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UVa Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor Leaving Virginia for the NFL

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UVa offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is leaving Virginia to be the quarterbacks coach with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. 

Lazor has spent three seasons as Mike London's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia.   Before coming to UVa Lazor spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons mostly as a quarterbacks coach.

Lazor will now work under new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

Below is the official press release about Lazor's departure from the University of Virginia:

Charlottesville, Va. –Virginia head football coach Mike London announced today that offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor has resigned his position with the Virginia football program to accept a coaching position in the National Football League.

"I appreciate Bill Lazor's time here as a member of my staff," London said. "We are now wrapping up our recruiting and starting our preparation for the 2013 season. We will move quickly to find a new offensive coordinator to keep the program moving forward."

Lazor joined London's staff in 2010after spending the previous seven seasons in the NFL. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 and 2009. Lazor spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins. During the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Lazor was the quarterbacks coach for legendary head coach Joe Gibbs. In his first two seasons in Washington, Lazor was an offensive assistant. Lazor got his NFL start in 2003 under Dan Reeves as the Atlanta Falcons offensivequality control coach. 

Lazor was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University at Buffalo in 2001 and 2002. Lazor spent seven seasons at his alma mater, Cornell. He started as a part-time assistant in 1994 and progressed to the passing game coordinator, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1999 and 2000. He also spent time as the running backs, tight ends, wide receivers and junior varsity head coach during his tenure with the Big Red. He is a native of Scranton, Pa.

"We have always been aware Bill Lazor might pursue a great opportunity in the National Football League," saidVirginia Executive Associate Athletics Director Jon Oliver. "The job he is taking with an NFL team is simply that. We see this as an opportunity for our football program that we will seek to maximize."

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