The Virginia football program made a big splash today in the college football world, announcing that BYU head coach would now be heading to Charlottesville, and with a whole lot of money.
Bronco Mendenhall receives a 5-year contract at Virginia, starting at $3.25 million/year
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 4, 2015
Mendenhall has been the head coach at BYU for the past 11 years and experienced great success, leading the Cougars to a 99-42 record in the span. That mark ranks as 12th best in college football in the past 11 years, in addition to being one of only ten teams to go to a bowl game every one of those years.
Mendenhall will coach the Cougars in their upcoming bowl game, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe confirmed to CollegeFootballTalk. His introductory press conference is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. ET, Virginia announced.
“Bronco Mendenhall’s teams have consistently won at a high level and he’s demonstrated the ability to create a strategic vision to build a program and then implement his plan to be successful. His emphasis on the overall development of student athletes and a commitment to academic achievement is in line with our goals of Uncompromised Excellence. We’re excited to begin a new era of Virginia football and support Bronco and his staff,” Athletic director Craig Littlepage said in a statement.
Mendenhall will now look to revive the Cavaliers program.
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