Is Mike O'Cain Really A Better Bet Than Bryan Stinespring?

SB Nation's Virginia Tech blog, Gobbler Country, warns Hokies fans against jumping too joyfully at the news of Bryan Stinespring's demotion. Mike O'Cain, it turns out, is not a magic bullet:

While I'm sure there is a large segment of Hokie fans who are ecstatic over this news, I think the feeling we should have is cautious optimism. O'Cain doesn't exactly have a track record that is significantly better than Stinespring's.

In 2000, as North Carolina's offensive coordinator, the Tar Heels finished 58th in yards per game, 65th in yards per play and 66th in points per game. In 2004, as Clemson's offensive coordinator, the Tigers were 110th in yards per game, 109th in yards per play and 90th in points per game. His last team as head coach at NC State in 1999 finished 86th in yards per game and 96th in points per game.

Whether or not the offense will actually improve now that O'Cain is calling the plays remains to be seen. What is readily apparent is that the notion that Beamer is even resistant to change in his pursuit of a national title is completely out the window.

Continue the discussion over at Gobbler Country.

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