Hokies Report: Frank Beamer prepares to say goodbye


Hokies Report: Frank Beamer prepares to say goodbye

Check back every Wednesday for the Hokies Report to get all the biggest Virginia Tech headlines for each week, a recap of last week's game and a look ahead at next week's contest.

Virginia Tech 4-5, (2-3) in the ACC

Frank Beamer to retire

The news broke on Sunday that long-time head coach Frank Beamer would retire at the end of the season. Check out all of CSN's coverage of the future Hall-of-Famer's decision to step down:

Beamer to retire at the end of the season

Mike London issues statement on Beamer's retirement

7 possible head coach candidates for Virginia Tech

DeAngelo Hall, others react to Beamer retirement

WATCH: What is Frank Beamer's legacy at Virginia Tech?

WATCH: Beamer talks about his retirement in emotional press conference

WATCH: Beamer tears up when talking about breaking the news to the team

WATCH: Beamer on retirement: 'It's time'

WATCH: Frank Beamer goes 1-on-1 after announcing retirement

WATCH: Frank Beamer on what he thinks about Virginia Tech's future

WATCH: Frank Beamer talks about how he wants to be remembered

WATCH: Who could replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech?

WATCH: Beamer family gets emotional talking about Frank's retirement

WATCH: Doc Walker on Frank Beamer's legacy as a college football coach

WATCH: DeAngelo Hall shares his thoughts on Frank Beamer's retirement

WATCH: Martin and Regan: Ramifications of Beamer's retirement

Last week's game: 26-10 win at Boston College

See the 5 big takeaways from this game here.

The battle of Virginia Tech's offense against Boston College's stingy defense was won by the Hokies as they jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

Boston College came into the game with he second-best defense in the nation, but Virginia Tech was able to do just about everything they wanted to in the first half. Travon McMillian rushed for more yards than the Eagles had allowed to a single player this season by halftime.

The Hokies took their foot off the gas in the second half, but considering how weak Boston College's offense is, there seemed little hope that the Eagles would be able to mount much of a comeback. That was exactly what happened.

The biggest takeaway was what this offense could have been this season. Boston College is fantastic defensively. Only one team has managed more than 26 points against the Eagles this season, Clemson, and that team was declared No. 1 in the nation on Tuesday by the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Where would the Hokies be this season if Michael Brewer was not injured and if the defense was not having such a down year?

Next week: Bye week

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Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

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Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

After testing the NBA Draft waters, Georgetown center Jessie Govan decided to return to the Hoyas for his senior season.

Govan announced his intention to return on Instagram a week before the final commitment deadline.

Returning to the Hoyas is definitely a boost to the program that will be in their second year under head coach Patrick Ewing.  At 6-10, Govan was the team’s leading scorer (17.9 ppg) and rebounder (10.0 rpg) averaging a double-double last season.

Paired alongside power forward Marcus Derrickson, the Hoyas were nearly unstoppable in the paint. Derrickson though decided to forgo his senior year and signed with an agent after the season.

Had Govan decided to leave that would have meant over 56 percent of the team’s scoring and rebounding would have departed (to graduation or professional pursuits) in a handful of months. Not the best outlook for a 15-win team that went 5-13 in the Big East.

Instead Ewing gets back his leading scorer that many believe he can mold as a young protégée. While in the draft process without an agent Govan had workouts with the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Both are valuable experiences that he will bring to a relatively young Georgetown squad.

Having Govan for one more year will bridge Ewing’s second season to transfer big-man, Omer Yurtseven to his first year of eligibility in 2019. They were set up to having a walk-on and two sophomores being the only returning Hoyas over 6-6 for the upcoming season.


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.


Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.