Bud Foster had been a coach with the Virginia Tech Hokies since 1987. He served as the Hokies’ linebackers’ coach and special teams’ coordinator until 1994. He became the team’s co-defensive coordinator in 1995 and took over the job by himself a year later. The Hokies traditionally have excellent defense and they have been impressive again this season, but Foster has never left for a head coaching job.
Now, at 54 years old, Foster could finally have a gig as a head coach.
According to Pete Roussel of Coaching Search, the Connecticut Huskies are expected to interview Foster.
The Huskies still haven’t found an adequate replacement of Randy Edsall, who took over the Maryland Terrapins in 2011 after spending 12 years as the Huskies’ head coaching, helping them make the move to the FBS level in 2000. The Huskies hired former Syracuse Orange head coach Paul Pasqualoni, who was fired after an 0-4 start this season. Pasqualoni went 10-18 with the Huskies.
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo are also expected to be candidates for the job.