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Beamer has Hokies back in national title hunt

Updated: November 3, 2000, 12:32 PM ET
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Frank Beamer knows adversity.

And we're not talking about his Virginia Tech football team perhaps having to face Miami without quarterback Michael Vick. We're not talking about the recent struggles against West Virginia, Syracuse and Pittsburgh. We're not talking about the venom that will spew from the Orange Bowl on Saturday.

Go back several seasons, to the fall of 1993, when the Hokies were coming off a 2-8-1 season that nearly cost Beamer his job. Speaking at a Hokie Club ...

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