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Like many other football fans, Virginia Tech senior quarterback Logan Thomas watched the Clemson/Florida State game Saturday night. But during the first half of the game, Thomas' phone kept buzzing.
Text messages kept coming in every few minutes, lighting his phone. They were from offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler. The pair might have been on a bye week, but that didn't keep them from talking football.
Coming off that bye, Thomas and the Hokies are a bit healthier, a bit more refreshed. But with plenty of momentum from a six-game winning streak, it's no time to completely take off for Virginia Tech. That included Saturday night as Thomas watched another game on television.
"There's no fan talk between me and Coach Loeffler," Thomas said with a smile at today's weekly press conference. "I didn't watch much football. I watched the first half, first quarter, a little of the second quarter and that was about it. He just said, let's get prepared for the rest of this season because at the end of this thing, we can make it special. I'm in agreement with that, totally."
Thomas and the offense still have plenty of flaws, including an anemic running game that's averaged just under 60 yards per game over the past three games. Over that same span, Thomas has begun to show plenty of positive signs with his passing, averaging 251 yards through the air and more importantly, no interceptions.
The bye might have come at a time when Thomas was beginning to get in rhythm, but it also helped him heal a bit. Thomas has been battling an abdominal strain and sprained right foot over the past few weeks.
He'll pick things back up Saturday when the Hokies host Duke. Last season, Virginia Tech dug itself a 20-0 deficit, including a pick-six by Thomas, before rallying for 41-unanswered points.
Of course, this time, he's had some time to reflect and learn, including from Loeffler.
"We came together as a team and that's what we're gonna have to do this time, make it a team effort," Thomas said. "That's what we've been doing so far this season and that's what we're gonna have to do to finish it out, have a team effort."
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