Frank Beamer to be Inducted Into the College Football Hall of Fame

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[Mark Umansky]

Virginia Tech legend(ary dancer) Frank Beamer is headed to the college football hall of fame.

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I am thrilled for the man. Well deserved.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Congrats Coach Beamer! Thank you for making Virginia Tech Football into something we all love and cherish!

And on the same day his son is coaching in a National Championship. Not a bad day!

Roanoke Times Article

Frank is thrilled to hear the news!

The Dude Abides

A man of character, He's all about the team, not himself. Thanks Coach.

Frank taking in the news. Congrats coach!

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

Will Hank be there?

The Dude Abides

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Of course John Ballein checks Frank's mail when he is out of town.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Well now I might have a reason to watch the first few minutes.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Hopefully he'll be wearing some VT attire or at least a pin. Need all the face time we can get at the MNC game.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

If I were him, I'd wear my HOAT shirt with a burnt orange blazer.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Nah, he should totes spot the DBU shirt since he was a DB.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I heard he is at the local barber shop getting the name "Ford" shaved on the side of his head.

I'm just glad Frank is making the Expedition to the big game. Should be quite the Fiesta.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

💯💯💯💯💯

Chem PhD '16

Coach Beamer, Congrats! Magnificent!

It's all about The VPISU
VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin in The Bakken.
GO: Freeman Rebels, Keydets, Black Knights (the VMI of the North), NY Rangers & Giants, and ATL Braves.

What about
"Frank, you magnificent bastard! I read your book!"

CFB prior to the game at the 'Shoe is the equivalent of Patton's look while shooting a 1911 at a Messerschmitt.

Was a Remington model 51 in real life. Never got a great look at the one in the movie.

Can't tell for sure, but I think they just gave George S. Scott 1911's for the role.

I bet he was Beam(er)ing with joy when he got the news!

...I'll see myself out

Hell yeah Coach! Congratulations!

EDIT: Coach will also be on the field tonight for the coin toss in the National Championship with Mack Brown, who will also be inducted into the CFB HOF.

This honor couldn't have went to a more deserving recipient. A great football coach, leader, mentor and overall person.

It's about damn time! Well deserved, we literally wouldn't be where we are as a program without you Frank!

LET'S GOOO

"Beams is magical" - Greg Stroman

Chem PhD '16

"I only regret that I have but one leg to give for this gif." - Nathan Hale, sort of

Chem PhD '16

"Oansasjbiilkwnkfkoa;lknbnkaklsdlfk" - Nein Nunb

From what game is this? That's the most badass I have seen CFB.

USC in 2004

Ah, yes, the no touch Offensive pass interference game.

And BS roughing the passer.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

We were right over top of where that happened... Such a game changing call. We likely go up two scores there with momentum midway through the 3rd quarter.

Is it football season yet?

Is it football season yet?

Yessir.

Congratulations, Coach. This is a no-brainer.

Leonard. Duh.

And Jerry Claiborne too. I know he coached at other places, but still was head VT football coach for most of the 60s.

# 84 looks a lot like Richard Nixon.

Year 3 is coming up!

Everybody looked like Richard Nixon back then.

Year 3 is coming up!

Saturn V?

It's all about The VPISU
VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin in The Bakken.
GO: Freeman Rebels, Keydets, Black Knights (the VMI of the North), NY Rangers & Giants, and ATL Braves.

To the moon?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Let's Go

HOKIES

So happy for him!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Frank Beamer is deserving of any and all accolades that come his way. What an amazing accomplishment for such a great man.

I know it's been said a bajillion times but Frank's integrity makes me so proud to be a Hokie. In a day in age where coaches are getting in trouble for sexual harassment, paying recruits and providing hookers, covering up molestation, and so much more Frank is a guy who coached at the same school for almost 30 years without even the tiniest rumor of moral failure at any level. What a G.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

I graduated from Tech in the same year that Beamer did. As far as I know, I never shared a class or met him, but I would have been in the stands for his first home game as a player (it was mandatory attendance for the Corps to be in the stands for all the home games) and I was in the stands in Charlottesville for his last regular season game as a coach.
I worked in military intelligence for my entire career so there was never much I could say in social circles, but I could point to Coach Beamer and Virginia Tech and borrow a little bit of the shine from his star and stand proud with him for our school..

Congrats to Frank. A tremendous honor for a tremendous man and coach. Nick Saban and Urban Meyer both said that they don't think they'll be another coach with that level of character in the game and they were right. Frank did everything the right way.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Gotcha with the embed, fam.

ZERO doubt. UNDISPUTED. I mean the Hall was just waiting for him to retire to instantaneously induct him. Just like that.

Sorry, couldn't help it. Not an attack, just screwing around.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

A well deserved honor for a great coach and human being.

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HOF MIC DROP

Let's Go

HOKIES

YESSSSSS!

What's
Important
Now

" Wasn't he the coach for Georgia Tech?" - shirtless Jim Harbaugh

Franks for the memories, coach. There will never be another like you.

The Dude Abides

"Aw shucks I'm just thankful for opportunity, not many people get the chances I got and not many guys are surrounded with great people like me." -CFB upon hearing news, definitely

Love ya Coach, you deserve it and then some!! Celebratory milkshake with his main man Hank is in order.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

To Frank, you are Virginia Tech!! Thank you for the program you built, we are all grateful.

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Beamer deserves this more than any other human.

But Frank Beamer isn't all about his own press clippings.

What Would Frank Beamer Do?

Frank Beamer might decide that he shouldn't be inducted into the hall of fame. He might think that, since assistants are not eligible for the hall of fame, that he should decline the honor until a certain defensive coordinator is inducted with him.

Upon his announcement at the game tonite the SEC fans couldnt even cheer him, bunch of homers...

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

We've already mentioned Frank and Mack Brown twice in his thread. The third inductee on the field? A former NFL and Georgia player, Stinchcomb. Got plenty of cheers.

Not sure I've heard of him.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

What do you guys think was in the hall of fame package that Beamer got in the mail?

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

I hope he got some new sauces and not just his own! XD

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

Aaaaaaand now I'm craving a Fantastic Frank from Owens. Thanks for that

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Anyone have info on when the induction is? That'd be worth a trip up to Atlanta

From HokieSports:

The 2018 class officially will be inducted during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The inductees will be permanently enshrined at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta later that December and honored on the field during the 14th Annual National Hall of Fame Salute during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. They also will be honored at their respective schools at an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 2018 season.

So it sounds like the official induction will take place in New York City. I'm not sure if there will be a second induction ceremony in Atlanta.

Congratulations Pal/Palsy.

WOOHOO!! I can now add "Hall of Fame Football Fan" to my resume. CFB said so.

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