Beamer has been listening to the voices in his neck again.
Frank Beamer is closing practices going forward at Virginia Tech because he says there are too many people watching practice that he doesn't know. He specifically says the following about the Chick-Fil-A Bowl game vs. Georgia.
Beamer noted he learned a valuable lesson during his club's preparations for last year's Chick-fil-A Bowl, in which he team lost 31-24 to Georgia.I'm sorry, but what? The Hokies were up 21-3. If we were stealing signs or plays, wouldn't we have leveraged that information sooner. You know before we almost got blown out the Dome?
"We practiced out at Georgia Tech and we let all kinds of people through there ... people we didn't really know," Beamer said. "And I thought it hurt us in the bowl game. I'm not blaming anybody ... but I thought Georgia knew exactly what we were doing in several situations.
"What we've done is when we get to 'team' type stuff we're closing practice down. I think that's in our best interests. I want to give our football team the best opportunity to win on Saturday."
Maybe, he's referring to the second half when Stafford got us out of bad plays and audibled their defense out of relevance. After years of QBs who are dumb (see: The Mexico Brothers) or incompetent (see: S. Glennon), maybe Beamer didn't realize that QBs are allowed to check out of bad plays when the defense gives away their blitzes pre-snap.
Or maybe, just maybe Beamer is right. Could it be that two Dawg Nation Patriots with extensive training in espionage and stealth with full certification in all Spy Matters actually did watch practices and report back to Coach Richt?
Could it be that the Georgia spies were captured only to escape after in-depth questioning including:
Beamer: Every minute you don't tell us why you're here, I cut off a finger.Dawgnoxious and Paul Westerdawg would know nothing about that.
Dawgnoxious: Mine your yours?
-- Beamer to close practices - Roanoke News
-- Practice? We're talking about Practice? - DawgSports.com
-- Beamer: Georgia Spied on Us - FanBlogs
-- Georgia Sports Blog Spy School -- GSB