Head coach Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies played their annual spring game on Saturday in Blacksburg, and it was a scrimmage that was dominated by the running game and defense. Unfortunately, neither of those provide a definitive answer as to who will take over the quarterback reins from the departed Logan Thomas this season.
Both Mark Leal and Brendon Motley took snaps and while not playing completely poorly, neither did anything significant to separate themselves in the eyes of Beamer and the rest of the coaching staff.
Following the scrimmage, Beamer said that he and the staff will talk it over while also awaiting the arrival of Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer and freshman Chris Durkin.
“We’ll talk [as a staff],” Beamer told Hokie Sports. “Both of our new quarterbacks will be here the first session of summer school, and they’ll have a chance to throw to our receivers quite a bit.
“I think we’ve got to take a direction pretty quickly in the fall. Whoever it is going to be needs to get a lot of reps in preseason practice and whoever is second needs to get a lot of reps. So we’ll decide on those two, and those are the guys who will get the reps.”
While Thomas was never really anything particularly special, it’s still difficult to find a replacement for the comfort that a three-year starter provided. Because of this, it’s fine for Beamer and his staff to take their time and see what the summer brings.