Pat Forde praises Mendenhall hire


Virginia made the Stealth Hire of the Year, locking up BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall without anyone hearing a peep about it until the day it was announced. While Mendenhall will have to familiarize himself in a hurry with a very different recruiting territory and recruit demographic, he made a couple staff moves that should help in that area by retaining Virginia assistant Marques Hagans and hiring fired East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill. Mendenhall certainly brings an accomplished track record to Charlottesville, having averaged nine wins per year in 11 seasons at BYU.