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Independence Bowl

Virginia Tech coach Beamer to retire after 2015 season

Frank Beamer has decided this will be his last season as Virginia Tech's coach, ending a 29-year run in Blacksburg, Virginia, that made Beamer Ball synonymous with winning.

Beamer announced Sunday he would retire after this season.

"I have always said that I want what is best for Virginia Tech," Beamer said in a statement. "Because of my love and passion for this great university, this program and our tremendous fans, I have decided after 29 years that it's time."

The 69-year-old is the winningest active major college football coach with 277 victories. He is 235-120-2 since taking over at Virginia Tech in 1987, when he drew laughter by saying the...