Justin Fuente at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinics, Part 1

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Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech
Justin Fuente spoke about numerous aspects of his program at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic. (Ivan Morozov)

Before I close the off-season by looking at offensive players I haven’t covered much, I’m going to preface those reports with some discussion from Coach Fuente himself. Since he was hired by Tech, Coach Fuente’s annual presentation for the Nike Coach of the Year (COY) Clinics has been high on my Hokie football “want to” list. Coaches presenting at clinics are not only far more detailed about their schemes and tactics than you’ll find anywhere outside of their school’s athletic facilities, they’re also much more candid in their approach. My article on Fuente’s approach to team culture drew a great deal from one of his coaching presentations.

While I haven’t gotten a chance to attend his clinics, the good folks at Telecoach did throw me a bone by publishing a transcript of Fuente’s February COY presentation. He gave the discussion at Nike’s Louisville clinic, where he and fellows like Nick Saban, Mark Dantonio, and Kirk Ferentz roamed the Galt House Hotel for a day. Though it’s titled “RPO’s and 11 Personnel,” Fuente talked about a great deal more when he closed

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