Evaluations: Justin Fuente Sticks with Core Recruiting Value with 10th Assistant Hire

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Justin Fuente doubled down on his evaluation mantra by hiring Adam Lechtenberg. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Without putting much thought into it, Justin Fuente’s hire of Adam Lechtenberg as Virginia Tech’s 10th assistant coach isn’t exactly groundbreaking.  Lechtenberg has never had an on-field coaching role at a major university, and he served as Virginia Tech’s “director of player development” this past season.  He served in a similar role under Fuente at Memphis, and was an offensive graduate assistant at TCU under Fuente.

I think most people, myself included, were expecting to see the Hokies hire a veteran assistant coach who had recruiting experience in a critical region.  That’s what most other schools seem to be doing.  So without going deep into thought about it, the Lechtenberg hire seems sort of boring, doesn’t it?  A lot of people on our message boards thought the same thing about hiring Cincinnati’s athletic director until they actually studied his resume.  When you think a