Va. Tech hires Scot Loeffler as OC

Submitted by wesq on January 14th, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Soft landing for Scot after a tough year in Auburn.

Bruce Feldman @BFeldmanCBS

Va. Tech has hired former Auburn asst. Scot Loeffler as Hokies new OC, a source just told CBS.

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FrankMurphy

January 14th, 2013 at 6:58 PM ^

Glad he landed on his feet. Va Tech is a fine program. His year at Auburn might not have been the best indicator of his ability, since that program was a train wreck last year. Hope he's able to put up big enough numbers to be considered for OC at Michigan when Borges decides to hang it up.

Abe Froman

January 15th, 2013 at 12:28 AM ^

I'm pretty sure almost every quaterback who started for michigan over an almost 20 span eventually drew a check in the NFL.  Suit yourself, but I take no issue in proclaiming us as QB-U.

Here's 1990-2013:

Elvis Grbac

Todd Collins

Scott Dreisbach

Brian Greise

Tom Brady

Drew Henson

John Navarre

Chad Henne

Ryan Mallett

*Steve Threet*

*Nick Sherridan*

*Tate Forcier*

Denard Robinson

Devin Gardner

 

*Exceptions (of course). 

Also I think safe to say both Denard and Devin will eventually make it into the NFL

BrownJuggernaut

January 14th, 2013 at 7:24 PM ^

He's a run-first OC:

"I don’t know what pro-style is anymore. Whenever you watch pro football on Sundays, you're seeing empty, you're seeing three (receivers on one side of the formation) by one (on the other side). You still see some two-back. I don't know what pro football is. I don't know what spread football is. What everyone's trying to do is simply this: they’re trying to find a way run the football. If you can run the football, it sets up your play-action game, and if you've got a run game and a play-action game, it forces the defense to be on their heels on first and second down.”

With his emphasis on running the football and protecting the defense, I think Loeffler is a good fit for Virginia Tech. Beamer Ball is back?

Bo Knows

January 14th, 2013 at 7:01 PM ^

Congratulations to Mr. Loefler.  VT is getting a good representative for its school and program.  I wish him the best of luck in all games he coaches unless it is ever against us.

Mr. Yost

January 14th, 2013 at 7:25 PM ^

Many have jumped the bandwagon, but if he turns VT's horrible offense into something, I'd be all for Loeffler returning to Ann Arbor.

I saw VT 3 times this year in Blacksburg, Logan Thomas was horrible and the offense was even worse. If he can turn it around, I'll be driving the bandwagon for SL's return.

State Street

January 14th, 2013 at 7:41 PM ^

More than anything this serves as evidence how truly broken and incompetant the entire staff at Auburn must have been.  There must have been a lot of sandbagging in the interview on Loeffler's part to be able to nab this job (even though he has the pedigree).

LSAClassOf2000

January 14th, 2013 at 8:07 PM ^

This is a pretty good move by Virginia Tech and this program and its personnel and far more suit Loeffler and the run-first style that he seems to favor in his OC stints. In 2011, Temple finished seventh, I believe, in rushing yards in 2011 and 39th in scoring offense, which provides some evidence that Auburn simply was not a fit given the situation and personnel (especially when it was a transition from Malzahn's offense). He's also worked with some pretty good QBs, as we are well aware, and the diverse resume undoubtedly helps too. This last year, Virginia Tech was 79th in rushing offense and 81st in total offense - but I think he'll have the tools and freedom to do good works with the offense in Blacksburg. Good luck to Scot. 

Bombadil

January 14th, 2013 at 8:52 PM ^

Looking forward to seeing Scot at Lane. I was at their FSU and UVA games this year and man was the offense hard to watch. I think with injuries on O-line and loss of Coale and David Wilson they didn't have many chances to score.

chewieblue

January 14th, 2013 at 9:08 PM ^

He's a good young coach. Heard him speak a few times and he is well thought of by college and high school coaches alike. Can't blame him because Chizik (and the NCAA) sold their sole to the devil to get Cam and karma came back to bite Auburn in the ass.

I bet a dollar he coaches at Michigan at some point in the future.

BVB

January 14th, 2013 at 10:13 PM ^

Scot roomed with my friend at UM, so I hung out with him on many occasions many years ago. Class act, in my opinion. Best of luck to him, except on the off chance of playing them again.

Alumnus93

January 15th, 2013 at 11:01 AM ^

Interesting to note, for those who don't know, that it was Loeffler, who Lloyd Carr picked, over Jim Harbaugh, to coach QBs...  and I think this eventually was the emotional fire that caused Harbaugh's  quote about our academics.

Ask yourself, if Harbaugh came here as QB Coach...  don't you think he'd have eventually been the head coach, and that this past lost decade wouldnt have been lost?