Hokies AD: Fuente ‘wanted to move on’ now, not be in limbo


              Virginia Tech fans at the start of the Duke Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, November 13, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente during a senior player celebration prior to the start of the Duke Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, November 13, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock watches from the sideline prior to the start of the Duke at Virginia Tech NCAA college football game in Blacksburg Va., Saturday Nov. 13,  2021. Virginia Tech and football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. In a statement, athletic director Whit Babcock said co-defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator J,C. Price will lead the Hokies through their final two regular season games. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente has his picture made with senior wide receiver Keli Lawson (35) during a senior day ceremony prior to the start of the Duke Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, November 13, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente on the sideline during the Duke Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, November 13, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock speaks during a press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Virginia Tech and NCAA college football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock speaks during a press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Virginia Tech and NCAA college football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock speaks during a press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Virginia Tech and NCAA college football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              FILE - Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente answers a question during an NCAA college football news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Virginia Tech and football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. In a statement, athletic director Whit Babcock said co-defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator J,C. Price will lead the Hokies through their final two regular season games.  (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
            
              FILE - Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente walks off the field after losing to Boston College during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Boston. Virginia Tech and football coach Justin Fuente have mutually agreed to part ways with two games left in his sixth season with the Hokies. In a statement, athletic director Whit Babcock said co-defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator J,C. Price will lead the Hokies through their final two regular season games. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Hokies AD: Fuente ‘wanted to move on’ now, not be in limbo