Virginia Tech Football: Why Hokies Fans Shouldn't Doubt Frank Beamer

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Virginia Tech Football: Why Hokies Fans Shouldn't Doubt Frank Beamer
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When you've had eight seasons in a row of 10-plus wins and have taken your team to a bowl game for 18 straight seasons, you're doing a pretty good job.

Frank Beamer will enter his 26th season as head coach of Virginia Tech in 2012. Since entering the ACC in 2004, Beamer's Hokies have won the conference four times and appeared in the championship game on two other occasions.

However, postseason failures have followed the Hokies for several years now, leading many Virginia Tech fans to question Beamer.

Is it fair to question Beamer?

When you look at the results of Beamer's teams against top-five opponents, it leaves a lot to be desired.

And who can forget Beamer's coaching gaffe in the 2012 Sugar Bowl? He called for a fake punt around midfield with under eight minutes to go with the Hokies clearly in control. Needless to say, that failed miserably.

But Hokies' fan shouldn't doubt Beamer. Here are five reasons why. 

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