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Can the spread offense save Al Groh’s job at UVA?
In 2008, the Virginia Cavaliers started the college football season in ugly fashion, losing 52-7 to Southern Cal, and things didn’t really ever improve much from there. A four-game winning streak in the middle of the season showed some signs of progress, but that optim...
5 years, 6 months ago   |   Can the spread offense save Al Groh’s job at UVA? ( 1 )
Verica’s improvement drives Virginia’s turnaround
One month ago, the Virginia Cavaliers were 1-3 and reeling from a 31-3 debacle against Duke. Quarterback Peter Lalich had been dismissed from the team and backup Marc Verica took over. Based on Verica’s play to that point, UVA fans had every reason to believe it would...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   Verica’s improvement drives Virginia’s turnaround ( 1 )
At Virginia, Groh must go
When Al Groh came to the University of Virginia in 2001, he promised championships for its football program. Now he’s the head coach of the worst team in the Atlantic Coastal Conference. Despite a recent contract extension, UVA needs to make a change if it expects to co...
6 years ago   |   At Virginia, Groh must go ( 1 )
One advantage UVA should have over USC
The minute USC sets foot on the Scott Stadium turf this Saturday, it will already be one of the greatest college football teams to ever grace the Charlottesville, Va., campus. As always in the Pete Carroll era, the loaded Trojans are on the short list of national title...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   One advantage UVA should have over USC ( 0 )
Ogletree’s return should inject life into stagnant UVA offense
The return of wide receiver Kevin Ogletree from injury this season will give the Virginia offense a dimension it lacked a year ago. The 6-foot-2 redshirt junior missed all of 2007 with a knee injury, leaving an already undermanned Cavalier receiving crew even more deple...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Ogletree’s return should inject life into stagnant UVA offense ( 0 )
Speak up, UVA fans
When USC comes marching into Scott Stadium on Aug. 30 in front of a live national TV audience, you can bet that 65,000 or so devoted followers of Virginia football will pack the house and scream their heads off – at least until the Trojans can (and likely do) quiet th...
6 years, 2 months ago   |   Speak up, UVA fans ( 1 )
Top five Virginia football teams in the modern era
Though the Virginia Cavaliers’ 2008 football season kicks off in little more than a month (against none other than USC), we are still in the middle of summer. That means baseball and fourth-round Greg Norman collapses dominate the sports headlines, as they have for de...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Top five Virginia football teams in the modern era ( 0 )
In-state RB Evans commits to UVA
Bethel High (Hampton, Va.) running back Jontel Evans gave his solid verbal to the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday for the ’09 class. Last season as a junior, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder rushed for 1,500 yards and 27 touchdowns. In 2006, the then-sophomore rushed for 1,34...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   In-state RB Evans commits to UVA ( 0 )
Despite NFL success, UVA remains a step too slow
When defensive end Chris Long and offensive guard Branden Albert were both among the first 15 names called at this year’s NFL draft, it was far from a surprise. University of Virginia football has produced more than its fair share of pros. In the last decade alone the...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Despite NFL success, UVA remains a step too slow ( 2 )
Jersey OT Wallace commits to Virginia
Moorestown High (Moorestown, N.J.) offensive tackle Cody Wallace committed to Virginia on Monday for the ’09 class. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder chose Charlottesville over West Virginia, Central Florida, Maryland and Rutgers. Mike Groh was the primary. COMMENTARY: Coac...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Jersey OT Wallace commits to Virginia ( 0 )
Virginia blazing recruiting trail after subpar ’08 class
The 2009 recruiting class head coach Al Groh and his assistants are putting together has to be an encouraging sign for fans of Virginia football. The 18 commitments by the end of June should come as no surprise, as Groh has a history of locking up recruits early and oft...
6 years, 3 months ago   |   Virginia blazing recruiting trail after subpar ’08 class ( 0 )
Who should start at tailback for Cavs: Peerman or Simpson?
Some of the most successful college football teams in recent years have thrived while dividing time evenly among multiple tailbacks. Look no further than Arkansas last year, with Heisman runner-up Darren McFadden splitting touches with Felix Jones, or at West Virginia,...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Who should start at tailback for Cavs: Peerman or Simpson? ( 0 )
Virginia picks up commitment from OT Cascarano
Glenbrook South High (Glenview, Ill.) offensive tackle Sean Cascarano gave his verbal commitment to Virginia on Monday for the 2009 class. The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder is currently rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals. Cascarano chose Charlottesville, Va., over severa...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Virginia picks up commitment from OT Cascarano ( 0 )
Three more commit to Virginia
Coach Al Groh’s Virginia Cavalier picked up commitments from three players for the 2009 class. Catholic High (Clearwater, Fla.) tight end Paul Freedman, Brunswick High (Greenwich, Conn.) receiver Kevin Royal and Camden High (Camden, N.J.) receiver Tyree Watkins gave t...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Three more commit to Virginia ( 0 )
Can Virginia beat USC?
Because of the presence of the mighty Trojans, Virginia’s 2008 Aug. 30 home opener against USC will be played in front of a national ESPN2 audience. Like USC, the Cavaliers qualified for a New Year’s Day Bowl (Gator) themselves last January, but they will undoubtedl...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Can Virginia beat USC? ( 0 )
Cavs get commitment from in-state LB McCartin
Fauquier High (Warrenton, Va.) linebacker Connor McCartin gave his oral commitment to Virginia on Monday for the 2009 class. Last season, the junior totaled 135 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, two pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. The 6-foot-4, 215-p...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   Cavs get commitment from in-state LB McCartin ( 0 )
In-state DE/TE Snyder commits to Cavs
Deep Run High School (Glen Allen, Va.) defensive end and tight end Jake Snyder gave his oral commitment to Virginia on Tuesday, according to the Roanoke Times. He will join his brother, Matt, a walk-on wideout for the team last season. "I grew up loving Virginia footba...
6 years, 4 months ago   |   In-state DE/TE Snyder commits to Cavs ( 0 )
Battle becomes Virginia’s 10th commitment
Phoebus High School (Hampton, Va.) safety LoVanté Battle gave Virginia his oral commitment for the 2009 class. The Battle commitment comes only one day after running back Perry Jones announced his intentions to become a Cavalier and three days after defensive end Brent...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Battle becomes Virginia’s 10th commitment ( 0 )
Virginia picks up ninth commitment in Jones
Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, Va.) running back Perry Jones gave his verbal commitment to Virginia on Monday. He is the ninth commitment to Al Groh’s 2009 recruiting class. Jones, who runs the 40 in 4.3 seconds, also plays linebacker, but the Cavs are currentl...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Virginia picks up ninth commitment in Jones ( 0 )
Canadian DE Urban commits to Cavs
Strongside defensive end Brent Urban of Mississauga, Ont., Canada, gave his verbal commitment to Virginia Saturday. The eighth commitment for Al Groh’s 2009 class, Urban is listed as 6-foot-7 and 264 pounds. Last season as a junior, Urban totaled 16 tackles for loss,...
6 years, 5 months ago   |   Canadian DE Urban commits to Cavs ( 0 )