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Al Groh and Steve Kragthorpe Say Goodbye to Their Schools

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:   Coach Al Groh of the Virginia Cavaliers watches play during the Gator Bowl against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IINovember 29, 2009

Virginia's Al Groh and Louisville's Steve Kragthorpe will be looking for jobs after being fired by their respective schools this weekend following poor seasons.

While we kind of wish Kragthorpe had been given a little more time—Louisville only recently lost Bobby Petrino—Al Groh, on the other hand...

Every season, Virginia had been talked about in the wrong terms—it was always about Groh's survival rather than the team being a potential ACC winner.

Groh lasted nine seasons and ended with a Hokie boot in his behind with a 42-13 home slaughtering at the hands of Virginia Tech.

He only beat the Hokies once in nine attempts. Nothing annoys the local alumni, the most powerful thing in college football (make no mistake about it), than getting your ass handed to you by your local rival.   And Al Groh had it happen to him. A lot.

So goodbye, Al and Steve. And remember, Tyrod Taylor says goodbye, too.

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