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LOOK: Bud Foster is enjoying retirement (did you know he retired?)

Photo by Jeremy Brevard, USA Today Sports

Photo by Jeremy Brevard, USA Today Sports

Did you know Bud Foster retired after his team’s matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2019-20 Belk Bowl? That’s right – Foster’s lunch pail defense gave up 37 points to the Cats in Foster’s final game with the program. The Cats came away with the exciting 37-30 victory, but the story of the game seemed to be stuck on Foster – Virginia Tech’s long-time defensive coordinator – and his impending retirement. I can’t be the only one who remembers the excessive camera shots of Foster on the sidelines or the commentators’ consistent reminders that this would be his final game.

But in case you forgot, Foster is here to remind you he’s done with the daily grind of football. Well, mostly. He is still the special assistant to Virginia Tech’s Athletic Director.

He shared this image on twitter:

In all seriousness, I’m glad Bud Foster is appreciating retirement. He’s a native Kentuckian (born in Somerset), and he played football for Murray State from 1977-80. The lake looks beautiful, and after more than three long decades in a demanding profession, he deserves to enjoy it.

But I hope we don’t have to hear about it anymore.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

11 Comments for LOOK: Bud Foster is enjoying retirement (did you know he retired?)



  1. bbn606
    7:08 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    You mean Bud Foster of the Bud Foster Lunch Pail Defense Fame? Lord, how many times did I heard that? I had never really heard of him before.



  2. satcheluk
    8:13 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    Glad we could usher in his retirement.



  3. Batsell
    9:16 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    Hell yes I heard it! They only showed him and talked about it 10,000 times during the damn game! Remember?



  4. mashburnfan1
    9:17 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    You hope we don’t have to hear about it anymore yet YOU wrote an article to bring it up??????? Genius.



    • UKiyaoyas
      8:14 am August 3, 2020 Permalink

      No one seems to care for you on here but this comment was spot on. Haha.



  5. Lyle Evans
    9:47 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    Technically, his defense gave up 31 points. The last 6 were scored by our defense.



  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:36 pm August 2, 2020 Permalink

    ACC defenses…can you even call it that?



  7. MrFlip41129
    1:58 am August 3, 2020 Permalink

    He was a dam good coach!! Give the man the respect he deserves! Yeah he lost to the Cats in his last game. But don’t forget what his defense did decades before. When the Cats was shitting bricks, he was playing for a national title, and had th best defense arguably in the country.



    • cats646
      7:15 am August 3, 2020 Permalink

      He gets no respect. I’ll never respect anyone that coached that VT team. The way they tried to get Bowden to fight so he wouldn’t play just proves how terrified and how big of a b!tch Bud Foster was. F**k him and VT always. I respect Louisville more than I do VT. Trashiest program we’ve ever played. And if he was such a good coach, he would’ve been able to stop the most one dimensional offense in history. The only thing he’s got in that lunch pale is the brick that HE sh!t during that game.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:31 am August 3, 2020 Permalink

      MrFlip, where does it say on here that he wasn’t a good coach. It’s the non-stop worship that was sickening to any fan who had to sit through a game and watch/hear it. But maybe that’s your thing, and that’s fine.

      Oh, and what cats646 said. lol



    • KyZoneBlitz
      1:47 pm August 3, 2020 Permalink

      Agreed, what cats646 said… Other than respecting louisville more than VT…. Cant go that far since the dirtybirds did hire petrino….. Twice…… But other than that, completely agree…..