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Virginia Tech lost its second consecutive game in heart-breaking fashion last week after looking in control for much of the match against the ranked Hurricanes. But confidence among the fanbase has actually ticked up slightly.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 18 percent of responding Virginia Tech fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 13 percent last week, but down from 65 percent two weeks ago. Clearly the bottom on fan confidence fell out following the loss to Liberty and likely won’t return this season unless they run the rest of the season undefeated.
Head coach Justin Fuente will look for a win this week against Pitt to relieve some of the stress from his program. Given the issues Tech has had to deal with revolving around COVID and player loss, this is turning into a season to forget.
Things are still worse around the country where the coaching carousel has officially opened. South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp and according to fans around the country, that will just be the beginning. Roughly two-thirds of fans think at least three Power Five schools will fire their head coach before the end of the season, with 39 percent predicting three coaches getting the axe.
Making things more difficult for those schools that may be looking for a new coach, fans don’t think they will exactly be able to pick-and-choose among the next level of coaches. 53 percent of fans said they would rather coach a dominant Group of Five program than a lower-level Power Five team.
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