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2013 Virginia Tech Coaching Changes Story Stream

Keep up with all the latest on the Hokies new coaching hires, and any potential coaching firings/hires forthcoming this year in this story stream, all here at Gobbler Country.

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What To Watch This Spring?

Quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, Scot Loeffler, offensive line coach and running game coordinator, Jeff Grimes, and wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead have officially become part of the coaching staff in Blacksburg. Tight ends coach, Bryan Stinespring, long-time play caller, accepted the demotion graciously, ensured a smooth transition for the new hires. Head coach Frank Beamer admitted the changes were difficult, but necessary. In the wake of all these moves, here are some thoughts about the storyline for this spring as National Signing Day is days away and the Hokies are also days away from securing all the 2013 verbals as official signings.

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Profiling Hokies New WR's Coach Aaron Moorehead

Early in the week, we profiled two of the three new coaching hires for Virginia Tech: Offensive Coordinator Scot Loeffler and Offensive Line Coach Jeff Grimes. That leaves the issue of profiling the third new coach, the one that everyone knows the least about (at least regarding his coaching career): Wide Receivers Coach Aaron Moorehead. And just like when we broke the news that Moorehead was the probable hire several days before his name officially appeared, know that we're going to go into detail about everything Aaron Moorehead.

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A Reaction To The Coaching Changes.

With coaching changes comes both excitement and challenges. Coach Frank Beamer answered the question about whether he would make the changes necessary to return to the national elite after the bowl game concluded by hiring three replacements to a long-standing staff. After several weeks of whirlwind Twitter-driven rumors, speculations and the disappointing news that Pep Hamilton would not be joining the staff, Beamer made the changes that were, frankly, long overdue.

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Profiling Virginia Tech's New OC: Scot Loeffler

Well ladies and gents, it's finally official; Virginia Tech has a slew of new offensive coaches; new Offensive Coordinator Scot Loeffler, Offensive Line Coach Jeff Grimes and Wide Receivers coach Aaron Moorehead. Loeffler served as Auburn's Offensive Coordinator last season under Head Coach Gene Chizik, his first season at the school. He spent the year prior (2011) at Temple University as the Owls' offensive coordinator, his first year in a coordinating position. Grimes was also at Auburn over the last four years in the same capacity. Moorehead was an offensive assistant (mostly working with the wide receivers) at Stanford over the last three years. In this post, we'll profile Loeffler and follow with profiles of Grimes and Moorehead in the following days.

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Who will replace Bryan Stinespring?

With the whirlwind of Twitter driven rumors, the much anticipated change on the offensive side of the Hokies' football program has caused numerous emotions ranging from excitement to frustration to lambasting the names of potential candidates to fill a non-vacant offensive coordinator job.

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