RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia has hired Richmond's Mike London as its new head football coach.
London replaces Al Groh, who was fired a week ago.
Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage says in a press release that London's experience and variety of coaching assignments position him for success with the Cavaliers.
London agreed to a five-year deal, in which he'll be paid $1.7 million annually.
He spent six years as an assistant at Virginia, serving as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator from 2001-04, and as defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007. In between, he was the defensive line coach for the NFL's Houston Texans in 2005.
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