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  • NOTEBOOK: Walker has tough outing in first start at free safety

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With his first significant in-game playing time at free safety under his belt, Rijo Walker will have plenty to study coming out of Virginia's 28-17 loss to North Carolina. Walker, a Bethel High graduate, got his first career...
  • Rocco needs to be a better quarterback if Virginia is to earn second consecutive bowl bid

    Rocco needs to be a better quarterback if Virginia is to earn second consecutive bowl bid
    The schedule appears tougher, the defense less stout. So if Virginia is to match or exceed last football season's encouraging 8-5 record, the burden likely falls to the offense. Translation: Incumbent starter Michael Rocco needs to be better. And he...
  • Teel Time: Picking Virginia to grind its way to Chick-fil-A Bowl victory over Auburn

    In their two most recent games, Virginia’s Cavaliers rushed for a combined 108 yards on 54 attempts, a paltry 2.0 yards per carry. Not coincidentally, Virginia scored a combined 14 points in those contests and endured its first home shutout since...
  • Virginia builds for future with significant steps forward

    In the Georgia Dome locker room immediately after Virginia's 43-24 loss to Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, U.Va. running back Perry Jones spent a few moments with as many fifth-year seniors as he could find. It was his personal tribute for a group of...
  • Teel Time: Food coma shaken, time to pick Virginia-Virginia Tech winner

    This is more hunch than handicapping, more feel than football. After watching Virginia four times in-person and Virginia Tech five, I think the Hokies are better. Not as superior as past seasons, but certainly a notch above. So why pick the Cavaliers...
  • Teel Time: Lazor returning as UVa offensive coordinator after interviewing with Tampa Bay Bucs

    We may never know whether Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor declined the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or whether he knew the Bucs were selecting another candidate. What we do know is that after meeting with the Bucs this week,...
  • Virginia grinds out 24-21 victory over Georgia Tech

    Virginia grinds out 24-21 victory over Georgia Tech
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Perry Jones ran for 149 of Virginia's 272 yards on the ground and the Cavaliers beat No. 12 Georgia Tech at its own game, 24-21, on Saturday night. The Cavaliers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sealed the victory by...
  • Teel Time: Virginia's tailback trio excels in victory over Georgia Tech

    Leftovers from Virginia’s 24-21 upset of No. 12 Georgia Tech on Saturday that didn’t make the print column linked here: * The Cavaliers don’t have college football’s best tailbacks, but they certainly have one of the game’...
  • U.Va. earns B+ at midseason

    U.Va. earns B+ at midseason
    Though Virginia's fan base hasn't entirely grasped that the Cavaliers could be on the verge of a breakthrough season, as evidenced by thousands of empty seats every fall Saturday afternoon in Scott Stadium, coach Mike London may indeed have his program on...
  • Teel Time: N.C. State stuffs Virginia rushing attack

    Some leftover morsels, Virginia faithful might consider them gristle, from the Cavaliers’ 28-14 loss to North Carolina State on Saturday. * A week after gouging Georgia Tech for 272 yards rushing, its most in seven years, Virginia ran for a season-...
  • Teel Time: Is Ivy-educated Bill Lazor overthinking Virginia's offense?

    Bill Lazor’s intellect is obvious. Talk to him, check his references, read his credentials. The guy didn’t struggle to pass English 101 at Cornell. Unlike Lazor, the closest thing I’ve gotten to the Ivy League is walking through Harvard...