OT: I won meet and greet with Fuente

So recently the VT Football Account made a big push for 100K followers. They also held a contest that if they reached that number and you entered a contest you could get at the time unannounced prizes. Today I got an email and I won a meet and greet and photos with Coach Fuente. The details are still to be worked out but if I'm allowed to ask questions of him I wanted to throw out to the Key Players Club Members any short questions I could ask him he might answer. I also plan to take something Key Play related and either give him or hold in the Pictures. This has been a great three weeks for me, new healthy daughter born, birthday and now this.

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Congrats! You should have him sign your baby.

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Then get it tattooed on her

TKP really wants me to sleep on the couch a lot.

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We are entertained.

It ain't that bad. Just think of it as kind of like camping. We all love camping.

Just not enough legs for you and what followed. Tears and uncontrolled laughter.

foresthokie
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WOOHOO congratulations on all the great happenings to offset getting nailed by a hurricane. Also, the meet and greet looks cool.

Questions for Fu:
Do you read TKP?
Are you registered?
What's your sn?
Are you a member of TKPC?
How do French's reviews stack up to the coaching staff's?
Cake or Pie?
Chipotle or dog food burritos Moe's?

Real questions:
What's been your favorite win thus far?
Favorite play? Progression of plays?
Favorite thing about being in Blacksburg?
Team that scares him most left on our schedule?

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How do French's reviews stack up to the coaching staff's the coaching staff's reviews stack up to French's? FTFY

I think you'll get a lot of coach-speak in answer to most of your real questions. However, the answer to what he likes most about Blacksburg might be enlightening and give us some insight into his potential longevity here.

Blacksburg: A Special Place

Congratulations!

Whatever you do, and this is the only time that I will ask this of someone in your position: please do not put out the fire that seems to be lit underneath this team.

Edited for emphasis.

That's awesome. I won something from the trivia questions. But I haven't gotten it yet.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Check your spam, it comes from a person on staff not the official accounts.

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I did, but they DMed me on twitter for my address since it's a physical prize, not like a meet and greet. Probably an autographed football or something. Hopefully it's not a t shirt or something lame haha.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

It's a UNC diploma. They got way too many when they walked on campus.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Or a Wake Forest playbook

"Our job as coaches is to influence young people's lives for the better in terms of fundamental skills, work ethic, and doing the right thing. Every now and again, a player actually has that effect on the coaching staff." Justin Fuente on Sam Rogers

Seriously though, this is really cool and makes me regret not using twitter as much as I used to. Congrats!

Team Ice Cream, Team Ice Cream or Team Ice Cream?

Ice cream, cake, pie or doughnuts?

-@no1hokie86

The answer you're looking for is Team Pie.

Burritos

How tall is Bucky?

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

If Bucky is God's Gift, then what is Bucky's Gift?

Athleticism.

Bucky is not God's gift, nor is his talent. You have to see the tattoo on his back to understand the meaning of the tattoos on his arms. Lot's of Hokies have inappropriately criticized Bucky for his apparent arrogance and are wrong. Ever wonder why the talking heads don't bring this up?

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So what's the tattoo on his back?

Not to go religion on our great Hokies football board, but he has a tattoo to Jesus on his back. His arms are simply saying that Jesus is God's gift. Has a different meaning when you see that.

Ah, yeah it definitely does. Can't say I didn't think it was a bit arrogant the first time I saw it. I'll remember this next time someone points it out around me.

I always thought it was arrogant as well. I'm glad to be more informed now - I'll also share.

That was my kneejerk reaction to it as well, then I merely hoped that he was saying that his talent/skills are God's Gift to him, i.e. Bucky trying to keep himself humble.

Good to know there's more to it, but this goes to show you've got to think about it from all angles and decide whether you are ok with people's perception of you based on your ink alone.

How many rails can you handle?

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

This is the most important question

Drink = 3, Handle = 2

This is factually correct.

Source: The Tuesday night I rode back in my friend's trunk

When is he going to start giving Dwayne Lawson playing time in order to prevent his transfer from Virginia Tech?

When do we expect to see Drew Harris return to practice, and how do you see him fitting into our offense going forward?

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Also, "What's Drew Harris REALLY like?"

Who is Dwayne Lawson?

foresthokie
US Navy Vet

Not getting the /s here, sooooo

Lawson was a 4 star QB we had on the roster last year. We burned his redshirt playing him in random 4th quarters and a lot of people complained and said we were wasting him and that he'd transfer if we weren't careful. He transferred about 2 months ago when he, Evans, and Motley were still reportedly in a battle (or maybe shortly after Evans was announced?) It's become a sarcastic inside joke on the boards here that I personally refuse to let die until we win the National Championship this year with Heisman (Illinois Hokie's words ) Jerod Evans leading the way

I was still but a wee lurker, but I believe THIS is where it was born.

So your saying it boils down to Drew Harris?

He transferred after spring practice when it was clear that Evans, Motley and JJ were all ahead of him in terms of readiness to play.

For whatever reason the CornFu system was not clicking for him. Not that he was going to do any better in the LeftyCalculus system.

Serious Question, or more like a demand. Bring back Stick it In.

I'd like a serious question from TKP staff like French or Joe and a question from The Key Players Club at large which could be more lite hearted.

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As a new member of TKPC, I agree.

You should have emailed back saying, "You would have hit 100k six months ago if we didn't have two 'official' accounts." #TeamFPM

RVA Hokie. Class of 2011.

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Ok, real question:
I feel like a few new coaches to programs, when bringing in new scheming, preach patience to the fan base, boosters, etc., often saying that they'll need to get recruit players to fit into their system (where have we heard this before...). When choosing to accept the job at Virginia Tech, did you look at the roster/film and think "hell yeah, this will do" or think "meh...it'll do for now". Because damn...looks like a match made in heaven most daysm

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David Hale is awesome. He always seems to have a very interesting yet reasonable take on things.

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-Corey Marshall

Not a question, but perhaps you could award him a complementary TKP membership, and offer to help him set up his profile.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

So this is actually happening (maybe), the plan as of today is to attend the press conference on August 20th prior to the fan appreciation event, then have my meeting with Coach Fuente. Now that's it's worked out I'm sure one of my kids will get sick and I won't be able to go, but let's pretend I really do get to finally meet coach. Anything TKP would like asked or looked at in Merryman? Also anyone else going to fan appreciation want to meet up for breakfast in Blacksburg?

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Will CJF be at the breakfast?

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I'll print out a picture of him for ya.

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Where is breakfast?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

No idea never had breakfast in Blacksburg.

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Joe's it is.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Could be the Bowman Room. I think I read they were renovating that this past spring

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

Oh, is there actually a breakfast that's part of FA day? I was just messing around.

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Not that I'm aware of.

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Anything TKP would like asked or looked at in Merryman?

Who is QB1 ? /s

Awesome though man...Enjoy the experience!

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Ask him if he can see himself retiring in blacksburg. Does he have ambitions to move up to a bigger name school or is VT enough for him. If an SEC school offered 8M would that make him rethink things? I'm sure you will get coachspeak, but I hope he is honestly happy and in it for the long haul

In Fuente we trust

Yea that may be too much to ask.

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Yes, don't ask that.

Yea that's too much. Instead ask about Lawson and whether there were any locker room issues. Oh and ask for the down low on the Capehart debacle. Definitely ask about his specific political and religious views and how they impact his program building methodology. Make sure to ask about how he would handle players kneeling during the National Anthem. If you feel that any of this is too much just ask him about how he feels about fining players. That couldn't possibly get a coach in any hot water.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

And make sure you tell him that you've been tweeting at the recruits as much as possible so they know we're the best fanbase.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Maybe even shave "Fuente" into your hair before you meet him to show him you really care.

O_O_O_O_OK_lahoma....

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

SNL Wedgie Fever reference???

I have looked everywhere for that skit (even on the SNL app that appears to have every skit known to man) to no avail.......

Cake or pie?

Also, plans to upgrade anymore football facilities?

Keep calm, Gobble on

Chipotle or Moe's?

Ask him if he can bring me as a guest to blacksburg country club

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Gotta hit him with a tough one. Cake or Pie?

What 2 point play would have been called if we had scored on the final drive of the Clemson game?

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

oh damn, this is the one. And has at least some chance of being answered

"The one that would have won the game." [poker face]

"You'll find out Sept 30"

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

"You'll find out Dec 2nd"

Hokie fan | W&M grad

**January 8th.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

No way, they win that game by 40. ;)

Hokie fan | W&M grad

Bet it would have been a double reverse, half back pass from Sam to Cam!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

I never got my prize of answering one of the trivia questions right. Time to take to the twitters.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I had to email Pete Morris, I'm not sure the girl who was running the contest works there anymore.

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What is he looking for in terms of recruiting in the up coming 10th coaching hire?

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

Seriously, I'd ask him if he knows of The Key Play. Then ask him if he ever talks to Pat Narduzzi.

Not-so-seriously, If he says he doesn't talk to Pat, ask him why. Keep prodding until the magical three words come out. Then tell us all about it.

"How you doin', Randy?"

Get fucking out

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That's pass interference.

Oh wait...I didn't do that right. We're doing things Fuente would say, not Narduzzi. My bad.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Ask him if he considered hiring French, as opposed to cloaking the Hokies in a veil of secrecy?

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"Step on a crack, break Miami's bak"

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So I've decided to talk to coach: ask him about Cake versus pie, tell him about the glory that is TKP and the big one, what was the 2 point play call for ACCCG. So now I need breakfast suggestions for Blacksburg/Christiansburg on Sunday morning before I head to Merryman at 9:30.

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Gillie's downtown. It will be packed, so get there early.

Vegetarian uh?

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BYOB (bring your own bacon)

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

I have tried this and have been told that I am not allowed to do it again.

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This seems like one of those "if I can't be happy, no one can" situations.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Doesn't matter, get Chappie's Choice and thank us later.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'll try it if they let me get the eggs sunny side up and runny instead of scrambled.

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nah, gillie's special. All the goodness of chappie's choice plus salsa. It's like chappie's choice and red earth had a love child and the whole world is blessed by it.

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Yes, this one. I like this one.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Strong second, you won't find better biscuits in town.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

But what's biscuits without sausage gravy on them?

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If they aren't good

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just a warning, the biscuits are baked fresh at bolo's first thing in the morning. If you go late morning you will not get the best ones, but I think Sunday mornings, they don't open til you'll be there anyway.

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Ya I want to walk around Merryman etc before meeting and press conference so I'll try and eat about 8/8:30. How's parking this time of year down there?

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should not be a problem. First look for the spaces on college ave in front of the theatre building (right across from Gillie's and the lyric), then either turn down draper or look for spots in the squires lot. Sunday morning before students are back in force is no problem down there.

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I love me some Gillie's, but Our Daily Bread is better, in my opinion. Really rich food and has more proteins than just eggs.

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Strong suggestion, but the Blacksburg location is like Chick-Fil-A: closed on Sundays.

well that's just sad. Gillie's it is then.

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David Wilson eats Our Daily Bread on Sundays

VT '13, Georgia Native in Alexandria, VA

Underground has the most underrated breakfast/brunch. Get a side of the house beans.

how about these questions:

1) What's something you thought you knew or understood 10 years ago that you have a very different understanding/appreciation for today?

2) Tell me something many people don't know about. It could be something personal about you, or a lesser-known factoid that you find interesting.

Get well!

Lee Suggs!!

Ask him if Beamer left a secret sealed file in the desk that can only be read by the incoming coach. Maybe it will prove that Bud Foster was born on Krypton and Beamer was actually scarred rescuing him from a burning UFO in a field in Fancy Farm.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

On my way to Blacksburg, any TKP members there tonight and you want a beer I'll be a Macadoes at about 9/9:30. 1st two people there I'll buy your first beer.

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Walking around Merryman waiting for my official stuff to start and I ran into Coach Fuente as he was getting ready to go out for his I think I heard 4 mile morning run. The team just finished special teams work in Lane, so I couldn't watch. Noticed Tim Settle on his walk back was wearing a blue jersey. Coach was great for a quick short talk, best part was as I was walking up to shake his hand and introduce myself while he was waiting on the his running partner he was cleaning one of he display cases.

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That's cool. I'm totally not jealous or anything.

Just shook Bud Fosters hand and ate breakfast with the team.

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I like to think it was a stern, borderline painful handshake but Bud wasn't even trying, it's just how he greets people.

Also, what did they serve for breakfast?

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Fruit, sausage, eggs, biscuit and gravy, bacon, lots of other things like yogurt muffins etc.

Bud was very nice. Everyone has been great. No pictures allowed from inside the facility today from me though.

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"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Today was an awesome experience. Will type more later. Long drive home ahead.

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Writing this up and realized y'all might not find the same things interesting that I did. Anyone have questions about the experience? I can't share some things but I'll answer what I can.

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Can't share some things? But...but...it's us. We won't tell.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Did you get your baby signed?

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

That is so wrong but so fickin Alabama.

We'll take anything and everything

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD