There has been a lot of talk in my family about if this maybe Frank Beamer's last season and I was totally against the talk until more and more I started to see signs that this maybe it. First case #1, before the season he had an interview where he was asked if it was tough coming back this season. He responded by saying every year is difficult but this year was more difficult then others. #2 He has a clause in his contract that states:
A new contract extension calls for Beamer to serve as a special assistant to the athletic director for eight years after retiring as coach, at an annual salary of $250,000. His duties will involve fundraising and public appearances.
Athletic Director Jim Weaver and Beamer both emphasized that Beamer might coach beyond the length of this extension, which runs through 2016. Weaver referenced 84-year-old Penn State Coach Joe Paterno, and indicated the special assistant role was only for “when Frank is ready to stop coaching.”
#3 After the UVA game he had an interview and was seen to be emotional. There have been many big games I have seen him and any head coach but very few I can name where they are emotional unless it is the last game.