Virginia hires offensive coordinator

Former Seattle Seahawks assistant Bill Lazor has been hired as Virginia's offensive coordinator, the school announced Thursday. Lazor is the eighth assistant to join coach Mike London's staff, and comes to Virginia after seven seasons in the NFL, most recently as the quarterbacks coach the past two years with the Seahawks.

"Bill brings a wealth of football knowledge and influence working for three NFL Hall of Fame head coaches," London said in a prepared statement. "Like all the other coaches on staff, he is of high character and integrity. Bill was an accomplished college quarterback as a player and has been a college coordinator and recruiter for an academic institution of high standing, which makes him a good fit with the staff who will represent the University of Virginia in a positive manner."

Lazor's last collegiate stop was as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Buffalo in 2001 and 2002, just after the Bulls rejoined the FBS ranks in 1999. Prior to his days heading the Bulls' offense, 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.