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Thursday, August 7, 2014
ACC's lunch links

By Matt Fortuna

Who knew one of the biggest completions of Virginia Tech's offseason could come from Clemson?

Turns out that Tigers offensive coordinator Chad Morris is responsible for the Hokies landing quarterback Michael Brewer from Texas Tech. Brewer had played for Morris back at Lake Travis (Texas) High, and Morris had called Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer after the assistants crossed paths at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

From the Newport News Daily Press' Norm Wood:

"When he called me, his name was getting mentioned for different jobs and things like that," said Beamer, who admitted Morris never might have called him regarding Brewer if Clemson and Virginia Tech were scheduled to play anytime in the near future, but no such game is on the horizon. "There's a lot of things that roll through your head when he calls you, 'Is he asking for coaches? I don't know. Who knows what he's calling for?' The last thing I thought he was calling for was about Michael."


Brewer, of course, ended up arriving in Blacksburg this past May, and he is right in the middle of the Hokies' six-man race to succeed Logan Thomas under center. Head coach Frank Beamer did little back at the ACC Kickoff to quell the notion that this could be Brewer's job to lose, and if the former Red Raider turns out to win the starting job, the player and his program will have Clemson to thank.

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