Frank Beamer is set to coach his final game as the head football coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He will be coaching the Hokies in the Independence Bowl which is a bit ironic for one particular reason.
As a Virginia Tech fan pointed out on Reddit, Beamer started his bowl career and will end his bowl career in the Independence Bowl. Back in 1993, Virginia Tech knocked off the Indiana Hoosiers and now they will face off against Tulsa.
It is a very cool way to finish an impressive all-around coaching career.
Beamer has coached for 35 years split between Murray State and Virginia Tech.
Simply looking at his Virginia Tech coaching career, Beamer led the team to more success than many could have imagined. He finished is Hokies’ career with a 235-120-2 record and hasn’t missed out on a bowl game since the 1993 season when he led them to the Independence Bowl.
Virginia Tech is going to come out hot this year against Tulsa, as they know that Beamer will be done. Sending him out with a win is very important and would be an excellent way to close out his career.
It will be very tough to see his emotions as the game comes down the wire when he starts realizing that his career is indeed over.
Expect to see the Hokies and Tulsa play a very entertaining game, but hopefully Virginia Tech will be coming out with more passion and energy playing for their coach.
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