Anyone that doesn't believe Beamer should have a say so in the next AD isn't paying attention.
He's not some coach that has been here a while. He IS a Hokie, he has brought a ton of money/attention to the school, he has ran a great, clean, respectable program, and he will be an important figure in the university long after his football days are over. He is as much of VT athletics as anyone there has been or will ever be.
Most of you are right. Someone like Saban shouldn't have a say, but regardless of the on-field success he is no Frank Beamer. Saban is just another stich in the blanket for Alabama. Beamer is the seamstress of VT.
They would be fools not to. Give him final say, No! But you have to give him an opportunity for input.