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Virginia moves quickly on coordinator hire

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A day after officially losing its offensive coordinator, Virginia has filled that coaching void.

The school announced in a press release that head coach Mike London has hired Steve Fairchild as his coordinator.  Quarterbacks coach will also be a part of the coaching veteran’s official title.

Fairchild will replace Bill Lazor, who left the Cavaliers for a job on Chip Kelly‘s Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff.

“Steve Fairchild brings a wealth of experience to Virginia and when you look at the offenses of the teams he has coached, you see high achievement,” said London. “Throughout his career you find Steve was a part of coaching staffs that have had tremendous offensive success and we are really fortunate to have him join our staff. Larry Lewis spoke very highly of Steve as they worked together at Colorado State.”

Fairchild was fired following the 2011 season as head coach at Colorado State, and spent last year as a senior offensive assistant for the San Diego Chargers.

“I am very excited to join the football program at the University of Virginia,” said Fairchild. “I can’t wait to get started. I’m excited about the type of football team we can have and anxious to get to Charlottesville and get to work.”
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