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).