Tiger Authority.com got the chance to visit with new Head Football Coach Justin Fuente to get this thoughts on several topics on the minds of most Tiger fans.
Tiger Authority Question: How do you win over the Tiger Fan Base, what are your plans and how do you get your fans believing in you and your program?
Coach Justin Fuente's Answer: We have to make a conserted effort to reach out to our fan base and let them know we care about them. We want them to believe and to invest into our program. We have to do a good job putting a good product out on the field. Working hard and smart. We need to get involved with our fan base and get them to spread the word about our new direction.
Tiger Authority Question: What are your goals for your Tiger Football Team in year one?
Coach Justin Fuente's Answer: We have to be accountable to each other. I want us to be a physically tough football team in both on and off the field. We have to be mentally tough as well.
Tiger Authority Question: How excited are you to be the Head Coach at the University of Memphis?
Coach Justin Fuente's Answer: I love it! I love my job. I love the people I have met so far, I love the people we have hired to work with us. Excited to set the agenda and to be the guy out front leading the charge for our program.
Tiger Authority Question: What is your overall philosophy when it comes to recruiting?
Coach Justin Fuente's Answer: We will have to do a great job in evaluations. We have to find the right guys for our program that understand the work ethic to play D1 football and to build great relationships. Recruiting is all about building great relationships with our recruits. We have assembled a staff that has done a life time of doing just that.