June 12, 2014
A full recap of Shane Beamer's Twitter Q&A
The Notebook

Did you miss the first Twitter Q&A done on Thursday, June 12 with associate head football coach Shane Beamer on @VT_Football? Below are all the questions, as well as Shane’s responses, from the 45-minute session.

VT Football - .@CoachSBeamer is here and ready. Use #AskCoachShane and submit your questions! Let’s roll.

VT Football - SB: Ok #HokieNation, let’s get started and have some fun. Thanks for joining

Retweeted by VT Football: Bijan Peters @AhBijBijBij - @CoachSBeamer As you prepare for football season, any predictions on who will win the futbol tournament that starts today? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Have to pull for the USA but hard to pick against Brazil. I’ll be watching golf all weekend though. Sorry—SB

Retweeted by VT Football: Daniel Clinton @dcshowdown - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer #AskCoachShane do you plan on using iform more as it was our highest ypc formation last yr?
VT Football - It will definitely be a part of the offense. Have to do what we do best—SB

Retweeted by VT Football: Brittany Minahan @BrittanyMinahan - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer Do you think this season will be a “ stand out season” for VT? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Thats the plan. Have a hungry group of players and coaches that can’t wait to get started

Retweeted by VT Football: Miles Johnson @HOKIE411 - @VT_Football How do you decide on a depth chart with all the talent we have at running back ? #AskCoachShane.

VT Football - We’ll evaluate them all in practice when we start in Aug. They are all talented guys and great kids

Retweeted by VT Football: Carsten de Wolff @HungryAsdeWolff - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer #AskCoachShane will there be a possibility of a rotating QB situation like Tyrod and Glennon this year?

VT Football - Doubt it. Hard to play with 2 guys. Would like to settle on 1

Retweeted by VT Football: Joe Adgate @HokieJoe5 - @CoachSBeamer How much has Marshawn Williams progressed this offseason and will he have a shot at the starting role? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - He’s done well. Getting in great shape. He’s home now for his high school graduation. He’ll be competing for the starting job also

Retweeted by VT Football: Jesse Deaton @Jdeaton9 - #askcoachshane What position do you feel this years team is the strongest and deepest at?

VT Football - Hopefully we say RB at the end of the year. I like the group. TE and DB will be really strong positions for us

Retweeted by VT Football: Coastal Hokie @CoastalHokie - @VT_Football 1. Will VT have any new Nike uniforms or helmets this fall? 2. Will VT play MD in Baltimore in the future? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Im not sure about either one. Thats definitely a #AskWhit which will be next month i believe

Retweeted by VT Football: Trevor @TrevorSGreene - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer With running backs like Trey and Marshawn do you plan to continue recruiting workhorse backs? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Can never have enough RBs. Always trying to bring in great players that want to compete

Retweeted by VT Football: lb @ellebeee_ - @VT_Football now my q - what are you most excited about in regard to playing such a big time OSU team in a few months? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - It will be a great atmosphere against a great opponent. Were excited to compete!! William and Mary 1st though

Retweeted by VT Football: David Jordan @dmjvpi - #AskCoachShane what’s your favorite golf course in the Roanoke area, besides Ballyhack #Hokies

VT Football - Haven’t played many in the Roanoke area actually. Wherever i can get on at…any takers??

Retweeted by VT Football: Clark Ruhland @Hokie20 - @coachsbeamer What you planning to hang on the wall next to the window there in your office? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Some major hardware going up! Excited to have a front row seat to our new indoor facility being built

Retweeted by VT Football: David Jordan @dmjvpi - #AskCoachShane who do you most want to play in a non conference game that Tech hasn’t played yet/in a long time?

VT Football - South Carolina was always a fun rivalry in the 80’s and 90’s. Excited about our future Big 10 opponents

Retweeted by VT Football: Eric Peterson @PeteBuddyWilson - @VT_Football How many punt returns for TDs you thihnk @YYBAQB will have this year? #AskCoachSHane #Dadi4Heisman

VT Football - Punt Returns?? Interesting. Hopefully he can block some punts and sack a lot of QBs. Has to catch the punt before he can return it

Retweeted by VT Football: Joe @hokiejoe3 - #AskCoachShane what factors do you weigh when deciding RB rotation?

VT Football - Durability, pass protection ability, being dependable and whoever gets hot and is making plays

Retweeted by VT Football: Matt Johnson @mattj4vt - Who is a lesser-known guy from the defensive side of the ball that you can’t wait to see unleashed on other teams this year? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Deon Clarke and Corey Marshall

Retweeted by VT Football: Darian @DGMason - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer #AskCoachShane What was your biggest weakness last year and how are you addressing it this year?

VT Football - Lack of running game. We will be better. Decide what we want to major in . Have really studied it this off-season. Coach Searels is great

Retweeted by VT Football: Jake Smith @PghJake101 - @VT_Football looks like the O is loaded at TE this year. Any idea how playing time is going to shake out between the guys? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - We want to get them all work in every game. Each week will be different. #AskStiney

Retweeted by VT Football: Sam Oxley @Hokiesambo - @CoachSBeamer favorite restaurant in Charleston SC? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Love a lot of them! Awesome city. Coast, Fig, The Brick, Fleet Landing. I could go on for a while

Retweeted by VT Football: @CougarTrainee - @CoachSBeamer #BlackOutBlackFriday for the UVA game? Help us make this happen #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Not my call but i like it

Retweeted by VT Football: Joe @hokiejoe3 - @CoachSBeamer #AskCoachShane what’s your estimate on how much time you average on a high value recruit?

VT Football - Tons. Recruiting takes place in some way 365 days a year. E-mailing, twitter, writing letters, calling on phone.

Retweeted by VT Football: Matthew @hokiesmash - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer Where do your rate the QB depth chart right now? Will that battle go into August? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Hard to evaluate now since we can’t work with them in the summer. They’re all competing. It will go into August

Retweeted by VT Football: Kyle @KyIe5k - @CoachSBeamer How do you prepare mentally to take on Ohio State, Week 2, with a new quarterback? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Have to get ready for W&M 1st. We’ll put together a game plan that gives our QB and offense the best chance to be successful

Retweeted by VT Football: Bryan Thomas @CharlestonHokie - @VT_Football who is the best golfer on the staff and who is the best on the current roster? #askcoachshane

VT Football - The head coach is tough to beat on the golf course.Searels is tough to beat even though he quit on me after 9 holes y’day when i was winning

Retweeted by VT Football: John Schweighardt @john_schweigh - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer Why schedule an elite program to kick off the season instead of a lesser opponent? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - We want to compete against the best any chance we get. Summer prep is more exciting

Retweeted by VT Football: Josh Orrick @jtorrick - @VT_Football Do you picture Bucky Hodges becoming a redzone threat for the offense? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - YES

VT Football: RT @ridger84 - #AskCoachShane What were you doing in Jax? /Visiting with the Jaguars coaching staff

Retweeted by VT Football: Chris @SCollegeSports - #AskCoachShane NFL teams rushed 42% of the time in 2013 using their rb’s in different roles... How do you see each of Tech’s backs utilized?

VT Football - They each bring something different to the table in regards to running, catching , and pass protection

Retweeted by VT Football: Jordy Harris @J_Harris03 - @VT_Football #AskCoachShane what’re some GameDay rituals you have on Saturdays?

VT Football - Go for a 30 minute run home or away. Spend time with recruits if its a home game

VT Football - RT @blackowich: #AskCoachShane do the beamer’s really shop at stop-in food stores?//Yes we do. John Newton of Stop In is a great friend

VT Football - RT @BeerControl: #AskCoachShane jan. 5th 2000, how hard did you ball out on bourbon street that night?//I didn’t . Too upset about the L

VT Football - RT @AtlBravesfan22: #ASKCoachShane how is working with your dad?//Been fun as a coach & as his son. Grew up w Ballein, Foster & Wiles also

VT Football - RT @STH_Hokie: #AskCoachShane Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?//1 horse sized duck. Id have to be quick

Retweeted by VT Football: Cameron @camfantasy - @VT_Football #AskCoachShane how is Shai’s knee doing? Will it be 100% this fall barring reinjury? Excited for the future with he & Williams

VT Football - Doing well. On track. Im excited about them both also

VT Football - RT @CoastalHokie: @VT_Football Will you be at the VT Football kickoff dinner in Richmond on July 23rd? #AskCoachShane//Planning on it

VT Football - RT @ChanLollis: #askcoachshane what was it like coaching for USC and The ole Ball coach Spurrier?//Loved it!! Learned a lot from him

VT Football - RT @poolboyjonny: @CoachSBeamer funniest moment of your time coaching at VT so far? #AskCoachShane//Great staff. Everyday is entertaining

VT Football - RT @michaelrfisk: #AskCoachShane What’s the one thing that’s stood out to you about Coach Bradley & Co?//Awesome people & awesome energy!

Retweeted by VT Football: Lowell Shelton @AIRSHELTON - @VT_Football what chances do new players like Marshawn Williams and Andrew Motley have to start? #askcoachshane

VT Football - They’re competing like everyone else. Ahead of curve because they got here in January

Retweeted by VT Football: Patrick O’Brien @Patches_OBrien - @VT_Football Do you see Cline operating out of the slot this year to create mismatches with his height/length? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - Good question. Yes, He and a few others. Coach Loeffler & the staff coming up w ideas everyday

Retweeted by VT Football: ManagersOnAMission @MngrsOnAMission - @VT_Football @CoachSBeamer who is your go-to place is for maximizing the impact and value of your used/excess vt apparel? #AskCoachShane

VT Football - MOAM of course!! Managers on a Mission

VT Football - RT @TRout10: @VT_Football #askcoachshane how’s Bruce doing?//Doing great. Just got married last weekend. Fun time

Retweeted by VT Football: Chris @cmess88 - @VT_Football #AskCoachShane who’s the most talented player you’ve been around, as a player or a coach?

VT Football - Vick and Clowney were #1 picks for a reason. Ive been blessed to be around a lot of great ones

VT Football - RT @mitch_leblanc7: @VT_Football #askcoachshane how much do you think the indoor facility will affect recruiting? (in a good way)//HUGE

Retweeted by VT Football: mitchell @mitch_leblanc7 - @VT_Football #AskCoachShane Which freshman do you think will stand out the most and have a the biggest impact on the team?

VT Football - Excited to see them all. Like the RBs. Holland Fisher has a lot of potential. Some of our DL, OL, and WR’s.

VT Football - RT @JakeJohnston37: Will we expect to see this season’s team to have a more improved special teams unit like in the past //Thats the plan

VT Football - SB: Looks like were out of time. Thanks for being a part of this. HokieNation is the best. See you August 30th!! #HokieProud

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