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Shane Beamer is the head football coach at South Carolina. He just finished his first season with the Gamecocks in 2021 and went 7-6 and won the Duke's Mayo Bowl 38-21 over North Carolina. Beamer is the son of former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and played football for his father in the late 1990's as a wide receiver and long snapper. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Beamer was a grad assistant and assistant coach for 20 years with Tennessee, South Carolina Virginia Tech, Georgia and Oklahoma before getting his first head coaching job in December 2020 with South Carolina. Today on the podcast, we talk to Shane Beamer about his coaching style, the experience his first head coaching job, lessons learned from his football coaching father and how his faith keeps him grounded each day. Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.
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Miami is starting to show that they are turning things around at a very important position. The long line of coaches sons making it to the highest positions in college football continues. Dave Bartoo from College Football Matrix joins us for his weekly visit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Miami is starting to show that they are turning things around at a very important position. The long line of coaches sons making it to the highest positions in college football continues. Dave Bartoo from College Football Matrix joins us for his weekly visit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Trey sits down with the Head Coach of the University of South Carolina Football team, Shane Beamer. Coach Beamer discusses his successful first season in Columbia, South Carolina, which saw him win the FWAA First-Year Coach of the Year award. Coach Beamer discusses what it was like growing up around football as his father, Frank Beamer, was the Head Coach of Virginia Tech for 29 years. Later, Coach Beamer weighs in on the future of the SEC, and his time working under college coaching heavyweights such as Steve Spurrier, Lincoln Reilly, and Kirby Smart. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the 63rd episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his former teammate and Atlanta Falcons legend Michael Vick (06:38 – 46:59). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week's edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:04 – 05:49). Morten talks about that pesky tie-game-rule that still remains in the NFL after all these years, as we saw the Lions and Steelers end in an ugly 16-16 tie this past weekend in Pittsburgh.We then move to our interview with Michael Vick, where he discusses a wide range of topics: the devastation of going to prison, learning from his unforgivable mistakes, and coming out of it as a better man than he was before (08:10); his first impressions of Morten as a teammate, as the two of them have a 20-year age difference (12:31); why he wishes he had the same work ethic at the beginning of his career with the Falcons as he did at the end of his career with the Eagles (14:23); revolutionizing the game of football as the first truly dominant rushing quarterback in NFL history (17:34); growing up in the projects, moving his family out of the projects, and how his love for fishing helped save his life growing up (19:15); why he chose Virginia Tech over Syracuse, and how Frank Beamer's coaching staff got him to the next level as a football player (25:08); embarking on the most dominant freshman season in college football history (28:53); his emotions surrounding being selected #1 overall in the 2001 NFL Draft (30:33); how his personal goals were always with team goals in mind (32:36); why Morten wishes he would've been more present in Mike's life back in 2006 (34:10); his thoughts on the 2021 Atlanta Falcons and why he thinks Matt Ryan still has gas left in the tank (38:09); his current relationship with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (39:43); his advice for Aaron Rodgers in the wake of his COVID-19 controversy in Green Bay (40:12); his thoughts on DeSean Jackson landing on yet another team (41:25); why he probably talks to Lamar Jackson's coaches more than he actually talks to Lamar Jackson (42:00); how Tom Brady is three years older than him, yet is still playing at an MVP-level (42:32); and this week's edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Keith Brooking, DeAngelo Hall, Roddy White, Andy Reid, Rex Ryan, Mike Tomlin, Antonio Brown, Brian Finneran, Jason Kelce and Warrick Dunn (43:24).Then we move to this week's edition of “Morten's Fast 5,” where our Hall of Famer makes picks for the five biggest games of the football weekend (48:27 – 55:07). Morten gives his picks for Patriots at Falcons (49:12), Cowboys at Chiefs (50:40), Colts at Bills (51:32), Giants at Buccaneers (52:34), and Saints at Eagles (53:28).Finally, we close things out with “Morten's Game Winner” – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten talks about Michael Vick, and why the comeback is always greater than the setback (55:08).
Chuck opens Tuesday's show by talking about exactly how good of a job Virginia Tech is. He also talks about Jimbo Fisher's reaction to his connection to the LSU job. We talk coaching searches and more with Dave Bartoo of College Football Matrix. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring longtime Virginia Tech Defensive Coordinator, Bud Foster. Coach Foster shares the life lessons he learned through coaching, speaks on his personal relationship with Hall of Fame Coach Frank Beamer, and highlights how he adapted his defensive schemes to compete with everchanging offenses. Bud Foster is the former longtime Virginia Tech Defensive Coordinator where he spent 33 seasons coaching. The architect of Tech's famed Lunch Pail Defense, Foster was the the longest continually tenured FBS assistant coach at the same school with those 33 years of service until his retirement in 2019. Coach Foster held the distinction of serving as Tech's defensive signal caller starting in 1995 before taking over sole possession of defensive coordinator duties in 1996. Coach Foster was a key component in helping the Hokies register the nation's longest active bowl streak recognized by the NCAA, a 26-year stretch that began in 1993. Coach Foster was a recipient of the 2006 Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in the country, and was a finalist on three other occasions (1999, 2001, 2005). Coach Foster was named the Division I-A Defensive Coordinator of the Year by the AFCA after helping lead the Hokies to the 1999 national championship game. Under Coach Foster's leadership, his defenses had led the nation in a major defensive statistical category nine times and have placed in the top five 44 different times. Since Coach Foster was promoted to Defensive Coordinator (1996), 45 of his defensive players where drafted into the NFL including 11 players picked in the first/second round. [1:05] Start of Interview [1:58] Life lessons football teaches [6:22] Favorite memories while coaching [11:50] Relationship with Frank Beamer [19:12] Navigating coaching opportunities [24:00] Staying at one school for most of your career [28:42] Adapting defensive schemes over the years
We continue to honor the passing of Coach Bobby Bowden and hear from from some of his coaching rivals like Frank Beamer and Steve Spurrier. And we also go back and hear some of the recruiting stories we have heard about Coach Bowden from his former players. Plus Paul Zeise from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette helps us get ready for our ACC Road trip to Pitt and gives us a preview of what to expect this season from the Panthers.
On this edition of Inside Gamecock Athletics, Athletics Director Ray Tanner is joined by new Gamecock head football coach Shane Beamer as well as his father, Frank Beamer. They share a lot of stories and you will get an inside look into Coach Beamer and his transition to becoming the South Carolina head football coach
3:15pm-Frank Beamer, Former Virginia Tech Football Coach3:30pm-Jason King, SicEm365.com4:20pm-Mack Rhoades, Baylor Director of Athletics4:45pm-Nicole Auerbach, TheAthletic.com (College Football)5:00pm-David Helman, DallasCowboys.com5:30pm-John McClain, Houston Chronicle
#LetsTalkAboutIt Rams vs Patriots, Super Bowl rematchRavens vs Cowboys outcome.Jets fire defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after horrendous defensive call on the last play of the game against the Las Vegas Raiders Steelers lose to the Washington Football TeamPanthers had gatherings outside of facilities that caused covid outbreak [Special Guests in right after the open forum]Birmingham legend and UCLA alum Trae Smith#CollegeFootballNewsBig Ten changes conference game eligibility rules so Ohio State can play Northwestern in the Big 10 title game for a spot in the College Football PlayoffLSU imposes 1-year postseason ban on itself due to internal problems and expected punishment SEC resigns a 10-year deal with ESPNBoston College opted out of Bowl GameBaylor closes football facilities 11th ranked Oklahoma vs West Virginia cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreaksShane Beamer, son of Frank Beamer and Oklahoma assistant coach has been named South Carolina’s head coachCoastal Carolina beat BYU. #TakeOrTangentBrian Flores went after Bengals dirty hit on a that lead to multiple ejections on both sides. Dez Bryant quits the rest of the season after testing positive for Covid-19 and then calls out the league after testing negative on consecutive tests.Larry Johnson became the first black head coach in Ohio State football history to coach a game. They beat Michigan State 52-12#TouchdownOrTurnoverTravis Kelce the newest member of the 99 overall clubNick Saban will donate blood plasma after beating COVID-19 twiceCarson Wentz benched for Jalen HurtsFloyd Maywhether v lOgAn PaUL?!Questions for Trae:What was it like knowing that you could pretty much go to whatever college you wanted to, to play football?How was your juco experience, and what led you to choose UCLA as your school?There’s a big UCLA vs USC game coming up, what was this rivalry like when you were a player there, and who do you think will win this year’s match?What led you to pursue being a quarterback?At SMCC what was it like to be undefeated?What was it like to start your own non profit, and eventually partnering with nike?How did you manage your time as a student, athlete, business owner?@traeucla Birmingham legendPatriots problems with cam newton
Chuck opens hour two by looking at the college football headlines, in 'CFB 365.' We then get the chance to talk with new South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer. He talks about advice he got from his father, hiring a staff and his qualifications for the job. We then were joined by Russ Mitchell of CollegeFootballNews.com, while he was on a road trip to Utah. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Doug Vance is our guest on the podcast episode 119, as the former sports information director talks about his memories of covering the Racers from 1978-83. This was a golden age of revival for Racer men’s basketball and football. Coach Ron Greene guided the men's basketball program back to a championship level as did Coach Mike Gottfried with MSU Football. Vance was there when Johnny Reagan’s 1979 baseball team was one win from going to the College World Series and he covered Racer hall of famers including: Lamont Sleets, Danny Lee Johnson, George Greenfield, Ronald Hopkins, Terry Love, Andy Rice and coaches Johnny Reagan, Bennie Purcell and Frank Beamer. Vance also has a great story to tell about the time the San Diego Chicken made a visit to Racer Arena.
In Episode 116, we spotlight former Murray State football kicker, Paul Hickert who is remembered for the making the longest field goal in Racer history when he booted a 62-yarder to beat EKU in 1986. His kick helped the Racers to the OVC championship under head coach Frank Beamer. After playing for the Racers from 1984-87, Hickert was drafted into the NFL by the Cincinnati Bengals. He later embarked on a long acting career that has seen him have a part in more than 60 movies and television series since 2008. For this former Racer, thoughts of playing football for Murray State are never far away.
Beth takes us through growing up as one of 6 kids, working with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, ultimately traveling to Rio with Team USA as a sports massage therapist. From there, a drive of "How do I do this" led her to an apprenticeship in the bicycle framebuilding business, and opening an amazing shop in Eudora.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We continue with our Virginia Tech Takeover & visit with legendary head coach Frank Beamer who tells us how he would handle the current climate if he was still on the sidelines. Plus we speak with espn college sports reporter Andrea Adelson who fills us in on the news coming from FSU and Syracuse regarding player concerns with safety and testing for the coronavirus.
On today's edition of the Sports King Show in Hour One we discuss all things about the team formerly knows as the Washington Redskins. We dive head first into the breaking news about the scandalous, inappropriate and toxic atmosphere at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. We have now learned that 15 women have come forward in a scathing Washington Post article that speaks of a tense environment with women feeling pressured to dress in a revealing provocative way. The culture has been bad since 2006 and it finally reached a breaking point in 2020. They have fired key people with more on the way. There is a lawyer that will be conducting an internal review and there is more scrutiny that will be forthcoming from the NFL. This situation is evolving and it comes on the heel of a tumultuous week following the news that the team will now change its name after 87 years being known as the Washington Redskins. In Hour Two we are joined by former coaching great Bud Foster who was the mastermind of the Virginia Tech Defense. We talk with coach about his career and his health and all of the things he is up to now. We discuss Michael Vick and what he meant to the program at Va Tech and about his poor decision making that led to his downfall. We go over his on-field relationship with Frank Beamer and how the two made it work for all of those years. I ask Coach if he feels there will be a 2020 season and ask if he will consider a return to the sidelines if the NCAA or NFL came calling. We close it out with his take on the state of college football. We end the show with a statement from Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder and a look at the Nascar and PGA schedule. The Sports King Show airs LIVE Monday-Friday 10am-12 Noon est and is available in all podcast formats. www.sportskingradio.com
College football coaching veteran Rickey Bustle, who spent 14 years on Frank Beamer's staff in Blacksburg and coached Michael Vick, joined the program. We also caught up with former Pirate specialists Worth Gregory and Davis Plowman re: their business ONE ON ONE KICKING. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesportsobj/support
Roc Carmichael is the guest this episode. We get an update on how he is doing during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We get the story on his time at Virginia Tech and how Frank Beamer is an incredible human. Trev and Nik get his thoughts on the NFL Draft, Roger Goddell, and what draft prospects he is currently working with. He goes in to his time on the Philadelphia Eagles under Chip Kelly's Guidance. Like, Rate, and Subscribe and visit our Youtube at Pro Sports Extra, and at Prosportsextra.com Peace!
Details on the incident at the Charlotte Motor Speedway involving Kentucky and Virginia Tech players that's led to Lynn Bowden being salty, extra motivated to beat the Hokies in the Belk Bowl. Also, answers from Bowden, Logan Stenberg and Mark Stoops about the possibility of the coach remaining at Kentucky longterm - the way Frank Beamer had at Virginia Tech. What would that look like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's the end of an era. In this episode, Pete and Robbie react to the surprising announcement that Bud Foster will retire after the 2019 season. No one, other than Frank Beamer, has meant more to the Virginia Tech football program. After the guys give their thoughts on Bud's legacy, they get into what's been going on during the first week of Fall camp. There's plenty to be excited about heading into the season; let's hope the team sends Bud out the right way this year.
Chowder and Grits is the podcast for ACC and Hokies football. On the latest episode, we discuss the latest news around the ACC, including the sanctions around the NC State basketball program, Frank Beamer back in coaching, and more. We also rank the best names by position from the offensive side of the ball across the ACC. All-ACC Names Team: Offense Have you ever heard a name that just got you excited? Yeah, so have we. That's what inspired us to come up with the best names across the ACC landscape on the offensive side of the ball. This list, as unique as it may be, are some of the best names that we came across when diving deep into each and every ACC Football roster. Let us know how you think we did, and if we missed any of the great names that the ACC has to offer. There are really no wrong answers here, but just names that you get excited when you tune in to watch some ACC Football.
Chowder and Grits is the podcast for ACC and Hokies football. On the latest episode, we recap spring practice for the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh football programs, and we also take a look at how the ACC fared in the NBA Draft. And of course, we discuss the most memorable moments in the last 30 years between Virginia Tech and Virginia. Pitt Football - Show Recap Pat Narduzzi's time as the Pitt head coach, and if he has the program on the right track Mark Whipple is the new offensive coordinator. So, how will his pass-heavy attack fair with quarterback Kenny Pickett set to lead the offense, without a clear-option at running back? Narduzzi's approach to recruiting, and if more coaches should take a similar stance Depth concerns at linebacker, and which defensive unit will be the strength for Pitt in 2019 UVA Football - Show Recap Recapping the first three years under head coach Bronco Mendenhall, which has shown steady improvement Three key departures on defense and how they plan to address Bryce Hall as the defensive leader Defense as the primary strength of this team Does Bryce Perkins have enough help on offense with key departures from running back Jordan Ellis and wide receiver Olamide Zaccheus? Is the hype around the UVA football program warranted? Virginia Tech-Virginia Rivalry We discuss the history of the rivalry, jump into details of the Commonwealth Cup, and hit on some of the biggest moments in the series rivalry dating back to the beginning of the Frank Beamer era. Extras We also discuss what items you are most likely to see at a UVA tailgate, and also power rank our favorite July 4th side dishes, as you prepare to get ready for the holiday weekend. In case you've missed some of our past episodes, you can check them out here. Listen, Review and Subscribe to the Chowder and Grits Podcast – Your source for ACC and Hokies Football!
Spring Warmup ft. Billy Ray Mitchell - HungUp Podcast https://linktr.ee/hunguppodcast - What’s Important Now: Buzz Williams & Hokies Hoops - Offseason schedule; importance of S&C coaches, spring practice - Team leaders, potential breakout players - BRM’s take on Coach Fu and the offseason turmoil - Vance Vice and playing for 3 OL coaches - Memory Lane Stadium: Importance of VT football program support staff, Frank Beamer’s kindness, the Beamer-Fuente transition, - Braxton Miller’s 360-spin move in 2015 - Michael Brewer’s toughness. Video Clips: Miller Spin Move https://youtu.be/cEAZAe8LBd0?t=7178 Brewer during halftime of OSU game https://youtu.be/cEAZAe8LBd0?t=5890
Technical difficulties during the airing of the show forced an abbreviated version to be uploaded, but don't let that stop you from hearing a great episode featuring an interview with hall of fame head coach Frank Beamer with a surprise interviewer! Check out this week's edition of Tech Talk LIVE! to get all of that and more. Tech Talk LIVE! airs every Monday at 7:00 pm across the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network.
The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss Frank Beamer's hall of fame career, a wild finish to Virginia Tech's 2018 regular season and the underwhelming bowl matchup against Cincinnati. Support the show: http://www.roanoke.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jon and Mike are joined by Coach Buzz Williams for the entire hour for this edition of Tech Talk Live! while coach Justin Fuente is in New York for the induction of Frank Beamer into the College Football Hall of Fame. Coach Williams recounts what Coach Beamer and coaching in general means to him before discussing a big win over Central Connecticut and a tough loss on the road at Penn State before turning our attention to VMI on Wednesday. Finally, Coach Williams rounds out the show by explaining the Williams Family holiday decorating traditions. Tech Talk LIVE! airs every Monday at 7:00 pm across the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
Whit Babcock, Director of Athletics at Virginia Tech, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast as the two discuss Babcock's involvement in the transition of legendary football coach, Frank Beamer, playing a football game at the Bristol Speedway, and advice to those looking to become athletic directors.
Jon and Mike talk with Coach Justin Fuente about the Hokies’ win over Duke and the preparation for 6th ranked Notre Dame as they travel to Blacksburg on Saturday night. The crew also discusses the lasting impact of Frank Beamer as the legendary coach will be honored with a statue this weekend. Tech Talk LIVE! airs every Monday at 7:00 pm across the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
Chase Thomas is joined by Jordan DeArmon to talk about Cole McDonald's insane day for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, another perfect day for Heisman frontrunner Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama, Auburn continuing to struggle on offense, Ian Book and Notre Dame, Larry Fedora's chances of keeping his job at UNC, Arizona State's insane weapons on offense, Frank Beamer getting a statue at Virginia Tech and preview the big game in Week 6 of the college football season.
1-0! The Hokies went into Tallahassee and shocked the college football world on Monday night. The offense started off hot, the defense dominated throughout, and our special teams paid tribute to Frank Beamer with a game-changing play. It was quite a night. Robbie and Pete recap all the action, and discuss Bud Foster's legendary impact on our program. Before moving on to William & Mary, the guys stress the importance managing expectations over the next month. Stick around for ATS picks at the end. Man, does beating Florida State feel good! Enjoy it, Hokies.
The 49th episode of the Teel Time podcast is a reunion as around 100 years of Daily Press experience come together to talk about the retirement announcement of William and Mary football coach Jimmye Laycock. David Teel, who has covered Laycock as a columnist for a few decades, is joined by longtime Daily Press sportswriter Dave Johnson, who currently covers the Tribe, and another longtime Daily Press sportswriter Dave Fairbank, who covered W&M and other local colleges when he retired in 2015. The three Daves talk about Laycock's 38 years at W&M and put in perspective a career that included either coaching or coaching with three current NFL head coaches - Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers), Sean McDermott (Buffalo Bills) and Dan Quinn (Atlanta Falcons) - and former college coaches Frank Beamer, Bobby Ross, Bill Stewart and Ralph Friedgen. Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod.
Desiree Reed-Francois, AD at UNLV, talks about how an major accident in her family led to her career in athletics. She reflects on working with legendary coaches such as Pat Summitt and Frank Beamer. The discussion also touches on the benefits of diversity as she has hired former student-athletes, as well as a number of people from different ethnicities to work in her department. Throughout the conversation, Reed-Francois emphasizes the importance of having a purpose for working in college athletics.
On Episode 34 of the Teel Time podcast, Teel and Jonathan Heeter discuss the Masters, college football and college hoops. Patrick Reed won his first major championship, slipping on the green jacket in the same city where he played college golf and won two national championships. How did Reed pull it off, and why he makes such a good golf villain. We also talk about the state of American golf and the potential for American dominance for years to come. Teel talks Virginia Tech and U.Va. spring football and looks ahead to the spring football games. We chat Virginia Sports Hall of Fame a few days after former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer and former U.Va. running back Thomas Jones were enshrined. And Teel interviews Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade, who will be a member of the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee. Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod. Editor’s note: This episode has a few instances of audio interference. We apologize for the technical difficulties.
It was a lively podcast this week, with the Edmunds brothers' decision to turn pro breaking halfway through. We re-cut that part as seamlessly as we could to talk about what impact that'll have on the Hokies' defense next season. But we start out the pod talking about the national title game, Shane Beamer coming oh-so-close to getting a ring and Frank Beamer's selection for the Hall of Fame. We wrap it up with a look at some of the way-too-early 2018 rankings that have the Hokies, some basketball thoughts by Aaron and then try to answer the big question of who was the better set of brothers at Virginia Tech: the Fullers or Edmundses? Support the show: http://www.roanoke.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
goodathleteproject.com For today's episode we sat down with legendary Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer. During his time at Virginia Tech, Coach Beamer racked up 238 total wins, making him the winningest active head coach at the time of his retirement as well as the 9th winningest head coach in College Football history. Coach Beamer was also recently named as a finalist for the College Football Hall of Fame's 2018 Class of Inductee's. You can purchase a copy of Coach Beamer's autobiography “Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech” here: https://smile.amazon.com/Let-Me-Be-Frank-Virginia/dp/1600788467/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508506571&sr=8-1&keywords=let+me+be+frank Today's Episode brought to you by Remind Recover. You can find them at Remindrecover.com and on Twitter and Instagram: @ReMindRecover. Use the code: GoodAthlete at checkout for a discount on your next order. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Coach4Kindness Follow and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coach4kindness/
Andy Bitter and Aaron McFarling chat about Frank Beamer's honorary captaincy vs. West Virginia, where Virginia Tech is in the polls and if that means anything in the preseason, contrivances of coaches that annoy us, Travon McMillian and the running game's outlook, Brandon Facyson's health, a few freshmen updates, Colt Pettit's weight loss, Sinbad's upcoming appearance in Roanoke and which top 10 teams we think have the potential to be flops. Support the show: http://www.roanoke.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the debut episode of the College Football Country podcast, Josh welcomes legendary former Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer to the show. Topics include: • When he knew it was time to step down • His favorite game he ever coached • When he found out Justin Fuente was going to replace him • How close he came to leaving Virginia Tech • His relationship with Michael Vick • Favorite players he ever coached • His biggest regret of his career • His new role on the College Football Playoff Committee Follow Josh Parcell on Twitter @JoshParcell Follow College Football Country on Twitter @CFBCountry Bookmark the site CFBCountry.com now!
Aaron McFarling is back from his 40th birthday bonanza in Atlantic City, and he and Andy Bitter catch up on three weeks worth of news. We bounce around to several subjects, talking about the Super Bowl, Michael Vick and Shayne Graham's retirements, signing day and the Hokies' 2017 class, Marshawn Williams' retirement, next fall's schedule, Frank Beamer's hockey and basketball adventures and more. We also take a few listener questions at the end. Support the show: http://www.roanoke.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After Aaron McFarling recounts his harrowing mishap on a zip line, he and Andy Bitter discuss Frank Beamer's new role on the College Football Playoff selection committee, some departures on the Hokies' roster, the addition of nine mid-year enrollees, what Tech's outlook is nationally in 2017, our thoughts on the Antonio Brown Facebook Live incident and who we think will make it to the Super Bowl. Support the show: http://www.roanoke.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
FULLCAST BACK. Not with anything new to discuss, because this is March and there is no football going on, but rather with the following: --A discussion of college football's loneliest orphan program, and why it gets invited to all the best parties anyway --The obvious transition into rearranging conferences to include their proper members, including bringing Nebraska home to the Big 12, putting Iowa State in the Sun Belt where it can compete, and putting West Virginia and Clemson in the SEC where they belong. --The unholy realization that someone, somewhere out in the multiverse might have a split UCF/Ohio State jersey --Reader questions, including a realization that Rutgers is Greece --The awarding of imaginary lifetime achievement Oscars to Frank Beamer for his performance in "Virginia Tech Football: 1987--2015" --The introduction of Notre Dame into "THE SOCIEDAD DEL SOL"
As the games in both college and NFL start to have greater meaning, Craig breaks down the top match ups coming up this weekend. Frank Beamer's last home game at Virginia Tech. Can they upset red-hot North Carolina? A huge game in the Big Ten as Ohio State and Michigan State face off... Can Ohio State beat a quality opponent? The Cincinnati Bengals suffered their first loss; how will they bounce back against the Redskins? And will Tony Romo's return to the Cowboys add up to a win on South Beach?
Jim and Jordan examine what, if anything, the ACC should do about the Miami-Duke result, Virginia Tech's best course of action post-Frank Beamer, if Mark Richt's time has finally come, Brian Kelly getting physical with a coach, and outlandish Thanksgiving-themed uniform ideas. 0:00 — Should Miami-Duke result be reversed? 7:25 — Replacing Frank Beamer 14:04 — Is this Mark Richt's reckoning? 20:55 — Punishing Brian Kelly 24:20 — Thanksgiving-themed uni ideas
WEEKEND REVIEW AND FRANK BEAMER APPRECIATION EPISODE. Oh hell yes, what you wanted in the Fullcast was even more wandering and discussion of that time Frank Beamer's kin shot up a courthouse. Topics (besides courthouse shootings) include: --That thing that happened in Duke/Miami, and why you could not pay any of us enough money to deal with any of that mess ever --Hey, remember when Minnesota shifted eight times and had three players in motion during a clock play against Michigan? That happened, too. --Oh, another thing that happened: the time Georgia got bored and made their quarterbacks all do things they weren't good at --Georgia lost. To Florida. We talk about that for a while, because we can. Because Georgia lost 27-3 to Florida and made their second-string quarterback their punter. (He was pretty good! But still!) --No really Georgia made their running quarterback throw 33 times in his first start and only rushed him four times. --An appreciation of Frank Beamer, the only person who could make you think a 12-10 ACC game was cool and worth watching
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer met with the media in Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday morning. Topics discussed included his thoughts on the evolution of Kansas' program, an injury update on linebacker Vince Hall and how to avoid distraction at this point in the week in Florida.