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Virginia's football staff continues its shakeup, as reports surfaced today that Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor will be leaving the Cavaliers for greener, colder, pastures.
Just when you thought Virginia had hopped off the coaching carousel for the time being, the Hoos go for another go round. According to a CBS report by Bruce Feldman, Virginia Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor is leaving the Cavaliers for a position with Chip Kelly's staff and the Philadelphia Eagles.
This hole in the leadership will presumably be filled by new hire Tom O'Brien, who is currently holds the title of Associate Head Coach for Offense / Tight Ends. O'Brien, of course, comes to Virginia after being head coach at NC State, and Boston College before that.
Lazor is no stranger to the NFL, having coached quarterbacks for both Seattle and Washington, and coaching around the league since 2001.
There is no reason for UVA fans to panic over this report. For most, it was Virginia's offense that created some of the greatest frustrations (actually it was the special teams, but that's been addressed through coaching changes already). But with a $425,000 contract at hand, most viewed Lazor as just too expensive to let go. Having him leave for the Eagles appears to be the cleanest solution for Virginia.
Stay tuned for more coaching announcements as Mike London and company will need to shuffle a few folks around and let the dust settle. Whoever takes over will have their hands full and will need to keep up with Oregon's high flying (get it? Ducks, flying?) offense. Virginia announced yesterday that the Ducks will be coming to Charlottesville on September 7, 2013.