Virginia Tech and Hokies head coach Frank Beamer began the Independence Bowl in a wild and loud fashion, making it the highest scoring first half in bowl history.

But in the second half, Tulsa held the Hokies to just 10 points and came back within three points. Virginia Tech was saved by two sacks in a row in the final moments of the game.

The 55-52 win over marked the final game of Beamer’s career, and fittingly, it was also a milestone: 280 wins.

Twitter was alive with Beamer supporters:

But there were a lot of viewers pulling for the underdog:

And there were some viewers criticizing Beamer as a coach:

But it wasn’t just his coaching skills that got negative attention tonight:

And these were just a few of many voiced concerns over Beamer’s health and the way he looked during the Independence Bowl.

Still, Beamer seemed grateful and healthy after the win:

Beamer will be missed by many of the Virginia Tech faithful, but concerns surrounding his health and appearance remind us the retirement is necessary.