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Virginia names Reid defensive coordinator

Jim Reid, a linebackers coach with the NFL's Miami Dolphins the past two years, has been named the defensive coordinator and associate head coach at Virginia.

Virginia, he said, offers "the perfect combination of who you're going to work for and where you're going to be," Reid, 59, said. He cited his relationship with new Coach Mike London and the school's high academic standards as attractions.

Reid's addition to the staff will mark a reunion -- and role reversal -- of sorts for him and London, who was an outside linebackers coach under Reid at Richmond in 1995 and 1996.

London was hired away from Richmond on Dec. 7 after two years as coach, the first ending with the Spiders winning the 2008 division I-AA national championship.

London retained Anthony Poindexter, the Cavaliers' defensive backs coach under Al Groh.

Virginia also is set to hire former Cavaliers quarterback great Shawn Moore as an assistant coach. Moore, who is an administrator and assistant football coach at St. Albans School in the District, will return to his alma mater to coach either quarterbacks or wide receivers. . . .

Navy announced its 2010 schedule, which includes five games at home and four against teams who played in a bowl this season. The Midshipmen, who finished 10-4 and won a seventh consecutive Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, open on Sept. 4 against Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. [Complete schedule, see page D4.] . . .

First-year Richmond Coach Latrell Scott has landed his first big recruit -- Southern California backup quarterback Aaron Corp.

The school announced that Corp, a native of Villa Park, Calif., is transferring with two years of eligibility remaining. He was slated to be the Trojans quarterback last spring, but lost the job to Matt Barkley after getting hurt early in preseason camp.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Corp started one game for USC this season. Because Richmond plays in division I-AA, Corp will be eligible to compete for the Spiders' starting quarterback job right away.


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