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Chris Slade, two others set to join Virginia’s new coaching staff

According to Yahoo Sports reporter Pete Thamel, former Virginia All-American defensive end Chris Slade is returning to the Cavaliers’ coaching staff along with two other coaches expected to be hired in the coming days: Army wide receiver coach Keith Gaither and Navy defensive line coach Kevin Downing.


Virginia hires Atlanta Falcons RB coach, Des Kitchings as Elliott’s offensive coordinator

Tony Elliott has hired his new offensive coordinator, Des Kitchings, according to Atlanta Falcons’ head coach Arthur Smith.


Virginia targeting Purdue, Navy assistants for defensive coaching staff

Tony Elliott has his eyes on luring Purdue co-defensive coordinator Brad Lambert, and is also looking at Navy defensive coordinator Brian Newberry as a possibility to join his new Virginia coaching staff.


Virginia offers pair of offensive tackles from transfer portal

While Virginia entered the New Year with the most football players on the FBS side of the transfer portal (19), the Cavaliers have reached out with offers to a couple of linemen that left other programs.


UVA Football notes: Taulapapa enters portal; Wahoos offer Stanford transfer; coaching hires; Ronde makes HOF cut

Wayne Taulapapa, the Cavaliers’ regular starting running back for the past three years, announced on his Twitter account on Thursday that he plans to leave the program.


Clemson’s Tim Bourret tells us all about Tony Elliott

Long-time Clemson SID Tim Bourret joins “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” to share with us his favorite stories of new Virginia football Tony Elliott, dating back to when Elliott walked on at Clemson in 1999.


Omicron wreaking havoc on sports schedules

Dr. Winston Gwathmey joins “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” to give us a glimpse into the cancellation of the Wasabi Fenway Bowl due to COVID.


‘Hoos in, ‘Hoos out as Virginia Football moves to offseason mode

Jerry Ratcliffe welcomes Chris Graham to the show to discuss the latest offseason news with Virginia Football.


All-American Oluwatimi joins UVA’s transfer party, commits to Michigan

All-American center Olusegun Oluwatimi completed wiping out UVA’s line on Monday when he announced that he has transferred to Michigan.


Virginia loses another offensive lineman as Bissinger transfers to SMU

Joe Bissinger, who played left guard for the Cavaliers the past couple of seasons, announced on his Twitter account Monday that he will transfer to SMU.


BREAKING: Taylor transferring to North Carolina

One of the top returning defensive players for Virginia, linebacker Noah Taylor, has committed to play for North Carolina.


BREAKING: Virginia targets NFL assistant Kitchings as Cavalier offensive coordinator

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, sources indicate that Virginia has targeted Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Des Kitchings for the Cavaliers’ offensive coordinator position.


BREAKING: Elliott retains assistant coaches Hagans, Tujague and Sintim

Tony Elliott has retained three assistant coaches from Bronco Mendenhall’s staff, including wide receivers coach Marques Hagans, offensive line coach Garett Tujague and defensive line coach Clint Sintim.


Starting left tackle Bobby Haskins is transferring to Southern Cal

Virginia’s starting offensive left tackle Bobby Haskins will finish his football career for Lincoln Riley at Southern Cal.


Syracuse set to hire former UVA offensive coaches Beck and Anae

According to reports out of Syracuse, the Orange will hire two former Virginia assistant coaches, offensive coordinator Robert Anae and quarterbacks coach Jason Beck, for the same positions on the Orange coaching staff.


UPDATE: UVA AD Carla Williams confirms team’s Covid results killed bowl game

Virginia will not play in this week’s Wasabi Fenway Bowl due to Covid issues within the team, the school confirmed this morning.


Virginia will not play in this week’s Fenway Bowl due to Covid issues, season over

Virginia will not play in this week’s Wasabi Fenway Bowl due to Covid issues within the team, sources confirmed this morning.


Armstrong on Elliott, Beck, the Fenway Bowl and the reason he won’t go to Bronco’s ranch

Virginia’s record-breaking quarterback Brennan Armstrong is trying to remain focused on the present, including preparing for the Cavaliers’ upcoming bowl game with SMU. He’s also keeping an eye on his future.


Bronco announces staff changes for bowl; who’s in, who’s out & his thoughts on what Armstrong should do

Bronco Mendenhall announced coaching staff responsibilities for the upcoming bowl game, talked about what players are in and those that are out, and gave his opinion on whether quarterback Brennan Armstrong will remain at Virginia during a pre-Christmas chat with media after Wednesday’s practice.


Details of Tony Elliott’s contract revealed

New Virginia football coach Tony Elliott signed a six-year contract worth $4.1 million the first season, rising $150,000 every other year to a peak of $4.55 million in 2027.