Frank Beamer didn’t say who specifically, but he has an idea on how he wants Virginia Tech to handle his eventual replacement
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It’s a thought that not many people want to have in their heads, but the fact of the matter is that there is going to come a day soon where Frank Beamer is no longer the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Having been with the program since 1987, you can’t help but wonder just how much longer this man is going to be around.
With that being the case, you also start to speculate on who will eventually replace one of the best coaches in the history of college football. Who will be tasked with replacing the man that built Virginia Tech into the somewhat powerhouse it’s been for quite some time now?
Well Beamer was making the rounds at ESPN on Tuesday, and while he didn’t throw out a specific name, he’s hopeful that the program will just hand the job to someone already on the Virginia Tech coaching staff.
Of course, when you hear him say something like this the first name that comes to mind is defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who has been with Beamer every step of the way. Throughout the years Foster has had the chance to go take over his own program, but he always chose to stay right where he is in Blacksburg with Beamer. This has led a lot of people to believe that he’s just waiting for Beamer to step aside so that he can be handed the reins of the place.
With how respected Beamer is with the Virginia Tech administration, you’d have to think that they’d respect his wishes when he does retire and give the job to someone on the staff — even if that doesn’t happen to be Foster and we’re all wrong.
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