So with a score that low, the quarterbacks obviously didn’t exactly show any promise for the 2014 season; going 0-for-17 on third down isn’t going to translate to wins this fall for Frank Beamer.
Beamer stated that Brendan Motley and Mark Leal were on even ground going into the spring game, so now I’d assume that both could move down the depth chart once Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer and incoming freshman Chris Durkin arrive on May 28.
“May 28, there’s two guys that come in here and it’s going to get really competitive, really fast,” offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said to The Washington Post.
I would assume that Brewer will immediately become the front-runner when he arrives. The transfer appeared in nine games while he was at Texas Tech, completing 34-of-48 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns.
Virginia Tech is desperate and Brewer knew that he would be thrown right into the competition. Anything that Brewer missed out on during practice was thrown out the window after the spring game.
“We were holding our own all spring. We were competitive. We were making strides and we took two steps back,” said Loeffler about the quarterbacks.
“We went completely back to what we were, and we’ve been fighting not to be what we were today. ...I think they got a good understanding of if you come out not focused, not competitive, you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, you’re gonna get your rear end kicked.”
What Virginia Tech has been on offense won’t cut it this season. Beamer is slowly working his way to the hot seat. If he wants to continue his run in Blacksburg, he has to find a suitable quarterback.
It’ll be a wide open competition this summer, but you have to like Brewer’s chances to win the job.
At this point, a single touchdown is beginning to look golden for the Hokies—and luckily for Brewer, he has four of them.