Frank Beamer wants his successor to come from his staff

Frank Beamer has been the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies for a long time. In fact, the 2015 season will be his 29th in Blacksburg.

Thus, with Beamer turning 69 in October despite him not implying that he will retire soon, it seems only natural that Beamer would want someone from his coaching staff to succeed him. In fact, Beamer stated this wish to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Frank Beamer said whenever he retires he hopes Virginia Tech’s next coach “would come from our staff"

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 28, 2015

Given how longtime Beamer assistant Bud Foster has been with Virginia Tech for as long as Beamer has, not to mention the fact that he also worked under Beamer at Murray State, his strong defensive prowess should be highly welcome once Beamer decides to step down.

Unless the university wants to hit the reset button and change the culture of hard work and strong defense/special teams play that Beamer has established with the Hokies, known to fans as “Beamerball,” there is no reason to believe that Foster would not be promoted upon Beamer’s eventual retirement.

Virginia Tech opens the season at home against the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes on September 7.

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