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Scot Loeffler officially leads Virginia Tech coaching overhaul

Scot Loeffler AP

Following up on what’s been reported for the past several days, Virginia Tech has announced that former Auburn and Temple offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler will take over those same duties with the Hokies.

Additionally, Jeff Grimes and Aaron Moorehead will take over offensive line and wide receivers, respectively. Former Virginia Tech OC Bryan Stinespring will coach tight ends.

The departing coaches from Frank Beamer‘s staff are Curt Newsome (O-line), Mike O’Cain (QBs) and Kevin Sherman (WRs).

The Hokies finished with a 7-6 record in 2012, a disappointing effort with an offensive showing that was painful to watch. Virginia Tech finished 81st in the country in both total offense (376.7 ypg) and scoring (25.08 ppg). The Russell Athletic Bowl win over Rutgers was a defensive battle (if you want to call it that) with Tech winning 13-10.

Likewise, Auburn struggled greatly on offense this past year under Loeffler, finishing among the worst scoring teams in college football.

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8 Responses to “Scot Loeffler officially leads Virginia Tech coaching overhaul”
  1. ncsportsfan says: Jan 18, 2013 6:42 PM

    And another MASSIVE hire for the Hokies. Bud Foster will have lots to work with in 2014! :-)

  2. eidolon21 says: Jan 18, 2013 7:33 PM

    scott loefler brings a well deserved reputation as one of the dirtiest negative recruters there is, look out VT opponents

  3. bunyanj says: Jan 18, 2013 8:19 PM

    I won’t say that Scot Loeffler performed worse with better players at Auburn because VT has very good talent too. However, his 2012 AU offense performed far worse than VT or anybody in the SEC. It will be interesting to see how he fares in 2013. One thing in his favor is a much easier ACC schedule; but we may get a hint of how much better he is doing after that opener with Alabama.

  4. normtide says: Jan 18, 2013 9:40 PM

    There was a lot of negative press about him after he was fired at AU. High school coaches did not like him, and in Alabama, that’s a death sentence. Best of luck to him going forward

  5. bunyanj says: Jan 18, 2013 10:44 PM

    Normtide,
    I don’t think the high school coaches have much to do with play on Saturdays when Loeffler only recruited for a few weeks. In fact, a few freshman who were part of a decent recruiting class played very well. Loeffler was at Auburn less than a year, so your “death sentence” does not seem to translate into a bottom of the barrell offense in 2012. You are obviously wishing well to the guy who’s offense scored ZERO points against Alabama. Why don’t you limit your comments to Bama topics; but maybe your life is the internet.

  6. normtide says: Jan 18, 2013 10:51 PM

    If you read my comments, I never bash auburn, and wasn’t this time. Long term, coaches need good relationships with HS coaches, for recruiting. Most said he was stand offish, and didn’t interact with them at camps.

    That said, I will post where I wish. Regardless of how waded your panties get.

  7. bunyanj says: Jan 18, 2013 11:16 PM

    I was right. Your life is the internet; but your posts don’t make sense, especially this one on the influence of high school coaches on the one season performance of an OC. Also, get out a real dictionary (not your BAMA version) before you try to insult someone.

  8. normtide says: Jan 19, 2013 12:08 AM

    I never said anything about one season. Any college fan will tell you, recruiting is at least half the job for any coach. And, his demeanor did influence his one season.

    As for my life being the internet, your the one sitting there hitting refresh every two minutes. Hoping someone will interact with you

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