Nov. 29, 2015
Carousel Begins: Reports--Justin Fuente to Coach Va. Tech
Multiple reports say the first move of this seasons College Coaching Carousel has already happened.
Justin Fuente is set to be named head coach at Virginia Tech taking over for longtime coach Frank Beamer who announced his retirement beginning at the end of the season.
The move isn't a huge surprise in that Fuente had already been considered a favorite for the job off the miraculous turnaround he oversaw at once woebegone Memphis.
The surprise is apparently Beamer's longtime Defensive Coordinator and frequent head coaching candidate Bud Foster is supposedly staying in Blacksburg.
The first report came from WTTG Sports Reporter Brody Logan:
Can confirm Justin Fuente will be the Virginia Tech #Hokies next coach, w/Bud Foster staying on as DC. Announcement expected next week.— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) November 28, 2015
No word yet on what Memphis would do for the bowl game they will be playing in this coming month, nor what Tech will do in their bowl game. But according to the people reporting the move an announcement should come sometime in the coming week.