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For those anticipating a change in the coaching staff, you won’t have to wait much longer. The word on the street is that the Hokies could hire a new Offensive coordinator as early as today. Although, Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times tweeted a few days ago that he is hearing a decision could be made on Tuesday.
As it stands today, Pep Hamilton, Stanford Offensive Coordinator, continues to be the most discussed name within Virginia Tech social circles. Whether or not he’ll be the coach hired remains a major question mark. One well-respected Virginia Tech site called Pep Hamilton a “longshot” while others say Pep would be “the most likely hire.”
To be honest, I don’t think anybody truly knows who the new coordinator will be. Hamilton would be a good hire for the Hokies, who are looking to perhaps put together one last run at a crown before Frank Beamer hangs it up. Tech has the talent needed on offense to give the new coordinator some weapons at his disposal. The Hokies will have plenty of talented running backs returning, a talented wide receiver in DJ Coles, and some youth on the offensive line. Not to mention Logan Thomas could return for his senior season as well.
The Virginia Tech job is an attractive one so the odds of landing a top coordinator are very high. The reasons for that are simple.
1.) Frank Beamer is very loyal to his assistant coaches. You don’t have to worry about being fired as long as you perform well.
2.) Beamer will only coach four more years. If you perform well then you have a chance at being named the head coach after Frank retires.
3.) The Hokies are close to a couple fertile recruiting areas
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There have been other names floating around such as Georgia OC Mike Bobo, NC State OC Dana Bible, and others. However, I can’t confirm the interest of either of those candidates.
Hopefully, news will break within the next 48 hours. Once it does, check back here for more information on our new coach.
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