Virginia Football Won’t Be Rebuilt in a Day

Posted by Ben Gibson on December-15-2009 Add Comments

Mike London knew the challenge coming into Charlottesville.

The former head coach of the University of Richmond had two previous stints at Virginia before becoming the eventual successor to Al Groh after nine tumultuous seasons.  He understands the culture and he recognizes the expectations upon him.

Most importantly, he realizes that this is a long-term project.

When London left Virginia in 2007 to coach his alma mater, he was walking into a team built for success.  Current Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson had created a program on the verge of big things and London was able to maximize the talents of versatile quarterback Eric Ward and an experienced defense en route to the first national championship in school hi...

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