Ex-Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente has joined the Indiana’s football staff as an analyst, according to multiple reports.
The addition of Fuente comes after new offensive coordinator Rod Carey was promoted from an analyst role.
This is Fuente’s first job since he was the head coach at Virginia Tech, where he served as the Hokies’ head coach for six seasons until being fired in 2021 following a 5-5 start to the season.
Fuente was just 24-23 his final four years at Virginia Tech after going 19-8 in his two seasons as head coach. He was the ACC Coach of the Year in 2016.
Before Virginia Tech, Fuente was the head coach for three seasons at Memphis, where he led a significant turnaround. Memphis posted a 10-3 mark in 2013, then a 9-3 record in 2014 prior to Fuente being hired by Virginia Tech.
Fuente was an Oklahoma and Murray State quarterback. He was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at TCU before getting his first head coaching opportunity at Memphis.
INDIANA OPENS AS MASSIVE UNDERDOG VS. MICHIGAN
Carey’s first game as IU offensive coordinator will be a major challenge.
No. 2 Michigan (6-0) has scored 30 or more points in every game this season, and they’ve yet to allow more than 10. Their +184 point differential is the third highest in all of college football.
According to the early point spreads, Indiana is around a five touchdown underdog against the Wolverines.
IU and Michigan kick off at Noon ET on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
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