| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:51 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Though coach Mike London had a pretty good idea David Watford was the best candidate for Virginia's open quarterback spot heading into August after spring practices ended, it didn't hurt to have Navy Seals confirm London's...
| 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He's been replaced by a man who's had to learn what it's like to...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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Change filled the sporting landscape in 2013. Some was gradual and incremental, some sudden and profound.
Familiar faces were gone, familiar schedules and relationships transformed perhaps for good. How well people and organizations adapt and adjust set...
| Nov 10, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Virginia had lost by more than 20 points three times during this dismal football season. But given the caliber of opponent, those setbacks could be partially rationalized.
Saturday's can not.
North Carolina, an average team...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Virginia fell behind early and showed faint life thereafter Saturday, losing 45-14 at North Carolina.
The Cavaliers (2-8, 0-6 ACC) have lost seven consecutive games in a single season for the first time since 1981, a year that cost coach Dick Bestwick...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:35 PM
With less than a week left before his team begins game-week preparation for the Aug. 31 season-opener against Brigham Young, Virginia coach Mike London has a handle on who his starters will be at just about every position.
It's a few of the guys that...