NEW OC LOEFFLER IS HIRED

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Anyone know if VT has confirmed this yet? Bitter says Feldman is rarely wrong.

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VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Also go Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Coaching search is saying the same.

"Virginia Tech: According to CBS Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, former Auburn offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler has been hired as Virginia Tech's offensive coordinator."

But they are using Feldman as their source, which doesn't confirm him as correct.

Saw them at lunch today

Saw Beamer, Stiney, Loeffler, plus 1 more at Burg restaurant today having a pleasant lunch. This is not a confirmation in any way.

HokieJones82

Stiney was there?

AWKWARD

Bud's the answer.

This calls for a socially awkward Hokie Bird meme like socially awkward penguin.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

@VT_Warthog

Awkward Hokie

You're going to have to tell us the restaurant now.

I would guess

this one

but it appears to be closed

A new season...new hope

My guess is VT won't put out a release until the other 2 coaches are hired. I sourced Feldman's report because I trust his judgement of information quality, and I can't remember him getting burned on a scoop before.

well hopefully Logan has enough faith in Loeffler to return for 2013 TBO i have no idea what kind of sceme's he runs i just hope this work's out if this report is true.

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I'm just glad for some type of change, and this hire has potential to be good. What about the rest of the staff?

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Any news?

Grimes?

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

Living on the TN/VA state line and am way too excited for 2016.

Grimes = very likely if not already a done deal

I heard a rumor

That we're getting Stanford's wide receiver coach?

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

Living on the TN/VA state line and am way too excited for 2016.

The guy that coached the guys that caught all of Luck's passes? Might not be terrible, if anything comes of it.

Time to get drunk

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Would you rather...

Would you rather want the guy who coached the worst Auburn offense in years or the guy who coached Tom Brady and Tim Tebow?

Oh wait they're the same guy.

Further discussion of Loeffler

Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com reported earlier on Twitter that sources have informed him that Frank Beamer has hired Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator. However, Virginia Tech has not confirmed that Loeffler has been officially hired.

Loeffler played quarterback at Michigan, though a shoulder surgery prematurely ended his career. He began coaching as a grad assistant at Michigan, where he became close with Tom Brady, and the two remain friends today. Here’s a quick look at his coaching bio…

1996-99: GA at Michigan, working with quarterbacks
2000-01: QB coach at Central Michigan
2002-07: QB coach at Michigan
2008: QB coach with the Detroit Lions
2009-10: QB coach under Urban Meyer at Florida
2011: QB coach and offensive coordinator at Temple
2012: QB coach and offensive coordinator at Auburn

Loeffler has coached, either as a GA or a quarterbacks coach, the following NFL draftees: Tom Brady, Brian Griese, Chad Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre and Tim Tebow. Here’s where those future NFL QB’s ranked in pass efficiency (excluding Brady and Griese…Loeffler was only a GA then)….

2002: John Navarre, #56
2003: John Navarre, #38
2004: Chad Henne, #44
2005: Chad Henne, #50
2006: Chad Henne, #26
2007: Chad Henne, #53
2009: Tim Tebow, #1

As a comparison, Tyrod Taylor was #13 in 2009 and #13 in 2010, while Logan Thomas was #49 in 2011 and #90 in 2012.

Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr had this to say about his former quarterback coach…

“Talk to any quarterback Scot’s ever coached,” said Carr on Wednesday. “They’ll all say the same thing: His meetings are unbelievable. You’re gonna learn the game and he makes it fun. His expectations are high. But they’re not unrealistic.”

Temple quarterback Mike Gerardi had this to say about Loeffler…

“He’s the best teacher I’ve ever been around,” said Gerardi. “Rather than just tell you and teach you and correct you, he can go out there and actually show you how he wants it done. That’s something I haven’t been around. He’s very keen on discipline and staying on-plan. Take what the defense gives.”

Loeffler’s experience as a coordinator is limited. Temple was #65 in total offense in 2011, though the Owls were #7 in rushing offense and #33 in pass efficiency. That’s generally what Frank Beamer looks for in his offenses: a good running game, and an efficient passing game.

However, Loeffler’s 2012 season didn’t go as well. Auburn was not good offensively (or defensively), and head coach Gene Chizik was fired at the end of the season. However, two future Hall of Fame coaches (Lloyd Carr and Urban Meyer) thought enough of Loeffler to hire him as a quarterbacks coach, and Nick Saban interviewed Loeffler for Alabama’s offensive coordinator job back in 2008. Some say that Loeffler didn’t get the Alabama offer, other say that he got the offer, but elected to try his hand as an NFL quarterbacks coach instead. He was also interviewed for the LSU offensive coordinator position in 2011.

If hired, Loeffler is expected to bring offensive line coach Jeff Grimes with him. The two coached with each other at Auburn, and Grimes has a long history of coaching offensive lines. Here’s a look at the rushing offenses of each Auburn team during Grimes’ tenure there…

2009: Auburn, #13
2010: Auburn, #5
2011: Auburn, #32
2012: Auburn, #78

There was a dropoff in 2012, but overall, his work at Auburn was considered to be good. Mack Brown of Texas tried to hire Grimes at the end of the 2010 season, and allegedly offered him the highest salary of any offensive line coach in college football.

Grimes visited Blacksburg on Monday along with Loeffler, according to reports.

Virginia Tech will still need to hire a wide receivers coach, and one name has surfaced: former Illinois standout and Super Bowl Champion Aaron Moorehead. Moorehead won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts. His father is Emery Moorehead, and they are the first father-son combination to ever win Super Bowls.

After his NFL career ended, Moorehead became a grad assistant with New Mexico in 2009. He then moved to Stanford as an assistant coach, where he worked closely with Pep Hamilton in developing Stanford’s passing attack. After having played with Peyton Manning in the NFL, and having worked with coaches like Jim Harbaugh, David Shaw and Pep Hamilton in college, Moorehead is thought by many in the coaching industry to be a rising star.

However, no reports have indicated that Moorehead has visited Virginia Tech, or has been offered the job as Virginia Tech’s wide receivers coach.

In other news, Logan Thomas will make his announcement at 4pm on Tuesday via a school press release. The general consensus of opinion is that he will return to Blacksburg for his senior season.

http://www.techsideline.com/article/2013/01/14/cbs-says-tech-has-hired-l...

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priestofstinespringshima

Those are some pretty stellar endorsements.

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Looks good so far

Let's give him a chance. I don't expect to see instant results.

#Hokies

WashPo News

Stories on the possible hires are here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/hokies-journal

They say Moorehead was interviewed as well as Loeffler and Grimes. Nothing about hires though.

The Key Play is linked on the left side of the page under More on the Hokies!

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A nasty little piece from the Bleacher Report.....

Virginia Tech has hired Scot Loeffler to be its offensive coordinator, a source told CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman on Monday. He'll take over for Bryan Stinespring, who has run the Tech offense since 2002.

Loeffler was the offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2012 and at Temple in 2011. He coached the quarterbacks at Florida in 2009 and 2010.

His offense last season at Auburn was dead last in the SEC and 118th nationally in total offense.

Loeffler's primary challenge at Virginia Tech will be to turn around the Hokies' wildly inconsistent but physically-promising quarterback, Logan Thomas, who regressed significantly as a 2012 junior after a solid sophomore season. Of course, this assumes that Thomas returns for his senior year. As of this writing, he was considering an early jump to the NFL. There's no telling how the Loeffler hire will influence his decision.

If Thomas looks back to Loeffler's early days as a quarterbacks coach, he might be persuaded to stay. After all, Loeffler tutored Tom Brady and Chad Henne while he was at Michigan.

But his results have been disappointing of late.

Loeffler was hired by Urban Meyer at Florida in 2009 to introduce more "pro-style" elements to the Gator attack. But his two seasons as quarterbacks coach in Gainesville coincided with a significant drop in Florida's scoring and total offense numbers, especially in 2010. While he did help Temple improve offensively in 2011, his one season at Auburn tutoring the young but gifted Kiehl Frazier was an unimitigated disaster.

Virginia Tech isn't known for its offensive prowess. A hire like this might explain why.

http://bleacherreport.com/tb/d9qg7?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=news...

priestofstinespringshima

Due Diligence is a process regarding impending hires...

It seems nearly certain that Virginia Tech will hire Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, as well as Jeff Grimes as offensive line coach. It has been reported that Aaron Moorehead, an assistant coach at Stanford, could be hired as wide receivers coach as well.

Remember that this is a process. The contracts have to be drawn up, and the background checks have to be performed. It generally takes 2-3 days for that process to take place, so I would expect an official announcement to come from Virginia Tech later in the week, assuming everything checks out correctly.

priestofstinespringshima

Jimminy-Christmas

Holy-shmollies guys...is this official yet or what? How many times have I read by some reporter that "sources" have claimed this hire has taken place? I realize there are formalities that have to occur before such an announcement can be made official, but the rumors have lingered long enough. Ol VPI needs to let Hokie Nation what's up so we can get on with our lives...err, jobs I mean. I know I speak for 2/3rds of the folks on here that we are following this like Brett Musburger on ESPN gawking over Bama's QB girlfriend. Sheesh. Lets set the press conference and get on with figuring out how to beat Bama! Oh wait, I know...blitz every play, hit McCarron like he's a pinata, and truck Bama backers with LT3. If that doesnt work? Feed the rock to Correy Marshall...they'll find out real quick what's up.

Eat your vegetables.