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Frank Beamer wants his successor to come from his staff

Frank Beamer has been the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies for a long time. In fact, the 2015 season will be his 29th in Blacksburg. Thus, with Beamer turning 69 in October despite him not implying that he will retire soon, it seems only natural that Beamer would want someone from his coaching staff to succeed him. In fact, Beamer stated this wish to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer Wants His Eventual Replacement At Virginia Tech To Come From His Staff

Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football. Nearly everything the Hokies’ program has become is a result of the work of the 68-year-old coach, who has been in Blacksburg, Va., since 1987.  There will be a time – probably in the near future – when that isn’t the case. Beamer is getting up there in age and will likely retire sooner rather than later.  Who will replace him?...
Via College Spun
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Virginia Tech Hokies Can Rebound in 2015

Frank Beamer has had a long, wonderful run at Virginia Tech. During the 83 years prior to Beamer arriving in Blacksburg, the Hokies had been to just...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami among ACC's sleeping giants ready to roll again

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- Some of the Atlantic Coast Conference's sleeping giants hope this is the year they return to prominence. Neither Miami nor North Carolina has ever been to the ACC championship game. And lately, once-frequent division winner Virginia Tech has been no better than mediocre. Those three big-name Coastal Division programs have been hovering around .500 for the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami among ACC's sleeping giants ready to roll again

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- Some of the Atlantic Coast Conference's sleeping giants hope this is the year they return to prominence. Neither Miami nor North Carolina has ever been to the ACC championship game. And lately, once-frequent division winner Virginia Tech has been no better than mediocre. Those three big-name Coastal Division programs have been hovering around .500 for the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami, UNC, Virginia Tech look to get rolling again

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Some of the Atlantic Coast Conference's sleeping giants hope this is the year they return to prominence. Neither Miami nor North Carolina has ever been to the ACC championship game. And lately, once-frequent division winner Virginia Tech has been no better than mediocre. Those three big-name Coastal Division programs have been hovering around .500 for the past...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Beamer: Ohio State game 'most anticipated game ever to come'

Frank Beamer did not sound like a man trying to downplay what is in front of his Virginia Tech football team when it opens the season against defending national champion Ohio State on Sept. 7.  "In the last several years, we've really had a lot of important games: I think it's the most anticipated game ever to come," the long-time head coach of the Hokies told reporters at the ACC...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hokies Chances of Winning Coastal Division Rest on Improvement of Offense

View image | gettyimages.com Virginia Tech enters the 2015 season with a lot of promise, and the 158 members of the media agree in some capacity, as the Hokies were pick to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division behind favorites Georgia Tech. The Hokies received 44 first-place votes to win the division only second to the Yellow Jackets’ 96 votes. Virginia...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VT-Buckeye matchup is most anticipated in Lane Stadium

The Virginia Tech Hokies have played some important games throughout the years at Lane Stadium. During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the Hokies had some teams that were competing for national championships. However this year, Head Coach Frank Beamer, thinks their matchup against Ohio State will be the “most anticipated” game ever at VT’s Lane Stadium. https://mobile...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer Lauds Ohio State Matchup As “Most Anticipated” In Lane Stadium History

Last September, Ohio State, which eventually won the College Football Playoff, lost at home to Virginia Tech, which went on to win just seven games. The result was one of the more surprising of the college football season, for obvious reasons. This year, the Buckeyes have the chance for revenge, but they’ll have to do it on the road at VT’s Lane Stadium. Naturally, fans are excited...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hokies are taking Beamer Mobile, lunch pail to ACC Kickoff

The Virginia Tech football team is either very humble or just pretty economically sound when it comes to their method of travel to the ACC Kickoff. They have decided to roll into Pinehurst, North Carolina in style, but in such a big, flashy way that they will turn heads upon arrival. College Spun shared a photo of the interior of the “Beamer Mobile” with the team’s infamous...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer, Mike London Enter 2015 on Dueling Hot Seats

A change in the weather was brewing across the state of Virginia last November, on Black Friday at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium. The heat was...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Great Coaches in Need of a Bounce-back Year

The start of the 2015 college football season is less than two months away and just about every head coach has his concerns. For a number, the upcoming season is one they could spend on the hot seat while for others, it’s a matter of living up to expectations. For these five head coaches, their legacies have already been set either at their current school or somewhere else, but...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Shining Moments From The Frank Beamer Era

7-6. 8-5. 7-6. The past three seasons in Blacksburg, Virginia, have deviated from the enduring gold standard Frank Beamer has established as the patriarch of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program. Like so many other men before him who have endured a series of frustrating seasons after the age of 65, Beamer — who is 68 — is being confronted with the reality of how hard...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Shining Moments From The Frank Beamer Era

7-6. 8-5. 7-6. The past three seasons in Blacksburg, Virginia, have deviated from the enduring gold standard Frank Beamer has established as the patriarch of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program. Like so many other men before him who have endured a series of frustrating seasons after the age of 65, Beamer — who is 68 — is being confronted with the reality of how hard...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good Ol’ Days Are Right Now For NIU

Remember The Good Ol’ Days, those times of yesteryear when the wine was young and the sun-kissed evenings lasted forever? They’re not in the distant past for Northern Illinois football. They’re in the here and now, very much a part of the present tense. USC under Pete Carroll. Ohio State under Jim Tressel. Virginia Tech under Frank Beamer through the 2010 season. Bob Stoops...
Via The Student Section
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: Check Out This Sneak Peek Of The Hokies’ New Indoor Practice Facility

Virginia Tech is nearly finished constructing a state-of-the-art, $21.3 million indoor practice facility, which will be fully usable by later in the summer. The football program hosted a number of 2016 and 2017 recruits and their families at the facility over the weekend, and TheKeyPlay.com was there documenting some of the action.  Here’s two videos shot from the inside. Frank...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the future in question for Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer now that he's 68 years old?

This week, a Virginia Tech fan asked Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times about Hokies head coach Frank Beamer and his future with the team. Beamer is now 68 years old, and the fan wanted to know how other college coaches have fared at that age and beyond.Bitter dug into the record books to find out."For starters, coaches at the Division I (and even more specific, the FBS level) being...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech AD at odds about cost-of-attendance payments

In January, the Power 5 conferences passed historic legislation which allows them to offer full cost-of-attendance payments to its prospective student-athletes. Extra cash can be a powerful recruiting tool, so the change naturally has some coaches worried about increased inequity on the playing field.Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer is one of them. Beamer told Mike Barber of the Richmond...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney: Cost of Attendance Scholarships A Nightmare

The NCAA is going to change this fall with the implementation of the new cost of attendance scholarships, which allows for schools to include a low four figure sum into their athletic “full-ride” scholarships to allow for costs such as food and travel to be covered. While there has been little opposition to this change, Clemson football had coach Dabo Swinney told The Post and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Rich Rodriguez find his way to Virginia Tech?

There is an interesting rumor beginning to make the rounds on the Internet which links Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez to the Virginia Tech Hokies head coaching vacancy. Sure, it is just a rumor that has no factual backing, but the speculation and reasoning behind the move seems to make plenty of sense. According to BlueGoldSports.com, Rich Rodriguez could be the man...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer Doesn’t Have Time For His Granddaughter’s Meltdown

Frank Beamer attended a Virginia Tech basketball game with his family and went catatonic when his granddaughter had a meltdown.
Via Gamedayr
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Beamer Is Frozen In Time At The Virginia-Virginia Tech Game

Few things in life are more annoying than having to sit next to a crying, screaming child. How do you cope with it?  Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer has chosen to simply stare into blankness, appearing to be frozen in time.  Check out this Vine of the Hokies’ football coach sitting next to who appears to be his crying granddaughter at his school’s men’s basketball game against...
Via College Spun
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 College Football Coaches Facing The Most Pressure In 2015

In looking back at the 2014 season, several coaches looked down the barrel of Old Demon Pressure and produced some of their best work. Paul Johnson, Kyle Flood, Bret Bielema, Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson are primary examples of coaches who had a lot to prove to their critics last season, and promptly answered the bell. Which coaches face the most pressure — not necessarily hot...
Via The Student Section
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Babcock confident Beamer will lead Hokies back to top

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Sitting at the head of the conference table in his office, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock largely ignores the steel and concrete indoor practice facility rising just outside his windows. There's more progress to pursue. The practice facility will be among the finest in the country when completed this year, and after a third consecutive mediocre...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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