2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 11

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Cayson Collins
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Cayson Collins /
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ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 11: Cam Phillips
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 11: Cam Phillips /

It’s a Business Doing Pleasure With You

The Hokies lost for the second straight game, and the first time since Justin Fuente took over in Blacksburg. The Yellow Jackets appeared to be the best answer to their troubles, but Virginia Tech just couldn’t find a way to win in Atlanta.

The defense allowed Georgia Tech to rush for 261 yards. And despite holding Taquon Marshall to just two completions, both completions ended in touchdowns.

Freshman quarterback Josh Jackson struggled, throwing for a measly 158 yards (second lowest of the season) while completing just 53.8 percent of his passes, which was also second lowest this season. Jackson also failed to score for the first time this season.

The fact that we are even discussing a freshman quarterback’s struggles just goes to show the talent of Fuente and the meaning behind the heading. Coaching is a business and when coaches win, it is a pleasure for them and for the fans, but it is still a business.

The reason I mention that is despite the two straight losses, Fuente is on fire in open coaching circles and he would definitely be a favorite for several jobs that are either open or will soon be open.

I know that Hokies fans will want him to stay, and maybe he will, but there will definitely be some enticing offers on the table. Having previously coached at Memphis, his name is being considered for Tennessee. He would also be considered if Patterson left TCU.

Even if this ends up being only a two-year marriage, remember the good times and realize that Virginia Tech is a destination job as well.

Anyways, that is still down the road. For now, Virginia Tech needs to focus on winning and that starts with a home game against a Pitt squad desperate for a win, much like Georgia Tech was this past weekend.