His father’s shadow in the Hall of Fame is enormous, but Shane Beamer realises this and said Monday at his opening press conference as South Carolina’s head coach that his father, Frank Beamer, will be a frequent participant in the field programme.
To this day, Shane Beamer still relies on his father’s advice on X and O and/or leadership, and he joked that the major golf courses in the area and six of Frank’s grandchildren currently living in Carolina would only take care of his father’s adaptation in Colombia.
Whatever excuse you use to bring him here… I’m sure you’ll see that a lot in this program, Shane Beamer said.
In addition, Shane hopes to bring his own version of the Beamer Ball to the South Carolina programme, the mantra that defined Frank’s legendary 29-year career at Virginia Tech.
The Beamer Ball may be copyrighted in Blacksburg, said Shane, who played and coached under his father. But when we talk about beamer ball, we’re talking about attack, the ability to score in attack, defense and special teams. That’s what I think when someone says Beamer Ball.
We may not use the term beamerball exactly, but playing it that way and integrating it into our program is definitely what we’re going to do.
Shane Beamer, 43, has a position in South Carolina with Will Mushamp, who was fired after three games left in his fifth season. In just seven times in its history, South Carolina has won more than eight games in one season, including four under Steve Spurriere.
Beamer spent four seasons with Spurrier from 2007 to 10 years old and was Gamecocks’ Recruitment Coordinator in 2009 and 2010, where they had some of the best recruitment sessions in the history of the school.
As far as the obstacles are concerned, I don’t see it that way. I just see great opportunities and great things ahead of me, Beamer said. The means are there for us to succeed. I don’t see any negatives. … During my 21-year career I have trained in many places and this is a unique place in many ways. That’s why my wife [Emily] and I wanted to come back here, because we know how special it is and how special it can be.
Beamer, who is currently the assistant head coach of the offensive Oklahoma team, plans to stay with the artist until the end of the Big 12 championship game, and said he will take on a double role in the coming weeks.
It’s very important for me to go back to Oklahoma and finish the season with these guys, Beamer said. I want to be faithful to these guys. I talked to our players [in South Carolina] about trust and communication and loyalty and I thought it wouldn’t be fair to talk to them and then abandon those guys in Oklahoma.
Sources told ESPN that Beamer will get a five-year contract under which the company will pay $2.75 million a year in addition to profits.
I worked 10 years to get back here, Beamer said. The dream doesn’t end there. This is just the beginning.
The home team lost 14 of the last 20 games under Maschamp before he was fired, making it even more difficult in South Carolina where his Clemenson State opponent flourished under Dabo Piggy and won two of the last four national championships. Clemson won six straight sets against South Carolina. This comes after Gamecocks has won five consecutive seasons in the 2009 to 13 series and has compiled three 11 straight winning seasons for this segment.
Beamer, who asked about the Clemson problem, didn’t give in.
You mentioned the backcountry program, Beamer said, be careful not to name Clemson. They work pretty well now, but I’ve been here before and we’ve handled these guys pretty well ourselves. It is a big challenge and we will work every day in recruitment and in this institution to have a team we can be proud of locally.
I have a lot of respect for these guys [Clemson], but I can’t wait to go out there and compete. I know you do.
In his first job as a mentor, Beemer said that one of the most important qualities he expected of his father was his resilience and honesty, no matter what situation he was in.
People recognize authenticity, and we will be, Beamer said.