Roll TideJeff WhiteMar 08, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Mike Groh wasn’t out
of football for long. The former U.Va. offensive coordinator has accepted a
position at the University of Alabama, where his boss is Nick Saban.
Virginia coach Al Groh, a former colleague of Saban, announced in early
December that three of his assistants, including Mike, the older of his two
sons, would not return in 2009. The younger Groh later tried unsuccessfully to
land the head job at Towson, which competes in the NCAA’s Football Championship
Alabama has yet to announce Groh’s hiring, but I’m told he’s
technically a graduate assistant at the Southeastern Conference school, though
his responsibilities figure to be greater than those of a typical G.A. Groh will
receive his salary from U.Va. this year, so he can afford to work for low wages
Groh, 37, is a former standout quarterback for the Cavaliers.
He spent eight seasons on his father’s staff at Virginia, the final three as
Alabama opens the season against Virginia Tech, of
Points I'm chuckling at:
*he got another job?
*he went from OC of a division 1 school to a full-out loser at a bigger school?
*UVA is still paying him?
*wait, I'm not laughing. Anyone see this as a way to pawn off BStines? We'll pay him for one extra year, you hire him to __________.