I wrote a story about Logan Thomas and his continuing work in his senior season. He’s probably not thinking much about what his legacy at Virginia Tech will be, but it will nonetheless probably be defined by what he does in these final five to seven games, regardless of how many records he holds.
Here’s how the story starts:
BLACKSBURG — Perhaps the most telling throw of Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas’ season didn’t go for a touchdown and certainly didn’t make any of the highlight reels.
It came early in the fourth quarter against North Carolina. Thomas took a shotgun snap, stood in the pocket while quickly scanning and processing his way through all of his progressions. In about three seconds, he had made decisions not to throw to four different receivers, instead finding his fifth read, fullback Jerome Wright, who had spun free from coverage across the middle.
Thomas zipped a pass to him in stride for a 16-yard gain and a first down.
“He came off; he was all jacked up,” first-year offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler said. “He says, ‘I’m a rock star now. I made it to No. 5.’ … I was really, really happy for him. And it was on time; it was in rhythm. It looked like you’re supposed to look.”
Just about everything about Thomas looks better his senior season. His mechanics are more refined. His numbers are better. And the team’s record — what he feels quarterbacks are judged by the most — is vastly improved.
Yet his complicated and incomplete legacy, fair or not, will largely be defined by the final five to seven games of this season.
Here’s where Thomas sits on Virginia Tech’s all-time lists:
- 1. Logan Thomas (2010-13) 588
- 2. Tyrod Taylor (2007-10) 495
- 3. Will Furrer (1988-91) 494
Rushing TDs (by a QB)
- 1. (tie) Tyrod Taylor (2007-10) 23 and Logan Thomas (2010-13)
- 2. Bob Schweickert (1962-64) 21
- 3. Michael Vick (1999-2000) 16
- 1. Tyrod Taylor (2007-10) 9,213
- 2. Logan Thomas (2010-13) 8,719
- 3. Bryan Randall (2001-04) 8,034
- 1. Logan Thomas (2010-13) 7,547
- 2. Tyrod Taylor (2007-10) 7,017
- 3. Bryan Randall (2001-04) 6,508
- 1. Bryan Randall (2001-04) 48
- 2. Maurice DeShazo (1991-94) 47
- 3. Logan Thomas (2010-13) 46
Wins as a starting QB
- 1. Tyrod Taylor (2007-10) 34
- 2. Bryan Randall (2001-04) 26
- 3. Logan Thomas (2010-13) 24