2013 STAFF

So after the reports today that Scot Loeffler is going to be hired as the OC, I have been sitting here thinking how the whole football staff will stand for 2013. NCAA rules state that there can be 1 HC and 9 assistants. Here is what is think the staff will look like, give me your thoughts and what you think it will look like. A few of these are obvious.

HC-Frank Beamer
DC/LB- Bud Foster
OC-Scot Loeffler
STC-Shane Beamer

DB-Torrain Gray
DL-Charley Wiles
LB- CornellBrown

OL-Jeff Grimes
TE/RC-Bryan Stinespring
WR/RB-Trooper Taylor (I know the offensive staff will feel like a retread of Auburn, but Taylor is a hell of a recruiter and was the RB/WR coach for Tennessee for 3 years during that time he produced Robert Meachem and 1000 yard RB's all 3 years. I think he could handle both jobs. )

I want Shane on ST, I think he could revive the unit to its former glory.

I know alot of us have questioned Frank, but the moves he is making is setting the program up for the future. The Staff now has 5 guys under 45 years old and my guess who ever is hired as the WR coach will also be young.

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I'm actually hoping for

Aaron Moorehead. That's what the rumor is anyways.... I agree it wouldn't be a bad idea if we get could get the guy who helped guys catch balls from Andrew Luck.

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

Is coaching required to catch perfectly thrown balls?

I guess not

If you're referring to Andrew Luck, but it helps anyways!

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

Nice avatar!

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Same one, right?

Thanks! Spring Game? Haha. I was pretty bummed it got stormed out.

"Tyrod, looking desperately, now throws it deep, has a man open, CAUUUGHT! Danny Coale, all the way!"

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

Yeah, meeting David Wilson was pretty cool.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Running routes

Is a coaching thing. You have to get open to catch a pass.



Someone tweeted that Morehead was in Blacksburg last night. Was that ever confirmed?

"Illegitmitatum Non Carborundum Est - Never let the bastards grind you down!"

Fun Fact about Aaron Moorehead: He went to South Park Elementary (Yes, that South Park).

That could make things fun around here during his tenure

Like this?

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.


I wanted to photoshop Moorehead's face over Cartman, but I don't have time at work. High Five on the colors.

I used the creator at southparkstudios.com and got as close as I could

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.


Is there any indication of us getting Trooper Taylor? He kind of has a slimy reputation, but he's definitely a great recruiter. Supposedly elite 5-star linebacker recruit Rueben Foster wants to go wherever Taylor ends up. Not really sure whether I want Taylor on the staff, but he could help out landing some elite talent.


I've only heard of us trying to get Stanford's WR coach, I'm guessing we were going after him while talking to Pep too. I think the OP is trying to speculate who would be brought on to complete the offensive staff, and Trooper Taylor is just the last guy to fit in there.

Yeah, warning bells go off whenever

Trooper Taylor is mentioned.

Taylor is a phenomenal recruiter and has coached a number of successful WRs on the college level, but I'm not sure I would be comfortable having a guy with his reputation on our staff. Yes he gets recruits, but it sounds like he goes about it a bit differently...Doesn't seem like a CFB kind of guy if you ask me.

I know I could do a google search, but I'm on the run today. What's the downside to Trooper? As a Tennessee Hokie, I was excited to see his name pop up.

Danny Coale is still open.

He has a reputation as a shady recruiter. Some people (School Administration, Coaches, Parents) don't like his methods, plus there are rumors he has provided some academic assistance via questionable institutions for kids that may not qualify.

What exactly makes for a "shady recruiter"?

Are we talking about NCAA violations, like paying for things for kids and their families, or maybe bribing the coaches to put in a good word or whatever?

Are we talking about negative recruiting, where he attacks the other schools the kids are recruiting, pointing out their shortcomings, whether true or not?

Or are we talking about a creepy guy in a trench coat hanging out in dark alleys? "Hey kid, want to play some D-1 football? I have candy..."

"Shady Recruiting"

We're talking more about some academic "help" for recruits that wouldn't qualify normally and maybe some financial "assistance" for the best players every now and then. While Taylor is probably a top 5 recruiter nationally, there is definitely more going on than the NCAA would like to admit. Of course, I'm sure Taylor negatively recruits as well, but that is very common and basically an accepted practice.

Haven't heard the latter (because holy hell that would be creepy).

Theres this article, from Pat Forde, about the recent probe by the NCAA at Auburn.

Just google the guy (and try and weed through all of the SEC Message Board chatter). He's been pulled off the recruiting trail twice in the last three years (that we know of) by Auburn for self-imposed penalties.

Despite that, he is known as one of the top recruiters nationally, so he's clearly good at it and many say he comes across as a great person. Take it all with a grain of salt.

Speculation on the money part, which is why I said "maybe". However, it certainly wouldn't surprise me. With that being said, I think there's a 0% chance that Beamer hires him either way...

Recruiting could be a whole lot easier

Moorehead caught passes from Peyton Manning and played in the same WR corps as Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne for 5 seasons. He has a Super Bowl ring.

Loeffler is bros with Tom Brady and coached Tim Tebow.

Grimes has coached 12 NFL offensive linemen and has a National Championship at Auburn.

Compare that with:
Mike O'Cain - recruited (but didn't coach) Phillip Rivers, coached Charlie Whitehurst.

Kevin Sherman - coached all VT WR's that have gone pro since 2006 (Morgan, Royal, Clowney, Harper, Boykin, Coale, etc.)

Curt Newsome - coached all VT linemen 06-10 and just centers and guards 11-12 (Duane Brown, the most successful in the pros, said this: “I didn’t understand exactly how important technique was until I started to play my rookie year... Also, film study plays a huge role in the success of a left tackle, or any position in this league. That was something else I had to learn my first couple of years.” And that doesn't exactly inspire confidence with recruits I'm sure.


Based on that, it all starts to click with respect to the poor OL recruiting we've had and the eggs laid by the top prospects that we have managed to sign (Aaron Brown, Trip Carroll, Painter until this year, William Alvarez, etc.) Go to TSL and look at those OL classes since 2004... ATROCIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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