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Revamped staff doesn't mean reset for Virginia

Published On: Aug 14 2013 11:03:49 AM EDT
Mike London

University of Virginia Athletics

University of Virginia head football coach Mike London


Mike London isn't willing to say Virginia hit the reset button after his third season as coach, but with new offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators, the Cavaliers are in rapid makeover mode.

London overhauled his staff after last season's 4-8 finish, bringing in three former head coaches and a defensive coordinator whose charge is to turn the Cavaliers' into a big-play, aggressive unit.

The offense under Steve Fairchild will remain a pro-style attack. It will be led by redshirt sophomore quarterback David Watford. He sat out last season while redshirting, but is a speedy duel-threat who has impressed with leadership and understanding of the game in winning the job.

Jon Tenuta brings an aggressive style to the defense that was less flashy, but Virginia's strongest unit a season ago.