Virginia Tech Spring Practice Thoughts: No Drama At Quarterback

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Braxton Burmeister has added weight since the end of last season. (Virginia Tech sports photography)

Virginia Tech began spring practice on Tuesday, and we now interrupt your regularly scheduled NCAA Tournament basketball coverage to talk about some topics with the 2021 football team.

Today we’ll start out with the most important position on the field: quarterback.

QB: Burmeister’s Job To Lose

Barring injury or a complete shock between now and September, Braxton Burmeister is Virginia Tech’s starting quarterback.  He’ll get the vast majority of the first team reps this spring, and unless there is some kind of a great performance from either Knox Kadum or Texas A&M transfer Connor Blumrick, he’ll head into the season as the Hokies’ clear-cut starter.

“Usually, I’ll be out here saying that it will all be cut up evenly and we’ll evaluate it as we go through,” Justin Fuente told the media on Monday. “We’ll obviously keep evaluating it, but we won’t start with it all divided up equally. Braxton will get the lion’s share of the work with the ones.”

Burmeister got off to a bit of a slow start in his career in Blacksburg, but he came on at the end of last season.  This quote sums up why it took