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What will UVA football look like in 2016 under Bronco Mendenhall?

We know that Bronco Mendenhall wins. His BYU teams have averaged nine wins a season in his 11 years in Provo.


New Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall: A marathon, not a sprint

Considering the schedule the next couple of weeks for new Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall, it’s not hard to see why coaches don’t stick around for bowl games when they take a new job.


Virginia gets its man: No leaks key to landing Bronco Mendenhall

The great mystery to the news that Bronco Mendenhall is the new head football coach at the University of Virginia is … how the heck were they able to keep that state secret?


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Change or Die: Bronco Mendenhall breathing life back into Virginia football

Somehow members of the media got the idea that new Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall sensed bad vibes from a few players upon their first team meeting on Monday.


Transcript: Virginia introduces Bronco Mendenhall as new football coach

New University of Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall and UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage address reporters at a press conference on Monday.


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Video: Bronco Mendenhall introduced as Virginia football coach

The full press conference at John Paul Jones Arena introducing Bronco Mendenhall as head coach of the University of Virginia football team.


Bronco Mendenhall era begins at Virginia

If you didn’t know that Bronco Mendenhall was a football coach, you’d be forgiven for thinking him a business management professor.


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Virginia’s Blanding, Kiser honored by Touchdown Club of Richmond

Virginia football players Quin Blanding and Micah Kiser have been named College Award winners by the Touchdown Club of Richmond.


Video: New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall addresses BYU media

New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall talks with reporters in Provo, Utah, about his decision to leave BYU for the job at UVA.


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Bronco Mendenhall hire puts a new spin on Craig Littlepage legacy at UVA

Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage had taken to carrying that Capital One Cup around as a protective shield.


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Podcast: UVA Sports Today goes Bronco

UVA Sports Today breaks down the stunning news that BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall will be the new coach at Virginia.


BYU says Mendenhall will coach Cougars in Las Vegas Bowl

New Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall will coach BYU in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, the school announced Friday.


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Virginia hires Bronco Mendenhall: UVA playing big boy football

Virginia just flat-out stole Bronco Mendenhall from BYU, almost literally.


Virginia announces BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall as new football coach

Bronco Mendenhall, the head coach at Brigham Young University for the last 11 years, is the new head football coach at the University of Virginia.


Mark Richt or bust went bust: Virginia on to the next

Great news: Mark Richt was reportedly in Charlottesville on Wednesday to interview for the Virginia football coaching job. Bad news: multiple reports have Richt being announced tomorrow or Friday as the new coach at Miami.


Introducing Jeff Brohm: Your next Virginia football coach

Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage, according to Daily Progress sports editor Jerry Ratcliffe, is looking for football’s Tony Bennett.


Report: Mark Richt to interview at Virginia

An ESPN report has former Georgia coach Mark Richt interviewing for the vacancy at Virginia late Tuesday or early Wednesday.


Next man up: Virginia might need to move quickly if it wants Mark Richt

Mark Richt was a target in a Virginia coaching search 15 years ago. Could the former Georgia coach be the focal point again in 2015? If so, UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage might want to move quickly to get on Richt’s schedule.


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UVA connection leads Ravens to Monday Night Football win

Virginia alum Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, and another UVA alum, Brent Urban, blocked a potential game-winning field goal that led to a 64-yard TD return by Will Hill on the game’s final play, leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 33-27 win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.


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Quin Blanding, Micah Kiser highlight UVA’s seven All-ACC honorees

Free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser highlight Virginia’s seven players named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Football team, as announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).


UVA football coach Mike London resigns

University of Virginia director of athletics Craig Littlepage announced today the resignation of head football coach Mike London, effective immediately.


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Next man up: Assessing the top candidates for the soon-to-be-open Virginia football job

Why wait, right? We all know that Mike London isn’t going to be back at Virginia. And we know that Virginia Tech has upped the ante with Whit Babcock using Bryant Hall to announce to the world that the rumors that he has snatched Justin Fuente off the market aren’t official yet, but will be soon.


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These go to 12: Inside the numbers on Virginia Tech win in Commonwealth Clash

I use this line in marketing classes that I teach, and will get to for at least another year. No Virginia fan has ever been able to post on Facebook about how their team beat Virginia Tech in football.


Turn out the lights: The Mike London party is over at UVA

Mike London knows it. He was asked twice in his postgame presser following Virginia’s 23-20 loss to rival Virginia Tech on Saturday about his future.


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How Virginia snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

Virginia backup tailback Albert Reid burst through the left side, aided by Virginia Tech’s over-pursuit of jet sweep action moving across the formation to the right, and ran practically untouched for a 57-yard touchdown.


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The fake punt: What was Virginia thinking, exactly?

Virginia had a fourth-and-16 from its own 34, up 6-3 with 2:16 left in the second quarter. The Cavs had to burn a timeout because of a personnel issue, but that kind of thing happens a lot, too much, these days.


Video: Virginia football coach Mike London addresses future

Virginia football coach Mike London addresses a question in his postgame press conference Saturday about his future. London, 27-46 overall and 14-34 in the ACC in six seasons at UVA, is widely expected to be fired after the Cavs posted their fourth losing season in a row.


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Podcast: UVA Sports Today wraps Virginia vs. Virginia Tech, end of line for Mike London?

The UVA Sports Today crew – Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and UVA beat writer Scott German – wrap the Virginia Tech 23-20 win at Virginia, and report from the locker room after the press conferences of Virginia Tech Frank Beamer and UVA coach Mike London.


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Live Coverage: Virginia faces Virginia Tech in Commonwealth Clash

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and UVA beat writer Scott German lead our live coverage of Saturday’s Commonwealth Clash between Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) and Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC).


‘Hoos, Hokies: State Police advise planning to drive to save lives on Clash weekend

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Virginia coach Mike London put their rivalries aside in order to team up with the Virginia State Police for a traffic safety public service announcement.


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Podcast: UVA Sports Today breaks down Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

We know that one coach, Virginia Tech head man Frank Beamer, is stepping down at the end of the season. But might Saturday also mark the end for Virginia coach Mike London?


All angles: Is Mike London finally done at UVA?

One reader adroitly observed that I can be good at talking out of both sides of my mouth when it comes to talking about the future of UVA football coach Mike London.


Charlottesville Free Trolley to detour Saturday for Virginia football

Due to the Virginia football game against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Charlottesville Area Transit will detour the Free Trolley.


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Frank Beamer: Focus on Virginia, not final game

Virginia Tech put about as much into a game as is possible in last weekend’s home finale with North Carolina. The 30-27 overtime loss now has the Hokies in need of a win to continue the program’s streak of 22 consecutive winning seasons, 22 consecutive bowl appearances, and the career of head coach Frank Beamer, who is retiring at the end of the season.


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Podcast: Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham previews Virginia-Virginia Tech on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham previews the Virginia-Virginia Tech ACC football clash with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Can the ‘Hoos finally break in their 11-game losing streak in the rivalry game? Can legendary Tech coach Frank Beamer go out on top? That plus a breakdown of the College Football Playoff race, and a quick look at the ACC basketball scene.


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It has been forever since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech

How long has it been since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech in football? Well, you’re familiar with Facebook, of course. Facebook has come to be since the last time the Cavs beat the Hokies on the gridiron.


Does Mike London know something that we don’t? Um, well, yeah

Virginia football coach Mike London was asked at his weekly Monday press conference about his future. For only about the millionth time.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-7, 3-4 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) on Saturday.


The case for Mike London: Yes, Virginia, he maybe should be back next year

I wrote the most recent Mike London football coach obituary two weeks ago after Virginia lost on the road at Louisville to clinch yet another losing season under the sixth-year coach.


Unconscionable error by UVA coach Mike London could have proven costly late in Duke win

Virginia coach Mike London picked up a 15-yard penalty after vehemently arguing a pass-interference penalty on a potential game-tying drive by Duke in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ 42-34 win on Saturday.