This is miles away from official, but reputable sources (not affiliated with VT athletics) are saying Jim Weaver has hired a new offensive coordinator in one Scot Loeffler.
Loeffler has a solid resume, with coaching experience as a QB coach at Michigan, Florida, and in the NFL with the Detroit Lions. He has two years of experience as an OC, one at Temple and one at Auburn. His offenses are run-heavy despite having worked with some big-name QBs during his tenure. His 2011 Temple Owls were seventh in the nation in rushing offense.
There's no use ignoring the elephant in the room, his 2012 Auburn offense was god-awful. But he was also a head-scratcher of a choice to replace spread offense prodigy Gus Malzahn. Loeffler attempted to run a hard-nosed ground and pound attack with a roster full of players recruited by Malzahn to run one of the more complex spread schemes in the game.
If you were dying for a sexy, up-tempo, pass-heavy offensive overhaul at VT, this hire would be your worst possible scenario. From what little I've seen of Loeffler's work he reminds me a lot of former VT OC Rickey Bustle. But I will say if Loeffler's the pick then he'll land in a program and a football culture much better suited to his brand of power football.
Again, this is far from official, just rumblings. We'll keep you updated should this rumor shake out to be true or fall apart like others before it.
FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.