Mike London moved quickly to replace Bill Lazor as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach, hiring Steve Fairchild on Tuesday.
Just yesterday, U.Va. announced the departure of Bill Lazor, Virginia football's offensive coordinate and quarterbacks coach for the past three seasons. Lazor, oft-rumored to be heading back to the NFL finally decided to make the jump and become Chip Kelly's QB Coach in Philadelphia. Virginia Head Coach Mike London wasted no time finding a replacement, as he announced this evening that Steve Fairchild had been named to the same positions.
Steve Fairchild, most recently Senior Offensive Assistant for the NFL's San Diego Chargers, has 31 years of coaching experience, including four years as Head Coach at Colorado State. Before becoming the head coach at CSU - and before a brief stint in the NFL - Fairchild worked his way up the chain at CSU going from Quarterbacks Coach to Offensive Coordinator. He has also coached at San Diego State (TE Coach, QB Coach) and New Mexico (Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach) at the college level and Buffalo (RB Coach, Offensive Coordinator) and St. Louis (Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach) in the NFL.
He becomes the fourth coach on Mike London's staff with Head Coaching experience (London, O'Brien and Lewis are the other three).
Fairchild graduated from Colorado State in 1981. He played Quarterback for the Rams for three years.
Hopefully this hire will conclude the whirlwind of coaching changes that this off-season brought to the Cavalier football program.
For his full history, check out the press release from VirginiaSports.com.