i certainly think with the information available, CFB should be memorialized when he is gone. that said, i am not a fan of memorializing the living in the form of a statue, it's kind of strange to me. if we want to rename the stadium (Beamer-Lane Stadium?) after him while he's still here (after he retires), i'm ok with that, but no statues until his time has passed.
Aren't we building an indoor practice facility? Name all or part of it after Beamer? A bust seems OK, they have busts in pro sports Hall of Fame and most times people are inducted before they are gone. Statue after the person has died - I'm OK with that.
Beaver stadium.....umm, not good....oh oops, you said Beamer stadium. That could work and we could get some ad dollars from it if we call it Jim Beamer stadium. I have to go call Weaver, be back in a minute