Saturday August 23rd, 2014

Michael Brewer was named Virginia Tech's starting quarterback by head coach Frank Beamer on Saturday, the school announced.

Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, graduated this past spring and enrolled this summer at Virginia Tech, where he will pursue a master's degree.

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Brewer beat out redshirt senior Mark Leal. Brenden Motley was the No. 1 quarterback in the spring, but the sophomore has battled a back injury in camp.

"Both [Brewer and Leal] are going to be needed in the season," said offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler in the school's announcement. "You always need a good, solid starter and a good backup."

Brewer had five touchdown passes in two seasons with Texas Tech after redshirting in 2011. He had 440 passing yards in 13 career games.

​The Hokies open their season next Saturday at home against William & Mary.

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