| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:29 PM
When Virginia and Virginia Tech open preseason football practices Monday, both programs will have fewer than four weeks to get a good feel for which young players are ready to get on the field.
With no experience under their belt, projecting the success...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:07 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — David Watford doesn't even recognize the guy who didn't throw a single interception in 158 passes three years ago as a senior at Hampton High. That kid is gone.
He's been replaced by a man who's had to learn what it's like to...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Virginia’s Jake McGee has the hip part of playing tight end down pat. Ask Miami, Penn State or Richmond. Or the Scott Stadium fans who witnessed his acrobatics last season.
Now comes the tedious part.
If McGee can become a proficient blocker, he...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:53 PM
After waiting for two years, including sitting through a post-freshman season redshirt year, Hampton High graduate David Watford is finally going to get his chance to be Virginia’s starting quarterback.
U.Va. coach Mike London announced Monday...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:34 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia's Taquan Mizzell isn't advertising any numbers for rushing yardage or touchdown goals heading into his freshman season, but he isn't afraid to make a comparison to another running back who posted impressive statistics as a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:08 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a guy with three decades of coaching experience on his resume, Steve Fairchild knew what kind of situation he was walking into last year with the San Diego Chargers.
He's been around long enough to get a feel for the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Fourth year (16-21 at U.Va.; 40-26 in coaching career)
After opening last season 2-0, the bottom dropped out for U.Va. with a six-game losing streak. At a time when London needed to sustain momentum on the heels of a stretch in...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:26 PM
AARON MOOREHEAD | VIRGINIA TECH | WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
Watching another young wide receiver drop a pass in the first week of Virginia Tech's preseason practices, Aaron Moorehead suddenly had an appreciation for what his coaches had to endure early in...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:38 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — It took over five hours all told, but the University of Virginia fought off Mother Nature and rallied to get its season off on the right foot, defeating Brigham Young 19-16 on Saturday.
Trailing by four points late in the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:32 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Tim Smith thinks he's seen it at least every other day in the preseason, but Virginia wide receivers coach Marques Hagans can't help but flip on video of the St. Louis Rams from about a decade ago.
It's mildly relevant viewing,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Rare is the football season in which Virginia Tech and Virginia open with top-flight opponents. When the Cavaliers played No. 2 Notre Dame in 1989, the Hokies scheduled Akron. When Tech faced No. 1 Southern California in 2004, Virginia settled for Temple....