Oct. 8, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Former Virginia football coach George Welsh will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

Welsh retired in 2000 as Virginia's career leader in coaching victories, ending a 28-year career. The 71-year-old Welsh said before Virginia's game against Clemson on Thursday night that he'd like to coach again.

"I'd like to get back in the game, maybe as an assistant in the right program," he said. "There's only three or four spots that I would go."

Welsh spent 19 years at Virginia, compiling a 134-86-3 record and guiding the Cavaliers to the first 10 bowl appearances in their history. He also directed them to their only No. 1 ranking for three weeks in 1990, and had eight players chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft.

He also coached from 1973-81 at Navy, his alma mater. His teams were 55-46-1, and went to three bowls, making him Navy's winningest coach.

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