VT's Beamer is retiring

Discussion in 'Football' started by Casey388, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Casey388

    Casey388 Well-Known Member

    Just saw a tweet that Virginia Tech's Coach, Frank Beamer is supposedly announcing that he will be retiring at the end of the season. Always sad to see a longtime staple on the sideline retiring, but at least he is able to do it on his terms.

    Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach 8m8 minutes ago Georgia, USA #Hokies will announce Frank Beamer is retiring at end of this season around 2:15 p.m. ET. Beamer met with coaches this a.m.
     
  2. hawkinn3

    hawkinn3 Well-Known Member

    Kirk and Stoops will be longest tenured in the county now.
     
  3. okieviaiowa

    okieviaiowa Banned

  4. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Will be interesting who they go with Foster or Beamer's kid.
     
  5. guffus

    guffus Well-Known Member

    not many left that started before 2004 and with same team

    Stoops, Ferentz 1999
    Gary Patterson TCU 2000
    Mark Richt, Georgia 2001
    Gary Pinkel, Mizzou, 2001

    And thats about it.
     
  6. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    The way it is going Richt is likely done after this year.
     
  7. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    And Richt is all but done at UGa
     
  8. okieviaiowa

    okieviaiowa Banned

    got to think out of loyalty that Foster is the guy ....

    rumors of RR at ASU has interest
     
  9. biasedHAWKEYE

    biasedHAWKEYE Well-Known Member

    Have heard that Foster isn't "head coach material" after his decade of HC in waiting...
     
  10. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Beamer was a solid guy, great coach. He did wonders at VT and brought an entire attitude change there.

    He was one of the good ones. Man, a lot of very good job openings.... Paul is so very very thankful for this.
     
  11. FCAS

    FCAS Well-Known Member

    Richt should be gone, but on the Atlanta sports radio stations, some of the "insiders" are convinced that he will get another year.
     
  12. alexzelada

    alexzelada Guest

    Some interesting parallels between Beamer and Fry.

    IIRC both 69 when they retired. Both had small school HC experience before getting to the big time. Both HOFamers. Both set bowl records at their schools. Both were under .500 in bowls. Both started out with 2 losing seasons before breaking thru. Both retired after a down year. And both are regarded as quality individuals by the coaching fraternity.
     
  13. BILLYBOBSTEXAS

    BILLYBOBSTEXAS Well-Known Member

    For the record, Rich Rod is at the U of A in Tucson......:)