After we shared the image this morning of Marques Hagans and Chris Beatty still listed on the football coaches' page of VirginiaSports.com, we were hopeful that both would have a role in the 2016 season for Virginia. Unfortunately, it looks like that's not to be for at least one.
Hearing Syracuse is the destination for #UVaFB running backs coach Chris Beatty. Impressed a lot of people in one-year stay at UVa.— Douglas Doughty (@DoughtySports) December 11, 2015
What Doughty heard about Beatty has now been reported by multiple other outlets as a done deal. But the strongest source of confirmation? Those reports were retweeted by Beatty himself.
Great addition for Cuse. Not only a great recruiter, but helped develop Taquan Mizzell this year for #UVA. https://t.co/aMFrRrRPPF— Jacquie Franciulli (@JacquieFran_) December 11, 2015
Virginia RBs coach/AHC Chris Beatty expected to join staff of new Syracuse HC Dino Babers per sources. https://t.co/PWXvxJv6bT— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 11, 2015
This makes things pretty much locked up on the offensive side. We'll keep our ears and eyes open for what may be coming on the defensive staff.