Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s exit from
Question is, has that time arrived after only two seasons in Charlottesville?
FoxSports reported Tuesday that Lazor is a candidate to become the
The Charlottesville Daily Progress reported Wednesday that Lazor no longer is involved with the Bucs' search, but I've been unable to confirm that.
Neither Lazor nor Virginia coach
The Cavaliers have ranked third and fourth among
In 2010, Virginia averaged a program record 265.5 passing yards per game.
Virginia's yards didn't always translate to points. The Cavaliers were ninth this past season in scoring, seventh in 2010.
Regardless of the numbers, losing Lazor would be a blow to the program. He calls an imaginative game and appears to work well with the team's quarterbacks.
One hiccup in 2011: the alternating of quarterbacks Michael Rocco and
Lazor went to Virginia after two seasons as the Seahawks' quarterbacks coach under Mike Holmgren and Jim Mora. In that role he replaced Jim Zorn when Zorn became the Redskins' head coach.
Previously, Lazor coached under
"He's an impressive young man," Reeves told me when Virginia hired Lazor. "I don't think I've ever been around someone who picked up a system and terminology as fast as he did. ...
"Terminology is sort of like learning a language. You can take a Spanish course and go to Mexico and not really speak the language. Bill spoke (our) language. …
"He was always anxious to do more. I can't say enough good things about him. ... Bill just took it to the extreme. He did things you hadn't even thought about."
Schiano has quite an overhaul ahead in Tampa. The Bucs were 4-12 this season, last in the
Tampa was minus-16 in turnover ratio, in large part because quarterback
FoxSports reports that former
Lazor makes more than $425,000 annually at Virginia. NFL coordinators can make more than double that salary.
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