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Hokies expected to hire ex-Texas OL coach Stacy Searels

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With its offensive line coach reportedly off to the SEC, it appears Virginia Tech will look to the Big 12 for a replacement.

Citing an athletic department official with knowledge of the situation, the Washington Post is reporting that the Hokies are set to hire Stacy Searels as their new line coach.  The Post reported that Searels had been in Blacksburg the past two days interviewing for the position with Tech head coach Frank Beamer and others.

There’s no word on when an official announcement from Tech will be made.

Searles would replace Jeff Grimes, who according to reports last week was headed to LSU to fill the same position.

Searles has spent the past three seasons as the line coach at Texas.  He was not retained by new head coach Charlie Strong.

Prior to that, he served as line coach at, among others, Georgia (2007-10) and LSU (2003-06).

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4 Responses to “Hokies expected to hire ex-Texas OL coach Stacy Searels”
  1. coolhorn46 says: Jan 21, 2014 12:46 PM

    Va. Tech is getting a good one in Searles. He did a good job at UT, after coming in for some criticism at his previous job at Georgia. That being said, Coach Strong made an outstanding hire for UT, getting Joe Wickline from Okie State. I’m happy for Searles heading to the Hokies…he’ll do well there.

  2. frankiesweep says: Jan 21, 2014 1:29 PM

    Guy w a girls name. I’m not so sure about that.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Jan 21, 2014 2:53 PM

    Good for him. Now if someone would just take Applewhite as their OC.

  4. alligatorsnapper says: Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM

    Wish VA Tech well.

    As soon as Jeff Grimes arrived in Baton Rouge, he hit the recruiting trail, along with Miles and all the other coaches and recruiters.

    With LSU having so many players each year go on to the NFL, but few offensive linemen, Grimes will help improve that picture.

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