Virginia Tech Hokies football, also known as the Beamer


Virginia Tech football, better known as the Beamer Ball after its longtime coach Frank Beamer, began the 2010 football season on a negative note. Last year in the opener they lost to eventual national champions Alabama, this year another tough loss in a close game to Boise State. Boise State, a rising star in the NCAA college football ranks, scored a late-game touchdown to upset Virginia Tech in what was considered a “home” game for Tech, as the game was played near the Va Tech campus.

Last year, after their opening loss, they bounced back to win 10 games, so while that’s a tough loss to swallow, putting them behind the 8-ball in concern for a national championship is the only real alluding to Frank Beamer. , have shown a strong backbone in bouncing back and thriving as the season progresses.

In the previous two seasons alone, VT had won back-to-back ACC championship games against Boston College and Beamer had a shot at success, when he played Florida State for the 1999 BCS football championship in the Sugar Bowl, but came up short after a valiant effort dropping 3 scores behind FSU early in the game.

Beamer Ball on special teams is like following the fun, food and games before, during and after the VT games in Blacksburg, Virginia. Nothing like the atmosphere and anticipation of seeing a quality program that Beamer has built over a 20 year period, one of the longest running coaches. Beamer has been in VT since 1987, before getting the job at his alma mater, he coached at Murray State for 6 years and his senior year there they were Ohio Valley co-champions.

Now in his 23rd year at Virginia Tech, Beamer with a record of 187-92-2 and 17 straight bowls, is becoming what Bobby Bowden and Tom Osborne were in the ’90s, a great coach without a National Championship to his name. resume. Many people across the country are pushing for Coach Beamer to get the “one” from him to elevate a terrific run as a running back at one of the ACC’s top championship schools.

With quarterback Tyrod Taylor a very capable and mobile presence in the pocket, VT will generally be in every game with his usual big defense. The last game with Boise State, the third ranked team in the nation, was more of an aberration, they should be favored and win most of their remaining games. So bring out the tailgating, fun and frivolity items and cheer on your favorite teams and if your team is Virginia Tech, you’re in good hands with Frank Beamer.

Even though they suffered a bad loss to a division I-AA foe, which for all intents and purposes will end their chances for a national championship this year, they can still bounce back and win the ACC and play in a BCS game. The last time they lost 2 consecutive starts was in 1995 and they won the next 10 to go 10-2, also winning the Sugar Bowl.