Quotes from Frank Beamer

Quotes from Frank Beamer’s press conference earlier this week, courtesy of the ACC:

Opening Statement

After watching the video, I thought it was a really good team win against Duke.  I think everyone basically contributed and those are the good wins, when special teams contributes, defense contributes, offense contributes. We’ll take a couple days off. We’ll meet today, go over the video, practice the next two days and Thursday we’re going to do some recruiting and Saturday becomes Monday for us, so that’s kind of our plan for the week.

When in the week do you guys typically put in your game plan?  And are you going to work any Georgia Tech specific stuff on Tuesday and Wednesday?

Yea we will, certainly Georgia Tech has a unique offense or a different offense than you normally see, so a couple days of extra work there will hopefully be helpful.  Trying to get your scout team to run it somewhere close to Georgia Tech, that’s the issue, but yea we’ll work a couple days on situations and Georgia Tech stuff.  We start our game plan on Monday, in other words we have certain things that go in on Monday and Tuesday other things and Wednesday other things and then we review on Thursday.

When you saw this was going to be a Thursday game, how pleased were you that you saw you were going to get that extra time?

Well again I think when you’re facing something that’s different a couple extra days of practice is hopefully beneficial but we’ll see a week from Thursday night.

On Bruce Taylor getting a little banged up on Saturday

He’s banged up a little bit but Mike Goforth says that he’s going to be okay.  We hope to get Eric Martin back, he’s been out for two or three weeks here, so we’re hoping to get him back.  And other than Bruce I think we came out of it okay.

With this Georgia Tech game do you feel a sense of redemption on the defensive side of the ball after what happened last year?

I think we just try to get them slowed down, they’re an offense right now that’s getting 317 yards on the ground, their quarterback is their second leading rusher, their fullback is the first leading rusher, both of them are averaging 80 yards, I think it’s all about trying to slow them down a little bit.

On Eddie Whitley’s injury

Hopefully he’ll be able to go, you know it’s too early to tell but we’re going to let him rest this week and we’ll know more the beginning of next week.

On who on the scout team will play the role of Josh Nesbitt

Well we’ve got a couple guys, Ricardo Young is a real athletic guy and Mark Leal is a real athletic guy so we’ve got a couple guys there.  I think with Nesbitt, you know, he’s a big guy but he just has a knack for running, he’s a tougher runner and he has a knack for making people miss.  You know I like both of our guys but I’m not sure either one of them can get that exactly.

Did you all have the opportunity to decide whether you wanted your bye week after the Boise game or before this game?

You need to ask Jim that, I think that’s probably true but I remember when all this was going on there were several possibilities and you need to check with Jim Weaver to make sure that’s accurate, but I think that’s true.

Do you think the extra familiarity with Georgia Tech’s offense will help?

Yea I think it helps you, I think you can refer back to what you’ve done in the past, was it good, was it bad?  And I think having seen it a couple of years now helps in your preparation somewhat.

On Bud Foster’s trip to Iowa

Well we’ve respected how they play defense for a number of years, and of course they played Georgia Tech in their bowl game so it kind of had a dual purpose there, getting together and talking a little bit, of course talking about Georgia Tech somewhat too.  I think anytime you’re taking with a good football coach and coaches that play good defense I think you’re going to get something out of it.  You know I think we have a good staff here and we’re certainly trying to learn from other people and how they do things and I think you’re always trying to gain more knowledge, so yea I think it was good trip.

16 comments Add your comment


October 27th, 2010
8:23 am


October 27th, 2010
8:29 am

We’ve just got to correct mistakes and poor play. GT can play with anybody in the league.


October 27th, 2010
8:46 am

I have said it once and I will continue to say it a million times, if we execute the offense, we win.


October 27th, 2010
8:58 am

Good waste of money by Beamer and Foster. Iowa’s secret? 4-3 cover 2, with the occasional blitzing corners and a NFL caliber defensive line. OMG the blueprint!!1!!1


October 27th, 2010
9:14 am

Talking to Iowa only helps VT if they can borrow their Dline.


October 27th, 2010
9:15 am

GT under Coach Johnson seems always to have trouble with big powerful DTs. If Beamer can find some DTs like Iowa had last season, I’m sure he’ll run somoe similar scheme. But without them, watch out.

Someone should have asked Beamer about all the illegal blocks GT is always accused off getting.

GT Sambo

October 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Good Call JM! Can any of the GT haters tell me how many illegal chop blocks GT has been called for this year, even with the increased scrutiny? I think its 2 in eight games, which I think is the same number that VT has been called for. So that’s no really going to work as an excuse for this game, I guess VT is going to have to come up with something else.

Sorry, folks...

October 27th, 2010
10:06 am

…but the game with VT could get ugly early…

Jan Kemp's Advisor

October 27th, 2010
10:27 am

I have advised squall bag cry-baby Frank Beamer too get a job with Roger Goodell and the National Flag Football League. Cry Baby Frank is a man of vision who could take the NFFL to being a 2 hand touch league. Cry Baby Frank, you have been advised.


October 27th, 2010
10:41 am

Everyone is going to concentrate on Nez and the dive. IF we can catch the ball, the sky is the limit.


October 27th, 2010
11:24 am

would using Sims disrupt their evil machinations?


October 27th, 2010
12:55 pm

Al Groh and your pathetic D won’t be able to stop VTs offense!


October 27th, 2010
2:56 pm

Jan Kemp’s Advisor, Frank Beamer is one of the the most respected coaches in the country and a future Hall of Famer. He certainly needs no advice from a loser like you!


October 27th, 2010
6:29 pm

VT will hang 40+ on Al’s sorry defense. I sure hope Josh and Co. can get that red zone thing worked out before 11/4 and make it a game or it will be over at halftime. LETS GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 27th, 2010
10:53 pm

my favorite VT blog commenter is a clown named “hiphophokie” who posts on espn’s ACC blog sometimes.

the retarded name kinda says it all about why u can’t take VT too seriously. u can’t make a name like that up.


October 27th, 2010
11:42 pm

I take this game the most serious, but not why many of you might think. VT and GT are very similar. VT is one if not the best electrical engineering school in the world. GT has Industrial, Aerospace, and a quickly moving up the charts MBA program. Both are top tier scholastically…so no way my school loses to them in football. This is the best true competitor GT has