Jim Weaver made the prediction last Tuesday.
"I full well expect - when the dust settles - that Frank Beamer will still be at Virginia Tech," Weaver, Virginia Tech's athletic director, told The Daily Tar Heel.
The dust finally settled Monday.
After three days filled with meetings with administrators in Blacksburg, Va., and Chapel Hill and talk of seven-figure salaries, Beamer made Weaver's wish come true.
Beamer announced at a press conference Monday afternoon that he would remain the head football coach at Virginia Tech. Beamer's salary, which was about $750,000 a year, will increase to $1.025 million.
The decision came a day after Beamer and his wife, Cheryl, met with North Carolina Director of Athletics Dick Baddour in Chapel Hill.
"When you get away a little bit, you realize how special a place like this is," Beamer said at the press conference. "The grass always looks greener somewhere else, but you actually sit back and look and see how green the grass is here."
The announcement marks the second time in about five months that a coach has held a press conference to say he wasn't coming to Chapel Hill. Roy Williams announced in July that he would not become the Tar Heels' head basketball coach. Baddour had a press conference of his own later that night, but this time he simply released a statement.