Like most football coaches, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer usually tries to stay away from any Internet conversations discussing his team.
He admits, though, he’s seen some of them this week or least been told of their content, and he’s happy to know that most Hokies are happy he hired his son Shane away from South Carolina.
“I think a lot of people who support Virginia Tech, on the Internet and so forth, the talk had been they would like to see Shane come back,” Frank Beamer said Wednesday. “Not that I listen to the Internet a lot, but I think it’s a good time to bring Shane back. I think the timing was right here.”
Frank Beamer hired his son, the Gamecocks special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator until Monday, to coach running backs. It will be the first time in Shane Beamer’s 11-year coaching career that he has worked for his father.
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“There are a lot of ways of doing things. There is more than just the Virginia Tech way,” Beamer said. “I just think the experience that he has had with all these really good football programs is of a lot of value to him.”
Beamer said there have been no talks between himself and his son or himself and Virginia Tech administrators about Shane eventually replacing his father as head coach, but he didn’t rule it out.
“I think what we need to do is just coach hard and win as many ballgames as we can,” he said. “That’s a discussion for a future date.”