South Carolina names Oklahoma’s Beamer its football coach
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina has made it official, hiring ex-assistant Shane Beamer as its head football coach. The son of longtime Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer takes over for Will Muschamp, who was fired last month with three games left in the season. Beamer spent four seasons as a South Carolina assistant under Steve Spurrier from 2007-10. Beamer also worked for his father at Virginia Tech, Kirby Smart at Georgia and, for the past three seasons, Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma. With the Sooners, Beamer worked with teams that have made the past three College Football Playoffs.
Hokies Look for Prime-Time Players at Spring Game
BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) -Virginia Tech's stepped through 14 practices this spring dating back to March 24. The Virginia Tech annual spring game set for Saturday gives the Hokies coaching staff a chance to see the young talent - performing under pressure. Associate Head Coach and Running Backs Coach Shane Beamer explains what the coaches are looking for when they kick it off Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg. "You know the biggest thing in a spring game situation is watching our guys compete in front of a large crowd. So I'm just eager to see our young guys and see how they perform," explains Coach Shane Beamer.