Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Vote: Hokies staff changes: Good or bad?
By Heather Dinich
Virginia Tech fans have been clamoring for change for a long, long time.
After what was the worst season in 20 years, coach Frank Beamer had little choice this offseason but to finally oblige.
On Friday, Virginia Tech's offensive staff underwent a monumental makeover. Play-caller Mike O'Cain is gone. Offensive line coach Curt Newsome is gone. Receivers coach Kevin Sherman is already at Purdue. Bryan Stinespring has been reassigned. In comes former Temple and Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, former Auburn offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and former Stanford wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead. Stinespring will move from offensive coordinator to Virginia Tech’s recruiting coordinator, as he will continue to coach the tight ends.
Not since 2006, when four assistants were hired, has Beamer made such sweeping changes to his staff. Were these the right moves? Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo reportedly turned down Beamer's offer to be the Hokies' next offensive coordinator. He wasn't the only one. Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton also interviewed for the job and reportedly turned it down.
Was Loeffler the best option? Or was he the best available option?
Most Virginia Tech fans would likely agree these changes were long overdue. But will they make the Hokies better in 2013?
Let's put it to a vote.