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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Fri Oct 11, 2013.

If Virginia football ever needed to readjust its mindset, pull itself up by the bootstraps, tighten up its chin straps, it’s right now. And who better to lead the way other than the old marine?

Tom O’Brien stood beside Hall of Famer George Welsh when Welsh rebuilt Navy into a winner and performed the impossible in rebuilding Virginia into one of the nation’s most consistent programs. Then, O’Brien took those lessons to downtrodden Boston College and built that program into a model of consistency before he ran out of time at N.C. State.

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