Going into this weekend's tilt at Ohio State, Virginia Tech does have one connection to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer: offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler. From 2009-10, Loeffler was the quarterbacks coach for Florida under Meyer.
Loeffler has passed a few tidbits on to his current quarterback, junior Michael Brewer. But Brewer has plenty to build on himself, especially after completing 23 of 30 passes for 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns Saturday against William & Mary.
Brewer has played in some big atmosphere games, dating back to high school, but he's never played in one as big as he'll face Saturday at Ohio State. The 104, 944 capacity at Ohio Stadium would be the largest crowd Brewer and the Hokies have played in front of, plus it would give he and Virginia Tech the opportunity to regain prominence.
"This is what college football is all about," Brewer said. "Two great programs going at it against each other on a print time TV slot in front of 105,000 people. Two great coaches in Urban Meyer and coach Frank Beamer. Traditionally two great defenses, two offenses kind of trying to find their way this year, trying to bounce back a little bit. Ohio State losing Braxton and trying to show that they're picking up where they left off and us trying to improve from where we were last year. It's going to be fun. I'm excited for Hokie Nation and just looking forward to getting out there and competing."
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