“BeamerBall” Spawned a Conference-Wide Trend

     It is clear by the success Frank Beamer has had–that he had a good idea and ran with it. And in the coaching profession, Virginia Tech’s veteran coach has since been faced with “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”…as many of the up and coming college football coaches have taken Coach Beamer’s “Beamer Ball” philosophy and copied it. Coach Beamer was one of the first to put a large emphasis in special teams play, specifically putting some of his best athletes on the punt and kick coverage, return and block teams. The results was game after game–turning on a big play because the Hokies had a better athlete on the field than the other guys. Beamerball became a catch phrase for a team that scored one or more non-offensive touchdowns in a game.  

       North Carolina Coach Larry Fedora admits that Coach Beamer made the blueprint, and now much of the league..and indeed the country…have followed his lead. Coach Beamer says he thinks everyone now understands how important those areas of the game are.


WSLS 10 may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to WSLS 10, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the Web site ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide. Read full terms and conditions of use by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s