Morgantown, West Virginia – Virginia Tech and Justin Fuente have “mutually part ways” after Fuente went 43-31 over six seasons as the head coach of the Hokies.
Virginia Tech will now be on the hunt for a head coach and there just so happens to be one outstanding fit out there who is very available.
Rich Rodriguez, the former West Virginia Mountaineers head coach and current offensive coordinator for the University of Louisiana-Monroe, would obviously jump at the opportunity at leading a program again and the possibility of Virginia Tech being interested is not so far-fetched.
Virginia Tech’s current Athletic Director Whit Babcock, a WVU fundraiser for most of Rodriguez’s 2001-07 tenure there, highly respects Rich Rodriguez and this just seems like a match made in Hokie heaven.
Rodriguez was once the hottest head coach in college football after going 32-5 from 2005-2007 before accepting the Michigan job and getting fired after going 15-22 there in three years.
At 58 years old, Rodriguez is still young enough to lead a top program, is considered one of the brightest and most innovative offensive minds in football and he was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in the sexual misconduct case that ended his time at Arizona.
Rodriguez was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I would like to be a Head Coach again.”
This opportunity would be a perfect fit for Rodriguez. Back in 2015, when Rodriguez was the Head Coach at Arizona and Frank Beamer announced his retirement from Virginia Tech, Rodriguez was strongly considered before he withdrew his name from being considered for the position in order to stay at Arizona.
Rodriguez would get another chance at a top tier program, Babcock would get the man that he always wanted to replace Beamer, and the rivalry between West Virginia and Virginia Tech would absolutely go to another level.