Beamer and Paterno battle for "title"
January 3, 2002

Tech head coach Frank Beamer is competing with Penn State head coach Joe Paterno for the title of "Greatest College Football Coach" on a survey being conducted on To cast your vote, go to this site -

Eight coaches started out in this competition - Beamer, Paterno, Lou Holtz, Gary Barnett, Bobby Bowden, Phil Fulmer, Bob Stoops and Steve Spurrier. Beamer knocked off Holtz in the first round of the voting and then beat out Bowden in the semifinals. Paterno beat Fulmer and Stoops on his way to the finals.