Virginia Tech redshirt freshman Logan Thomas has been named the No. 2 quarterback behind senior Tyrod Taylor, the school announced on Monday. Redshirt sophomore Ju-Ju Clayton will be the No. 3 signal-caller.
"We're fortunate to have two quality backups at quarterback, both of whom are at a stage that they can go in and win a game for us," coach Frank Beamer said in a prepared statement. "We felt the decision needed to be made at this time to give our No. 2 quarterback more reps in practice."
The decision isn't a surprise, considering Thomas has had an edge in performance since this past spring, when Clayton threw five interceptions and Thomas didn't throw any in six spring scrimmages. It was only a matter of time before the staff made the decision public. This year, the staff is much more confident in its backup situation than it was last season, and that could lead to Taylor running the ball a bit more this fall. The staff had to have held him back a bit last year for fear of him getting hurt with no experience behind him.