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Virginia hires Fairchild as offensive coordinator


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia has hired former Colorado State coach Steve fairchild to be its offensive coordinator.

Fairchild replaces Bill Lazor, who resigned earlier this week to take a job on Chip Kelly's staff with the Philadelphia. Eagles.

Fairchild, a Colorado State graduate, coached the Rams from 2008-2011. He was 16-33 in his first stint as a head coach after a long career as an assistant.

Before that he had spent two seasons as offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills. After being fired by CSU, he returned to the NFL last year to work as an offensive assistant with the San Diego Chargers.

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