Bronco Mendenhall introduced as UVA's next head football coach

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WVIRCHARLOTTESVILLE (WVIR) - The deal has been made, and the contract is signed.

All that's left for the UVa football team is to make introductions.


The Cavaliers will hold a press conference Monday morning, as they introduce new head coach Bronco Mendenhall.

The introduction comes one week after Virginia first made contact with the 49-year-old coach.

Mendenhall is the third-consecutive Cavalier head coach with a defensive background, following Al Groh and Mike London.

Bronco Mendenhall led BYU to 99-wins in his eleven seasons in Provo.

UVa has won 56-games over that same time period.

Mendenhall says, "Virginia reminds me a lot of BYU when I was named the head coach here.  I see tremendous chance for growth and opportunity.  I like to build. I like challenge. I like growth. I like learning. I see a fantastic challenge and opportunity with real and tangible results that can happen.  College athletes, they work hard. I would love to have that team see what it feels like to win, and win a lot. And get great grades. And learn and grow as people. I'm anxious for that to happen, and I see that capability. I like that opportunity."