Beamer Named ACC Coach of the Year, Again.
Today, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer was named as the ACC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. Last year, of course, Beamer guided the Hokies to an ACC Championship in their first season in the conference. This year, VT will appear in the inaugural ACC Championship game to defend its title. The Hokies are also ranked #5 in the nation and sport a 10-1 record.
The selection is not surprising considering that every single coach in the ACC performed below expectations this year except for Beamer. Clemson is probably the only other team whose season could be considered successful when compared with preseason predictions. The Tigers finished 7-4 with victories over Texas A&M, Florida State, and rival South Carolina. While the loss to Wake Forest is a head scratcher, Tommy Bowden's team has to be pretty proud of what they've accomplished this year and they should end up with a nice bowl destination.
Next up, the ACC's Offensive, Defensive, Rookie, and Conference Player of the Year Awards. My picks: Calvin Johnson, Darryl Tapp, James Davis, and Darryl Tapp.