| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Consider this admiration from afar. Admiration that a team wins when punting 13 times, gaining a meager 223 yards and losing the turnover battle. Wins from behind in wretched conditions thanks to a defense and special teams that required offseason...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
It turns out the only major casualty from Virginia’s 19-16 win Saturday against Brigham Young was Cavaliers coach Mike London’s voice.
Losing his voice sometime in the third quarter didn’t cause any problems during the game, but it...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Opportunities like the one Virginia has Saturday against No. 2 Oregon don’t come often. In the last 18 seasons, U.Va. has played an opponent ranked first or second just once – and No. 1 Florida State got the best of the Cavaliers in that...
| 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He's been replaced by a man who's had to learn what it's like to...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 3, 2013
| 2:35 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Gifted as they appear to be, neither of Virginia's quarterbacks has started a college game. Moreover, both redshirted last season and are adjusting to a new offensive coordinator.
Translation: If ever a team could use a workhorse,...
| 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 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
As a cub reporter in Lynchburg more than 30 years ago, I was assigned a story on a visiting rugby team from England. Why the Brits were in our thriving metropolis escapes memory, but my gaffe does not.
During an interview, one of the players referred to...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Virginia ranked 98th nationally last season in sacks, among the reasons the Cavaliers fired their defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. The program’s most recent commitment for the 2014 recruiting class might well improve that tepid pass...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:42 AM
Clemson and Miami haven’t clashed on the football field since 2010 and aren’t scheduled to play again until 2015. Here’s forecasting they’ll meet in the interim – at the ACC championship game Dec. 7 in Charlotte, N.C.