tech’s loss to #1 Ohio State counts as only one defeat.  In reality, it could lead to more.

Losing Brewer

It makes me absolutely sick to lose Michael Brewer for 1-2 months.  Yesterday was a long day of walking, tailgating and screaming at the top of our lungs, but despite all that I still had trouble sleeping last night.  It’s not the fact that we lost to Ohio State.  It’s the fact that we might have lost multiple football games last night.

Last season, we beat Ohio State, but Brewer got so banged up that he wasn’t very effective the rest of the season.  In effect, we won the battle, but lost the war.  Last night we lost the battle, and because of Brewer’s broken collarbone, the war is very much in the balance.  I thought we were good enough to be a 9-3 football team this year with Brewer at quarterback, or perhaps even 10-2 if we got all the right breaks.  But now I’m not so sure.

Brenden Motley has developed quite a bit as a passer at Virginia Tech.  I’m a big fan of what he’s been able to accomplish, and I admire him for it.  But the brutal truth of the matter is that he was a Wing-T quarterback in high school who had offers from Georgia Tech as an option QB, and by UVA (possibly as a safety).  Here are his numbers from high school…

Jr. year: 50