Could Prince resurface at Virginia on Groh's staff?

February, 18, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Multiple reports from Virginia media outlets indicate that former Kansas State coach Ron Prince could return to Al Groh's staff as an assistant coach.

Charlottesville, Va., television station WVIR reported on its Web site that Prince could be in line to fill an opening created by the departure of Bob Diaco to Cincinnati. 

The thinking is that Prince could shuffle into a position as possibly Groh's assistant head coach. He served as Groh's offensive coordinator in the final three seasons of a five-season stint on Groh's staff from 2001-05.

Prince was the head coach at Kansas State from 2006-2008, posting a 17-20 record while there.

The website ncaafootball.fanhouse.com notes that Groh's staff already has deposed former Bowling Green coach Gregg Brandon on his staff, who is working as the Cavaliers' offensive coordinator. It might be interesting to see if one of the former head coaches ends up replacing Groh, who turns 65 on July 13.

So would it really be surprising to see Prince back coaching at his old school? Probably not, considering the job opening that potentially could materialize there very soon.

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