Coaching Changes: The Justin Hamilton Hire, the Charley Wiles Decision, and More

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Justin Hamilton Virginia Tech
(Jon Fleming)

A lot has happened at Virginia Tech over the last few days, and there is plenty for us to talk about.  First, I want to stress that my final opinion on the Justin Hamilton hire hasn’t been formed.  In fact, I don’t even think I’m close to forming a final opinion.

I talked to a source at Virginia Tech (in the football program) on Sunday, and the source stressed to me that there are a lot of moving parts with regards to the coaching staff.  I don’t have any idea who Virginia Tech is going to hire to coach linebackers, the defensive line, or cornerbacks.  The way I see it, who those coaches turn out to be will influence how I feel about the Hamilton hire.  

Back when Mike Young was hired as Tech basketball coach, the one questionable part about the hire was assistant coaches.  Young had coached at one level of basketball his entire life.  Did he have the relationships built across the profession to go out and hire the assistants he needed to run a competitive program in the ACC?  As it turns out, he and Whit Babcock discussed