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Sons of Coaching Carousels

By Justin Cates | December 03
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The Hokies have a new head football coach in Brent Pry. I'm certain that after a few weeks we'll all quit mistyping his name as "Fry", but in the meantime there's palpable excitement with a new coach finally in the building.

Current interim Head Coach J.C. Price will remain on staff with a promotion to associate head coach, but he's got a bowl game to prepare for before any of that.

Up the road in Charlottesville not only are they smarting from a tough loss to the Hokies, they're looking for a new coach after Bronco Mendenhall shocked everyone by resigning this week. As Tech fans know, it's a strange time to be looking for a new coach. They may well promote from within, thus denying their fans the right of passage that is tracking private jets from across the country.

Don't forget the ACC Championship game Saturday night between Wake Forest and Pittsburgh. We've got a pick for you on another fun edition of The Justin Cates Show.

My Dad graduated from Tech in 1981 and I’ve been attending Virginia Tech sporting events since I first moved to Blacksburg in 1988. I myself graduated in 2008 with a Communication degree. During my time as a student I was the Sports Director for WUVT and helped establish and run Planet Blacksburg, an independent student-run news website. I’ve since written for numerous publications including SBNation, Inside The ACC, and Sports Illustrated's AllHokies. Currently, I host The Justin Cates Show in addition to other contributions here at Sons of Saturday and various other sites as the need arises. I now live in a fortified compound in upstate New York with my wife and numerous animals. The smell of popcorn makes me think of Cassell.

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