Former Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer Releases Coronavirus Video Message

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Mar 18, 2020
Photo Credit: Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech Athletics

As people, governments, public institutions, and businesses around the country rally together to fight the coronavirus outbreak, plenty of famous people in sports have spoken out to encourage the public to take preventative measures. Add former Virginia Tech head coach and College Football Hall of Famer Frank Beamer to the list after Virginia Tech released this video featuring Beamer today.

Beamer becomes the latest well-recognized person associated with college football to get involved in coronavirus protecting messaging.

To date, Virginia Tech has canceled all on-campus events through the end of April while the ACC as a whole has canceled all spring athletic competitions and practices.

Plenty of others have used their platforms for coronavirus protection messaging including LSU head coach Ed Orgeron who even joined Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards at his press conference today.

If you still don't think that the coronavirus pandemic is a big deal (which is a very small minority), see the unity and mass messaging from most people in America from across the spectrum of sports, politics, and society as an indication of the seriousness of this.

We encourage you to follow the recommendations provided by the CDC, WHO, and your state and local governments in regards to how you can protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.