5 Greatest Coaches To Build College Football Programs

Bobby Bowden (Florida State Seminoles)Bobby Bowden not only built his own program, he saved football at Florida State University. The university had thought about ending football at FSU, but coach Bowden took over this program that was 4-29 over the previous three seasons.Bobby Bowden had back to back losses against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 1980 and 1981 Orange Bowls, but this...
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Butch Jones and Frank Beamer to be grand marshals of Food City 500.

Butch Jones at 2013 Food City 500. The Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech "Battle at Brisol" won't be held until Sept. 10, 2016. That's not stopping the parties involved from pimping it. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer will be co-grand marshals for the Food City 500, which will be held at Bristol Motor Speedway this coming Sunday...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Butch Jones, Frank Beamer To Serve As Co-Grand Marshals At This Week’s Food City 500

Without question, the marquee event of the 2016 college football regular season is going to be the ‘Battle at Bristol’ between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The two squads will be playing at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee (almost exactly midway between campuses), which can seat 160,000 fans. It’s expected to be the highest-ever-attended college football game. Soon after...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hokies add 28 recruits, 15 from inside Virginia

Virginia Tech missed out on the top players from Virginia this year, but coach Frank Beamer and his staff still added 28 players on national signing day. The Hokies got letters of intent from 22 players, and they joined four players that enrolled in January and two who signed with Virginia Tech last year, then spent a year in prep school. The class includes 15 players from inside...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Beamer at Sun Bowl Luncheon

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer says that Kyle Fuller, who was previously injured, will play against UCLA on Tuesday...
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Frank Beamer at Sun Bowl

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer talks about the health of his team heading into the Sun Bowl and his respect for UCLA...
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Frank Beamer dons sombrero while dancing in airport

Frank Beamer was in a jovial mood when his Virginia Tech Hokies landed in El Paso for their bout against UCLA in the Sun Bowl.Take a look as the 67-year-old head coach boogies down while proudly wearing a sombrero within the airport corridors.The scene featured a welcome party for the Hokies that featured a mariachi band, singers, and dancers. Oh, and Frank Beamer acting like he...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech HC Frank Beamer Dancing in a Sombrero (Video)

It’s not everyday you see Virginia Tech’s Head Coach Frank Beamer dancing in a Sombrero. He was doing this as part of the festivities for the Hyundai Sun Bowl against UCLA on Tuesday December 31st at 2:00 p.m. eastern. His team is 7 point underdogs against the Bruins so I’m glad to see they are loose and having fun.
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech players dance at fiesta

The Virginia Tech Hokies are having a good old time in El Paso as they prepare to take on UCLA in the Hyundai Sun Bowl early next week. Tonight, the team had a chance to party it up a bit in El Paso, and the sombreros came out — so did Frank Beamer’s dance moves: In ElPaso — Coach Stiney (@BryanStiney) December 27, 2013 I also enjoyed the Tech...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mora, Bruins prep for 'Beamer Ball'

Jim Mora, the hot up-and-comer, goes up against old dog Frank Beamer when Bruins take on Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.  
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mora, Bruins prep for 'Beamer Ball'

Jim Mora, the hot up-and-comer, goes up against old dog Frank Beamer when Bruins take on Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.  
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech-UCLA is set for Sun Bowl on Dec. 31

Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted bids to meet for the first time in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) played its first postseason game in the 1947 Sun Bowl, losing to Cincinnati. This will be the Hokies' 21st consecutive bowl appearance under coach Frank Beamer. ''We are extremely excited to be coming to the Sun Bowl,'...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

4 College Coaches That Aren't On The Hot Seat, But Should Be

Is Bob Stoops on the hot seat? Probably not. I don't think it's fair or accurate to say Stoops is in any trouble at Oklahoma. But should he be? That's another question.What about Frank Beamer? Beamer can't be in trouble either, right? Virginia Tech football barely existed before Beamer arrived. Same with Gary Patterson at TCU. He turned the Horned Frogs into a...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Va Tech K Journell kicked off team

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has dismissed kicker Cody Journell from the team. Beamer announced the senior's dismissal Wednesday, citing a violation of team policies. Beamer declined further comment. Journell made 10 of 16 field goal attempts and 24 of 26 extra-point tries this season. The school says Journell's replacement hasn't been determined. The Hokies (7...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Logan Thomas sets Virginia Tech's total offense record

Over the past decade-plus under Frank Beamer, as the program surged to the forefront of the Big East and now the ACC, Virginia Tech has boasted some quality signal-callers. Starting, of course, with a phenom named Michael Vick in 1999, the Hokies have been led by the likes of Bryan Randall and Tyrod Taylor all three of whom led Beamer's program to a BCS bowl; Vick carried them...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech looks to bounce back from Duke loss

The opening day loss to top-ranked Alabama was expected. The midseason loss to Duke was not. Now Virginia Tech will try to recover from its loss to the Blue Devils when the Hokies travel to Boston College on Saturday. Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won six in a row and risen to No. 16 in The Associated Press Top 25 before falling 13-10 at home last weekend...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Battle At Bristol’ Unveils Logo, Colored Race Cars For Both Tennessee, Virginia Tech

This whole “Battle At Bristol” event is apparently a pretty big deal. We’ve already seen a hype video released – now we’ve got the official logo and some official race cars. Yep, race cars – think about it, it makes sense. Here’s the official logo — Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 14, 2013   Both coaches – Virginia Tech...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bristol unveil plan for Vols-Hokies

The idea of Tennessee and Virginia Tech playing a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway has been tossed around for about 15 years, maybe more. After all that talking, the rumors and speculation, it's finally going to happen. Bristol Motor Speedway is set to unveil its plan to host a football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech on Sept. 10, 2016. The announcement is...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bristol Speedway to unveil plan for Vols vs Hokies

Bristol Motor Speedway is set to unveil its plan to host a football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech in 2016. The announcement is planned for later Monday morning at the 52-year-old racetrack that sits nearly halfway between the campuses of the two schools, off Interstate 81 in Tennessee. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones are expected to be...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Hokies have score to settle with Pittsburgh

Frank Beamer didn't hold back. In his 27 years as No. 24 Virginia Tech's coach, few teams have had the Hokies' number like Pittsburgh, which arrives at Lane Stadium on Saturday seeking its fifth victory in a row in the series. ''This is a team that we've had a hard time beating,'' Beamer said. Beamer rolled off a list of powerhouse programs that...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

How Close Was Frank Beamer to Taking the UNC Job?

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has a memoir coming out soon called "Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech." As expected there are excerpts floating around out there and one such excerpt covers UNC's courtship of Beamer at the end of the Carl Torbush era. North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour called me, wanting to talk about the Tar Heels job. He was about...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hokies’ defense takes the 17-10 victory over Georgia Tech

Getty Images After the Virginia Tech Hokies’ defense put up another outstanding effort on Thursday against Gerogia Tech for a 17-10 victory, Frank Beamer was more than relieved. Georgia Tech was the one of the most anticipated games of the Hokie’s 2013 season and they were able to pull off the win in Atlanta. Beamer expressed his team’s adversity that has been developed throughout...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer's Post-Game Dance Was the Highlight of My Weekend

After shutting down Georgia Tech to leave Atlanta with a 17-10 victory Frank Beamer and the Hokies were ready to celebrate. Thankfully the cameraman in the locker room was ready to capture it. Go get 'em, coach: If I'd just won three games in 12 days to take sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal Division I'd be dancing too. BONUS PIC: Here...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Beamer Showed Off His Dance Moves After VT’s Big Win

Virginia Tech’s defense stole the show last night, holding Georgia Tech to just 10 points while forcing three turnovers in an impressive seven-point victory. As evidenced below, head coach Frank Beamer was thrilled with the performance – he even gave us a taste of what he’s like on the dance floor. Again. VT’s official Instagram account captured the moment: There’s nothing...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Beamer celebrates Virginia Tech's win by dancing

After Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech, 17-10, on the road on Thursday night, coach Frank Beamer boogied down in the locker room in celebration.
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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