Virginia Cavalier Coaching Changes Give Groh a Second Chance

Posted by Aaron Mullins on August-17-2009 Add Comments

Al Groh’s tenure as head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers has been a rocky one.  Upon his arrival in 2001, Groh immediately attempted to change the culture of Virginia Football.  He encouraged the fanbase to leave their ties and pearls at home, and instead throw on orange t-shirts (or sweatshirts if you really wanted to make a good impression on the new coach).  On the field, he made the switch from the 4-3 to the unconventional 3-4 defense.  He concluded his first season with a 5-7 record, but Virginia fans were optimistic that Coach Groh would lead them to bigger and better things. 

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