The Virginia Cavaliers continued fall practice Thursday, and you might have to do a double take if you are watching the Hoos get ready for the season.
Here's why. Jonathan Lewis is a former Virginia Tech Hokie who had a solid career along Tech's defensive line, finishing his career in 2006.
But now he is a graduate assistant on the UVA staff, working close to his hometown of Richmond.
“You get a couple of hard shots but you realize the opportunity that you have and you have to take it,” Lewis said. “It's an opportunity to get into the coaching profession and feed your family and do things like that. You gotta make a decision as a man and this is a good opportunity.”
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said: “That's just not right. In the coaching business, you're always glad to see your guys get an opportunity. This is a tough business to get into. A lot of people are trying to get into it, and there's not many spots. Congratulations to him. UVA got 'em a heckuva guy."
Lewis’ new boss, UVA coach Mike London said: “I know Jonathan really relishes this opportunity to become a coach and learn from some great coaches on this staff. I can tell everybody that right now Jonathan bleeds orange and blue and I know where his allegiance lies.”