Just after 5pm on Friday, Virginia teased some exciting information surrounding the football program:
We waited patiently for the upcoming news, waiting for the excitement to follow.
After Doug Doughty leaked a name, Virginia announced the new hire for head football coach: Bronco Mendenhall.
Yes, I know. That name is awesome.
Immediately, Twitter was abuzz...and not just #UVATwitter.
Our football coach's name is BRONCO That's worth a couple wins right there alone #UVa— Tucker Martin (@jtuckermartin) December 4, 2015
The mans first name is BRONCO and he has gone 99-42 and never missed a bowl pic.twitter.com/YW22cwxg0H— Alex Kent (@Billikentt) December 4, 2015
I think that Virginia just hired a sports utility vehicle.— Hoya Suxa (@HoyaSuxa) December 4, 2015
ACC Coastal kicked serious tail hiring coaches. https://t.co/1WyRo7XonA— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) December 4, 2015
Welcome Coach!! https://t.co/fXszuigwG6— Evan Butts (@allbusiness_6) December 4, 2015
Barry Word, quoted in today's Roanoke Times on the Cavaliers' search for a head coach. describes Mendall hiring as a "home run."— Douglas Doughty (@DoughtySports) December 4, 2015
UVA just hired Bronco Mendenhall? Out of the blue but that's solid. What's gotten into the ACC, they want to win at football or something?— Jeff or Jeffrey Fann (@TalkinACCSports) December 4, 2015
Former players are loving it.
Love the hire. Additionally, I drove my 95 bronco to work this week for the first time all year. Didn't know a thing. No lie %goodomen— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 4, 2015
Not just anybody can coach at UVA. It has to be someone who can deal with a unique environment so this was a good choice in my opinion....— Henry Coley IV (@henrycoley44) December 4, 2015
Virginia Recruit Sonny Abramson on the hire:
"He went out there and found the perfect coach for us." — #UVa QB commit Sonny Abramson on Craig Littlepage— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) December 4, 2015
But the best part?
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