Virginia coach Mike London has issued a statement on the speculation surrounding offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's future, and confirmed that his offensive coordinator has met with an NFL team about a job opportunity. FOXSports.com reported on Tuesday that Lazor is a candidate for the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here's what London had to say about it:
"I have received a number of inquiries regarding the status of Bill Lazor on our staff. Bill recently met with a NFL team regarding an opening on its staff. Considering his background in the NFL and the outstanding job he has done as our offensive coordinator, that does not surprise me.
I’m a firm believer in the continuity of the overall staff and I think the combination of quality assistant coaches and support staff have contributed to our success thus far. At the same time, opportunities present themselves that I feel are important for our staff to investigate and possibly pursue for their personal development and to allow them to meet their personal goals."
This would be a big loss for the Hoos, especially as they prepare for spring practice and build off of the momentum from 2011, but so far, there's nothing concrete. If and when there is, you can find it here.