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Vote of confidence: Did Virginia Tech AD need to affirm support for Frank Beamer?

Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football, and thus is the linchpin of the school’s overall marketing efforts, not just for sports, but for everything that matters. Odd, then, that he would need a vote of confidence on a random Saturday in January from his AD after a couple of subpar seasons.


Craig Littlepage: Winning not important with UVA football

UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage may lose the last few supporters he has with his perspective on the importance of wins and losses with his department’s signature program.


Surprised at UVA move on Mike London?

UVA Athletics Director Craig Littlepage made it official on Wednesday, telling Wahoo Nation that football coach Mike London would be back for 2015, cooling the hot seat talk, for now, anyway.


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Win or lose: Change is coming after UVA, Virginia Tech meet on Friday

Virginia Tech is averaging 362.0 yards and 23.3 points per game in 2014, a big fall-off from the Hokies’ most recent double-digit-win season, 2011, when that 11-3 squad averaged 413.0 yards and 27.9 points per game.


Has Mike London saved his job?

At 4-6, on a four-game losing streak, Miami was probably the last must-win game for Mike London as the embattled UVA coach tried to fight his way off the hot seat.


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Live Blog: UVA football vs. Georgia Tech

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during today’s ACC football game between UVA (4-4, 2-2 ACC) and Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC).


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks UVA, Virginia Tech football on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM. Chris breaks down UVA football’s gut-wrenching 28-27 loss to North Carolina on Saturday and talks about the hot seat that Virginia Cavaliers coach Mike London is on with four games to go in the 2014 season.


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UVA Sports Today: Is Mike London back on the hot seat?

UVA football’s 28-27 loss to North Carolina on Saturday seems to have put coach Mike London squarely on the hot seat. What can London do, other than win, to save his job? That, plus, in the real of good news, UVA basketball, in this week’s installment of UVA Sports Today with host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham.


Oh, dear: Frank Beamer on the hot seat?

It’s only one Google search, but at 10:43 p.m. Eastern Thursday night, or about 20 minutes before the end of Miami’s 30-6 dismantling of Virginia Tech, someone typed in the phrase frank beamer hot seat and clicked through to AugustaFreePress.com.


Is Mike London’s job at UVA safe yet?

As Virginia football slogged to a 2-10 finish in 2013, it wasn’t a safe bet that UVA football coach Mike London wouldn’t be canned at the end of the season, and that if he somehow made it past that stage he wouldn’t then be a dead man walking in 2014.


Hope ya like Mike London: ‘Cuz he ain’t goin’ anywhere

Mike London came into Saturday on the hot seat. What his UVA football team showed in a 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA seems to indicate that he will keep his job at the end of the year.


Mike London on the hot seat: Uncertainty impacts UVA football

UVA football coach Mike London is on the hot seat, which is to say, everybody in the locker room is on the hot seat. His assistants have to wonder what their address will be come Dec. 1. Players with eligibility beyond 2014 have to wonder what happens to them if London is let go, and a new staff comes in with a new approach.


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Marquee games put pressure on UVA football early

If you’re UVA football, and you’re on a nine-game losing streak, and your coach is on the hot seat, and you’ve got road trips to BYU, Florida State and Virginia Tech to look forward to, maybe you want to start the season with a layup, to huild some confidence.


Video: UVA football coach Mike London on the hot seat

UVA football coach Mike London is literally on the hot seat at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff, taking questions from the news media about his job security.


Chris Graham: Craig Littlepage reiterates support for Mike London

With spring practice looming, UVa. athletics director Craig Littlepage is doubling down on his vocal support for embattled football coach Mike London.


Chris Graham: Littlepage votes ‘confidence’ for Mike London

Make no bones about it. Mike London is not on any hot seat at UVa., despite his team’s 2-3 start.


Chris Graham: Ye, Mike London, of little faith

Here’s what’s going through Mike London’s head as the clock continued to tick in the closing moments in Lane Stadium Saturday. No way our offense can move the ball. And even if we move the ball, no way our kicker makes a kick. That’s why I tried that ridiculous fake field goal in the third quarter up a touchdown with the momentum going our way. Best thing we can do here is let the clock run down, hope he misses it, and then we go to overtime.


Chris Graham: Decision time for Mike London?

Let’s just start with what needs to be said. Mike London needs to clean house, or maybe his house will get cleaned for him.


Press Conference: Mike London

UVa. football coach Mike London talks with the news media in advance of the Cavs’ game this weekend at home against Coastal Division rival Miami,


Press Conference: Mike London

UVa. football coach Mike London talks with the media in advance of the Cavs’ game this weekend with N.C. State.


Chris Graham: Is Mike London throwing in the towel?

When you’re asked about your team’s ongoing five-game losing streak, and your response is to start talking about how the program is having success in the classroom and in other areas of life, well, you’re pretty much Ted Roof on your way out the door at Duke, right?


Chris Graham: Coaches on the hot seat

Mike London was the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year. Frank Beamer is pretty much the God of Hokie Nation. And right now, both coaches are on the proverbial hot seat, at least judging from the comments on various locales on the Internet.