Virginia Tech OC Bryan Stinespring Not Demoted, But Won't Call Plays

Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring has been relieved of his play-calling duties (but not his title); quarterbacks coach Mike O'Cain will take the reigns in 2011.

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Bryan Stinespring's Demotion Not Actually A Demotion! Yay?

Some clarification on that reported demotion of Virginia Tech OC Bryan Stinespring: It's not a demotion! Sort of! Mike O'Cain will call plays for the Hokies in 2011, a move that's been attributed to the inexperience of freshly-hatched QB Logan Thomas. Stinespring is still listed on the team's official website as offensive coordinator. SB Nation's Gobbler Country asks what we're thinking: Why?

Well, first and foremost I bet this is related to salary. The OC is going to make more money than the QB coach, so keeping the offensive coordinator title would likely keep Stinespring at his current pay rate. There are plenty of schools out there that have a "running game coordinator" and "passing game coordinator." Only one of them calls the plays. The title is completely related to how much they're going to make.

More VT staff intrigue is available for your reading pleasure at the above Gobbler Country link.

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