Frank Beamer Will Coach From the Press Box for the Military Bowl


Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After the Virginia Tech Hokies’ victory over Virginia, head coach Frank Beamer had throat surgery which could not be put off any longer. Most people did not realize that the 68-year old head coach needed to have this surgery outside of those within the program.

Beamer has been steadily recovering, and has a setup at his home where he can review practice tape. Beamer has also made some appearances at bowl game practices, and many were confident that Beamer would be on the sidelines for the Hokies’ 22nd bowl appearance under Beamer.

However, Beamer will not be able to be on the sidelines for this game, but he will be in the press box.

It is a little surprising to see that Beamer will not be on the sidelines for this game, but Beamer’s health is definitely more important than this game. Having Beamer healthy will be good for the program, and Virginia Tech has the capable assistants to handle everything on the sideline with Beamer in the press box.

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Shane Beamer has been the main guy in charge of head coaching media duties with his father still recovering from his sickness. It will be interesting to see if the Hokies still have Frank Beamer as the primary head coach or if they announce that there will be some sort of interim on the sidelines with Beamer in the press box.

The biggest thing is the health of Frank Beamer, and that likely means that he will make very few recruiting trips in the next few weeks on top of onl being in the press box for the Military Bowl. Beamer will also not be leaving for the Military Bowl until Friday to limit his time away from being in Blacksburg.

The most important thing is the continued recovery of Frank Beamer from this surgery.

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