Littlepage Comments on Groh's Future at Virginia

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

November 5, 2009

The Cavalier football team is off to a 3-5 start, and as attendance drops with each home game, speculation as to whether or not Al Groh will return as head coach next season continues to swirl around Cavalier Nation.

Athletic Director Craig Littlepage told the Associated Press on Thursday that Groh's future will be decided at the end of the season and that he will be evaluated on "his full body of work." This evaluation happens after the final regular season game every year on November 30. Littlepage also decides whether to exercise the rollover in Groh's contract during this meeting. That rollover acts as a one year extension.

Littlepage went on to say that the goal is to have fan support at games. Virginia is averaging 46,605 fans per game through its first five home games, down more than 7,000 from a year ago.

The head of Virginia athletics is currently out of town and unavailable for comment. Groh and the Cavaliers travel to Miami on Saturday, where they will face the 16th ranked Hurricanes.


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