When Virginia Football takes the field this fall, you can expect to see more than a few unfamiliar faces. We’re not just talking the new freshman, but the numerous first year coaches that have joined the program. Steve Fairchild, the new offensive coordination for the Hoos, maybe one of these new faces, but he certainly hasn’t wasted any time in making his impact on the program.
Fairchild recently met up with us to discuss how the Hoos have been preparing for the 2013 season. While he is instituting a few major changes in the offense, he made it apparent that he is working with and for the players to develop a program that they can succeed with. When asked about spring ball and the training this summer, Fairchild explains, “The first thing we had to do was get to know the players in spring ball. Not only as people but what they can do on the field, what they’re good at. We certainly don’t want to force a system upon players”.
Fairchild continued, “We got to learn about each of our guys and develop a little bit of trust and the way that we’re gonna conduct things, and how we’re gonna work. We’ll carry that over into August”. Developing an offense based on the strengths of each individual player may be just what this program need, and with just over two months until kickoff, we won’t need to wait much longer to find out.
To hear the rest of the interview with Steve Fairchild, check out the podcast section of WINA.com. For more on UVA Football in the months leading up to kickoff, tune in to The Best Seat in the House on WINA1070, weeknights from 6-8pm.