There’s some excitement surrounding Virginia Tech football again.
A week after they were announced, new offensive coaches Scot Loeffler, Jeff Grimes and Aaron Moorehead met with the media for the first time.
Frank Beamer, historically hesitant to make changes to his coaching staff, said the Hokies needed to get back to being consistent.
"We weren't as consistent on offense as we needed to be,” Beamer said. “It wasn't any one area or any one person."
The new coaches replace Mike O’Cain, Curt Newsome and Kevin Sherman. Beamer convinced former offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring to stay on as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
"I'm proud that I convinced Bryan Stinespring to stay with us,” Beamer said. “It's an unusual situation."
Loeffler brings in a wealth of coaching experience, most recently at Auburn. He spoke with quarterback Logan Thomas before Thomas announced he would return for his senior season.
"I spent the majority of my time studying Logan (Thomas)," Loeffler said. "Any time you find smart and tough, you have a chance. We're going to tailor the offense to smart and tough."
Grimes also comes from Auburn, where he had a close relationship with Loeffler.
"Comfortable enough for me to be here," Grimes said. I feel great about being here with him. He has more football knowledge than anyone I've ever been around."
The Hokies open their season on August 31 in Atlanta against Alabama.