Apparently it isn’t just NC State fans who dare to question the leaders of their athletic department.
Conversely, Virginia Tech has actually been one of the success stories in the Atlantic Coast Conference the past several years. Their athletics department finished #37 in last year’s Sears Director Cup standings, an ALL-TIME high for the Hokies!
Believe it or not, the Hokies’ program under fire is Frank Beamer’s football program which he has turned into one of the nation’s premiere programs. Check out these numbers for Beamer’s program:
-One of two programs in the nation to win at least 10 games the last four years (USC, VPI)
-Won at least 10 games in the 9 of the last 13 seasons
-Won two ACC championships since joining the league in 2004
Those numbers are simply amazing for a school that had no tradition going back approximately 15 years ago.
Joe Ovies from 850theBuzz caught Virginia Tech fans criticizing Beamer’s program on this week’s radio show:
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer got one such call from “Jason from Arlington” during Hokie Hotline earlier this week. Essentially, Jason wanted offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring gone and Beamer told the caller that he was “out of whack.” The phone call isn’t isolated, with the topic popping up on messageboards and Hokie fans in the Triangle phoning in to express their displeasure with Stinespring. Beamer has a message for all the fans who want the offense to go in a different direction:
“I’ll schedule an appointment with anybody on Friday afternoon, and if any of you can come in there and show me you’re more knowledgeable than Bryan… I’m going to listen to them. Until then, though, I’m going to listen to Bryan.”
Don’t tempt them coach, or you’ll get a bunch of NCAA ‘09 XBox jockeys wanting to show you how great they run the option with Tyrod Taylor.
It is good to see that these schools didn’t experience any negative recruiting impact as a result of all of their booing.