The First Bank & Trust Friday Q&A: Bowen, The Quarterbacks, And Basketball

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Tyler Bowen and Kyron Drones. (Ivan Morozov)

1) I’ve got a couple of questions regarding Virginia Tech quarterbacks this week, so I thought I’d include them both.

If a QB needs help with mechanics, be it throwing or footwork, can Bowen competently do that?  Or would they have a specialist come help with that who may not be an assigned coach?  Just wondering because it seems like a stretch for Bowen to do that very detailed coaching. – Mark from Pittsburgh

Elephant in the room: what does crystal ball say about the QB situation? Who wins the job and how is he successfully coached by a guy who has never done that? – Maroon Effect

Chris Coleman: I almost always have a take on anything Virginia Tech sports related, and I’ll tell you when I do. But in this particular case, I don’t have a take on Tyler Bowen as a QB coach. There are examples of guys like Bowen working out at a new position, sometimes brilliantly, and there are other examples of guys not working out. This week, I went over some guys who have worked out, but on the other side of the coin, Zohn Burden had never coached running backs until Justin Fuente put him in that role, and it didn’t work out. Now, he’s back to being a wide receivers coach at Duke.