The Virginia Tech Hokies haven’t been a presence in the top 25 rankings in a couple of seasons, but for a period of time the Hokies had a national power that everyone had to respect.
Beamer was hired in 1987 and this week he told his players and assistants that this season will be his last. Beamer will join Steve Spurrier and Jerry Kill as coaches that have retired this season.
The Hokies reached the BCS National Championship game in 1999 losing to the Florida State Seminoles but with NFL stars like Michael Vick, DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Flowers, Kyle Fuller, Duane Brown, and Eddie Royal as well as many others that have built a brand for Hokie football.
The legacy that Beamer will leave behind is that of “Beamer Ball.” Beamer Ball is a huge focus of special teams and defense, for years they’ve come up with big plays to win big time ball games.
Beamer has a 277-143-4 (.656) career record in 35 seasons, at Virginia Tech alone he’s 235-120-2 (.661) in 29 years at the school.
It’s unclear what the future holds for longtime assistant Bud Foster whether he becomes the head coach or not but this is another big opening in major college football, that includes Miami, USC, South Carolina, Maryland, and a few others could open up within the next month.
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) November 2, 2015