Virginia Tech's rumored search for a new offensive coordinator includes Stanford's Pep Hamilton, according to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com. Feldman reports via Twitter that Hamilton is meeting with Virginia Tech on Monday.
Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer has not addressed speculation that Bryan Stinespring no longer will coordinate the Hokies offense in 2013. Stinespring, a long-time target of criticism from Hokies boosters and media, has coordinated Tech's offense for 11 years and has been on the coaching staff for 20 years. He possibly will remain on the staff as a recruiter and/or offensive line coach.
Hamilton may be the Hokies' first choice to revamp an often unproductive offense. His stock has risen in his two seasons at Stanford. Hamilton groomed quarterback Andrew Luck -- the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft -- and guided the Stanford offense to high national rankings in scoring (No. 6) and total offense (No. 11) in 2012. After losing four key starters in the first two rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft, Hamilton managed to produce enough offense from the Cardinals' power rushing attack, mixed with play-action passes, for an upset of then No. 1 Oregon and a Rose Bowl berth.