According To Report, South Carolina HC Shane Beamer Is A Candidate for Oklahoma Job

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Well, when you have some success in your first year as a head coach in the SEC, your name is going to be brought up regarding other coaching vacancies, especially if you have history with the school in need. And according to 247Sports, Oklahoma has some legit interest in South Carolina’s Shane Beamer.

According to the report, Beamer is thought to be a coach who could come in and maintain the current roster, providing stability to the Sooners program.

Beamer’s name was also recently attached to the Virginia Tech job, for obvious reasons. But the Gamecocks coach shot those rumors down quickly.

“This is the place I want to be,” Beamer told media members on November 16th. “This is my dream job, and I wasn’t saying that to sound cool in a press conference or to get this job. This is where my wife, Emily, and my family wants to be.”

The reason his name is now involved with the Oklahoma search ties back to the three years he spent coaching at Oklahoma and the relationships he still maintains there. But on the same day he shot down the rumors about the Hokies’ opening, he also had this to say about South Carolina:

“My son Hunter, he’s in the second grade, I want him to graduate high school in Columbia. Recruiting is going well. There’s a lot of energy and enthusiasm around our program. I want to bring an SEC championship to Columbia, and we are in the beginning stages of doing that. We use the word ‘love’ around here. I love coaching these kids. I love coaching these kids and I love being their coach.”

We will see where this one goes, as it sounds like Oklahoma has at least put feelers out to Beamer regarding the opening. I’ll be honest, it would be incredible if they offered him. It’s hard to move up the ranks these days without a proven track record. But if Oklahoma wants to look at his first year in Columbia as the type of success they can build off, then I don’t know how Shane Beamer could turn down the opportunity to listen to what they have to say.

Written by Trey Wallace

Wallace started covering the SEC in 2012, as the conference landscape was beginning to change. Prior to his time in Knoxville, Wallace worked in Nashville for The Read Optional, where he first produced content that garnered national attention. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football’s biggest stories. His social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of SEC’s most trusted sources.

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  1. Power5 fan bases are giving a new definition to “Instant Gratification” re: coaching hires. Will we reach a point where after his first “three & out” a new hire HC is “on the clock” … and probably should “rent not buy” in his new “dream job”! TOUGH BUSINESS!

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