By then, redshirt sophomore quarterback Logan Thomas should have four starts under his belt.
"I think, the best thing for Logan is to have experienced offensive line with him…it's a good group. They want to be good," Tech head coach Frank Beamer said at the ACC Football Kickoff earlier this week. "Having David Wilson in the backfield, then having a good receiving group, I think that's the best thing. I think Logan is going to be fine."
Thomas is expected to replace Virginia Tech's all-time leading passer, Tyrod Taylor.
Beamer cited a 24-yard pass on a third-and-16 last season against Miami as a reason to be confident in what Thomas will bring to the table as Taylor's replacement.
"He [came] in cold. It kind of says, hey, this guy answered the bell," Beamer said. "Sometimes, I think he kind of looks forward to that."
Virginia Tech must also replace its top two rushers from a year ago in Ryan Williams and Darren Evans.
Clemson hasn't faced Virginia Tech since 2007, and hasn't been to Blacksburg since 2006.
Surprisingly, Clemson has a 17-12-1 lead in the
series with Virginia Tech, including a 6-3
advantage in games played in Blacksburg, and
a 4-2 lead in games played in Lane Stadium.
However, Clemson's last victory in the series
took place in 1989 in Blacksburg, as the
seventh-ranked Tigers defeated Tech 27-
Virginia Tech returns 13 starters overall from last year's ACC Championship squad.
Hokies have holes to fill
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