Latest Justin Fuente News

Turner's scores help Virginia Tech pull past Furman

Sep. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente always has been able to multi-task, and that trait certainly came in handy Saturday. With his team trailing by double digits at halftime, Fuente morphed from coach into counselor, and certainly in his eyes and those of the Hokies' fan base,...

Virginia Tech looking to turn things around against Furman

Sep. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Virginia Tech is once again game-planning to defend the triple option, only this time is not against Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech — it's Furman. The Hokies (1-1) play host to Furman of the Football Championship Subdivision on Saturday and the Paladins run a version of the triple-option — with a...

Willis leads Virginia Tech past Old Dominion, 31-17

Sep. 7, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Willis was having a nice makeup day, and then he wasn't, a fumble after a 13-yard run marring his performance. Unlike a week ago, when five turnovers — including four by Willis — cost them in a 35-28 loss to Boston College, the Hokies did enough to hang on for a...

Virginia Tech looks for measure of revenge vs Old Dominion

Sep. 6, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis gave himself pep talk this week, and the tone and approach is one his teammates might want to copy heading into their home opener against Old Dominion. "I looked at myself in the mirror and I said to myself, 'I have two choices. I can either feel bad for myself, sulk and feel...

ACC experiencing highs, lows of high-profile transfers

Sep. 4, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division could serve as a case study for the extremes of college football's transfer spectrum. At one end is Miami, where the NCAA allowed quarterback Tate Martell to play immediately after coming in from Ohio State. At the other is Virginia...

Brown's 2 TD passes and 1 run leads BC past Va. Tech 35-28

Aug. 31, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — No cupcakes, no local rivals to open this season. Boston College jumped right into it with a victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. Anthony Brown threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Eagles to a 35-28 victory over Virginia Tech Saturday in the schools'...

No easing into it for Boston College this season

Aug. 30, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There's no chance to ease into it for Boston College this season. No tuneup against Maine or Howard turning into such a blowout that they let the clock run to shorten the second half. No non-Power 5 UMass or Northern Illinois allowing the Eagles to notch a win before embarking on the Atlantic...

Hokies look to rebound after first losing season since '92

Aug. 13, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech's first losing season since 1992 has coach Justin Fuente and the Hokies looking for a bounce-back campaign. If they can pull it off, they'll likely feature a balanced attack with offense having as much of an impact as Bud Foster's young defense. Fuente has not anointed...

ACC preview: It's 4-time champion Clemson and everyone else

Aug. 13, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Reigning national champion Clemson has taken any drama out of the Atlantic Coast Conference race. At least on paper. Dabo Swinney's program has risen to the top of college football, not just the ACC, during a multi-year tear. The Tigers enter the 2019 season with four straight ACC...

Hokies' defensive coordinator to step down after season

Aug. 1, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bud Foster's long run on the sidelines at Virginia Tech is coming to an end. The 60-year-old defensive coordinator said this upcoming season will be his last as an assistant coach. Foster informed the team of his decision Thursday in what he described as a "very emotional" meeting....