Tuesday, December 1, 2009


According to the Washington Post, Virginia will start its search for a new head football coach immediately.

No big shock there.

Virginia Athletic Director Craig Littlepage said a national search for Al Groh’s replacement would begin immediately, and that he would not comment on the coaching search until it is completed.

Possible replacements include two former Groh assistants: Richmond Coach Mike London and Temple Coach Al Golden.

Virginia reportedly also is interested in Boise State Coach Chris Petersen. Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville’s name also has come up in speculation, as have Louisiana Tech Coach Derek Dooley, who played wide receiver at Virginia from 1987 to 1990; Harvard Coach Tim Murphy and Air Force Coach Troy Calhoun.

(Editor’s Note: Virginia also fired offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon, special teams coach Ron Prince, offensive line coach Dave Borbely, running backs coach Wayne Lineburg, wide receivers coach Latrell Scott, linebackers coach Bob Trott and defensive line coach Chad Wilt. All were told that they had 48 hours to remove their belongings from the McCue Center, various sources confirmed. Secondary coach Anthony Poindexter, a six-year coach at UVa, and recruiting coordinator Bob Price were retained.)

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