Virginia Tech does football right

Frank Beamer's football program wins and graduates players

Updated: October 24, 2013, 3:51 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | ESPN.com

"The King of Sports" weighs the good and the bad of football's impact on the United States, ending with a chapter on safety and money reforms that could make the game "just as exciting and popular, but no longer notorious." The book's positive example is the Virginia Tech program -- the author spent the 2011 season with the Hokies team.

Why Virginia Tech? The head coach, Frank Beamer, is the winningest active coach in Division I. He's coached at Virginia Tech for 26 years, spurning ...

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