Justin Fuente facing serious heat from Virginia Tech fans following 3rd straight home loss
Justin Fuente appears to be in trouble at Virginia Tech, and based on the response from Hokie fans, he won’t have a long-term outlook in Blacksburg.
Syracuse knocked off the Hokies 41-36 on Saturday, but it was more than that. Tech lost its third straight home game and fell to 3-4, but it also blew a 36-27 lead with 5:36 remaining against a team that had lost 10 straight ACC games. The Orange scored 14 points in the final 2:28 to snap their own three-game losing streak.
There was even a chant at the stadium, “Fire Fuente,” as the Hokies are on the brink of a third losing season in the past 4 years.
Here’s a sampling of some of the fan reaction:
Hokie fans when they fire Justin Fuente pic.twitter.com/dhgdCCrxxe
— The Mayor of Don V Friday’s (@VT_JoeRogers_38) October 24, 2021
How is Justin Fuente still employed this morning? Baffling and just sad. #Hokies
— Shoe (@2turnturfraces) October 24, 2021
Wow another Sunday morning and Justin Fuente still has his job. Tragic.
— 👑 (@djkingkumo) October 24, 2021
The thing about Justin Fuente is it looked like a great hire on paper. It just didn’t work out…
— Jeff or Jeffrey Fann (@TalkinACCSports) October 24, 2021
The fire Fuente chant was real. Stadium was rioting. Great day to be inside lane stadium. Great day to be a hokie. So happy to waste a weekend on this sorry ass team once again
— carter (@CarterHo11ins) October 23, 2021
— Andrew Robinson (@ARobinsonPhotoj) October 23, 2021