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Virginia Tech hiring Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry to replace Justin Fuente, per reports

Virginia Tech is hiring Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry as the program's next coach, according to multiple media reports. Pry, 51, has been with the Nittany Lions for the past eight seasons and worked as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in the 1990s under legendary former coach Frank Beamer. He will replace Justin Fuente, who was fired in mid-November with a 43-31 record over six seasons on the job.
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Monday huddle: 5 early candidates to replace Justin Fuente as Virginia Tech’s head coach

Huddle up! Here’s a look back at this weekend on the gridiron, with three key takeaways from the state’s football scene. Virginia Tech begins another coaching search. With Virginia Tech parting ways with head coach Justin Fuente last week, speculation already has started as to who his replacement will be. It’s early and this is just speculation, but here are five candidates already being talked about. There will be plenty of competition, given there are openings at LSU, USC, Washington and Florida.
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Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech part ways after six years

After a six-year tenure in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech and head football coach Justin Fuente have “mutually agreed to part ways.” Fuente led the Hokies to a pedestrian 43–31 record during his tenure, and the team struggled with consistency en route to a 5–5 record thus far this season. Athletic director Whit Babcock announced that defensive line coach J.C. Price would be taking over as interim head coach Tuesday morning.

Virginia Tech coaching search: Shane Beamer reaffirms commitment to South Carolina after Justin Fuente exit

First-year South Carolina head football coach Shane Beamer appears to have no interest in return to his alma mater at this time. Following Virginia Tech's decision to cut ties with Justin Fuente in the middle of his fifth season this week, Beamer — who played for the Hokies, before later coaching under his father Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech — expressed his "love" for the Gamecocks when he was asked about the ACC vacancy.