Desirable Traits In Virginia Tech’s Next Football Coach

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Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock has a lot on his mind right now. (Jon Fleming)

What should Virginia Tech be looking for in it’s next head football coach? We’ve assembled a team of writers to discuss the matter. The panelists are Eric Carr (VTizzle on the boards), GMSA Hokie, Brandon Patterson, and Chris Coleman.

Opinions are hot and heavy amongst the fanbase on what qualities Whit Babcock should be looking for in his coaching search, and here are some more opinions to think about.

Eric Carr

The first two years in the Fuente era had us all thinking Virginia Tech was on the way back! However, looking back, 2018 was when the warning sirens should have gone off for everyone. The team suddenly started to look less familiar to Hokie fans. The loss to Old Dominion was when I began to question the mental toughness and physicality of the program. That game highlighted the defensive issues as the roster started to turn over to Fuente’s recruits.

The three strikes were the losses to Old Dominion in 2018, Duke in 2019, and finally to Wake Forest last year. Those games made me realize it was time for a change. We no