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The Hokies start spring practices today, and I spoke with Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas recently to get his take on what's going on in Blacksburg. The first part of this interview was posted on Tuesday. Here is the rest of our conversation:
What do you think about opening up against Alabama?
LT: Honestly, it will be the biggest game of my career. The bowl game against Rutgers was the biggest game of my career until this one comes up. Obviously we have a task in front of us, we’re playing the best team in the nation the past few years. It will help push us through spring semester, spring ball and into the summer. It will help us continue to keep our eye on what’s important because we know if we don’t come out right, it could be a long day for us there. But if we come and play and prepare the way we can, we’ll be just fine and we can compete with anybody. All the guys know that. Right now, that’s what we’re all working towards.
Have you studied them on film yet?
LT: I haven’t looked at them on film, but obviously I’ve watched many of their games on TV. You already have a feel for what they do, but coach Saban and his staff down there are going to have something different for every game. I’ll definitely have to watch a lot more film when the time comes around.
Specifically, what have you done on your own this offseason to get better? Have you trained with anybody different or done anything like that?
LT: Just been working myself, trying to get as good as I possibly can, trying to get in the best shape I possibly can, in the weight room and in the locker room trying to be the best leader I can. I’m trying to have guys be able to follow me, and trust in me that I’m going to get the job done.
Was there any overriding factor that caused you to come back?
LT: The only thing I can say is I didn’t feel like I was ready to go. I feel like I had a lot more room for improvement before I make that leap, especially with a new coach coming in, he’s going ot help me in that department as well as getting another 14 games of experience.
What do you want to do better, in terms of technique, Xs and Os, and execution?
LT: I think it’s just consistency, I just have to be more consistent. I have to take every play one step at a time instead of looking at the whole picture because you can’t control everything. I think that’s going to be the most important thing for me.
The Hokies start spring practices today, and I spoke with Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas recently to get his take on what's going on in Blacksburg.