Justin Fuente - 5 (Win or be Fired) - Fuente reportedly came perilously close to losing his job last season. AD Whit Babcock held a mid-December press conference to calm speculation. A program that had one sub-.500 season since 1992 suffered its second losing season in the last three. A four-game losing streak to close was interrupted by a win over Virginia in the finale. The defense has to get better right away. The unit under coordinator Justin Hamilton allowed more than 32 points per game, the most since 1973. Fuente was once one of the bright young coaching prospects. Now, he has split his last 42 decisions (21-21). Coming off the Hokies worst season (5-6) in 28 years, there isn't much ledge left for Fuente. 2020 rating: 2
We're probably going to see his name popping up on all these lists going into this upcoming season. Don't think its underselling it at all to say this is probably the most important season VT football has had in a while, and one in which we need to see immediate results within. I hope they're up to the task.