The Frank Beamer Retirement Chronicles: 2017 Season Ticket Commercial

🐐 stays the 🐐.

Frank continues to rule retirement.

Beamer's 2016 season ticket commercial video was also splendid.

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I didn't think they could improve on last year's.

I was wrong.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

Perfection. Absolute perfection.

Pro-Tip, Coach: The HT's ain't snitches.

He even used his own custom trombone.

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I was hoping he'd do the sad trombone sound when he got caught

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

This is stellar. Frank got the rusty trombone

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Well that's different.

Where is Click?!

Well that's different.

Where is Click?!

Sounded the same to me.

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I uh...didn't catch that part, thankfully.

Ok....he got the orange trombone...slightly different. Probably don't want to google that either....you never know.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

This whole time I thought milkshakes and pedicures were his poison.

Damn, coach is a freak.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

The only reason that rusty trombones get more legs than dutch ovens is because of Beamer. Seriously, show a post about Beamer with an oven. Bam!

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OMG! They even got Dave McKee involved! That's awesome! XD

God Bless Frank Beamer!

This is gold, I tell ya. GOLD!

Shoulda gone as an HT instead. We'd be too happy about increasing our numbers to care that his playing isn't real polished. And we'd even throw in a $1000 scholarship on the spot.

Is there an age limit? Can I be a commuter student?

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I don't think the Corps has an official age limit, and theoretically, yes as long as you're married, you can live out in town after rat year.

Maybe Beamer didn't want to go through the rat year. Might mess up his golf schedule.

Wait even married corps members have to live in barracks? What do former enlisted have to do?

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Married is only for the first year. Enlisted guys, it's Upper Quad. Which is a dynamic that is hilarious. Move-in week in 2012, there was a guy who had like 12 years in the Army. Lasted 4 hours in the Corps because he didn't wanna take crap from some 20 year old who takes themselves too seriously but has done nothing comparatively.

Do married cadets get special weekend passes?

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no special passes, you're gonna have to find a coed like the rest of the student body. I know, it'll be rough.

(full disclaimer, no idea if that is accurate)

Back in 2001 (ish) there was a former green beret who joined. Nobody gave him any crap and just treated him like an upper classman. Dude had HALO jump wings for goodness sake. He even went down to Panama City with us for Spring Break.

Off topic, but is that a Grandmasters bird in your picture?

Yup! Just finished my Dept Head tour there over a year ago. What are you flying?

I'm flying the SIPR laptop. I'm the new intel o there. Just checked in a few weeks ago.

My Dad was a Navy pilot (32 years), started out in fixed wing, then switched to rotary wing early on. HS-1 in Key West, then Squadron Leader of HS-9 in Quonset in the early-mid 60's. Was also XO of the USS Essex, before moving on to the Pentagon, where he led the LAMPS Program.

Very cool. I was flying the SH-60B before the newer MH-60R, so he ushered in the early era of my community!!

My Dad was part of the Navy's official contingent at Igor Sikorsky's funeral. We later found out that he had continued to go on 'secret' test flights while at the Pentagon, long after he had officially hung up his wings. Back then you could do those types of things. He grew up in an era when those in the military never really talked much about what they did, except he used to say that Navy pilots were the best in the world (and of course, he was the Navy's best). We always asked him to write down his experiences in the military; unfortunately, he passed before he could get much done except for some hair-raising adventures in flight training in the mid-40's.

That's crazy! Some great stories for you to remember your dad by. At least you have some of them though. I'm sure he felt like he shouldn't pass some of the other info, says a lot about his character.

Sweet gig you got yourself! I almost forgot they were switching over to a carrier squadron instead of expeditionary. Hope you have a good tour there! I'm up at Pax River now btw, at least I get to fly all different types of USN and USMC helos while here.

Its been great so far. The transition seems to be a headache for the DHs and front office, but I'm glad it landed me in HSM. The Pax River gig sounds awesome for the lucky few who get to go up there. Pretty area and I'd imagine the flying is exciting.

It's honestly just ok up here, depends on preference i guess. It's a small town and you have to drive 1-1.5 hrs to get anywhere worthwhile. Don't get me wrong, lots of good places to visit that far but with 2 youngins it's not a drive you want to do every weekend. The base is very different since it's by far mostly civilian (government employees and contractors) and full of red tape.

Ticket?

Pretty sure thats big Ryan Shuman as security! Haha.

I am still laughing at the fact that he orders a Marching Virginians uniform via a headset.

Also, my GF pointed out he somehow did get into the stadium not wearing the uniform to get access to the storage closet.

My biggest beef with the thing was that he ordered a uniform via a headset and then the box comes via "UPS."

IT was obviously dork magic. Don't deny Frank's pussy touchdown.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“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

I'm still amazed at how blessed we are to be in the situation that we're in. Babcock and Frank's handling of the transition to Fuente was first class, and Frank's retirement and continued involvement with the program has been everything we could ever ask for.

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It just shows the strength of Frank's character.

It shows a humble man, so secure that he willingly engages in self deprecating humor to help the cause. He's a hall of famer, for sure, and a rare find in an ego driven profession like coaching.

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I sometimes wonder how often there's a similarly high-profile coaching change where the former coach has continued to support the school afterwards.

Bill Snyder at KSU and what's his name at Wisky when he became AD.

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Terry Holland at LOLUVa?

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