During our interactions, Fuente riffed on social media, smart phones and his sports fan bucket list. He thanked fans for their loyalty and for allowing him a normal family life. He acknowledged his "Game of Thrones" addiction.
But those were just pleasant diversions. The subject at hand was Tech football: 2018, '19 and beyond.
The Hokies went 6-7 last year, Fuente's third as their head coach, dropped five games by at least two touchdowns and were often lost on defense. Absent improbable late comebacks versus North Carolina and Virginia, they would have finished 3-8, rendering an early December game against Marshall to attain bowl eligibility unnecessary.
Sort of a behind the scenes look at Coach Fuente.