Jump to content
  • Join us at The Bulls Pen

    It's simple, free and connects you to other Bulls fans!

Fuente - VT


USFbulls24
 Share

Recommended Posts

Pat Forde betting Justin Fuente will be Virginia Tech's next head coach. 

Virginia Tech (9) – Leaving: Frank Beamer. Arriving: The Dash is betting the mortgage on Memphis coach Justin Fuente, and betting that it happens quickly next week. Word is that athletic director Whit Babcock has his man, and has for a while now, and Fuente is that man. He’s done a remarkable job at previously moribund Memphis, going 18-6 over the past two seasons. It’s possible that tumbling dominoes at LSU and points elsewhere (namely Florida State) unspring this, but unlikely. A Fuente hiring would also keep Rich Rodriguez in place at Arizona.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/forde-yard-dash--coaching-carousel-edition-072320394-ncaaf.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Members do not see this ad, Register

Babcock should be familiar with Fuente, since he was Cinci's prior AD. I'd like for the AAC to hang onto its coaches, so that the conference can continue its streak. With the G5/P5 gap growing larger, I don't think the money is there to keep guys like Fuente, Taggart, Rhule, and Herman around, once they start smelling success.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Babcock should be familiar with Fuente, since he was Cinci's prior AD. I'd like for the AAC to hang onto its coaches, so that the conference can continue its streak. With the G5/P5 gap growing larger, I don't think the money is there to keep guys like Fuente, Taggart, Rhule, and Herman around, once they start smelling success.

I think of all the programs in the AAC, Memphis is the best equipped money wise to do it, though  ...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did Memphis offer Fuente anything to stay?

Earlier this month, Memphis reportedly offered Fuente a $3 million annual contract to stay at the school. The coach was in the first season of a five-year extension that paid $1.4 million a year with a buyout of $500,000.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/11/29/virginia-tech-hires-justin-fuente-from-memphis-to-replace-frank-beamer/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Earlier this month, Memphis reportedly offered Fuente a $3 million annual contract to stay at the school. The coach was in the first season of a five-year extension that paid $1.4 million a year with a buyout of $500,000.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/11/29/virginia-tech-hires-justin-fuente-from-memphis-to-replace-frank-beamer/

Yeah, I thought Memphis had about as deep a pockets as anybody in conference. The VT wasn't for much more was it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...

It appears you are using ad blocking tools.  This site is supported through ads.  Please disable in order to enjoy full access to The Bulls Pen.