Rumored upheaval on Virginia Tech’s offensive coaching staff could, in the end, cost the Hokies its starting quarterback.
Long thought to be a no-brainer to return for his senior season, Logan Thomas, the speculation goes, is having second thoughts about another year in Blacksburg. Long-time offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring is reportedly on his way out — it’s expected he will remain on the staff — in favor of former Auburn offensive coordinator Scott Loeffler.
Loeffler has reportedly interviewed twice for what’s not yet an official vacancy, including an in-town sit-down Monday. Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com tweeted last night that Loeffler has indeed been hired as the Hokies’ coordinator, although there’s been nothing official yet from the school.
Speaking of official, Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times reports that a press release is set to be issued at 4 p.m. ET this afternoon announcing Thomas’ future football intentions. Thomas is coming off a season in which he was fourth in the nation in interceptions (16) but would be entering what’s perceived to be a shallow quarterback pool compared to 2014.
The deadline for filing early-entry paperwork with the NFL is today, although, if the player has not signed with an agent, he has until Jan. 18 to withdraw his name from the April draft.