Former Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente is reportedly back in college football. According to Richard Johnson of Sports Illustrated, the former Memphis and Hokies coach has been added as an analyst at the University of Indiana under Tom Allen.
It’s not a surprise that Fuente is back in college football after his time at Virginia Tech ended in favor of current head coach Brent Pry.
Justin Fuente is back in college football at Indiana
Fuente came to Blacksburg after a very successful stint at the University of Memphis and to say his time in charge at Virginia Tech was rough as toward the end of the tenure when he and the school agreed to part ways would be an understatement.
In his first season in 2016, he led the Hokies to a 10-4 record that ended with a win in the Belk Bowl. After that, things slowly went downhill and he finished six seasons with a 43-31 record with the Hokies and he left Pry with very little in terms of recruiting, which slid south quickly under Fuente.
Let’s be clear about one thing, Fuente is not a part of Allen’s on-field staff, instead, he’s an analyst, he’ll be breaking down upcoming opponents for the Hoosiers as well as breaking down film and the roster from Indiana’s own games.
This is Fuente’s first job in college football since leaving Blacksburg and it’s a little surprising he ended up at a Power 5 school in the Big Ten. He has had some success in coaching, mainly at Memphis and his first couple of seasons at Virginia Tech before only having one winning season over his final four with the Hokies.
It’s not surprising to see Fuente back in college football and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him as an on-field coach again in the not-too-distant future.