Retool and Reload: How Virginia Tech Must Deal With Alabama Without Darren Evans

Posted by Larry Burton on August-12-2009 Add Comments

Frank Beamer has always taken misfortune in stride.  Injuries, freak turnovers, player losses and such are simply part of the game to men like him. No use in crying over spilled milk.

So none were surprised when Beamer chose not to make a public announcement of the injury of Darren Evans himself.  He's too busy with the work at hand preparing for a crucial first game against a top five team.

Coaches like Beamer do not like excuses—it's his job to coach, mentor and prepare a team, not just a select group of individuals. 

I thought of Beamer immediately when I heard the news of Evans injury and a quote he made a few years ago when asked about a player who had been injured by a reporter.


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