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With 3 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to number 3 on roster, Mr. Logan Thomas. With Tyrod Taylor now taking snaps as a backup in Baltimore, it’s officially Thomas’s time to shine as Tech’s new starting quarterback. With a spring game and a fall camp now under his belt, Thomas appears poised and ready to take over this Virginia Tech team. He has been exciting to watch this fall but it’s tough to gauge just how good he’ll be when that yellow jersey comes out and that maroon jersey goes on. Before I anoint Thomas as the next greatest thing ever, I first want to see how he fares against the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.
Weight: 254 lbs
High School: Brookville High School
How Did He Get Here
Thomas took his time in his recruitment but ultimately wound up choosing the Hokies over offers from Penn State, Florida State, Clemson, UNC, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UVA, and others. Really, this was an in-state battle from the get go and thankfully, UVA still had Al Groh patrolling the sidelines. We miss you Al.
With Tyrod staying healthy, Thomas didn’t get much of a chance to shine. He did have one memorable moment on a 3rd and long against Miami. More on that in a bit.
The Hokies have the potential to have a very good 2011 campaign this year but the difference between very good and great may come down to how Thomas plays this fall. If he’s great, then Tech may very well end up in the National Title game with an unblemished record. If he’s good then an ACC Title is certainly in reach. If he’s average then Tech may struggle a bit and this could be a slightly disappointing season. If Tech wants to accomplish it’s main goal and fill that empty trophy case, they need Logan to basically be the 2nd coming.
Honestly, I don’t see that happening. Sophomore quarterbacks in our scheme typically do struggle to some extent but I don’t see Logan being average. In fact, I think he’ll have a good season statistically and make some spectacular plays. Will he be another Cam Newton? Probably not, but if he can take care of the football and make plays when needed, the Hokies will be tough to beat this fall.
That Miami pass takes the cake right now.
Being compared to Cam Newton. Newton is going to cost Auburn that National Title. Just wait five years and let somebody close to the situation see an opportunity to make money and they’ll spill the beans on what happened with Cam Newton and what has happened at Auburn for the last few decades. I just don’t like that comparison.
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There have been a lot of comparisons for Logan Thomas this off-season but before we dub him as the new Super Man or whatever, he should start at the bottom of the totem poll and work his way up. Until Logan throws his first touchdown pass, he is currently at the Jew Man level of awesomeness. Next level up is the Phantom
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