Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas has had to put up with inane preseason comparisons.
After all, he’s 6-6 and 250 pounds. Know who else was that size? Cam Newton!
The thinking by some out there was, well, then he should be just as good as Newton.
This train of thought casts aside the importance that the Gus Malzahn scheme played in Newton’s success. In reality, you can’t just plug a big guy in any system and expect those kind of numbers. Furthermore, experience and maturity matters at the quarterback position.
And that’s been the case for Thomas, a sophomore who has been spotty in his first year as a starter for the Hokies.
But if his breakout performance against Miami last week is any indication, he’s on his way to being a pretty good player…just not a Heisman Trophy winner any time soon.
He was 23 of 25 for 310 yards and 3 touchdown passes against the Hurricanes and he also ran for two scores, including the 19-yard game winner with 56 seconds out as the Hokies won in dramatic fashion, 38-35.
For that, he is Heismanpundit’s Player of the Week.
If Logan can keep this up, don’t count Virginia Tech out of the ACC title picture just yet.