Fuente vs the Bye Week

For some reason I had it in my head that Fuente lead teams have not performed well off the bye week. Pulling up our past records shows some interesting results...

Year Result Score Opponent H/A Notes
2016 W 34 - 3 UNC Away Hurricane Matthews
2017 W 59 - 7 UNC Home Fuente really didn't like Fedora
2018 L 49 - 28 GT Home
2019 L 45 - 10 Duke Home
2019 L 21 - 20 ND Away 2 bye weeks this year due to the extra week
2020 L 45 - 10 Clemson Home

So in summary, we seemed to generally have UNC's number during the Fedora era but otherwise our efforts off the bye are pretty disappointing.

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Not good, Bob!

What especially stings is the 1-3 home record, with losses to GT & Duke. I'm feeling ill just thinking about those games. And just when I had talked myself into feeling OK about having outlasted mighty Richmond.

yeah but look at those powerhouse teams that we had to play after the Bye. GT was a monster in 2018. That Duke team was one for the ages! ND is always a national title contender and Clemson is the hottest thing since sliced bread. You can barely blame the guy for those tough losses

/s

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I guess the good news is that we're due for a W. We all know how Fuente feels about streaks. That 4 game L streak has to end at some point, right? Go Hokies! #BeatND

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if Andy Reid can't get away with the 'need to do a better job' thing, neither can BC

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

It has to be the players fault, it could not possibly be the fault of vaunted offensive genius coaches!

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

Typically when a person uses the word "We" they are including themselves in the group. Both coaches and players need to improve if the unit is going to be more effective.

It's Time to go to Work

The first step in fixing a problem is identifying you have a problem. We. That's a start.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

sure, it's a start. But this is something that he should have started doing after 2018. 3 years too late IMO

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Can we stop using every word that comes out of his mouth as an opportunity to relitigate his career?

It's Time to go to Work

Forgot the '19 Duke game was after a bye. Yeesh

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

I may be misremembering, but was that also the Homecoming game where we brought out the 1999-2000 Football Team?

That, I do not know.

edit: it appears the UNC game was homecoming that year, but that they botched the honoring anyway

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

Yes, it was that game. And they really didn't do that team justice. I was expecting a really great tribute and left very disappointed.

Edit: it was not the homecoming game. Other point still stands.

We should only schedule UNC after bye weeks.

Or first game of the season

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

why stop there? Why don't we just play UNC every week?

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yes, this is the take-away. Leg

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My takeaway is that Fuente needs to start hating these other coaches like he hated Fedora.

Or during rain storms.

why do we even look at the stats, just more misery

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

maybe that's why Justin Fuente didn't know what ProFootballFocus was

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If you ask Fuente about last year he'd tell you that the Clemson game was a win because they competed for two quarters

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Yes, the second half of that game was really the start of year one.

Situationally, the outcomes are like this:
2016: Good
2017: Great
2018: Bad - but, end of chop-block era (and blame is mostly on D on this one)
2019 (Duke): Historically Bad - no excuse
2019 (ND): Decent and almost really good, considering ND's talent that year
2020 - irrelevant; COVID and it was Clemson

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Is the Covid part sarcasm lol

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I would upgrade the 2016 result to great. It was a decisive win against a pretty good football team and a pretty good coaching job. Most teams that played in that weather were too rigid with their game plans.

It's Time to go to Work

Losing to Duke...after a bye...at home...at night is absolutely a fire-able offense.

I know there are a lot of pundits outside the program that are flummoxed that he is still the head coach here.

I think what's really concerning is Vegas set the O/U against the bye week at 13.5, and I'm putting my retirement account on the under.

I would root for the Russians before I would root for Virginia.