As is common knowledge for Virginia Tech fans by now, there is plenty of smoke surrounding the rumors of Justin Fuente and the open Baylor head coaching job. The discussion was kicked off last night when Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first Tweeted the news…
News: Baylor is targeting Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente as next coach and is planning an in person interview in next 24 hours, multiple sources tell @YahooSports. Fuente is considered leading candidate.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 15, 2020
The news was quickly confirmed by Will Stewart, and Andy Bitter chimed in this morning after confirming it with a pair of sources.
Earlier this afternoon, Dan Wolken of USA Today had this to say…
My understanding of the situation is that Fuente does have legit interest in Baylor. Whether he takes the job is unclear, especially b/c he’s very pleased with his staff overhaul and thinks next years VT team will be very good https://t.co/lObUemo0Xu
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 15, 2020
The ongoing situation will alter TechSideline.com’s short-term content plans in a couple of ways. First of all, any Jason Stamm interviews with potential football recruits will be put on hold until the Fuente situation is resolved. Second, we have our thoughts on any potential Fuente departure, but we want to see how the situation plays out before totally committing ourselves to a column about things that may or may not happen.
As of right now, we are planning on the following content for the remainder of the week…
1: True Freshman Report, Defense (Thursday)
2: TSL Podcast (Thursday)
3: A weekly column on the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team (Friday)
4: The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A (Friday)
Those are our tentative plans. However, any impending announcement with Justin Fuente would certainly impact those plans those plans in a major way (with our luck, something will get announced during the middle of the filming of the Podcast tomorrow).
Any announcement, or non-announcement, will bring many questions and many discussion points. However, we want to wait until we know exactly what happens before going all-in on any heavy opinions. We’ll continue to hang out on the message boards and communicate with TSL Pass subscribers about anything we hear. Thanks for reading!