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Georgia dropped a 28-spot on the nation's #1 defense in a little more than 13 minutes. It was...

Georgia dropped a 28-spot on the nation's #1 defense in a little more than 13 minutes. It was equally good playcalling/execution by the Bulldogs and bad coaching/execution by the Hokies. After being down big in the 1st half, Mark Richt came out and put on a coaching clinic for Frank Beamer. His staff out-coached the veteran Tech staff so completely that the players/coaches on the staff shrunk away from the challenge despite an 18-point lead and completely lost their composure.

A VPI fan gives his take on the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl. Go 'Dawgs!

"This may sound nuts, but T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) is very, very...

"This may sound nuts, but T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) is very, very similar to former Missouri QB and first-round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert. He has size, is a deceptive athlete who can run and has the arm to make all the throws with a powerful over-the-top release. Frank Beamer got a steal with this Virginia Tech commit."

Tom Luginbill on Virginia Tech commit T.J. Millweard.

"I’ve always admired the job Frank Beamer has done in Blacksburg, both on the field and away from...

"I’ve always admired the job Frank Beamer has done in Blacksburg, both on the field and away from it," said Penn State coach Joe Paterno, the award’s namesake. "I’ve been especially impressed by his work in the community. He stands for all that’s good in college sports, a great choice for this year’s winner."

Congratulations to Frank Beamer on winning the inaugural Joe Paterno Award, given to the college football coach that "best combines on-field success with academic achievement and community service." This is a huge honor for Beamer and says a lot about how Virginia Tech's program is viewed by those in college football.

Virginia Tech's staff went the extra mile this past summer -- literally -- to get an edge on...

Virginia Tech's staff went the extra mile this past summer -- literally -- to get an edge on defending Georgia Tech's spread option offense. The Hokies have the bye week to prepare for the Yellow Jackets, but their preparation began when defensive coordinator Bud Foster traveled to Iowa to speak with the staff that held Georgia Tech to a season-low nine first downs and 156 yards in the Orange Bowl.

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"For us, I think it's kind of the final straw for where we are in the college football world,"...

"For us, I think it's kind of the final straw for where we are in the college football world," Beamer says. "What we lack is a national championship. When we do that, I think the picture will be complete."

USA Today has a fantastic feature on Beamer. It focuses on how he built the Hokie program, his family and his desire to win the big one.

"‘Bud, this is my team, not your team,’" Foster vividly remembers Beamer snarling, followed by the ...

"‘Bud, this is my team, not your team,’" Foster vividly remembers Beamer snarling, followed by the "suggestion" that he shut his mouth. Foster was stunned. Beamer had never said anything like that to him, or anyone else, before. Not during Foster’s days playing for Beamer at Murray State University in 1979 and 1980. Not during the seasons he spent as a graduate assistant and assistant coach at the same school. Not during what was then 18 years together at Tech, where Foster had risen from inside-linebackers coach to co-defensive coordinator in 1995 to sole occupant of the position a year later.

From Boomer Magazine: Apparently you, me and (more famously) Steve Logan weren't the only ones offering advice to Frank Beamer during the 2005 ACCCG loss to FSU. Bud Foster was, too. This feature story on Foster details his relationship with Beamer and why he's stuck around in Blacksburg. (H/T: Kyle Tucker's Twitter)

While it's premature to say the tide has turned in the battle for in-state football recruits, early...

While it's premature to say the tide has turned in the battle for in-state football recruits, early returns indicate that new University of Virginia coach Mike London is making good on his promise to refocus efforts closer to home. The Cavaliers received two verbal commitments from area recruits in the past week, bringing their Class of 2011 haul to 13 prospects - six from the state, five from Hampton Roads.

Kyle Tucker of the Virginian-Pilot looks at how UVa's recruiting is coming along this summer. What KT doesn't mention is that the Hokies are only going to sign about 10 players this February because they don't have many scholarships to give away. If UVa was every going to get any momentum in in-state recruiting, it was going to be this year. It has a new coach, a new attitude and the Hokies aren't going to have room for many guys. Of course, we'll see if that momentum continues after this year's meeting in the 'Burg.

"We've seen some serious incidents of pavement damage here before, but outside of a war zone you're...

"We've seen some serious incidents of pavement damage here before, but outside of a war zone you're not going to see anything like this. When you're dealing with someone like Frank, though, his 11 rating on the Mohs Scale explains it all."

Pavement Completely Destroyed in Collision with Frank Beamer via EDSBS

"Changing of the guards at Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer retires, Bud Foster takes over, and AD Jim...

"Changing of the guards at Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer retires, Bud Foster takes over, and AD Jim Weaver steps down. The first is inevitable. The second isn’t a guarantee. And the third could be prompted by health concerns. Foster’s latest agreement will do a good job of keeping him in Blacksburg, though, and it would be a public relations nightmare if Virginia Tech picked anyone else to succeed Beamer."

Annette has 10 predictions for the ACC in the upcoming decade posted, including this one about the Hokies. Can't say I was aware of any health issues facing Weaver. While I haven't agreed with many of the decisions he's made, he keeps Virginia Tech in the black and is responsible for a lot of the capital improvements at Tech over the last decade. His retirement would hurt the athletics department just as much if not more than Beamer's.

"Consistent. Steady. Consistent. I think you have to be that way. I think if your program … what I...

"Consistent. Steady. Consistent. I think you have to be that way. I think if your program … what I’m most proud of is we’ve consistently been a winner for the last 16 years. I don’t think you can be that if you aren’t that way. Your players will be up and down."

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