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Mike London is officially out as head coach of Virginia Football

With poor performance on the field and dwindling attendance, Virginia AD Craig Littlepage has decided to move in a different direction.

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After six seasons, Mike London has "resigned" from his coaching position at UVa. According to the official team twitter account:

"Mike London has been an outstanding representative of the University of Virginia," Littlepage said in a statement. "During his tenure, Mike created a positive culture for our student-athletes to develop as young men, who improved each year in the classroom and represented us very well in the community. Mike was a tremendous mentor for his players and many of our coaches. His ability to inspire others helped our program establish great relationships among the high school football coaches in the state and he has been a tremendous ambassador for the University. We are thankful for Mike's numerous contributions representing the University and Virginia athletics."

"I appreciate the opportunity to have been the head football coach at the University of Virginia and for the relationships that have been formed during my time in Charlottesville that will last for years to come," London said. "I took this job to make a profound difference in the lives of young men and to re-establish Virginia football as one of the best programs in the ACC. While we were successful in the development of our players in many areas, I would have liked to have won more games for the student-athletes, coaches, fans and everyone that's a part of the University of Virginia."

The move comes as an expected development in this season’s nationwide coaching carousel, especially since a 1-3 start to this season that featured a nationally-televised 56-14 home loss to Boise State. Calls from fans for London’s ouster had increased exponentially in recent years as losses, clock mismanagement, and fundamental mistakes piled up.

London, 55, was hired shortly after the 2009 season to replace Al Groh. Cavalier fans had hoped that his national championship pedigree at FCS Richmond would be instrumental in leading the Wahoos back to glory. Instead, the Cavaliers racked up win totals of four, eight, four, two, five, and four in London's six years. Notably, London failed to beat main rivals Virginia Tech and North Carolina even once in 12 tries. Also, UVa has lost 15 straight road games dating back to 2012.

In total, London amassed a record of 27-46 while on Grounds, including a paltry 14-34 in conference play. The team finished with a losing record in each of his final four years.

Stay with Streaking The Lawn over the next couple weeks as we dissect today’s events and look toward the future of Virginia football, including the hiring of the 40th coach in program history – whoever that may turn out to be.