Virginia Tech AD wants to look in to Texas' coach-in-waiting plan

Updated: November 19, 2008, 9:38 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that he is intrigued by Texas' coach-in-waiting arrangement and has reached out to their athletic director, DeLoss Dodds, to discuss it.

The Hokies have a defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, who recently interviewed with Clemson, and who could possibly one day succeed Frank Beamer in such an arrangement.

"We're a long way from any arrangement or anything like that," Weaver said. "But it's a trend that's intriguing to me. Before we even considered it we'd have to talk to Coach Beamer and others more. I'm really just interested to find out more about it, to find out more about the mechanics of it."

Texas coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp, the school's defensive coordinator, would have been a top candidate at Clemson, which has already interviewed former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin and Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

Joe Schad

College Football

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