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Virginia might be in the market for a new OC

UVA offensive coordinator Bill Lazor AP

Over the past couple of weeks more than a few assistants at the collegiate level have left for jobs in the NFL.

Courtesy of a former Big East head coach, an ACC school could find itself as the latest college program in search of a new assistant.

By way of our kinfolk over at PFT, Alex Marvez of is reporting that Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is one of the candidates new Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano is considering for the same position with the Buccaneers.  Former Illinois head coach Ron Turner is also a consideration.

Lazor has been at Virginia the past two seasons, and serves as the Cavaliers’ quarterbacks coach as well.  He had spent the previous seven seasons prior as an NFL assistant.

This report comes one day after it was reported Schiano, the former Rutgers head coach, had been turned down by Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.  Additionally, it was reported over the weekend that P.J. Fleck was leaving Northern Illinois — after one day on the job as the Huskies offensive coordinator — for a position on Schiano’s coaching staff.  Fleck was with Schiano at RU but accepted the coordinator job at his alma mater after Schiano left for the NFL last month.

Marvez also reported that Schiano will be taking another three of his former RU assistants: Bob Fraser (linebackers), Brian Angelichio (tight ends) and Jeff Haley (assistant defensive backs coach).

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