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UVA names former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall as new head football coach

Posted at 5:49 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 18:27:32-05

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia has named former Brigham Young University coach Bronco Mendenhall as their new head football coach.

Mendenhall has led BYU to a 99-42 record as 11 seasons as head coach. The team made a bowl game in each season under Mendenhall. Only 10 other programs achieved that feat. He also ranks 13rd in winning percentage (.702) among all active coaches with at least five years of Football subdivision experience.

The university said Mendenhall's deal is for five years, starting at $3.25 million per year.

Mendenhall will be introduced at a press conference Monday at 10 a.m. ET.