Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer can still vividly remember walking off the field at Lane Stadium in 1992 when he was a sophomore in high school and his father, Frank, had just concluded a dismal 2-8-1 season as head coach of the Hokies.
Virginia Tech had lost at home, 41-38, to rival Virginia in its season finale and the younger Beamer was following his father’s footsteps into the tunnel as they left the field.
“I was about 10 feet behind him following him, and I can remember a guy hanging over the railing and screamed down at him, ‘bye-bye, Beamer!’” Shane Beamer said. “People thought that might be his last game.”
Instead, it was Virginia Tech’s last losing season under Frank Beamer.
“I was sitting in an
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