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Will Stewart 

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I think those comments are very fair.


I think you have leadership -- Whit Babcock and Justin Fuente -- who didn't fully understand the "info culture" that was established under Frank Beamer and his staff, particularly during spring ball. Beamer's program would do the following during the spring:

1.) Publish a public depth chart and update it.

2.) Interview the assistants after every practice, and those assistants would comment very frankly on individual players (mostly on BeamerBall.com).

3.) Publish reports with stats on every spring scrimmage.

4.) Hold at least one open Saturday scrimmage for the public and media to attend.

Almost NO programs do all of those things, but they were done here at VT, and that set the expectations.

Fuente and his program didn't do any of that stuff. None of it. And that dug a hole that they're struggling to get out of, no matter what they do. The losing (first losing record since 1992 and first season without bowl since 1992) and COVID don't help.

(In response to this post by Squatro)

Posted: 04/08/2021 at 1:11PM



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  Let me do an exercise with folks in this thread. -- Will Stewart  04/08/2021 12:56PM
  Can you compare that to other p5 schools? ** -- OrangeHokieFan 04/09/2021 08:41AM
  But where is the link to the Fuenteball.com site? ** -- uvabasher 04/08/2021 9:36PM
  Definitely bookmarking this** -- PineyGladeHokie 04/08/2021 7:59PM
  Subscribe -- JoWood07 04/08/2021 9:59PM
  Sounds like it is time for you to check out. -- Rationalist 04/08/2021 5:22PM
  Ha. Indeed! -- Rationalist 04/09/2021 3:09PM
  Like interviews to appreciate the players as guys -- TomTurkey 04/08/2021 4:50PM
  Objectivity and common sense on TSL? Surely you jest!!** -- MaryWashGrad 04/08/2021 5:50PM
  I see a lot more access -- WOJO 04/08/2021 4:15PM
  Beamerball.com...LOL! Let me log into my AOL account! ** -- Pride_and_Joy 04/08/2021 4:36PM
  Or just go where the content is. ** -- Pride_and_Joy 04/08/2021 10:00PM
  The AOL crowd isn’t the target demographic. ** -- Pride_and_Joy 04/08/2021 10:20PM
  Describe the AOL demographic. ** -- 40ozDistrict 04/08/2021 10:40PM
  Old and not social media savvy. ** -- Pride_and_Joy 04/09/2021 12:57AM
  Really ? 🙄 ** -- VPI63 04/11/2021 2:41PM
  This would be good stuff. ** -- 40ozDistrict 04/08/2021 4:38PM
  That delves into *how* they do the interviews. -- Will Stewart  04/08/2021 1:56PM
  Im impressed.. ** -- JRHokie 04/08/2021 1:24PM
  Interesting timing. I opened up TSL just now and -- VT_boogie 04/08/2021 1:21PM
  COVID plus several seasons of putridity -- Squatro 04/08/2021 1:03PM
  Putridity. That's a great word. ** -- Stork 04/08/2021 1:27PM
  It’s probably not in the dictionary -- Squatro 04/08/2021 2:05PM
  I threw it in to the TSL search function... -- Chris Coleman  04/08/2021 1:31PM
  I think those comments are very fair. -- Will Stewart  04/08/2021 1:11PM
  #2 is what I miss -- Planner_Hokie 04/08/2021 9:06PM
  You wrote: -- VPI63 04/08/2021 12:35PM
  I have felt -- Go VT 04/08/2021 2:24PM
  Actually much more info coming out than any other year... -- Chris Coleman  04/08/2021 11:50AM
  Any presser from CJF would be measured so UNCCH -- DaveVT 04/08/2021 11:34AM
  Yeah I could see some fans turning on Fuente too ** -- typed by ben 04/08/2021 10:27AM
  Not having a Spring Game doesn’t help -- accfootballrules 04/08/2021 10:17AM
  Thank You... ** -- JRHokie 04/08/2021 10:56AM
  Didn’t mean to imply you were sane. ** -- BG Hokie 04/08/2021 11:52AM
  Thank You.. ** -- JRHokie 04/08/2021 1:23PM

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