Babcock and Twitter
Sometimes it takes a while before a new athletic director can make his mark. Or, perhaps a better way to put that is sometimes it takes a while before a new athletic director’s mark is noticed by the general public.
Despite the “Tech” in its name, Virginia Tech hasn’t exactly been a tech-savvy athletic department in many ways. Frank Beamer likes to joke that he can’t even turn on a computer, and he’s probably being serious. That was a cute joke 10 years ago, but it’s not-so-cute anymore in these days when Nick Saban is Facetiming Da’Shawn Hand. I know some of you get mad when I say that Frank holds us back a little in recruiting, but that Nick Saban/Facetime story is something I heard from a very good source. From that standpoint, Frank Beamer does hold us back in recruiting because – as he’s joked – he can’t even turn on a computer. Nick Saban apparently can. Da’Shawn Hand went to Alabama, and not Virginia Tech.
Of course, the lack of tech savviness doesn’t all lay at Frank Beamer’s feet. It’s a department problem, and even a school problem. That’s where I have already seen evidence of Whit Babcock making his mark at Tech. Over the past couple of weeks, a lot of VT employees have gotten on the Twitter bandwagon. Here are the ones I’ve noticed:
Scot Loeffler – Offensive Coordinator (@CoachLefty_VT)
Bud Foster – Defensive
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