It's the end of the piece, which focuses on the aftermath of Tyrod's departure for greener NFL pastures, that I'd like to note here, though:
"[Tyrod's departure] leaves a gaping question mark for 2011, considering towering, 6-6/240-pound successor Logan Thomas has barely played and both Evans and Williams are on their way to the draft with two years of eligibility remaining apiece. You can almost hear entire sections of the playbook going back under lock and key from here."Yeah. Hinton understands VT pretty damn well.
Any reservations I had about Logan Thomas at QB evaporated with a pass over the middle against Miami on 3rd and 16 to convert for the first down. LT has the goods to be a legitimate QB. What he does not have, however, is the trust of Bryan Stinespring and Mike O'Cain.
The reason why Tyrod Taylor put together one of the most impressive careers at quarterback that VT has ever witnessed is not only because of his freakish athletic ability, but also because through watching his play the coaches on offense eventually developed enough trust in him to eventually say, "Okay, just go play football." And he did. And he kicked some butt.
Logan Thomas doesn't have that trust. He hasn't earned it yet. And until he does, get ready for a lot of LT looking to the VT sideline after the offense is set to get the audible. It's easy to forget how often we saw that just a couple of seasons ago, isn't it?