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Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas fires back at critics


If nothing else, Virginia Tech senior quarterback Logan Thomas still has a ton of confidence.

Thomas committed four turnovers in Saturday's loss to Boston College; that came on the heels of a four-interception game in a loss to Duke on Oct. 26.

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"You can ask anybody in this building right now ... if there's any chance for me being taken out for a series. And they'll say, 'No,'" he said during a Monday media availability.

Thomas has thrown 11 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions this season; last season, he threw 18 TD passes and 16 picks. But he said he doesn't take criticism from outsiders seriously because they aren't at practice.

"Until you do that, your opinions mean nothing," he said.

He wasn't asked what watching practice has to do with throwing interceptions during games, though Thomas did say that the "biggest measure of winning and losing a game is turnovers. ... You've just got to try to limit them."

Coach Frank Beamer remains staunchly in Thomas' corner.

"He absolutely is the quarterback," Beamer told reporters during his weekly Monday teleconference. "There is no question that he's the guy."

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Virginia Tech meets Miami this weekend, and a Hokies victory would put them squarely in the hunt for the ACC Coastal Division title. At least one Virginia Tech player thinks there will be an opportunity for the Hokies to create some turnovers of their own.

"Sometimes, (Miami quarterback) Stephen Morris doesn't make the best decisions with the ball," starting strong safety Kyshoen Jarrett told reporters.

Miami will be without its best player -- starting tailback Duke Johnson suffered a season-ending injury in Saturday's loss to Florida State, which means more of the offense could be on Morris' shoulders.

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