Without legends like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno walking the sidelines, the new dean of big-time gridiron is Frank Beamer, who has become a legend in his own right. Taking over at Virginia Tech in 1987, he has spent the majority of his coaching career at the helm of his alma mater, which is nearly every young coach's dream.
With solid defense and innovative special teams, Beamer brought the Hokies from a nearly irrelevant independent to yearly contender. As I said in an earlier article about future hall of fame coaches, he may very well be the greatest coach of all without a national title at any level.
In tribute to a career already worth remembering, let's take a look back at the hall of fame career of Virginia Tech's legendary head coach.