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Fuente says he's staying at Virginia Tech

A day after reportedly being in the running for the head coaching job at Baylor, Justin Fuente saying he's staying in Blacksburg.
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Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

BLACKSBURG, Va. — One day after reportedly meeting with Baylor officials about their head football position, Justin Fuente decided to stay at his current job with Virginia Tech. He's 33-20 in his four seasons in Blacksburg, but 14-12 the last two that includes three straight bowl losses. Fuente tweeted "2020-let's go" with his staff at 8:05 Thursday morning.

Tech endured an up and down season that saw the Hokies get off to a 2-2 start that included a 45-10 loss at home to Duke. They would rebound to an 8-5 record only to drop their season finale to archrival Virginia for the first time since 2003. 

Fuente has revamped the coaching staff. Among his new hires, Bill Teerlink, who left the Buffalo Bills to become the defensive line coach and former NFL veteran and Chesapeake native, Darryl Tapp as co-defensive line coach.