What's the goddamn holdup?

I think I speak for everyone who checks the internet every 5 minutes for news on the coaches when I say: "WHY IS NO ONE FIRED YET?"

To any prognosticators who know more than I do, please step in and assuage my fears. I'm starting to get the feeling that nothing is going to change.

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Yes you do

Every day that O'Cainspring isn't fired is the new worst day of my life.

In Beamer & Co. We Trust #Livefor32 #DecadeofDominance

I'm a little disappointed there was no gif here. You could have at least posted double pass dance.

But really though, if candidates are being interviewed and such, why are we keeping everything a secret? I'm so confused.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.


Don't worry

There will be a GIF for each fired coach this off-season.

Have yourself a turkey leg. And many more for the gifs.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.


The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Ok, everybody

Deep breath...now relax...

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Posted earlier

Heard Stiney is going to Auburn to be their OL coach. Newsome going to JMU.

We put the K in Kwality

Can you say where? At one point I had heard this but the OL position had been filled.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.


Have a family member

Who is close to the program. Sure it's 2nd hand information. But does make sense. Had heard he was interested in the position.

We put the K in Kwality

Not being rude at all...

Maybe he's going to be TE and/or OT coach or something like that. And yeah...I hope the "he's leaving" part is true.

Had heard earlier (not from same source) that Stiney was going to be the HC at Western Michigan. But they just announced another coach. Maybe that's why the word is he's staying to be recruiting coordinator (read: no one wants him).

We put the K in Kwality

I don't mind him being here as a recruiter.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.


i'm trying my best to just be patient but the longer it takes the more and more i keep thinking nothing will happen...then ill flip out with a bottle of wild turkey in hand

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

3 are gone

it will be announced when ready.

beamer will interview guys very, very, very soon.

everything will be done a week from now.

unruffle the skirt and get a drink.



"We've got a lot of great memories here."
-Frank Beamer, speaking of TKP (probably)

From The Twitter.

Doughty says to expect vt coaching changes to be made on/by Tuesday.

I believe in the Brew Crew.

My face every time I read something like this

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Haha me too. My dad says he thinks Beamer may be stepping down. I don't agree or really want that to happen. Just wholesale offensive changes. Please God. Late Christmas present.

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Much agreed.

Beamer leaving now would be bad news. We need an offensive overhaul so we can get back to respectability before he retires.

Stepping down

I have been wondering the same thing, it almost has that feel to it.

Now, why would Frank Beamer....

....step down before signing day?

I've been saying it for a few days and it's a pretty unfortunate thought, but I don't think any big changes are going to happen. I think Beamer is hoping this hatred for our offensive staff blows over and he's going to keep everyone.

Rip his freaking head off!


This hatred is nothing new, it just happened to hit a peak this year because we actually lost a bunch of games because of it. I would much rather hope that this was an eye opener than anything else.

Death row...you've been

Deathrow...you're probably one of ten people in the western world that actually believes that nothing will happen .. Do u really believe this or are u just fucking with us? Do u follow twitter, read between the lines of beamers interviews after the rutgers game, read any other MSG boards? At this point, if Beamer didn't make changes, people would boycott lane stadium next season .. There is NO doubt in my mind that the process has started

We've gone through this for years. Every year we call for major overhauls and we never get it, obviously this year is worse than others so it's more likely to happen, but I'm going to continue being cautious. I don't want to get my hopes up only to be disappointed.

Rip his freaking head off!


Unfortunately, I'm with you. The more days that pass with zero news about any sorts of changes, the more I smack myself and realize this circus we put ourselves through every season. We hope, no changes come, and we're surprised..every year..
I'll gladly eat my words if changes ever do come..I want them to, obviously

Virginia Tech alumna
Hokies, Redskins, Capitals, D.C. United, Orioles

Deathrow is a contrarien

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson

Piecing it Together

Sherman is already gone.

via http://www.coachesinc.com/bio.aspx?id=117

Since the tail end of the season, I've heard from a few of you, privately, with connections that read the site that Newsome was out. There have been similar rumblings on Twitter and sites like coachingsearch.com. O'Cain being among Appalachian State's finalists for head coach says something.

I don't think nothing is happening, but I agree, waiting for the news is trying.

Ok, now I'm convinced. Was skeptical, but with Sherman news official, seems like everything else will probably fall into place. Now, the next step is to figure out when will Chip Kelly join the staff.

Chip Kelly

Do you mean the Browns new head coach and future 10 time Super Bowl winner?

A new season...new hope

Bad Jokes Need Explanation

FYI, the guy in Lady Antebellum is also named Charles Kelly...

There's a guy in Lady Antebellum? Seems counter-intuitive.


No lady antebellum on a sports website... shun!

WR Coach?

I've read a whole bunch of speculation about who the new OC and O-line coach could be, but haven't read much about WR coach candidates. Who are the possible candidates at this time?

If the Frankinator is making a power move and trying to bring in a big-name offensive coordinator, then it stands to reason he's freeing up spots for that coach to bring his people with him.

^ Love this. Please please please let this happen. And let it be Pep.

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Mike Vick might be out of a job soon, you think he'll be interested?

Rip his freaking head off!

Even if he is...

There's always the question of whether we'd be interested in him... which I doubt.

Isn't a college degree a requirement?

He never finished, did he? Can we add his credits to those of Marcus?

If VT is gonna run an inept offense, might as well have Michael and Marcus up there in the box. Can't do worse than O'Cainspring.


Well I'm pretty sure Marcus is in a different kind of box right now so that might be difficult.

"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson

Serious Note

Do we want a guy who took 7+ years in the league to figure out he needed watch game film and prep for games as an OC or Offensive Staff member? Dont get me wrong I love what he did for our program but he may not have all x's and o's figured out.

A new season...new hope


The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Yes please!!

Believe it when I see it of course.

She later said that it would come out Monday or Tuesday...

I agree with that.

However, she's a producer for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantica. Mainstream media types don't usually throw stuff at the wall and hope it sticks because they're trading on the rep of their employeer. Still, we shall see.

im crossing all my fingers, toes and eyes hoping this will happen!



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Ummmm has anyone seen Pep's Wikipedia page lately? Take a look.


Well that's exciting.

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I think it's gone. What'd it say?

Rip his freaking head off!

they must have changed it

When I looked about 15 minutes ago, his school said Stanford, but conference was listed as ACC. Must have caught it mid-change.

When I took a look it said he was the OC and QB Coach at Virgina Tech. Someone is messing with us. Wish I'd taken a screenshot.


Some programs have secret admirers, VT just has secret detractors!

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

I feel like we're all being

set up for an epic disappointment.

Can we put together a group to help with Stiney's move? I say we do this even if there are no coaching changes today.

VTMidge-Andrew Shields

You mean like when upperclassmen help the underclassmen move in and set up their lofts?

"I call top bunk!" - Stiney.

More like when you kick a tenant out because they aren't paying and all the seem to be doing is make a bigger mess then you want to deal with.

VTMidge-Andrew Shields

If someone figures out when they're loading the truck, I'll definitely show up to support the move.

I would say best time to show up is when he is not there

VTMidge-Andrew Shields

Maybe the joke was a bad joke...

The point being that the more people helping, the faster he gets out of town.

When's the press conference and where can I watch it?

Rip his freaking head off!

I'm shocked that Dinich hasn't been tweeting any rumors...usually she is spot on with EVERYTHING...

(please note sarcasm)

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” - David Wilson

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

I seriously doubt any announcement will be made until the...

coaches' convention is over. And I really doubt any announcement will be made today since the national championship game is tonight. We shall see! :)

I agree

and would be surprised for wholesale changes before National Signing Day....all the coaching changes could lead to our incoming class imploding which could set us back a couple years...especially if Bucky Hodges were to change his commitment with Newsome headed to JMU. For all the talk about Stinespring being the super recruiter, he only appears to have brought in two kids in this upcoming class. That would be Clark and Motuapuaka. Newsome actually brought in about five kids so that could hurt. Shane Beamer was the rock star as far as recruiting for this class goes though.

Rob Peterson
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Not true, if the OC hired is a good recruiter, especially with strong ties to the NC, VA, DC area. Hmm, who would that be?

The amount of defection will be minimal. Unless VT hires a scrub for OC who couldn't talk his way out of paper bag.

Also, it is completely unfair to the incoming class to NOT make coaching changes until after signing day. The incoming class has the right to know who their coaches will be. If they don't like the new OC, they have the right to defect.

Didnt say it was right

and I dont disagree with you but it happens quite frequently. Lets hope that it all turns out well and that we get a coaching staff in place with one direction on offense.

Rob Peterson
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

I think it is a mistake to wait till after signing day because then you end up with players upset at the fact that the coach they wanted left. Plus I want players that want to be Hokies and make our program great.

VTMidge-Andrew Shields

The only way Hodges decommits....

...is if Pep is able to sway Burns and/or Hackenburg. Then, if you're Hodges, it's time to go elsewhere.

Would you decommit?

Because your new OC is the guy you coached and mentored Andrew Luck??? I didn't think so...

Of course, Stiney claims he invented the internet.

We put the K in Kwality

I thought Al Gore invented the internet...This internet thing is confusing...

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” - David Wilson

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

No, he saved the world from Manbearpig. You're getting the two confused. I'm super serial.

That was the fun in it

I have now started to compare Stiney with Gore. It seems to make sense to me. ...Plus gives me something to do while waiting FOREVER for the new coaching announcements.

We put the K in Kwality

That's a pretty low thing to do to Gore...and I don't even like the dude.

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” - David Wilson

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

Before or after.....

If a good hire is made before signing day, you could pull in some kids you might not have gotten otherwise, and you likely will keep most, if not all, of your verbals. If a good hire is made after signing day, you keep your recruits, but may miss on some who might have changed their mind. If a bad hire is made before signing day, you could see mass defections. A bad hire after signing day, you could end up with defections/transfers after a year.

It all depends on who is brought in....the better the hire, I think all the better to make an earlier announcement. With that in mind, I am in full support of CFB scheduling a press conference to announce Pep Hamiliton at noon today.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Oh, and keep in mind

that this applies only to offensive recruits. The other side of the ball shouldn't be affected, one way or the other.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Press Conferences

How long is the notification for a press conference usually? I feel like if they have a press conference, we will know from people like Andy Bitter, David Teel, Mark Gianotto and all the other beat writers right away and we can all jump to appropriate conclusions regarding the topic of the press conference.

It can vary

anywhere from an hour or two to the better part of a day.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Don't forget

TSL now has press credentials with the Athletic Department. So if a press conference is scheduled, they'll be one of the firsts to know.

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

I saw something online that says Hamilton is being considered for the Idaho head coaching job. I want to preface this by saying I have no clue how accurate it is. But just as a thought, would he come to Tech as an OC over having a chance at being a HC in D1?

Rip his freaking head off!

I also just read that Pep Hamilton is meeting in Blacksburg today


"Go Hokies!" - Thomas Jefferson


I heard Nashville at the coaches convention, but I don't know anything. I figure that's where Frank is though

forward thinking

He could become our next HC, considering Beamer's contract being up soon and it seeming very likely that he will be done then. If he gets the OC job and performs well, I don't see why he wouldn't be promoted when Frank leaves. So VT OC for a few years then VT HC >>>>> Idaho HC

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner

'cause Idaho becomes an FBS independent in 2013...

and is no longer in a BCS conference...the WAC is breaking up.