From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
New Vikings coach Leslie Frazier won't retain at least three assistant coaches, but offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell's job appears safe for now. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers, offensive line coach Pat Morris and offensive line assistant Jim Hueber have been dismissed, according to NFL sources.
Well, I guess we can add Kevin Rogers to the wish list for Virginia Tech fans. Rogers was the Hokies' quarterbacks coach from 2002-2005, where he was critical in the development of Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick. He left Blacksburg after the 2005 season to join the Vikings' staff.
Rogers joins Rickey Bustle and Ralph Friedgen in the unemployment line and on the list of guys Virginia Tech fans would like to see added to the Hokies' staff. He also consulted with Virginia Tech's offensive staff prior to the season to exchange ideas.
Bustle was fired by UL-Lafayette after a 3-9 season. He was at Virginia Tech from 1984-1993 and 1995-2001, serving as the offensive coordinator in 1993 and from 1995-2001. He helped guide the Hokies to their early success under Frank Beamer and coached Michael Vick as Tech's quarterbacks coach.
Friedgen, of course, was dismissed by Maryland last month. While he has no ties to Virginia Tech, he has coached with and under Beamer and the two are close friends.
While all three certainly make sense for any theoretical opening on the Hokies' coaching staff, that opening is only theoretical. Virginia Tech has a full staff and right now there doesn't appear to be any openings in the future. Besides according to Beamer, his wife has been bugging him about bringing their son, Shane, back to Blacksburg.
Shane Beamer played at Virginia Tech and is currently coaches safeties and special teams and is the recruiting coordinator at South Carolina.
Would any of the above guys actually be good fits at Virginia Tech? I have no idea. Right now none of it really matters because there aren't any openings on Tech's staff. However, those four names will probably be the first to come up if there is one between now and the beginning of 2011.