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Virginia Tech Football Releases Statement On Future Of Program

Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente released today a statement on the future of the Hokies' program in the wake of some offseason turnover.

The Hokies have former starting quarterback Josh Jackson exploring a transfer, according to reports.

Virginia Tech has also had some assistant coaching moves to deal with and a couple of other notable transfers.

This all led to Fuente taking to Twitter to release a statement on the future of the program.

"As head coach I certainly understand when young men desire to explore their options by entering themselves in the NCAA’s transfer portal," Fuente said Wednesday in a statement. "I respect the fact that each individual’s circumstances and situation are different. We will continue to support all our student-athletes and wish them best whether their future is at Virginia Tech or another institution."

Here's the full statement:

It's pretty rare to see a head coach make a public statement like this, but there has been some concern among the Hokies' fan base about the "rash" of transfers, so it's not too surprising. "This doesn't exactly say a whole lot, but it's at least acknowledgement from VT of what's been going on the last 24 hours," Virginia Tech beat writer Andy Bitter tweeted.

Virginia Tech is coming off a 6-7 season in which the Hokies ended the year with a loss to Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.