Report: Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente emerges as lead candidate for Baylor head coaching vacancy Little more than a week after Matt Rhule left for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Baylor may be closing in on a replacement as head football coach. Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Rhule, as first reported by Yahoo Sports, citing multiple sources. An in-person interview is expected within the next 24 hours, according to Yahoo. There are other top candidates as well. FootballScoop.com reported that Louisiana head coach Bill Napier interviewed Tuesday. Interim Baylor head coach Joey McGuire is also believed to be in the mix.