Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Source: VT hires OC
By Heather Dinich
Virginia Tech has hired former Auburn coordinator Scot Loeffler as its offensive coordinator, according to a source -- but there has been no official word on what the status of offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring. The news just keeps on coming for the Hokies today, as quarterback Logan Thomas announced he will return for his senior season.
Virginia Tech hasn't announced any staff changes yet, so it's still unclear who is in what roles. Is Stinespring staying or going? Two other assistants, offensive line coach Curt Newsome, and receivers coach Kevin Sherman, have been offered other jobs, according to a source, but again, Virginia Tech has yet to officially confirm any of this.
So, behind closed doors, there appear to be a lot of decisions being made, but the most important ones today were Thomas' return and the hire of Loeffler, who has moved around a lot in recent years. He was at Michigan through the 2007 season, and Virginia Tech would be his fifth different stop since then (Temple one year, Florida two years, Auburn one year, Detroit Lions one year).
I'm not sure Loeffler is the answer. He tried to more of a pro style offense with Auburn's spread personnel this past season and it obviously didn't work too well. Auburn was No. 115 in the country in total offense. The good news? He'll have an experienced quarterback to work with.