The Roanoke (Va.) Times reported Wednesday that the University of Virginia could be interested in adding Panthers quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer as its offensive coordinator. The paper said new Cavaliers coach Mike London had “legitimate interest,” in Scherer as his offensive coordinator.
Scherer’s spent 30 of his 35 seasons coaching in the college ranks, and worked at UVa previously in 1979. He was the head coach at James Madison from 1991-94. He played quarterback at William and Mary, giving him plenty of background in the Commonwealth.
While he has a year left on his contract here, any college job would offer more than one year’s worth of secutiry. As talk builds of the likelihood of a lockout in 2011, you could see a number of pro assistants looking to the college ranks for future opportunities.
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(Update, noon Thursday)
This one could wrap itself up soon, a source close to the UVa side of this process said a decision on the Cavaliers' OC is expected today or tomorrow.
"He's going to get strong consideration for the job," the source said of Scherer.
London is said to like Scherer's in-state roots, as well as his long resume of college experience.
Sounds like the Panthers could be looking for a replacement soon.