Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor interviewed for Georgia State’s football vacancy earlier this week, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
He becomes the third candidate connected with the job, which was made available when former coach Bill Curry retired from coaching after the season. Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer and Sam Houston State coach Willie Fritz have also been linked with the position. Panthers offensive coordinator John Bond has also interviewed.
Georgia State declined to comment because the search is ongoing. An e-mail to Virginia hasn’t been returned.
Lazor just finished his third season as the Cavaliers’ offensive coordinator after spending seven years in the NFL. The Cavaliers had the third-best offense in the ACC in 2010 (404.8 yards per game) and fourth in 2011 (399.8 ypg) before falling to eighth this year (396.5 ypg).
Lazor began his NFL career, which included stops with the Redskins and Seahawks, as Dan Reeves’ quality control coach on offense with the Falcons in 2003.
He recruits Georgia for the Cavaliers and was responsible for the signing of Greyson Lambert, a four-star recruit from Wayne County.
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